The weekend’s success was set in stone for Rango, which unites director Gore Verbinski with actor Johnny Depp once more, and managed a very solid $38 million. The Pirates of the Caribbean series has grossed altogether approximately $2,614,000,000, and had such a large impact that Disneyland and Disneyworld both adjusted the famous, and much loved ride, to include characters from the series. Not to mention the next one is going to add to the gargantuan pot. The Ring, also directed by Verbinski, made a respectable $200 million profit, and was considered particularly by audiences to be incredibly chilling. And then you have the late success of Johnny Depp, who can make money almost effortlessly. The flock of eager fans that will gather in theatres just to see Depp is startling, and then with the Academy Award win for costume design, we all still have Alice in Wonderland fresh in our minds. That film, with a $200 million production budget, grossed just over $1 billion dollars. So the scale of profit between this team of Verbinski and Depp is absolutely unbeatable, and was once again proven this weekend.

Only in the face of Rango could The Adjustment Bureau lose first on its opening weekend. The marketing campaign was so heavy, and revealed a somewhat fresh plot that we can all immediately identify with—taking charge of our fate, and against all odds fighting for someone we love. The film also stars the man born to play Jason Bourne, Matt Damon—who had a role in Best Picture nominated True Grit, which garnered a $177 million profit. The last time The Adjustment Bureau director George Nolfi wrote anything was the third installment of the Jason Bourne franchise, and was considered by many the most pivotal and effective of the series. It helps that his directorial debut is for a script he wrote himself, since it generally helps that the director already understands the depth of the screenplay. Despite everything going for the film, it just so happens that the timing of release placed it against the bigger fish on opening weekend. Unfortunately, Rango will be more than capable of enduring, while The Adjustment Bureau will be left to topple against the equally marketed sci-fi film Battle: Los Angeles.

Beastly is essentially a retelling of a story that did not need to be retold, and although the intrigue of a live-action Disney story seemed enough for audiences to place it third in the top box office, the response of critics and audiences has generally been with for the most part between contempt and minimum acceptance. With almost no remarkable cast members, and the writer-director of Phoebe in Wonderland spearheading the project, the film should be gone altogether by next week, as its significance dwindles—although the low amount of marketing considers if the movie started very significant at all.

Hall Pass dropped to fourth this weekend expectedly, but not before grabbing up the publicity of being very temporarily number one in the top box office. I was personally startled, and at first did not believe it, when I saw a trailer titling Hall Pass number one in the country. I suppose it got a hall pass to be significant for a few days before everything fell back into order.