Will Ferrell's Lost Flops

Has Will Ferrell lost his mojo? The comedy star’s newest offering, the poorly reviewed Land of the Lost, pulled in just $19.5 million in its opening weekend, far below Ferrell’s usual standards. It drifted into third place in the weekend box office, behind the Disney 3-D juggernaut Up, with an estimated $44.2 million in its second weekend, and the surprise bachelor party hit The Hangover, which made its R-rated debut with $43.3 million. Meanwhile, two other new romantic comedies, Nia Vardalos’ My Life in Ruins and indie Away We Go, opened with decent numbers on much fewer screens—the former with $3.2 million and the latter with a $36,000 per screen average.