'Glee' 3D Concert Movie Bombs at Box Office
'Glee' 3D Concert Movie Bombs at Box Office

"Please, save your money. This thing sucks!" Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) jokingly tells the camera in the trailer for "Glee: The 3D Concert Movie." U.S. audiences certainly listened to the first part of her plea -- the big-screen "Glee" installment bombed at the box office this weekend, grossing just $5.7 million since being released on Friday (Aug. 12), according to The Hollywood Reporter (for a quick comparison, Justin Bieber's 3D film, "Never Say Never," grossed $30.3 million in its opening weekend).

That total landed "Glee" at No. 11 for the weekend, way behind debuts like "The Help" (No. 2, $25.5 million), "Final Destination 5" (No. 3, $18.4 million), and "30 Minutes or Less" (No. 5, $13 million). However, "Glee: The 3D Concert Movie," which featured concert footage and a peek into the lives of the cast members, reportedly cost only $9 million to produce, so Twentieth Century Fox is still expected to turn a profit from the film.

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While "Glee: The 3D Concert Movie's" box-office performance did not exceed expectations, the "Glee Live! in Concert" tour that it chronicles has done blockbuster business. According to Billboard Boxscore, the tour grossed $40.8 million over its 40 sold-out concerts from May 21 to July 3, with over 485,000 tickets sold.

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Meanwhile, the "Glee 3D Concert Movie" official soundtrack is angling for a top 10 debut on this week's Billboard 200. The album features "Glee" cast covers of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'," Britney Spears' "I'm a Slave 4 U," and Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream."

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