Opening the day after a national holiday, Paramount's 3D Perry film grossed $11.2 million over four days on 2,730 screens. Its weekend gross was $7.14 million.
Those numbers pale in comparison to the Paramount release last year of "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never," which pulled in $29.5 million the weekend before Valentine's Day. It would go on to make $73 million, making it the top film in the genre, according to data collected by BoxOfficeMojo.com.
"Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds" is the biggest opener among all concert films, grossing $31 million on a mere 683 screens in February 2008. "Michael Jackson's This is It," with a $23.2 million opening, and "The Jonas Brothers 3D Concert Experience" ($12.5 million) also bested Perry's opening tally.
The Jackson and Jonas films, however, opened on more than 3,000 screens each.