Saturday, August 18, 2007

Late Summer B.O.

It might be mid-August, but new movies continue to be rolled out in the ever-changing cavalcade of filmed entertainment.

This weekend, the pinnacle of the mountain appeared to be occupied by Superbad, the latest comedy from Judd Apatow, on a hot streak of fiery proportions (Knocked Up grossed big $ earlier in the summer.) SB took in 12.1 million on its premiere Friday, and almost everybody else moved down a notch or two...

Rush Hour 3, now at #2, collected $6,450,000 for a total of $72.8 million (rounded).

The Bourne Ultimatum garnered $5.6 million with $150,410,000 in the till.

On the animated side, the fifth place Simpsons Movie took in $1.9 million after 22 days of release for a total of $160,317,000....

And Ratatouille, currently in the 16th position, sipped a $400,000 bouillabaisse for $195.4 million after 5o days in release.

Update: The weekend results are in, and the running totals are about as expected.

Superbad tackled $31.2 million in its opening frame.

Second place Rush Hour 3 ran down $21.8 million for an $88.1 million total.

The Bourne Ultimatum snared $19 milion for a domestic haul of $164 million.

And The Simpsons Movie collected $6.7 million for a cume of $165.1 million. (This one should go past my predicted $170 million in the next seven days or so...)

Further down the list, Doug Lefler's The Last Legion finished out of the Top Ten at #12, and Ratatouille (#16) is now within spitting distance of the $200 million mark at $196.4 million...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like the "Simpsons Movie" does much, much better on the weekends, (percentage-wise)...alot better than most. This tells me the audiance skews older than most animated films...ie, people who have jobs during the week, load up on the film over the weekend. I know it's no surprise, but interesting.

JWeidner said...

Hey Steve, Hi Kevin, just tumbled onto your blog while on a search for some other stuff related to animation. I happen to be an Animation Mentor student so just thought I'd leave a comment, say Hi, and get back to my assignment for the week. Definitely going to bookmark the blog though - I've enjoyed what I've read so far!

Kind Regards

Steve Hulett said...

Looks like the "Simpsons Movie" does much, much better on the weekends, (percentage-wise)...alot better than most. This tells me the audiance skews older than most animated films...

Certainly true in my case. I saw it a couple of hours ago.

Amusing throughout.

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