Saturday, August 16, 2008

Weekend Box Office

The well-reviewed Tropic Thunder finishes ahead of the not-so-well reviewed Clone Wars (putting it mildly), and The Dark Knight falls out of first place for the first time in ... oh ... a month? ...

Now with Add Ons!

Well-reviewed or not, Clone Wars is the only animated contender in the Top Ten.

Add On: The Weekend Finals show that, when all the ticket stubs fluttered back to earth, Tropic Thunder was Numero Uno with a $26 million weekend take, and $37 million opening week; The Dark Knight gathered in $16.8 million for a $471.5 million cume after five weeks ...

And The Clone Wars settled for the third spot with a $15.5 million box office. (Word of mouth is probably not super positive, and grosses most likely won't hold up, but it should be a money spinner).

Down list, #4 Mirrors collected $11.1 million in its opening weekend, and Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona collected $3.7 million in the tenth position. Doesn't sound like much, but the film had the second highest per screen average for the weekend.

Among other animated entries, twelfth place Fly Me to the Moon - 3D raked in $2,000,000 in limited release and had the third best per screen average. And Wall-E (#13) accumulates another $1,840,000 for a $214.1 million total, while the almost-gone Kung Fu Panda is just shy of $212 million.


Anonymous said...

saw 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona'. Excellent! Penelope Cruz's performance was astounding!


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