... Has slipped overall from a year ago. But hey. We're in a financial crisis, after all. People are home weeping over their melting 401(k)s, not att the movies!
The Top Ten:
1. Lakeview Terrace (Sony) $5.1M Fri [2,464 theaters] NEW, Wkd estimate $15M
2. Burn After Reading (Focus) $3.4M Fri [2,657] -47%, Wkd est $11M
3. My Best Friend's Girl (Lionsgate) $3.0M Fri [2,604] NEW, Wkd est $8.5M
4. Righteous Kill (Overture) $2.3M Fri [3,152] -61%, Wkd est $7M
5. Igor (Exodus/MGM) $2M Fri [2,339] NEW, Wkd est $7M
6. The Family That Preys (Lionsgate) $2M Fri [2,070] -66%, Wkd est $6M.
7. The Women (Picturehouse/Warner) $1.8M Fri [2,995] -49%, Wkd est $5.5M
8. Ghost Town (DreamWorks/Paramount) $1.5M Fri [1,505] NEW, Wkd est $4.5M
9. The Dark Knight (Warner) $750K Fri [1,905] -32%, Wkd est $2.8M
10. The House Bunny (Sony) $750K Fri [2,675] -41%, Wkd est $2.5M
Congratulations to Max Howard and the gang for the launch of Igor. Not a huge weekend, and DreamWorks live-action entry Ghost Town seems to have landed with a sickening thud despite good reviews, but we'll see what develops ...
Add On: The weekend results are in, and Igor ends with a fourth place finish about $1 million over earlier estimates -- 8 million bucks.
Elsewhere on your box office hit parade, Lakeview Terrace (not the small burg next to the 210 Freeway, but the movieland version), collects $15.6 million to come in #1 ... and Samuel Jackson strikes again.
Burn After Reading drops 41% to second place in its sophomore outing, now stands at $36.4 million ...
My Best Friend's Girl, despite the most wretched reviews of the frame, takes the third position, along with $8.3 million.
And Ghost Town, despite positive reviews lands at #8 with $5.1 million. Go figure. (I guess Kate Hudson delivered her fan base.)