Saturday, September 08, 2007

The Weekend Film Take

3:10 to Yuma the remake* takes the top slot with a gross of $4.5 million for Friday. We'll see how the new Western does for the whole three days.

Most everything else moves down a couple of clicks as Shoot 'Em Up enters the list at #4 and a $2 million gross...

The Simpsons Movie nudges up against $180 million in domestic grosses as it falls to fourteenth place on the Top Twenty Movies list...

Update: The weekend results are in, and Yuma comes out on top. (And the summer season is most definitely over, because it only took a cume of $14.1 million to arrive at the mountain crest.)

Halloween took a 62% drop as it collected $10 million of a $44.2 million total (the hefty drop typical for a horror film), while Superbad declined only 36% as it loped over the century mark for a $103.7 million total.

The fifth place Bourne Ultimatum, despite getting labeled "un-American" by some commentators, found a lot of un-American takers inside the fifty states and now stands at $202 million domestic. (I haven't seen it.)

On the animation front: The Simpsons Movie ended the weekend at #13, with another $1.4 million in the till, for a total of $180.3 million.

Ratatouille appears to be close to the end of its domestic run; it's #24 in your Movie Hit Parade, with $202 million in the hopper.

Fun fact: The director of the original 3:10 to Yuma is the father-in-law of a veteran animation director who is still busily directing away...


Anonymous said...

Adding to that fun fact, I went to see "3:10 to Yuma" with that veteran animation director, whose wife happens to be the daughter of the original director of "3:10 to Yuma," Delmer Daves.

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