Saturday, August 23, 2008

Hot Summer B.O.

The animated Clone Wars tailspins to seventh place -- and a $21 million total -- as House Bunny, lacklustre reviews trailing behind its fluffy tale, pushes holdovers down a notch.

Bunny gathers in $5,850,000 while second place Tropic Thunder makes $4,825,000 on its way to a $54.4 million total after ten days of release ...

New entry Death Race claims the third position and bragging rights to $4.6 million on its first day of release.

The Dark Knight closes in on $500 million (domestic) as it clings to the fourth position and collects another $3 million. Wowsers.

Add On: Daily Variety reports Tropic Thunder, after a second-place Friday finish, gunned its way back to First Place:

Tropic Thunder retained the weekend B.O. crown, slipping just 38% to collect $16.1 million.

Before Tropic Thunder, only The Dark Knight and Iron Man had managed to stay in the top spot for more than a week this summer. And only two previous studio summer titles, Mamma Mia! and What Happens in Vegas, had seen second-week drops of less than 40%.

The $90 million Ben Stiller sendup of Hollywood had a stellar Saturday, jumping 25% over its Friday level to gross $6.5 million. That propelled it past Sony�s female-skewing The House Bunny, which finished second at $15.1 million ...

On the animated side of the weekend box office, Clone Wars ends up at the fifth position after a 61.3% decline, with a total $25 million box office cume.

Three-Dimensional Fly Me To The Moon stands at #16, with a $4.2 million box office total.

Wall-E drops 50.7% in the seventeenth slot, now has a $216.2 million take.

Lastly, Kung Fu Panda resurges by 98% as it adds "popularly priced" theaters nationwide and takes in over half a million bucks to stand at a grand total of $212.7 million domestic.


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