Saturday, October 04, 2008

The B.O. of October

Now with Add On!

Friday results are perfectly satisfactory for this time of year, aided by seven new entrants into the frenetic box office derby.

The brand new (and semi-animated) Beverly Hills Chihuahua opens with $7.8 million to climb onto the top spot, while Eagle Eye hangs tough with a take of $5.5 million ... .

Religulous, though down at #10, has the second-best per-screen average wtih $2,241 and a $1.1 million gross.

What with all the new Fall traffic, Igor has vanished from the Top Ten.

Add On: B.H. Chihuahua inhales $29 million in its opening weekend ...

Eagle Eye declines a respectable 39%, and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist* find $12 million worth of takers.

Sadly, Igor is mauled by the small Mexican dog and left bleeding in the rose bushes. The hunch-backed one is down 68.4% in his third go-round, by far the steepest drop of any movie in the Top Twenty. This weekend, he earned $1.7 million of his $17 million total.

The Master won't be pleased.

* For a heart-stopping moment, I thought William Powell and Myrna Loy were making a comeback ... but no such luck.


Anonymous said...

29 million? Is there no God?

Anonymous said...

There never was a God!


Anonymous said...

SOMEBODY watched Religulous this weekend :)

Anonymous said...

I actually digged "Religulous"

Good job Bill!!


Site Meter