Saturday, March 21, 2009

Early Spring Box Office

Coraline hangs onto the tent (or should I say tenth) spot in the B. O. Hit Parade, pulling in $630,000 for a total domestic gross of $71,340,000.

Further up the ladder, Nicholas Cage like, Just Knows he'll land in the top spot, and Male Bondery takes the #2 position, while Julia Roberts has a well-reviewed but under-attended comeback film with Duplicity.

Overseas, Variety notes that Slumdog Millionair, Marley and Me and Gran Torino are doing big business in various markets.

"Slumdog" placed No. 3 overall at the international box office for the weekend of March 13-15, grossing roughly $13.1 million from 1,800 playdates in 23 territories. "Slumdog" may not reach the $300 million mark at the worldwide B.O., but it will likely come close.

Sadly, there's not a word about the white doggie.

Add On: Coraline ends up at #10 and another $2 million to nudge up against $73 million in total box office. (Coraline ended up with the lowest percentage drop of any Top Ten movie -- 21.2%. This will probably change when Monsters Vs. Aliens blows into the neighborhood A.M.C. next week.)

As for the rest of the field, Knowing came in almost exactly where the prognosticators thought it would, I Love You, Man made off with $18 million, and Duplicity underperformed projections with $14.4 million.


Anonymous said...

Good God, but Jason Segal's movie reeks. Saw it this afternoon, not a real laugh in it. Guy makes the same movie over and over - the same *unfunny* movie.

Anonymous said...

The white doggie is coming out on DVD this weekend.

Steve Hulett said...

The White Doggie has been gone from U.S.'Canadian theaters since February, so why not?

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