Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Mid-July Movie Derby

Mr. Potter sucks most of the good air form the box office race, collecting $107 million Thursday and Friday (the big total helped along by swarms of teenagers stmpeding to midnight shows on Thursday.) As The Hollywood Reporter informs us:

"[Potter-]Prince," which has lost a little momentum in the wake of its fans' initial rush to the boxoffice, is on track to enjoy the best first five days of any Potter movie, outdistancing "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," which took in $139.7 in its first five days in 2007. At the moment, though, it's not in a position to challenge five-day boxoffice record-holders such as "The Dark Knight" and "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen."

Downlist, Ice Age cops second place as Bruno crashes and burns, colecting $5.4 million for a total of $139.7 million.

The third place Transformers tucks away $4.2 million for a $354.3 running total, while Bruna lies gasping in fourth place, $44 million tucked into his yam sack.

Sandra Bullock presides over fifth place with $122.5 million in the hopper ...

Add On: Harry Potter collects $79.5 million over the weekend and $159.7 million since the midnight screenings on Thursday to come roaring out of the gate.

Second place Ice Age 3 holds well (declining a mere 35,9%) while Up also hangs in (at #8) and drops by a third to run its total to $279,559,000.

Far down the slippery slope, Monsters Vs. Aliens collects $186,000 for a domestic total of $197.5 million.


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