Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Derby of Box Office

Now with chocolate-coated Add On.

Sci Fi rules the domestic box office as District 9 finishes at #1 with $14.2 million on Friday and The Time Traveler's Wife achieves second place and $7,745,000 ....

District 9, of course, has animated aliens in it, as Jerry Bruckheimer's fifth place G-Force squirms with animated Guinea pigs, and is now approaching the $100 million mark.

In the hand-drawn department, Ponyo debuts on 927 screens and gather in $1,170,000, while the veteran Ice Age 3 now hovers in the 19th position and has taken in almost $190 million, while the animatin hybrid Transformers nears the end of its run at #16 and now owns $395,599,000.

Add On: Final estimates for the weekend are in, and the totals look like this:

1. "District 9," $37 million.

2. "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," $22.5 million.

3. "The Time Traveler's Wife," $19.2 million.

4. "Julie & Julia," $12.4 million.

5. "G-Force," $6.9 million.

6. "The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard," $5.4 million.

7. "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," $5.2 million.

8. "The Ugly Truth," $4.5 million.

9. "Ponyo," $3.5 million.

10. "500 Days of Summer," $3 million.

Kindly note that five of the top ten movies have large chunks of animation in them. and in categories 10-20, there are another three.


jeremiah said...

District 9 was sooo gooood!

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