Saturday, August 29, 2009

End of August Steeple Chase

Now with imitation butter Add On!

Going into the final turn of summer, blood and mayhem hold sway at the box office.

1. The Final Destination 3-D (New Line/WB) NEW, Fri $10.9M, Estimated Wkd $26M

2. Halloween II (Weinstein Co) NEW, Fri $7M, Est Wkd $17.5M

3. Inglourious Basterds (Weinstein/Uni) WEEK 2, Fri $5.8M (-60%), Est Wkd $17.5M

4. District 9 (Sony) WEEK 3, Fri $3M, Est Wkd $10M

5. Julie & Julia (Sony) WEEK 4, Fri $2.1M, Est Wkd $7M

6. G.I. Joe (Paramount) WEEK 5, Fri $2.1M, Est Wkd $7M

7. Time Traveler's Wife (WB) WEEK 3, Fri $2.1M, Est Wkd $6.5M

8. Shorts (WB) WEEK 2, Fri $1.2M, Est Wkd $4M

9. Taking Woodstock (Focus) NEW, Fri $1.1M, Est Wkd $3.7M

10. G-Force (Disney) Week 6, Fri $710K, Est Wkd $2.5M

In the animation department, G-Force clings to the tenth position, with $109 million in the Disney ruck sack, while Ponyo closes in on $10 million at #15. (And will probably edge past the $11 million cume of Miyazaki 's previous top domestic grosser.)

Add On: Oh. Mein. Gott. Horror flicks rule.

Weekend's ticket sales were horrifyingly good, up as much as 38% over the same weekend a year ago. Summer 2009 is now tied with 2007 as the best summer ever at the domestic B.O., with revenues approximately matching last summer's total of $4.16 billion. And with Labor Day weekend yet to come, revenues will easily zoom pass that mark ...

The animated G-Force takes in $2.8 million at the weekend box office to run its total to $112 million. Go, guinea pigs, go!


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