Sunday, July 27, 2008

FILM: Box Office Results - 7/25/08

It's no surprise that Dark Knight took the #1 spot, grossing $314 mil after its second week and shattering records left and right. The real suprise was actually that Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly's Step Brothers ($30 mil) beat X-Files: I Want to Believe ($10 mil) for the #2 spot, shoving those alien-lovers behind Mamma Mia! ($62 mil) at #4. It even scored hirer on the Rotten-tomatometer with critics. Rounding out the top 5 is Journey to the Center of the Earth with a respectable--considering its competition--$60 mil in its third week.

Hancock gives way to the new entries, sliding down from #3 to #6 with $206 mil. Wall-E begins his graceful exit at #7 with $195 mil. Hellboy II: The Golden Army disappoints a bit--already exiting after three weeks--at #8 with $66 mil. Guillermo! Say it aint so. Space Chimps floats its way towards the edge at #9 with $16 mil. And after five weeks, Wanted teeters at #10 with $129 mil. The films that exited the top 10 this week were Get Smart with $180 mil worldwide after 6 weeks and Kung Fu Panda with $363 mil worldwide after 8 weeks.

Next weekend, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor will try to go toe-to-toe with The Dark Knight, Kevin Kostner's Swing Vote will remind everyone we're in an election year (and superheroes are not nominated), and The Midnight Meat Train will provide horror fans with a little entertainment.

UPDATE: Brideshead Revisited opened in 33 theaters with $339,616.

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