Monday, August 04, 2008

FILM: Box Office Results - 8/2/08

Dark Knight came in first place for the third week in a row with $597 million worldwide—getting closer and closer to Titanic's record. But The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor wasn't far behind, debuting at #2 despite horrendous reviews. While Step Brothers ($63 mil), Mamma Mia ($88 mil), and Brendan Fraser's other action adventure flick Journey to the Center of the Earth ($73 mil) rounded out the top 5, Swing Vote entered the box office at #6 with $6 mil. I guess moviegoers aren't interested in political fair just yet.

Hancock ($216 mil) and Wall-E ($204 mil) take up #7 and #8, edging towards the bottom after more than a month raking in triple digit millions. Meanwhile, The X-Files faces huge disappoint, dropping from #4 to #9 in its second week with $17 mil. Hopefully it'll make more before exiting the top 10 so as not to be more of a failure than Space Chimps, which sits at #10 with $22 mill. Speaking of surprising failure, Hellboy 2 exited the top 10 after a month with $71 mil. Wanted, however, left with $227 mil worldwide. I definitely smell a sequel. And last week's indie Brideshead Revisited jumped from #21 to #13 with $1.7 mil.

Next week, theaters get foggy when Pineapple Express hits the big screen, ladies everywhere start to squeal when The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants delights them with tales of bffs and teen romance, and the indies Bottle Shock and Elegy tag along for the ride.

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