Weekend Box Office Recap

No surprises this weekend. "Prince Caspian" took the number one spot and cleared $56 million in its first week.

"Iron Man" still runs strong at second place. 17 days old at the box office and it still clears $31 million. The film has grossed over $222 million domestically since its debut.

"What Happens in Vegas..." seems to have the largest per-screen average of any film in the top 20. It cleared a very impressive $4,255 per screen. Those are solid numbers that theater owners and studios alike love to see. Which means that you can expect a lot more zany, romantic comedies coming out of the studios soon. Studios will over-produce whatever people want to see, so when people say that Hollywood produces crap, I blame you all.

And then there's poor "Speed Racer,"who continues to disappoint with its acid-trip action and half-assed characters. The Wachowski's latest flop had the largest drop of any film in the top ten, dropping almost 59% in its second week. To place lower than expected is one thing, but to place lower than an Ashton Kutcher movie...wow.

Here's the top 10 for the weekend.

1 (new) The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian $56,573,000
2 (1) Iron Man $31,200,000
3 (2) What Happens in Vegas... $13,850,000
4 (3) Speed Racer $7,645,000
5 (5) Baby Mama $4,593,005
6 (4) Made of Honor $4,500,000
7 (6) Forgetting Sarah Marshall $2,537,585
8 (7) Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay $1,800,000
9 (8) The Forbidden Kingdom $1,000,000
10 (13) The Visitor $687,000

1 comment:

Fitz said...

Prince Caspian was ok. Iron Man was great. And Speed Racer will never catch up with either of them. (Perhaps it needed a higher octane of fuel?)

I hope Disney got what they wanted out of Caspian though, 'cause Indy IV is just around the corner and will probably smoke everybody for at least the 1st weekend.

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