Weekend Box Office Recap
It looks like everything I predicted this past week has come true. Dark Knight continues its claim to the top spot for the third weekend in a row, while the new Mummy sequel has pretty much cemented critic's opinions that the franchise is dead and should not have been resurrected. The Batman flick cleared $43.8 million, just a little bit more than the Mummy's $42.5 mil.
I also said that I would be shocked if the new Kevin Kostner vehicle "Swing Vote" saw $10 million this weekend and I wasn't too far off. The consensus is that the film failed to entertain people both on a political and on a comedy level.
The biggest loser of the weekend was the new X-files flick, which dropped 5 places, slipped almost 66% and barely held on to the top ten list for its second bow at the box office. Yet another film franchise that has seen the end of its days.
Here's the top ten for the weekend.
1 (1) The Dark Knight $43,800,000
2 (new) The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor $42,450,400
3 (2) Step Brothers $16,300,000
4 (3) Mamma Mia! $13,120,670
5 (5) Journey to the Center of the Earth $6,875,000
6 (new) Swing Vote $6,300,000
7 (6) Hancock $5,200,000
8 (7) WALL-E $4,747,000
9 (4) The X-Files: I Want to Believe $3,425,000
10 (9) Space Chimps $2,840,000
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