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

1 comment:

Matthew S. Urdan said...

I think this week demonstrates that everyone wants to believe, but they're believing in the Fab 4 From Sweden and the caped crusader. ABBA Gold holds at #1 atop the Billboard catalog albums and three other ABBA Albums are back on the charts in the US. Mamma Mia! the single sung by Meryl Streep has hit the Hot 100 and is at #99. ABBA Gold returns to #1 in the United Kingdom and displaces Coldplay.

The Winner DOES Take It All, and the winner is ABBA!

Send your well wishes out to Morgan Freeman, airlifted to a hospital after a car crash today.

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