Weekend Box Office For June 6 – 8

#1 Kung Fu Panda the Dreamworks animated feature starring Jack Black debuts in the #1 spot bringing in a cool $60 million. Kung Fu Panda showed in 4114 theaters. Budget was roughly $130 million.

#2 You Don’t Mess with the Zohan debuts in the #2 position this weekend bringing in $40 million. Zohan showed in 3462 theaters. It’s production budget was roughly $90 million.

#3 Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull falls to #3 this weekend bringing in $22.8 million, down 49% from last week. Total income so far is $253,026,000. Crystal Skull showed in 4,190 theaters, down 74. It’s production budget was roughly $185 million.

#4 Sex And The City tumbles to the #4 spot after debuting at #1 last weekend. Sex took in $21.3 million, down % 62.6, and showed in 3,325 theaters, thats up 40 theaters over last weekend. Production cost roughly $65 million.

Rounding out the top 10 are:

#5 The Strangers: Weekend Gross: $9,289,000 down 55.8% / Theaters: 2,477 up 11 / Gross $37,646,000 / Budget: $9 million.

# 6 Iron Man: Weekend Gross: $7,522,000 down 44.5% / Theaters: 2,931 down 719 / Gross $288,893,000 / Budget: $140 million.

#7 The Chonicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian:  Weekend Gross: $5,527,000 down 56.5% / Theaters: 3,065 down 736 / Gross $125,846,000 / Budget: $200 million.

#8 What Happens In Vegas: Weekend Gross: $3,400,000 down 49.1% / Theaters: 2,366, down 720 / Gross: $72,230,000 / Budget: $35 million

#9 Baby Mama: Weekend Gross: $779,000 down 64.5% / Theaters: 922, down 862 / Gross: $57,904,000 / Budget: $30 million

#10 Made Of Honor: Weekend Gross: $775,000 down 59.5% / Theaters: 740, down 1,165 / Gross: $44,660,000 / Budget: $40 million

A note on “Gross”: On average, studios will earn approximately 55 percent of the final gross.

Box Office Mojo


Gale Launches

Farmington Hills, MI (Vocus/PRWEB ) June 4, 2008 — Love movies? Looking for the next movie to watch but tired of the same old movie sites? Then you’ll love, a new web site that combines the attitude of VideoHound’s Golden Movie Retriever, the definitive guide to movies on DVD and VHS, with the latest community features, such as rating movies, writing movie reviews, sharing your favorite movie lists, and following the entertainment blogs, to create a unique online experience for movie lovers.

The new site from Gale, part of Cengage Learning, is dedicated to everything movies from “the Hound’s” point of view including, movie reviews and ratings for more than 28,000 films, unusual movie lists, community recommendations, and in-depth information on more than 100,000 actors, directors, screenwriters and more. The site features critically-acclaimed movie reviews from Gone with the Wind to Iron Man” and a one-of-a-kind movie browsing experience. Offering unique movie lists like “Air Disasters” and “Wedding Hell” – as well as the ability to create and share your own lists – you will never watch movies the same way again.

“Gale is excited to launch, a unique new offering combining the fun movie ratings and reviews from the esteemed VideoHound franchise with those created by your friends and co-workers,” said Pat Sommers, President of Gale. “The site brings together the best of what consumers love about the VideoHound’s Golden Movie Retriever book with the great community engagement that people expect on the Web today: in-depth information about the movies you love, refreshing movie reviews and bone ratings from the Hound’, and features that let you add your own opinions, share them with other folks who love movies and see movies in an entirely new way.”

Just like your favorite DVDs, the site is packed with special features.


  • See what “the Hound” has to say about new movie releases
  • Share your movie Wags (loves) and Woofs (hates) and find other people with similar tastes
  • Keep up with the world of entertainment by following our wildly entertaining and informative blogs
  • Create and share your own outrageous movie lists
  • Contribute to next year’s VideoHound’s Golden Movie Retriever book Sign up online to see how.

“ is for everyone ranging from the occasional movie renter in need of a recommendation, to those obsessed with movies,” said Doug Cohol, Director of Web Product Management at Gale. “Whether the last movie you saw was E.T. or Sex and the City: The Movie, there is something for you to read about or voice your opinion on at You can even create and share your own movie lists, like ‘Movies with overly blatant product placements,’ if you’d like.” 

About Cengage Learning and Gale
Cengage Learning delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, reference centers, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. Gale, part of Cengage Learning, serves the world’s information and education needs through its vast and dynamic content pools, which are used by students and consumers in their libraries, schools and on the Internet. It is best known for the accuracy, breadth and convenience of its data, addressing all types of information needs – from homework help to health questions to business profiles – in a variety of formats – books and eBooks, databases and microfilm. For more information visit: or