Weekend Box Office For July 18 – 20

#1 The Dark Knight from Waner Bros. steamrolls into the #1 spot this weekend bringing in $155.3 million from 4366 theaters and setting at least 5 box office records in the process. Dark Knight cost $180 million.

#2 Mamma Mia! from Universal debuts in the #2 spot taking in $27.6 million from 2976 theaters. Mamma Mia! cost roughly $52 million to make.

#3 Hancock from Sony holds its own dropping only one spot to #3 this weekend pulling in $33 million, thats down 56.4% from last week. Hancock showed in 3965 theaters, down 189. Hancock’s 3 week total is $191.5 million. Hancock cost roughly $150 million.

#4 Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D from New Line drops one this week to the #3 position taking $11.9 million, down 43.3%, bringing its total so far to $43 million. Journey showed in 2830 theaters, thats up 19 over last week, and cost roughly $60 million to make.

#5 Hellboy II: The Golden Army from Universal tumbles to the #5 spot bringing in $10 million for the weekend, thats down 70% from last week, bringing its 2 week total to $56.4 million. Hellboy II: The Golden Army showed in 3212 theaters, up 8, and cost roughly $85 million.

#6 Wall-E from Disney and Pixar drops to the #6 position this weekend bringing in $9.8 million, thats a 47% drop from last week, bringing it total earnings to $182.4 million. Wall-E showed in 3310 theaters, down 539 from last week and cost roughly $180 million to make.

#7 Space Chimps from Fox debuts in a disappointingly low #7 position this weekend. Chimps showed 2511 theaters and cost $37 million.

Rounding out the top 10 are:

#8 Wanted: Weekend Gross: $5,097,000 million, down 57.5% / Theaters: 2,433 down 724 / Gross:$123,347,000 / Budget: $75 million.

#9 Get Smart: Weekend Gross: $4,085,000 down 43% / Theaters: 2135 down 951 / Gross $119,569,000 / Budget: $80 million.

#10 Kung Fu Panda: Weekend Gross: $1,750,000 down 60.3% / Theaters: 1505 down 1199 / Gross $206,506,000 / Budget: $130 million.

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

 

21. July 2008 by Edward
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