Weekend Box Office for July 25 – 27

#1 The Dark Knight from Waner Bros. dominates the box office for the second weekend in a row, despite a 52% drop in reciepts for the film, bringing in $75,630,000 from 4366 theaters bringing its total earnings to $314,245,000. Dark Knight cost $185 million.

#2 Step Brothers from Sony debuts in the #2 spot this weekend bringing in $30 million from 3094 theaters. Step Brothers cost $65 million.

#3 Mamma Mia! from Universal drops to the #3 spot taking in $17,865,000 million, thats down 35.6%, from 2990 theaters which is +14 over last. Mamma Mia! cost roughly $52 million to make.

#4 The X-Files: I Want To Believe from Fox debuts in a disappointing  #4 position this weekend taking in $10.2 million from 3185 theaters. X-files cost roughly $30 million.

#5 Journey to the Center of the Earth from New Line drops one this week to #5 taking $9,415,000 million, down only 23.7%, bringing its total so far to $60,185,000 million. Journey showed in 2688 theaters, thats down 142 from last week, and cost roughly $60 million to make.

#6 Hancock from Sony dropped one spot to #3. Hancock brought in $8,200,000 million, down 41.6% from last week, bringing its total to $206,371,000 and showed in 3309 theaters, down 467. Hancock cost roughly $150 million.

#7 Wall-E from Disney and Pixar drops to #7 position this weekend bringing in $6,349,000 million, thats a 37% drop from last week, bringing it total earnings to $195,235,000 million. Wall-E showed in 3044 theaters, down 299 from last week and cost roughly $180 million to make.

#8 Hellboy II: The Golden Army from Universal drops hard for the second weekend in a row to the #8 spot bringing in $4,934,000 million for the weekend, thats down 51.2% from last week, bringing its total to $65,894,000 million. Hellboy II showed in 3018 theaters, down 194, and cost roughly $85 million.

#9 Space Chimps from Fox drops to the #9 spot this weekend and maintains a tenuous hold on to the top ten. Chimps brought in $4,375,000, which was down 39.1% from last week but was up 27 theaters from last bringing its total to 2538. Chimps cost $37 million.

#10 Wanted from Universal drops to #10 bringing in $2,727,000, down 46.2%, bringing its total to $128,616,000. Wanted showed in 1754 theaters, down 679, and cost roughly $75 million. 

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

28. July 2008 by Edward
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