Weekend Box Office For August 1 – 3

#1 The Dark Knight from Warner Bros. takes the top spot for a 3rd weekend bringing in $43.8 million for the weekend, thats down 41.7%, putting its total earnings at $394,887,000. The Dark Knight showed in 4266 theaters, down 100 and cost roughly $185 million.

#2 The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor from Universal debuts in the second spot just missing the #1 spot, pulling in $42.4 million for the weekend. The Mummy showed in 3706 theaters and cost roughly $145 million.

#3 Step Brothers from Sony drops to the #3 position this weekend taking $16.3 million, down 47.3%, making its total earnings $62,966,000. Brothers showed in 3094 theaters and cost roughly $65 million to make.

#4 Mamma Mia! from Universal drops to the #4 position this weekend bringing in $16.3 million, thats a 26% drop from last week, brining it total earnings to $$87,975,000 million. Mamma Mia! showed in 3062 theaters, thats up 72 from last week and cost roughly $52 million to make.

 

Rounding out the top 10 are:

#5 Journey To The Center Of The Earth: Weekend Gross: $6,875,000 down 29.2% / Theaters: 2,285 down 403 / Gross:$73,140,000 / Budget: $60 million.

#6 Swing Vote: Weekend Gross: $6,300,000 DEBUT WEEKEND / Theaters: 2213 DEBUT WEEKEND / Gross $6,300,000 / Budget: $80 million.

#7 Hancock: Weekend Gross: $5,200,000 down 37.4 / Theaters: 2782 down 527 / Gross: $215,995,000 / Budget: $150 million.

#8 Wall-E: Weekend Gross: $4,747,000 down 26.1% / Theaters: 2555 down 489 / Gross $204,222,000 / Budget: $180 million.

#9 The X-Files: I Want To Believe: Weekend Gross: $3,425,000 down 65.8% / Theaters: 3185 Unchanged / Gross: $17,060,000 / Budget: $30 million

#10 Space Chimps: Weekend Gross: $2,840,000 down 37.4% / Theaters: 2134 down 404 / Gross $22,091,000 / Budget: $37 million

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

04. August 2008 by Edward
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