Weekend Box Office For August 8 – 10

#1 The Dark Knight from Warner Bros. takes the top spot for a 3rd weekend bringing in $26 million for the weekend, thats down 39%, putting its total earnings at $441,541,000. The Dark Knight showed in 4025 theaters, down 241 and cost roughly $185 million.

#2 Pineapple Express from Sony debuts at #2 this weekend bringing in $22.4 million. Express showed in 3072 theaters and cost $27 million to make.

#3 The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor from Universal drops to the third spot pulling in $16.1 million for the weekend, down 60%. The Mummy showed in 3778 theaters, up 18 over last and cost roughly $145 million.

Rounding out the top 10 are:

#4 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 debuts in the #4 spot bringing in $10.7 million and showing in 2707 theaters

#5 Step Brothers: Weekend Gross: $8,900,000 down 46.1% / Theaters: 3182 up 88 / Gross: $80,903,000

#6 Mamma Mia!: Weekend Gross: $8,081,000 down 35.9% / Theaters: 3194 up 132 / Gross: $104,017,000 / Budget: $52 million

#7 Journey To The Center Of The Earth: Weekend Gross: $4,855,000 down 27.1% / Theaters: 1,970 down 315 / Gross:$81,759,000 / Budget: $60 million.

#8 Hancock: Weekend Gross: $3,300,000 down 37.4 / Theaters: 2,258 down 524 / Gross: $221,709,000 / Budget: $150 million.

#9 Swing Vote: Weekend Gross: $3,106,000 down 50% / Theaters: 2213 UNCHANGED / Gross $12,002,000 / Budget: $21 million.

#10 Wall-E: Weekend Gross: $12,002,000 down 33.9% / Theaters: 2,144 down 411 / Gross $210,112,000 / Budget: $180 million.

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

11. August 2008 by Edward
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