Weekend Box Office For August 15 – 17

#1 Tropic Thunder from Paramount/Dreamworks debuts at #1 this weekend bringing in $26 million from 3319 theaters. Thunder cost $92 million to make.

#2 The Dark Knight from Warner Bros. takes the #2 spot this weekend bringing in $16.8 million for the weekend, thats down 35%, putting its total earnings at $471,493,000. The Dark Knight showed in 3590 theaters, down 435 and cost roughly $185 million.

#3 Star Wars: The Clone Wars from Warner Bros. debuts in the #3 spot this weekend bringing in $15.5 million from 3452 theaters. Clone Wars budget is unknown.

#4 Mirrors from Fox debuts at #4 bringing in $11.1 million from 2664 theaters. Mirrors budget is unknown.

#5 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.

Rounding out the top 10 are:

#6 The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor: Weekend Gross: $8,609,000 down 47.8% / Theaters: 3363, down 415 / Gross: 86,649,000 / Budget: $145 million.

#7 Mamma Mia!: Weekend Gross: $6,498,000 down 20.8% / Theaters: 2771 down 423 / Gross: $116,415,000 / Budget: $52 million

#8 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants: Weekend Gross: $5,930,000, down 44.5% / Theaters: 2714, up 7 /  Gross: $32,147,000 / Budget: $27 million

#9 Step Brothers: Weekend Gross: $5,000,000 down 45.2% / Theaters: 2648 down 534 / Gross: $90,888,000 / Budget: $65 million

#10 Vicky Cristina Barcelona: Weekend Gross: $3,710,000 Debut Weekend / Theaters: 692 Debut Weekend / Gross:$3,710,000 / Budget: Unknown.

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

18. August 2008 by Edward
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