Weekend Box Office For August 22 – 24

#1 Tropic Thunder from Paramount/Dreamworks takes #1 this weekend bringing in $16,100,000 thats up 37% over last week. Thunder showed in 3352 theaters up 33 and has earned a total of $65,668,000. Thunder cost $92 million to make.

#2 The House Bunny from Sony debus at #2 taking in $15.1 million in 2714 theaters. Bunny cost %25 million.

#3 Death Race from Universal debuts at #3 bringing $12.2 million in 2532 theaters. Race cost $45 million to make.

#4 The Dark Knight from Warner Bros. drops to #4 this weekend bringing in $10.3 million for the weekend, thats down 37%, putting its total earnings at $489,179,000. The Dark Knight showed in 3163 theaters, down 427 and cost roughly $185 million.

#5 Star Wars: The Clone Wars from Warner Bros. drops to #5 this weekend bringing in $15.5 million down 61% from last week. Clone Wars showed in 3452 theaters. Clone Wars budget is unknown.

Rounding out the top 10 are:

#6 Pineapple Express: Weekend Gross: $5,660,000, down 42.9% / Theaters: 2620, down 452 / Gross: $73,928,000 / Budget $27 million

#7 Mirrors: Weekend Gross: $4,875,000, down 56.3% / Theaters 2664 / Gross: $20,075,000 / Mirrors budget is unknown.

#8 The Longshots: Weekend Gross: $4,304,000 / Theaters: 2089 /  Gross: $4,304,000 / Budget: The Longshots budget is unknown.

#9 Mamma Mia!: Weekend Gross: $4,303,000 down 29.4% / Theaters: 2326 down 445 / Gross: $124,458,000 / Budget: $52 million

#10 The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor: Weekend Gross: $4,069,000 down 50.4% / Theaters: 2422, down 941 / Gross: 93,812,000 / Budget: $145 million.

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

25. August 2008 by Edward
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