Weekend Box Office For August 29 – 31

#1 Tropic Thunder from Paramount/Dreamworks takes #1 this weekend bringing in $11,505,000 thats down 29% over last week. Thunder showed in 3473 theaters up 121 and has earned a total of $83,839,000. Thunder cost $92 million to make.

#2 Babylon A.D. from Fox debus at #2 taking in $9.5 million in 3390 theaters. Babylon cost %70 million.

#3 The Dark Knight from Warner Bros. bounces back up to #3 this weekend bringing in $8.6 million for the weekend, thats down 18.3%, putting its total earnings at $502,286,000. The Dark Knight showed in 2750 theaters, down 413 and cost roughly $185 million.

#4 House Bunny from Sony drops to #4 this weekend bringing in $8.3 million down 42% from last week. Bunny showed in 2714 theaters and cost $25 million to make.

Rounding out the top 10 are:

#5 Traitor: Weekend Gross: $7,800,000 / Theaters: 2054 / Gross:$9,301,000 / Budget $22 million

#6 Death Race: Weekend Gross: $6,292,000, down 50.1% / Theaters: 2537, up 5 / Gross: $23,142,000 / Budget $45 million

#7 Disaster Movie: Weekend Gross: $5,760,000 / Theaters 2642 / Gross$5,760,000 / Budget $20 million

#8 Mamma Mia!: Weekend Gross: $4,359,000, up 1.0% / Theaters: 1968, down 358 / Gross: $131,450,000 / Budget: $52 million

#9 Pineapple Express: Weekend Gross: $3,500,000, down 35.8% / Theaters: 2,047, down 573 /  Gross: $79,883,000 / Budget $27 million

#10 Vicky Cristina Barcelona: Weekend Gross: $2,808,000, down 6.6% / Theaters: 692 / Gross: $12,592,000 / Budget: Unknown

 

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

02. September 2008 by Edward
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