Archive for the ‘Weekend Box Office’ Category
Monday, October 23rd, 2006
Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman in The Prestige
Director Christopher Nolan’s, The Prestige worked it’s magic on the
movie-going audience last weekend to top the North American Box with $14.8
million. Surprisingly enough, The Prestige managed to hold off Clint
Eastwood’s, WWII drama, Flags of our Fathers, which debuted in third
place with $10.8 million. Martin Scorsese scores his biggest hit in recent years
with the The Departed, which is holding strong at second place with $13.6
million for a grand total of $77.0 million to date.
Sony’s animated feature, Open Season places fourth with $8.0 million,
and Flicka, Fox’s family drama, debuts in fifth place bringing in $7.7
million. Tied for fifth place, with Flicka was last week’s box office
winner, The Grudge 2 with $7.7 million.
Falling to seventh place is Universal’s political comedy Man of the Year
with $7 million. Director Sofia Coppola’s, Marie Antoinette opened in
limited release and places eight with $5.3 million.
Rounding out the Top 10 was Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning,
which placed ninth with $3.9 million, and The Marine fell to10th place
with $3.7 million.
Sony’s Running With Scissors opened in limited
release, in only 8 theaters for a strong debut of $225,000, while the 3-D
version of Tim Burton’s, The Nightmare Before Christmas made $3.3 million
in limited release.
To purchase the posters for the above-mentioned movies, just click on the links below:
- The Prestige – $14,818,000
- The Departed – $13,675,000
- Flags of Our Fathers – $10,200,000
- Open Season – $8,000,000
- Flicka – $7,700,000
- The Grudge 2 – $7,700,000
- Man of the Year – $7,035,000
- Marie Antoinette - $5,300,000
- Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning – $3,875,000
- The Marine – $3,725,000
Tuesday, October 17th, 2006
With the debut of The Grudge 2, this weekend, Sony scores it’s 12th number one hit for the year. The sequel to the 2004 hit screamed into theaters to the beat of $22 million. It only cost $20 million to make.
The Departed is still going strong dropping a mere 30%, and bringing in $18.7 million to place second. The gangster related film is poised to become Scorsese’s highest grossing film ever.
Starring Robin Wiliams, The Man of the Year had a mediocre debut bringing in $12.6 million to take third place. Rounding out the top five releases, Open Season comes in fourth place with $11million, while New Line Cinema’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning places fifth with $7.8 million.
Debuting in sixth place, The Marine pulls in $7 million and the other military themed drama The Guardian fell to seventh place with $5.9 million. The critically panned comedy, Employee of the Month comes in eighth with $5.6 million. Costing only $12 million to produce, the comedy has pulled in $19 million for Lionsgate, since it’s debut last week.
Cracking the top ten, One Night With the King places ninth with $4.3 million. The Biblical drama starring Peter O’Toole and Omar Shariff opened in just 909 theaters. Jackass: Number 2 places tenth with 3.3 million.
To purchase the posters for the above-mentioned movies just click on the links below:
- The Grudge 2 – $22.0 million
- The Departed – $18.7 million
- Man of the Year – $12.6 million
- Open Season – $11.0 million
- Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning – $7.8 million
- The Marine – 7.0 million
- The Guardian - $5.9 million
- Employee of the Month – $5.6 million
- One Night With the King – $4.3 million
- Jackass: Number 2 – $3.3 million
Monday, October 2nd, 2006
Once again Sony comes out on top with their animated film, Open Season, which brought in $23 million in ticket sales in it’s premiere weekend. Also opening big is The Guardian, starring Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher, which brought in $17.7 million in its debut week end.
Jackass Number: 2 falls 52% bringing in $14 million in it’s second weekend, while School for Scoundrels openend in fourth place with $9.1 million. Jet Li’s Fearless fell to fifth place earning only $4.7 million for it’s second weekend showing.
However, the clear winner last weekend was The Last King of Scotland, which brought in $143, 000 over three days (it openend in only 4 venues in New York and Los Angeles). Since it’s Wednesday launch it has earned $172, 000 over 5 days. The Last King of Scotland (A Fox Searchlight release) will open nationwide on October 20th.
Click on the links below to purchase the posters for the above-mentioned movies:
- Open Season – $23,000,000
- The Guardian – $17,667,000
- Jackass: Number Two – $14,010,000
- School for Scoundrels – $9,109,000
- Jet Li’s Fearless – $4,702,000
- The Last King of Scotland – $172, 000