Monday, August 9, 2010

US Box Office Estimates August 6-8 2010

After 3 weeks on top, Will Ferrel's comedy cop film, The Other Guys, finally wakes enough people to move Inception from the top spot. The combination of a star cast, a proven lead team, and a lack of competiton meant it was inevitable, as Inception was going to relinquish the spot soon in any case. The other new film, Step Up 3D, just didn't have the wide appeal to do it, although it did have an impressive 3D ratio, undermining stories from a week or so ago, calling it s dead-end.

Jolie spy-flick Salt seems to have held slightly better against Dinner for Schmucks, while Despicable Me still turns in a decent attendance, keeping slow and steady as it hits the $200M mark. Meanwhile, Cats&Dogs (which in the final result last week was slightly below Charlie St Cloud, not above as the estimated figures suggested) slums a bit more (despite being in more theatres than any other film in the top-10) but not as much as Charlie, both only hitting the 25M zone  after 10 days.

Finally, Toy Story 3 is still hanging in there, just short of the $400M mark (which it should hit by next week, even with US schools starting up again), and just short of $900M worldwide. A new addition creeps in at the bottom too, with The Kids Are All Right, a low budget ($4M - the next nearest is Charlie at $44M) Sundance smash, slowly gaining screens after a limited release.

Originaliy, is at a welcome high, with 6 of the top 10 (Other guys, Inception, Salt, Schmucks, Despicable, and Kids) original scripts

Rank (last week) Film Weekend Gross (Millions) Theaters Total Gross to Date (Millions) Weeks on release
1 (N) The Other Guys $35.6 3,651 $35.6 1
2 (1) Inception $18.6 3,418 $227.7 4
3 (N) Step Up 3D3D $15.5 2,435 $15.5 1
4 (3) Salt $11.1 3,317 $91.9 3
5 (2) Dinner for Schmucks $10.5 3,004 $46.7 2
6 (4) Despicable Me3D $9.4 3,413 $209.4 5
7 (6) Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore3D $6.9 3,705 $26.4 2
8 (5) Charlie St. Cloud $4.7 2,725 $23.5 2
9 (7) Toy Story 33D $3.0 1,714 $396.3 8
10 (12) The Kids Are All Right $2.6 994 $14.0 5
It’s important to remember, these figures for the weekend are released lunch-time Sunday, so estimate Sunday’s figures, there may be some discrepancies. Figures provided by BoxOfficeMojo. Click here for the full weekend figures.

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