Posted on: June 29th, 2009 BOX OFFICE BEAT: The Great Divide


Welcome to another Box Office Beat, your weekly insight into the previous week’s new release performances.

Last Wednesday debuted what could be the last of the summer blockbusters for the year, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Regardless of the majority of critical response, including mine, being incredibly negative, Michael Bay’s follow up to his original box office beast made a ridiculous amount of money. The film opened a full day early with midnight screenings alone pulling in over $15 million, but that’s mere peanuts for what will most likely be the highest grossing film of the year,and quite possibly one of the highest grossing films of all time.

No other major releases entered the market this week except for My Sister’s Keeper. I don’t even know what the hell a My Sister’s Keeper is. Regardless, it performed terribly.

Here’s the top 5 and their respective intake:

1. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – $108,966,307*
2. The Proposal – $18,578,541
3. The Hangover – $17,022,166
4. Up – $13,061,737
5. My Sister’s Keeper – $12,442,212

* note that because Transformers opened early, it’s grossing is well over $200,000,000 as of Monday, June 29.

Check out the fill stats for the week here.

Next week we’ll see how Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Public Enemies stand up against a second week of Transformers.

Posted on: June 22nd, 2009 BOX OFFICE BEAT: A Propose-terous Victory

theproposalKind of a bland weekend for a mid-june at the theaters. I haven’t seen the new entries, so I will reserve judgement, but rom-com,  The Proposal takes the lead this weekend. The only other noteworthy entry is Jack Black and Michael Cera’s Year One, which has been seriously taken to school by critics.

Here’s the top 5 for last weekend:

1. The Proposal – $34,114,000

2. The Hangover – $26,855,000

3. Up – $21,336,000

4. Year One – $20,200,000

5. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 – $11,300,000

Check out the full financial report over at Box Office Mojo.

Check back next Sunday to see just how much Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen will fare in it’s first weekend.

Posted on: June 14th, 2009 BOX OFFICE BEAT: The Two Week Hangover

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Welcome to Box Office Beat – you can check it out every Sunday night for the financial fallout from the  weekend’s releases.

This weekend was an interesting one, with The Hangover staying in first place for a second week in a row. Disney/Pixar’s Up remains in second place, same as last week. The only entries of note are The Taking of Pelham 123 entering the box office charts in 3rd place and Eddie Murphy’s new steaming pile of kiddy turd, Imagine That, amazingly taking last weeks Terminator slot in sixth.

The highly anticipated and greatly touted sci-fi flick Moon also opened in limited release. Showing on only 8 screens it entered the chart in twentieth place.

Here’s the top 5 as it looks right now:

1. The Hangover – $33,415,000

2. Up – $30,515,000

3. The Taking of Pelham 123 – $25,000,000

4. Night at the Museum II – $9,600,000

5. Land of the Lost – $9, 153,000

That’s it for last week; this week sees Year One (Jack Black, Michael Cera) and The proposal (Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds) in release.

Check out last week’s full results here.