Sunday, September 26, 2010

Top 10 at the Weekend Box Office

  • Fox's Michael Douglas-starrer Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps topped the domestic box office with a good-but-not great debut of $19 million. Oliver Stone's sequel to his original 1987 financial thriller may have been a bit hampered by the unavailability of its ailing star for promotion stumping. Douglas is currently being treated for throat cancer.
  • Warner Bros.' 3D animated family film Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole represented a more overt disappointment, earning just $16.3 million in second place. The adventure fantasy's uninspiring debut came despite premium ticket pricing in 2,479 3D locations. Are audiences getting fed up with the over-saturation of the genre?
  • The weekend's third wide opener -- Disney's You Again, starring Kristin Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver and Betty White -- opened weakly with $8.3 million. It was good enough only for fifth place.
  • Last week's top-charter, Warner Bros.' The Town, earned another $16 million -- for a third place finish and only a 33% drop.
  • Collectively, the weekend's top 10 films rung up $89.3 million. That is 13% more than the top performers in an even more lackluster corresponding frame last year.
  • All figures are industry estimates. Final weekend figures will be released on Monday.
  • Reviews of The Town, Inception and other movies not in the top 10 can be found by clicking on the Film Reviews archive icon at left.
  • Sources:, Hollywood Reporter

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