Who would have thought that Sandra Bullock still had that much pull at the box office? Maybe it’s Ryan Reynolds charisma that wrangled up the viewers? Whatever the case, The Proposal beat out the competition this weekend and nearly made back it’s entire budget in three days. I hope this doesn’t mean any kind of a sequel (please no!).
Check out the numbers below…
- The Proposal | New | Weekend Gross $34,114,000 | Average Per Theater $11,163 | Total Gross $34,114,000 | Production Cost $40 | Week 1
- The Hangover | LW 1 | Weekend Gross $26,855,000 | Average Per Theater $7,575 | Total Gross $152,919,000 | Production Cost $35 | Week 3
- Up | LW 2 | Weekend Gross $21,336,000 | Average Per Theater $5,568 | Total Gross $224,113,000 | Production Cost $175 | Week 4
- Year One | New | Weekend Gross $20,200,000 | Average Per Theater $6,684 | Total Gross $20,200,000 | Production Cost $60 | Week 1
- The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 | LW 3 | Weekend Gross $11,300,000 | Average Per Theater $3,672 | Total Gross $43,332,000 | Production Cost $100 | Week 2
- Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian | LW 4 | Weekend Gross $7,300,000 | Average Per Theater $2,465 | Total Gross $155,953,000 | Production Cost $150 | Week 5
- Star Trek | LW 7 | Weekend Gross $4,700,000 | Average Per Theater $2,037 | Total Gross $239,444,000 | Production Cost $150 | Week 7
- Land of the Lost | LW 5 | Weekend Gross $3,976,000 | Average Per Theater $1,350 | Total Gross $43,672,000 | Production Cost $100 | Week 3
- Imagine That | LW 6 | Weekend Gross $3,100,000 | Average Per Theater $1,030 | Total Gross $11,351,000 | Production Cost $55 | Week 2
- Terminator Salvation | LW 8 | Weekend Gross $3,070,000 | Average Per Theater $1,599 | Total Gross $119,513,000 | Production Cost $200 | Week 5
Check out Star Trek just hanging out at #7. After ALL the other films have come and gone, it’s still there, proving that you can do all the marketing you want, but it’s quality that keeps a film in the theaters. It may not have had the greatest opening weekend, but it has definitely proved itself by staying on the charts for it’s 7th week in a row.
My guess is that The Proposal and Year One will fall off the charts, and The Hangover and Up will continue their reign of the good and evil must-see-comedy-duo.
What do you think? Which films have staying power?