Overall, this was a rather slow weekend for cinemas. We were right in our our box office predictions — Funny People was not able to break past the dreaded $30 million mark that both Apatow and Sandler seem to be fighting these days. It did however manage to come in at number one at the box office and my guess is that it will be one of those comedies that hangs around for a while.
As for kiddie comedies – It looks like Aliens in the Attic didn’t do too great. Apparently all the kids are more inclined to kung-fu guinea pigs (G-Force) than a group of kids taking on alien invaders that make their grandma do crazy things.
Check out the numbers below…
- Funny People | New | Weekend Gross 23,440,000 | Average per Theater $7,793 | Total Gross $23,440,000 | Production Cost $75 | Week 1
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince | LW 2 | Weekend Gross $17,700,000 | Average per Theater $4,029 | Total Gross $255,463,000 | Production Cost $250 | Week 3
- G-Force | LW 1 | Weekend Gross $17,058,000 | Average per Theater $4,614 | Total Gross $66,461,000 | Week2
- The Ugly Truth | LW 3 | Weekend Gross $13,000,000 | Average per Theater $4,511 | Total Gross $54,481,000 | Production Cost $38 | Week 2
- Aliens in the Attic | New | Weekend Gross $7,800,000 | Average per Theater $2,511 | Total Gross $7,800,000 | Production Cost $45 | Week 1
- Orphan | LW 4 | Weekend Gross $7,250,000 | Average per Theater $2,636 | Total Gross $26,791,000 | Week 2
- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs | LW 5 | Weekend Gross $5,300,000 | Average per Theater $1,922 | Total Gross $181,843,000 | Production Cost $90 | Week 5
- The Hangover | LW 7 | Weekend Gross $5,080,000 | Average per Theater $2,453 | Total Gross $255,776,000 | Production Cost $35 | Week 9
- The Proposal | LW 8 | Weekend Gross $4,848,000 | Average per Theater $1,991 | Total Gross $148,882,000 | Production Cost $40 | Week 7
- Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen | LW 6 | Weekend Gross $4,600,000 | Average per Theater $1,752 | Total Gross $388,101,000 | Production Cost $200 | Week 6
No huge surprises here. Harry Potter has officially made back what it spent and from here on out, everyone will be rolling in the money.
And as a small little side-note on the films I’ve been keeping an eye on, Moon, has made, $3,915,000, which is almost what it cost to make and the film is still spreading to more and more thesters each week. As for the two newly released films I was rooting for this weekend, The Cove and Thist both made under $100,000. Not so great in terms of numbers, but the buzz coming out of all three films has been great! If you can find them, go and see them!