Once again, the teenage horror market takes over the box office with two gory sequels, The Final Destination and Halloween II coming in at numbers 1 and 3, only to be separated by a more sophisticated but the equally bloody film Inglourious Basterds. Sadly, our readers predicted that the wrong film would take the lead this weekend, but I like to see that you all went for good old fashioned quality blood over the new wave 3-D guts. Apparently upping the budget for the last film in The Final Destination series from $22-25 million to $42 million paid off.
Check out all the numbers below…
- The Final Destination | New | Weekend Gross $28,335,000 | Average Per Theater $9,079 | Total Gross $28,335,000 | Production Cost $40 | Week 1
- Inglourious Basterds | LW 1 | Weekend Gross $20,041,000 | Average Per Theater $6,332 | Total Gross $73,760,000 | Production Cost $70 | Week 2
- Halloween II (2009) | New | Weekend Gross $17,405,000 | Average Per Theater $5,754 | Total Gross $17,405,000 | Production Cost $15 | Week 1
- District 9 | LW 2 | Weekend Gross $10,700,000 | Average Per Theater $3,365 | Total Gross $90,813,000 | Production Cost $30 | Week 3
- G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra | LW 3 | Weekend Gross $8,000,000 | Average Per Theater $2,307 | Total Gross $132,436,000 | Production Cost $175 | Week 4
- Julie & Julia | LW 5 | Weekend Gross $7,400,000 | Average Per Theater $2,956 | Total Gross $70,992,000 | Production Cost $40 | Week 4
- The Time Traveler’s Wife | LW 4 | Weekend Gross $6,745,000 | Average Per Theater $2,278 | Total Gross $48,193,000 | Production Cost $39 | Week 3
- Shorts | LW 6 | Weekend Gross $4,870,000 | Average Per Theater $1,568 | Total Gross $13,565,000 | Week 2
- Taking Woodstock | New | Weekend Gross $3,749,000 | Average Per Theater $2,691 | Total Gross $3,769,000 | Production Cost $30 | Week 1
- G-Force | LW 7 | Weekend Gross $2,845,000 | Average Per Theater $1,477 | Total Gross $111,801,000 | Week 6
It seems that the end of August, people have gore on the brains. Either that or they want to see Julia Child cook them.
And in non-blood-n-guts news, the new Ang Lee film, Taking Woodstock, in which we get to see a lighter side of the director, made it onto the top ten, with a solid limited release. Let’s keep it on the list and get it into more theaters!
What do you think of this weekends numbers? Do you agree that The Final Destination was the best film to see?