Can there even be a winner? Despite this being one of the weekends of summer vacation, it seems like overall this entire weekend was a bomb. Where was everyone? On Netflix? There were five new films released into theaters and yet The Expendables remained the champ with less than $17 million at the box office. Well done Sly, but what’s going on?! People seem to have had enough romantic comedies and even the popular duo of Aniston and Bateman wasn’t enough to draw people in.
Check out this weeks sad numbers below…
- The Expendables | Last Week #1 | LGF | Weekend Gross $16,500,000 | Average Per Theater $5,046 | Total Gross $64,890,000 | Production Budget $80 | Week in Theaters 2
- Vampires Suck | NEW | Fox | Weekend Gross $12,200,000 | Average Per Theater $3,774 | Total Gross $18,564,000 | Production Budget $20 | Week 1
- Eat Pray Love | Last Week #2 | Sony | Weekend Gross $12,000,000 | Average Per Theater $3,894 | Total Gross $47,100,000 | Production Budget $60 | Week 2
- Lottery Ticket | NEW | WB | Weekend Gross $11,125,000 | Average Per Theater $5,639 | Total Gross $11,125,000 | Production Budget $17 | Week 1
- The Other Guys | Last Week #3 | Sony | Weekend Gross $10,100,000 | Average Per Theater $2,909 | Total Gross $88,190,000 | Production Budget $100 | Week 3
- Piranha 3D | NEW | W/Dim. | Weekend Gross $10,035,000 | Average Per Theater $4,063 | Total Gross $10,035,000 | Production Budget $24 | Week 1
- Nanny McPhee Returns | NEW | Uni. | Weekend Gross $8,310,000 | Average Per Theater $2,985 | Total Gross $8,310,000 | Production Budget $35 | Week 1
- The Switch | NEW | Mira. | Weekend Gross $8,100,000 | Average Per Theater $4,026 | Total Gross $8,100,000 | Week 1
- Inception | Last Week #1 | WB | Weekend Gross $7,655,000 | Average Per Theater $3,188 | Total Gross $261,848,000 | Production Budget $160 | Week 6
- Scott Pilgrim vs. the World | Last Week #1 | Uni. | Weekend Gross $5,034,000 | Average Per Theater $1,785 $20,730,000 $60 | Week 2
The closest film to a success is surprisingly Bow Wow’s film Lottery Ticket, which looks like it raked in a good percentage of its budget. Meanwhile Nanny McPhee Returns, which Universal probably thought would have a little more of a built in audience seeing as it grossed over $100 million six years ago, seems to have had the most money and almost the worst response — though kids movies do tend to stick around so we’ll have to wait and see!
After all, they haven’t even released the budget for The Switch, which might be a very bad sign.
What did you watch this weekend?