Weekend Box-Office

Chase Whale

by: Chase Whale
March 2nd, 2008

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This is has not been a good weekend for movies. In fact, this is not been a good month for movies.

Since previous hits Talladega Nights opened with $47MIL and Blades of Glory at $33MIL, Semi-Pro had an optimistic $30-42 million opening weekend box office but only barely managed $15MIL. It did manage to make #1, but it had nothing to compete with this weekend. The fact that it was rated R (was it seriously necessary to have the eff word every five minutes?) didn’t help it either. Good thing New Line folded to Warner Bros. Future Will Ferrell sports films are not looking bright.

Vantage Point, Jumper, and Spiderwick Chronicles are holding strong, and newcomer The Other Boleyn Girl made it in fourth place. That’s pretty damn good considering it was only released in only 1,166 theaters.

And It’s no surprise that No Country For Old Men made it up to the top ten since receiving four Academy Awards last weekend. I still stand by my views that this should not have taken home Best Picture, but I’m just a voice in the crowd. In other Oscar related films, Juno STILL manage to stay in the top ten (tenth to be exact and 13 weeks strong) and brought the total to $135,135,000. That’s incredible.

Results (Feb. 29- Mar. 2):

Movie Studio Weekend Gross Total Budget
Semi-Pro NL $15,200,000 $15,200,000 $85M
Vantage Point Sony $13,000,000 $41,005,000 $40M
The Spiderwick Chronicles Par. $8,752,000 $55,081,000 $90M
The Other Boleyn Girl Sony $8,300,000 $8,300,000 N/A
Jumper Fox. $7,600,000 $66,823,000 $85M

Source Box Office Mojo

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  • http://myspace.com/klinkcow KLINK

    god for vantage point, ever since z bard told me to watch lost…im a matthew fox fan

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