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Weekend Box Office — March 9-11, 2007

Warner Bros.’ 300 took the country by storm over the weekend, racking up an impressive three day tally of $70.89M from 3,103 theaters. A new March record.

Most of the reason for such a massive weekend take for the movie had to do with it not having to go up against any other wide releases. There were no other new movies in the top 10. With a production budget of just $65M (minuscule by today’s standards), Warner Bros. is quite pleased with the early box office.

Rounding out the top five was last week’s number one movie Wild Hogs which dropped spot and a respectable 30.5% to second place with $27.60M ($77.02M through 10 days of release), Bridge to Terabithia also benefited from a strong holdover, as it managed to gain one spot and lose only 23.9% to take a third place finish with $6.78M from 3,210 theaters ($66.93M through 24 days of release), Ghost Rider dropped one spot and 42.3% to take fourth place as it passed the $100M mark with $6.67M from 3,347 theaters ($104.01M through 24 days of release) and in fifth place was Zodiac dropping three spots and 50.4% with a take of $6.64M ($23.59M through 10 days of release).

Filling out the bottom half of the top ten then was Norbit staying even and dropping 33.1% to sixth place with $4.28M from 2,505 theaters ($88.29M through 31 days of release), The Number 23 dropped two spots and 37.1% to seventh place with $4.08M from 2,489 theaters ($30.23M through 17 days of release), Music and Lyrics dropping one spot and 23.4% to eighth place with $3.74M from 2,280 sites ($43.76M through 26 days of release), Breach gaining one spot and dropping only 30.7% to take ninth place with $2.50M from 1,505 sites ($29.02M through 24 days of release) and lastly Amazing Grace re-entered the top 10 with a tenth place finish, up one spot from the week prior and down only 12.3% week-to-week (the best holdover from the week prior in the top 10) with a take of $2.48M from 1,000 theaters ($11.39M through 17 days of release).

Keep in mind, all totals are based on studio estimates.

The best per theater average in the top 10 went to 300, which averaged $22,844 per theater.

What follows below is the top 10 chart (Actuals) for the weekend.

Top 10 Weekend Box Office — March 9-11, 2007 (Actuals)
(TW) — (LW) — (Movie) — (Weekend) — (% Change) — (Theaters) — (Domestic)

1. — N — 300 — $70,885,301 — – — 3,103 — $70,885,301
2. — 1 — Wild Hogs — $27,601,291 — -30.5% — 3,296 — $77,016,616
3. — 4 — Bridge to Terabithia — $6,779,315 — -23.9% — 3,210 — $66,934,360
4. — 3 — Ghost Rider — $6,670,463 — -42.3% — 3,347 — $104,012,146
5. — 2 — Zodiac — $6,641,870 — -50.4% — 2,379 — $23,595,973
6. — 6 — Norbit — $4,278,099 — -33.1% — 2,505 — $88,295,349
7. — 5 — The Number 23 — $4,082,292 — -37.1% — 2,489 — $30,233,459
8. — 7 — Music and Lyrics — $3,744,084 — -23.4% — 2,280 — $43,761,368
9. — 10 — Breach — $2,505,640 — -30.7% — 1,505 — $29,021,080
10. — NR — Amazing Grace — $2,478,036 — -12.3% — 1,000 — $11,392,034

Source: [Box Office Mojo]

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  • http://www.mattgunn.ca/ mattgunn

    I was expecting a pretty good take for 300, but I didn’t expect anything like 70 million. Very impressive… 21st overall in the all-time opening weekend ranking, to be exact.

  • http://www.mattgunn.ca mattgunn

    I was expecting a pretty good take for 300, but I didn’t expect anything like 70 million. Very impressive… 21st overall in the all-time opening weekend ranking, to be exact.