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Weekend Box Office — September 14-16, 2007

Warner Bros.’ The Brave One led another slow week with $13.47 million from 2,755 theaters.

Year-to-year the top 10 box office was up by ­5.9%.There were two other new (wide) releases in the top 10 this weekend. In third place was Mr. Woodcock with $8.76 million from 2,231 theaters. The New Line Cinema film paced ahead of Freestyle Releasing’s Dragon Wars: D-War which took in $5.04 million from 2.275 theaters.

Moving to the holdovers, 3:10 to Yuma dropped just 36.4% and one spot in its second week to second place with $8.93 million from a slightly expanded 2,667 (+15) theaters ($28.33 million through 10 days of release).

Rounding out the top 5 was Superbad in fourth place, down one spot and 32.4% $5.11 million from 2,910 theaters. The Judd Apatow-produced comedy now stands at $111.24 million through 31 days of release.

Moving to the bottom five, we come to Halloween in sixth place (down four spots and 48.8%) with $4.87 million from 3,051 theaters.  Though dropping by significant amounts in week 2, and now week 3, the film has done pretty good business, as it now stands at $51.12 million through 17 days of release.

In seventh place was The Bourne Ultimatum, down two spots and 27.3% with 4.13 million from 2,611 theaters.  That makes $216.17 million through 45 days of release for the action-thriller.

Balls of Fury took eighth place with $3.32 million from 2,758 theaters (down two spots and 41.2%), pushing its total to $28.86 million through 19 days of release.

Taking ninth place, down two spots and 32.4% was Rush Hour 3 with $3.30 million from 2,208 theaters ($133.16 million through 38 days of release).
Mr. Bean’s Holiday fell to eighth place (down two spots and 42.9%) with $3.41 million from an expanded 1,778 (+13) theaters, lifting the comedy over the 1/4 million mark domestically with $25.09 million through 17 days of release.

Ninth place went to The Nanny Diaries with $3.19 million from 2,444 theaters (down two spots and 37.8%). Through 17 days of release, the film has taken in $20.88 million.

And lastly in 10th place was Mr. Bean’s Holiday, which was down two spots and 20.1% with $2.73 million from 1,770 theaters, pushing its total to $28.55 million through 24 days of release.
A few other interesting facts about the weekend:

  • The Brave One had the best per theater average of any movie in the top 10, with $4,889/theater out of 2,755 sites.
  • Mr. Bean’s Holiday was the film with the smallest drop week-to-week of any movie in the top 10, with its 20.1% drop.
  • Balls of Fury had the lowest per theater average of any movie in the top 10 ($1,205/theater from 2,758 sites).
  • Halloween had the largest weekly loss at 48.8%.
  • And lastly, year-to-year (vs. September 15-17, 2006) the top 10 films were up by $3.31M or 5.9% ($56.35M vs. $59.66M). That weekend saw Sony’s Gridiron Gang take first place, holding off three other new releases. It’s $14.41 million was enough to overcome the $10.01 million generated by Universal’s The Black Dahlia (second place), the $6.06 million from Fox’s Everyone’s Hero (third place) and the $4.63 million from Paramount/DreamWork’s The Last Kiss (fifth place).

Top 10 Weekend Box Office — September 14-16, 2007 (Actuals)

(TW) — (LW) — (Movie) — (Weekend) — (% Change) — (Theaters) — (Domestic)

1. – N – The Brave One - $13,471,488 – % – 2,755 – $13,471,488
2. – 1 – 3:10 to Yuma – $8,930,889 – -36.4% – 2,667 – $28,330,228
3. – N – Mr. Woodcock – $8,761,369 – -% – 2,231 – $8,761,369
4. – 3 – Superbad – $5,105,184 – -32..4% – 2,910 – $111,241,228
5. – N – ‘Dragon Wars’ – $5,041,239 – -% – 2,275 – $5,041,239
6. – 2 – Halloween – $4,867,522 – -48.8% – 3,051 – $51,120,587
7. – 5 – ‘Bourne’ – $4,125,380 – -27.3% – 2,611 – $216,167,260
8. – 6 – Balls of Fury – $3,324,001 – -41.2% – 2,758 – $28,859,451
9. – 7 – Rush Hour 3 – $3,303,341 – -32.4% – 2,208 – $133,158,932
10. – 8 – ‘Mr. Bean’ – $2,726,475 – -20.1% – 1,770 – $28,545,470

Source: [Box Office Mojo]

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