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“3:10 to Yuma” Leads the Pack on a Weak Friday September 8, 2007 3:45 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Box Office, Movies, News.

With the summer season officially over, Lionsgates’ 3:10 to Yuma led an expected weak Friday with an estimated $4.55 million from 2,652 theaters.

The Russell Crowe/Christian Bell starring Western, opened Friday mostly in line with predictions, perhaps a little on the low end. When the weekend is out, it should finish up with around $14-16 million. A modest opening for the $55 million film.

Other new films Shoot ‘Em Up and The Brothers Solomon didn’t fare nearly as well though, with New Line’s Shoot ‘Em Up, able to hold up only $2.01 million, for fourth place and Sony/Screen Gems’ The Brothers Solomon well out of the top 10 with its dismal $180,000 from only 700 theaters.

Look for Shoot ‘Em Up to max out at around $6-6.5 million, while The Brothers Solomon will not even hit $1 million for the weekend, likely maxing out at around $600,000-700,000.

Holdovers were led by Halloween, which took a severe 72.4% drop to second place with an estimated $3 million from a minimally expanded (+3) 3,475 theaters. Looks like the poor reaction from critics and fans may have caught up with the movie after a very strong opening weekend. The Rob Zombie horror remake should drop more than 60% in its second weekend, pulling in around $9-10 million.

Superbad performed well in third place with an estimated $2.38 million from an expanded (once again) 3,069 theaters (+67). The comedy is closing in on $100 million, which it’ll reach and pass on Saturday, as its taken in $98.05 million through 22 days of release.

Rounding out the top five was Balls of Fury in fifth place with an estimated $1.67 million from an expanded (+29) 3,081 theaters. The poorly reviewed film has taken in $20.26 million from 10 days in release.

The Bourne Ultimatum continues to roll along, with another strong Friday-Friday frame. Placing sixth, it took in an estimated $1.61 million from 3,010 theaters, pushing its domestic total to an impressive $206.23 million through 36 days of release.

In seventh place was Rush Hour 3 with an estimated $1.34 million from 2,690 theaters ($125.17 million through 29 days of release).

Moviegoers continue to be uninterested in The Nanny Diaries, as the comedy struggled in eighth place with an estimated $950,000 from 2,444 theaters ($18.63 million through 15 days of released).

Ninth place went to the overseas smash hit Mr. Bean’s Holiday, which hasn’t caught on here in the states. The comedy took in an estimated $810,000 from 1,778 theaters, pushing its domestic total to 22.49 million through 15 days of release.

And lastly in 10th place was the Kevin Bacon starring film Death Sentence with an estimated $495,000 from 1,823 theaters ($6.80 million through eight days of release).

That’s all for Friday’s box office. Be sure to check back on Sunday to view the complete top 10 grossing films of the weekend.

Source: Box Office Mojo



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