Monday, August 31, 2009

Weekend Actuals In

Well the box office weekend actual numbers are in, and as suspected everyone estimated a little bit high. On average the top 3 films estimated about +$1million more than they actually grossed over the weekend. The main three films did surprisingly well for a non-holiday Sunday considering more often than not on these days films tend to dip heavily. While this was the case for Halloween2 and Final Destination, Inglourious Basterds seems to be getting good word of mouth doing almost as well on Sunday as it did on Friday! A very rare occurrence.

The weekend results also put District 9 and Basterds in the shoe-in category for the $100million mark. This would be a major success for the low budget D9, while Basterds will continue to need high international gross to see a heavy return on the Production+Marketing for the film.

G.I. Joe is slowly crawling to the finish line. With a current worldwide total of $256.2 million the movie is deadly close to seeing a return on the $175million production budget, and close to $150million marketing, reported. (LATimes). When DVD sales, and other forms of media come in to play I think they'll make a profit. Though a sequel is all but expected, maybe this time they can learn what the word budget really means (did they really think this movie was a $800million maker?).

Either way, top 5 films of the weekend actuals (As reported by

1. The Final Destination - $27,408,309
2. Inglourious Basterds - $19,303,653
3. Halloween 2 - $16,349,565
4. District 9 - $10,270,435
5. G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra - $7,715,572

Till then.

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