CinemaDave (cinemadave) wrote,

Box Office Mojo and commentary

According to Box Office MoJo, the "Pirates" juggernaut continues.
On one hand "Superman Returns" has been a disappointment earning $175 million dollars thus far, but there is more to the financial story than is being printed.

After "Superman Returns" opened at the local IMAX, the film was a sell out for 45 consecutive shows. Both afternoon shows were a sellout today also.

Like "Superman Returns," "The Polar Express" earned a reputation during it's initial release as a poorly performing film. It was not until much later the the IMAX numbers were released that "The Polar Express" became a Christmas sensation for two years in a row.

Anyway, here is the MoJo's estimated numbers from this Non Holiday weekend,

Rank. Movie Title (Distributor)
Weekend Gross | Theaters | Total Gross | Week #

1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (Buena Vista)
$35.0 million | 4,133 | $321.7 million | 3

2. Monster House (Sony)
$23.0 million | 3,553 | $23.0 million | 1

3. Lady in the Water (Warner Bros.)
$18.2 million | 3,235 | $18.2 million | 1

4. You, Me and Dupree (Universal)
$12.8 million | 3,134 | $45.3 million | 2

5. Little Man (Sony / Revolution)
$11.0 million | 2,537 | $40.6 million | 2

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