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Monday September 8, 2008 6:02 pm
Box Office Breakdown: Bangkok Dangerous Tops Dismal Weekend
Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: 20th Century Fox, DreamWorks, Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony, Universal, Warner Bros, Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Drama, Musicals, Romance, Science Fiction, Sequels, Comedy, Box Office, Lists
Eek. And I thought a $14 million weekend was bad.
Seven days ago, Tropic Thunder reached the #1 spot despite an unimpressive box office turnout. This week, Bangkok Dangerous accomplished that same achievement—with only $7.7 million dollars.
While number crunchers weren’t expecting stellar numbers (kids are back in school, football’s back gone), the underwhelming response to Nicolas Cage‘s latest film was a bit surprising. Not only did the film industry have its worst weekend of 2008, Bangkok had the lowest take for any first-placed flick in five years. (Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star topped with $6.6 million in 2003.)
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The bad news? This dismal performance is just one more chink in Nicolas’ uneven career. Anyone remember last September’s Wicker Man? That movie had a $9.6 million debut. The good news? If you’re a National Treasure fan, you’re pretty much guaranteed another sequel. As a matter of fact, Cage has pretty much promised to milk that cash cow already.
- Bangkok Dangerous, Lionsgate, $7,783,266 (avg. $2937)
- Tropic Thunder, Dreamworks/Paramount, $7,230,710 (avg. $2098)
- The Dark Knight, Warner Bros., $5,515,119 (avg. $2142)
- The House Bunny, Sony, $5,512,870 (avg. $2015)
- Traitor, Overture Films, $4,274,297 (avg. $2028)
- Babylon A.D., 20th Century Fox, $4,180,570 (avg. $1221)
- Death Race, Universal, $3,710,915 (avg. $1435)
- Disaster Movie, Lionsgate, $3,031,307 (avg. $1147)
- Mamma Mia!, Universal, $2,855,945 (avg. $1500)
- Pineapple Express, Sony, $2,255,875 (avg. $1252)
(You can review last week’s numbers here.)
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