Monday September 29, 2008 4:46 pm
Box Office Breakdown: Eagle Eye Soars to #1
Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: DreamWorks, FOCUS, Disney, MGM, Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony, Warner Bros, Action, Animation, Drama, Family, Period, Comedy, Thrillers, Box Office, Lists, New Releases
Despite mixed reviews for his latest film, Shia LaBeouf once again proved he has box office appeal. Eagle Eye, a film from Disturbia‘s D.J. Caruso, earned $29.2 million over the past three days and the #1 spot. Even a Friday night presidential debate couldn’t stop the thriller from putting nearly $16 million between itself and Nights in Rodanthe, this weekend’s #2. Although Nights - the third pairing for Diane Lane and Richard Gere - took in $13.4 million, the romantic drama did almost $1 million less than 2002’s Unfaithful.
Fireproof - a faith-based film starring Kirk Cameron - surprised many with its 4th place finish. Although it was only available in 839 theaters, the movie had an impressive $8111 per screen average. Meanwhile, two films outside the Top Ten boasted averages over the $10,000 mark. The Duchess (ranked #13) pulled in $10,238 per theater while Ed Harris’ Appaloosa (#35) did slightly better with $10,469.
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- Eagle Eye, Dreamworks/Paramount, $29,150,721 (avg. $8305)
- Nights in Rodanthe, Warner Bros., $13,418,454 (avg. $4962)
- Lakeview Terrace, Sony, $6,966,711 (avg. $2824)
- Fireproof, Samuel Goldwyn Films, $6,804,764 (avg. $8111)
- Burn After Reading, Focus Features, $6,196,269 (avg. $2339)
- Igor, MGM, $5,383,912 (avg. $2300)
- My Best Friend’s Girl, Lionsgate, $3,882,912 (avg. $1473)
- Miracle at St. Anna, Disney, $3,477,996 (avg. $2935)
- Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys, Lionsgate, $3,125,620 (avg. $1949)
- Ghost Town, Dreamworks/Paramount, $2,930,904 (avg. $1938)
(You can review last week’s numbers here.)
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