Tuesday March 17, 2009 12:52 am
Box Office Breakdown: Watchmen Loses to Race
Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: 20th Century Fox, FOCUS, Disney, Fox Searchlight, Lionsgate, Sony, Universal, Warner Bros, Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family, Romance, Science Fiction, Comedy, Thrillers, Box Office, Lists
Win or lose, this weekend’s box office race was a success for at least one person: Carla Gugino.
Last week, the actress saw her movie, Watchmen, sitting at the top of the pack with a hefty $55 million. Unfortunately, the film’s strong start quickly turned into a disappointing ride. In just seven days, the comic book adaptation fell a whopping 67%. Nevertheless, a $17.8 million gross was still good enough for a 2nd place finish.
Meanwhile, another Gugino feature, Race to Witch Mountain, was having a nice time on Earth. The Disney remake’s $24 million surprised many industry watchers for its solid lead over Watchmen.
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- Race to Witch Mountain, Disney, $24,402,214 (avg. $7657)
- Watchmen, Warner Bros., $17,817,301 (avg. $4934)
- The Last House on the Left, Universal, $14,118,685 (avg. $5880)
- Taken, 20th Century Fox, $6,568,651 (avg. $2298)
- Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail, Lionsgate, $5,108,532 (avg. $2319)
- Slumdog Millionaire, Fox Searchlight, $5,002,777 (avg. $1941)
- Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Sony, $3,119,151 (avg. $1367)
- He’s Just Not That Into You, New Line, $2,939,484 (avg. $1555)
- Coraline, Focus Features, $2,718,231 (avg. $1537)
- Miss March, Fox Searchlight, $2,409,156 (avg. $1383)
(You can review last week’s episode here.)
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