CATEGORIES Action, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Universal, Warner Brothers, Box Office, Remakes and Sequels, UK Box Office, Cinematical, UK Box OfficeThis week four new releases, though they all did ok business, were nevertheless unable to surpass Pixar's Cars, which became the first movie in a long damn time to hold onto the top spot in the weekend box office race. Cars, which experienced a (totally normal, though perhaps not for Pixar films) drop of about 48% from its opening returns, took in an estimated $31.2 million from almost 4000 screens. Roaring into the second spot with his fake accent and stretchy pants was Jack Black, whose Nacho Libre made a respectable $27.5 million; on almost exactly the same number of screens (around 3000), The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift made about $24.1 million, good enough for third place. The weekend's other two debuts, The Lake House and Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, finished in the fourth and sixth spots respectively.
Interestingly, The Break-Up continues to do fairly strong business, finishing fifth for the weekend and running its total domestic earnings to just over $91 million. Since the movie cost $52 million to make, I think it's safe to say the folks at Universal are very pleased with their weird relationship movie and its tabloid-magnet stars. On the other side of the coin is WB's sad, sad Poseidon. After a month and a half in release, it's made about $56 million, barely a third of its reported budget. Dear me.
As you know, full numbers are after the jump.
1. Cars, $31.2 million
2. Nacho Libre, $27.5 million
3. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, $24.1 million
4. The Lake House, $13.7 million
5. The Break-Up, $9.5 million
6. Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, $7.2 million
6. X-Men: The Last Stand, $7.2 million
8. The Omen, $5.4 million
9. The Da Vinci Code, $5 million
10. Over the Hedge, $4 million