The weekend's top film and the only new wide release -- Lionsgate's Bangkok Dangerous earned a whopping $7.8 million. I know what you're thinking. You're thinking: Gene, when was the last time a #1 movie made that little money? The answer is: precisely on the same weekend of the year back in 2003, when Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star took first place with $6.7 million. Here's Box Office Mojo's chart on the subject.
Bangkok Dangerous duked it out with Tropic Thunder, now in its fourth weekend, for the top slot. Bangkok won by less than half a million, and Tropic Thunder is headed for $100 million by next weekend.
The House Bunny turned out to be the weekend's strongest holdover, going from fourth place to third in its second weekend of release. With box-office receipts generally on the decline, resilient performers The Dark Knight and Mamma Mia! look to finally be taking some bigger hits.
That's about it I think. The full numbers after the jump.
1 - Bangkok Dangerous (Lionsgate) - $7.80 ($2,943) - $7.80
2 - Tropic Thunder (Paramount) - $7.50 ($2,176) - $96.81
3 - The House Bunny (Columbia) - $5.90 ($2,156) - $37.00
4 - The Dark Knight (Warner Bros.) - $5.72 ($2,219) - $512.20
5 - Traitor (Overture) - $4.66 ($2,210) - $17.65
6 - Babylon A.D. (Fox) - $4.00 ($1,167) - $17.20
7 - Death Race (Universal) - $3.60 ($1,390) - $29.79
8 - Disaster Movie (Lions Gate) - $3.30 ($1,249) - $10.87
9 - Mamma Mia! (Universal) - $2.71 ($1,424) - $136.30
10 - Pineapple Express (Columbia) - $2.40 ($1,331) - $84.16
Things look to be a bit less tedious next weekend, with four wide releases: Burn After Reading, Righteous Kill, Tyler Perry's The Family that Preys, and The Women. It's never a good idea to count a Tyler Perry movie out, but the marketing and megawatt cast makes Burn After Reading seem like a pretty good bet.