Box Office Thoughts for the Weekend of July 18, 2009

As expected, The Dark Knight ruled this week with a record breaking weekend. Let see by how much shall we?

  1. The Dark Knight – $155M
  2. Mamma Mia! – $27.6M
  3. Hancock – $14M
  4. Journey to the Center of the Earth – $11.9M
  5. Hellboy II: The Golden Army – $10M
  6. WALL·E – $9.81M
  7. Space Chimps – $7.35M
  8. Wanted (2008) – $123M
  9. Get Smart – $4.08M
  10. Kung Fu Panda – $1.75M

With its total of $155M, The Dark Knight beat he $151M made by Spider-Man 3 last year. This definitely makes the film poised to become the biggest hit of the year and I can’t wait to see the film this evening.

The other major new film, Mamma Mia!, opened with a decent $27.6, considering its competition.

The worst new opening of the week goes to the animated film Space Chimps, which opened in seventh place with only $7.35M.

Last week’s top film, Hellboy II: The Golden Army dropped way down to fifth place with only $10M. Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D dropped one spot to forth place with $11.9 M.

Now out of the top ten, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull made another $970K, which brings its total to $312.5M, which is just a couple million away from Iron Man, which currently holds $314M.

And that’s the box office thoughts for this week.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).