Box Office Thoughts for the Weekend of August 22, 2008

The box office estimates for the weekend are too close to call with Tropic Thunder ($16.1M) edging out The House Bunny ($15.1M) to top the box office for the second week in a row.

As for the other new releases, Death Race opened in third with $12.3M, The Longshots opened in eighth place with $4.3M, and The Rocker was way down in twelfth place with $2.8M.

Hamlet 2, which opened in limited release, opened in 22nd place with $435K. The number should go up when the film expands next week.

In other news, The Dark Knight made another $10.3M and the film is now a little over $10M away from breaking the $500M mark.

And that’s the box office thoughts for the 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).