Daily Box Office Analysis for August 14, 2007
By David Mumpower
August 15, 2007

The Daddy Day Camp kids act appopriately in light of this week's box office.

Yesterday's box office analysis discussion centered around the performance of Rush Hour 3. The Chris Tucker/Jackie Chan buddy picture earned $5.2 million on Monday, and I indicated it was showing all of the classic signs of heavy front-loading. Tuesday's performance did little to change this evaluation. The New Line title brought in another $4.47 million, giving the $140 million production a running total of $58.77 million. The 14.0% drop from Monday-to-Tuesday is not the end of the world by any stretch, but it does little to reassure. It desperately needs a couple of weekdays where it holds up rather than continues its (relative) free-fall.

The other big budget opener from last weekend, Stardust, continued in fourth place yesterday with $1,227,772, a marginal decline of 0.6% from Monday's $1,235,115. The running total of $10,404,894 still ain't pretty, though. Meanwhile, Daddy Day Camp is entrenched in last place with another $546,184, an increase (shocking, I know) of 16.2% from Monday's $469,994. Clearly, word-of-mouth is carrying it!

Box office for the top ten fell 4.6% from $15,977,075 to $15,234,255. Yes, this is going to be a dreary batch of weekdays for box office discussion. I'll try to come up with a fun topic for tomorrow and Friday to counter this.