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Weekend Wrap-Up for April 13-15, 2007

Paramount and Disturbia Hot at the Box Office

By John Hamann

April 15, 2007

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Our seventh place film is Wild Hogs, the Disney comedy that won't go away. Wild Hogs earned $4.6 million in its seventh weekend, dropping 30%. Star power alone is driving this one, as its 17% Rotten rating can't be helping things. Users at RT have a different opinion, though, leaving this one at 59%, so obviously there is a large divide between critics and audiences. Wild Hogs has now earned an amazing $152.2 million, and at the rate its going, could earn as much as $170 million at the domestic box office. Wild Hogs is currently the second biggest film of the year, behind only 300.

In eighth place we have another disaster in The Reaping. The Hilary Swank horror flick also got brutalized this weekend, dropping from $10 million last weekend to $4.6 million this weekend. That equals a drop of 54%, and will likely usher this one out of the top ten after only two weekends. So far, The Reaping has earned $19.8 million.

Landing in ninth is 300, as it crosses the mighty $200 million mark today at $200.8 million. 300 brought in an additional $4.3 million as it falls 48% from last weekend's total. Warner Bros. has to be plenty happy with this film's performance, and director Zack Snyder is looking like a shining star.




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The Grindhouse got crunched this weekend, as the Tarantino/Rodriguez double-feature failed to even make the top ten on Friday. The three hour plus feature earned a tiny $4.2 million in its second weekend, giving it a dubious second weekend drop of 63%. This is a shame, as Grindhouse really is a positive movie going experience (for those 18 and over). Grindhouse has now earned $19.7 million, and Bob and Harvey Weinstein will have to decide if they want to split these two films up and try again theatrically, or just go straight to home video.

New films that didn't manage to make the top ten include Redline, Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters, and Slow Burn (which you probably never even heard of).

Overall, things aren't all that positive for the weekend. The top ten this frame earned $92.5 million, giving us our first sub-$100 million weekend since February. Last year, the top ten earned a powerful $107.3 million; however, in 2006, that was the Easter Weekend. The next two weekends bring us filler until Spiderman 3 opens on May 3rd.


Top Ten for Weekend of April 13-15, 2007
Rank
Film
Number
of Sites
Percentage Drop from Last Week
Estimated
Gross ($)
Cumulative
Gross ($)
1 Disturbia 2,925 New 23.0 23.0
2 Blades of Glory 3,467 -38% 14.0 90.2
3 Meet the Robinsons 3,238 -28% 12.1 72.0
4 Perfect Stranger 2,661 New 11.5 11.5
5 Are We Done Yet? 2,877 -35% 9.2 33.0
6 Pathfinder 1,720 New 4.8 4.8
7 Wild Hogs 2,429 -30% 4.6 152.2
8 The Reaping 2,603 -54% 4.6 19.8
9 300 2,140 -48% 4.3 200.8
10 Grindhouse 2,629 -63% 4.2 19.7

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