Weekend Wrap-Up

Box Office Rings Up Third $100 Million Earner

By John Hamann

May 28, 2007

Biggest box office stars in North America, Asia, and Geoffrey Rush's living room.

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Sixth goes to 28 Weeks Later, a great zombie flick that is unfortunately being pushed back due to too many mega-releases. 28 Weeks Later earned $3.3 million during the holiday weekend. For the last time, go see this movie! Check out BOP's newest columnist Shane Jenkins and his review right here. A film like this deserves to earn more than the $24.4 million it has so far.

Disturbia finally appears to be running out of gas. In its seventh weekend in the top ten, the teen Rear Window earned another $2.4 million if the holiday Monday is included. Paramount has a lot to crow about with this one, as the $20 million film has now earned a remarkable $74.9 million.

In eighth this weekend is Georgia Rule, the Jane Fonda/Lindsay Lohan chick flick that failed beautifully as counter-programming. Georgia earned a sad $2.4 million and is only in the top ten on a technicality. So far this Universal product has earned $16.8 million, most likely less than the headlining star's salary.


Fracture is ninth this weekend. Released on April 20th, Fracture is another film alive by default, as it earned only $1.6 million this weekend. So far, the New Line release has earned $37.1 million.

Finally in tenth we have the return of a movie we had hoped never to see again. No, it's not Are We Done Yet? It's actually Wild Hogs, which rises from the dead and a 16th place finish last week with a holiday weekend total of $1.4 million. Wild Hogs now has a running total of $163.3 million, or 54.4 gallons of gas. The film had last seen the top ten the weekend of April 20th, making this a scarier resurgence than anything seen in 28 Weeks Later.

This Memorial Day Weekend was a record-setter by a significant margin. The largest performance ever for the top 50 films in release had been $246.2 million in 2004. The 2007 top ten alone earned an estimated $262.5 million. The top two films this long weekend earned $43.8 million more than Shrek 2 and The Day After Tomorrow, the top two from 2004.

Top Ten for Weekend of May 25-28, 2007
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1 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 4,362 New 156.1 156.1
2 Shrek the Third 4,172 +50 69.1 219.4
3 Spider-Man 3 3,723 -601 18.0 307.6
4 Bug 1,661 New 4.2 4.2
5 Waitress 510 +394 4.0 6.5
6 28 Weeks Later 2,013 -292 3.3 24.4
7 Disturbia 1,632 -915 2.4 74.9
8 Georgia Rule 1,897 -634 2.4 16.8
9 Fracture 907 -700 1.6 37.1
10 Wild Hogs 426 -86 1.4 163.3

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