Daily Box Office Analysis for June 5, 2007

By David Mumpower

June 6, 2007

All of them were assured -they- would be the star of the movie.

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The other story you might be interested in casually tracking right now is the continued slide of the big three May releases. Spider-Man 3, the current box office champion of 2007, has basically come to a dead end in terms of box office, acquiring only $747,000 on Tuesday. This gives it a running total of $319.8 million after 33 days of box office.

Obviously, it's unfair to compare it to the current totals of its two successors, Shrek the Third and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. What is fair to do, however, is compare the three films at various landmarks along the way. Shrek the Third just finished its 19th day of release with another $2.6 million, giving it a running total of $261.1 million. After this same time frame, Spider-Man 3 was at $286.4 million.

Meanwhile, At World's End just finished its 12th day of release with $3.8 million, giving it a grand total of $225.4 million. After 12 days, Shrek the Third was at $221.0 million, meaning that Jack Sparrow has gone ahead of it in the race to the final box office finish line. Both of them are way behind Spider-Man 3, however. After 12 days, the Sony release was already at $247.3 million. Barring something unforeseen, it's going to win the summer and probably the year despite the fact that it's going to wind up being the least successful Spider-Man movie to date, at least domestically. Internationally, it's already some $60 million ahead of Spider-Man 2.

By the way, in case you are curious, here is how the third movies stand in comparison to their own franchise predecessors at this point in their runs. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl was "only" at $133.0 million after 12 days. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest was at $273.8 million, a mark At World's Eye can't even see using a spyglass.

After 12 days of release, Shrek was at $114.7 million. After 19 days of release, it was at $153.6 million. Shrek 2's measurables are $236.9 million after 12 days and $314.9 million after 19 days. That's right. Shrek the Third is a full $53 million behind its immediate predecessor in the same time frame.


Finally, Spider-Man was at $232.8 million after 12 days, $292.7 million after 19 days, and $357.0 million after 33 days. Spider-Man 2 was at $256.4 million after 12 days, $302.3 million after 19 days, and $344.4 million after 33 days. Spider-Man 3 is not doing quite as well compared to the previous titles in the franchise but let's be honest here. Compared to how Shrek and Pirates are running relative to their immediate predecessors, it's doing just fine. Everything is relative, folks.

Daily Box Office for Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Rank Film Distributor Daily Gross Daily Change Weekly Change Running Total
1 Knocked Up Universal $4,119,885 - 7.1% N/A $39,246,570
2 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Walt Disney Pictures $3,794,587 - 8.6% N/A $225,491,113
3 Shrek the Third DreamWorks $2,585,209 - 1.6% N/A $261,139,048
4 Mr. Brooks MGM $992,575 + 0.7% N/A $11,995,692
5 Spider-Man 3 Sony/Columbia $747,145 - 1.4% N/A $319,846,841
6 Waitress Fox Searchlight $236,832 + 6.4% N/A $9,901,428
7 28 Weeks Later Fox Atomic $164,522 - 1.4% N/A $26,923,152
8 Bug Lionsgate $152,467 - 2.5% N/A $6,466,835
9 Gracie Picturehouse $145,000 0.0% N/A $1,645,000
10 Disturbia DreamWorks $134,823 - 0.5% N/A $76,973,750
Box office data supplied by Exhibitor Relations

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