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Weekend Wrap-Up for 6/29/01-7/1/01

Ratatouille: Low for Pixar, Big for Box Office

By John Hamann

July 1, 2007

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With Knocked Up finishing sixth, that means Ocean's Thirteen moves from fourth last weekend to seventh this weekend. George Clooney and friends earned another $6.1 million, shedding 47% of last weekend's audience. Ocean's Thirteen crossed the $100 million mark this weekend, but still looks to finish as the lowest earner in the Ocean's franchise. So far, the heist flick has earned $102.1 million.

Eighth spot goes to Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, as it continues its slow slog toward $300 million. This weekend, the Pirates earned $5 million, and dropped a decent 30%. So far, the Johnny Depp flick has earned $295.8 million.

Finishing ninth is Michael Moore's Sicko from Lionsgate. Out to only 441 theatres, Sicko earned $4.6 million and found a quite healthy venue average of $10,204. Nobody expected this one to be like Fahrenheit 9/11 - that one opened to about $21 million from 868 venues in 2004. Still, a documentary about the health care system isn't exactly summer fare, so I think the Weinsteins and Lionsgate will be happy with this debut. Sicko also got excellent reviews, so I think it will hold well as counter-programming in the weeks to come. At RottenTomatoes, Sicko received 105 positive reviews out of a possible 116, leaving it with a very fresh rating of 91%. When was the last time we had two films debuting in the top ten with better than 90% averages?




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Finally in tenth we have a bit of a surprise entry in Evening, the female-focused movie with a remarkable cast. From Focus Features, Evening was able to bring in $3.5 million from 977 locations. That's a not-so-great venue average of $3,596, but at least the studio can brag that the movie managed a top ten spot. It hasn't been particularly well-received, as RottenTomatoes has the film at only 28% fresh, so there's not much reason to hope for staying power or end-of-year accolades when it comes to awards season.

Overall this weekend, things were more than healthy. The top 12 for this weekend came in at $146.7 million, 2% ahead of last year's tally of about $143.7 million. Things could even improve next weekend, but we will have to wait and see what kind of effect the Tuesday opening of Transformers has on its first weekend tally.


Top Box Office for 6/29/07-7/1/07 (Actuals)
Rank
Film
Number of
Sites
Estimated
Gross
Percentage
Change from
Last Week
Cumulative
Gross
1 Ratatouille 3940 $47,027,395 New $47,027,395
2 Live Free or Die Hard 3408 $33,369,559 New $48,398,130
3 Evan Almighty 3636 $15,143,945 - 51.5% $60,679,545
4 1408 2733 $10,662,804 - 48.3% $40,442,058
5 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer 3424 $9,143,876 - 54.3% $114,944,684
6 Knocked Up 2665 $7,302,325 - 33.5% $122,291,755
7 Ocean's Thirteen 2903 $6,085,959 - 46.7% $102,120,537
8 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 2162 $4,960,368 - 31.1% $295,703,075
9 Sicko 441 $4,501,712 +6331.% $4,616,786
10 Evening 977 $3,501,971 New $3,501,971
11 Shrek the Third 2066 $2,673,877 - 52.7% $313,739,703
12 Surf's Up 2503 $2,446,757 - 62.8% $53,760,658
Also Opening
Ghosts of Cite Soleil 1 $7,400 New $7,400
Vitus 2 $5,318 New $5,318
In Between Days 1 $5,300 New $5,300
Box office data supplied by Exhibitor Relations

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