Weekend Wrap-Up for November2-4, 2007

Top Heavy Box Office Excited By Gangster, Bee Movie

By John Hamann

November 4, 2007

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Sixth place goes to one of the few box office bright spots (regardless of film quality) over the last few months - The Game Plan with The Rock - but it appears the party is over. Now with some family competition, The Game Plan earned $3.9 million, off 37% - its biggest drop so far. This drop will probably take $100 million out of the equation, as it now sits with $82 million, and will probably finish with about $95 million.

Seventh has to be a large disappointment for Cusack family, as John and Joan's Martian Child fails to achieve lift off. The Martian Child earned a cold $3.7 million from 2,020 venues, giving it a poor venue average of $1,807. Martian Child cost New Line $27 million to get it to theatres, and it won't come close to earning that much domestically.

Eighth goes to Michael Clayton, who also took a hit from competititon in American Gangster. The George Clooney thriller earned $2.9 million and was off 41%. This Warner Bros. release has now earned $28.7 million.


Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? finishes the weekend in ninth spot, and was again off a large amount compared to last weekend. Married sold $2.7 million worth of tickets and was off 52% compared to the previous frame. The good news for Perry is that Married has crossed the $50 million mark, and sits with $51.2 million.

Finishing tenth is Gone Baby Gone, the directorial debut for Ben Affleck. This one has not gone as well as the star turned Bennifer turned director would have liked. Gone Baby Gone earned $2.4 million, was off 37%, and actually lost 96 venues compared to last weekend. So far, Gone Baby Gone has earned $14.9 million, and will be just like its title next weekend.

Overall, the box office is way up over last weekend, and for the first weekend in a month and a half is up over last year's totals. The top 12 at the box office this weekend pulled in $127.2 million, slightly better than last year's top 12 take of $113.7 million.

Top Weekend Box Office for 11/2/07-11/4/07 (Actuals)
Rank Film Distributor Estimated Gross Actual Gross Weekly Change Running Total
1 American Gangster Universal $46,344,450 $43,565,135 New $43,565,135
2 Bee Movie DreamWorks $39,100,000 $38,021,044 New $38,021,044
3 Saw IV Lionsgate $11,010,000 $10,348,646 - 67.4% $50,398,835
4 Dan in Real Life Touchstone Pictures $8,125,000 $7,870,196 - 33.4% $22,695,653
5 The Game Plan Walt Disney Pictures $3,853,000 $3,931,491 - 35.9% $82,035,100
6 30 Days of Night Sony/Columbia $4,000,000 $3,741,763 - 45.5% $33,970,509
7 The Martian Child New Line Cinema $3,650,000 $3,376,669 New $3,376,669
8 Michael Clayton Warner Bros. $2,900,000 $2,785,133 - 43.4% $33,083,619
9 Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? Lionsgate $2,730,000 $2,604,119 - 53.9% $51,059,398
10 Gone Baby Gone Miramax Films $2,400,000 $2,237,915 - 41.4% $14,786,017
11 The Nightmare Before Christmas 3-D Walt Disney Pictures $1,543,000 $1,525,403 - 55.7% $12,825,937
12 The Comebacks Fox Atomic $1,525,000 $1,443,947 - 57.2% $11,909,413
  Also Opening/Notables
  Darfur Now Warner Independent Pictures $17,000 $23,217 New $23,217
  Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten IFC First Take $20,500 $20,880 New $20,880
  Diva N/A $5,672 New $5,672
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Box office data supplied by Exhibitor Relations
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