Weekend Wrap-Up

Mid-February Means Moolah at the Box Office

By John Hamann

February 17, 2008

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Sixth goes to Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins, another unneeded flick from Martin Lawrence. After opening in second last weekend with $16 million, Roscoe Jenkins pulled in $8.9 million this weekend, giving it a 45% drop. Completely forgettable, Roscoe is going to leave the top ten in a hurry. Currently, it has earned $29.1 million, and will end up as a good picture for Universal, as it had a price tag of $35 million.

Seventh goes to top ten stalwart Juno, which has been in the top ten for the last nine weekends. Juno earned $4.6 million over the President's Day weekend, and was off a small 17% compared to the previous frame. If Juno can cash in on even one of its four Oscar nominations next weekend, it could see a rise in the following frames. Currently, Juno has earned a remarkable $124.1 million, and could see as much as $150 million if its stars align.

Finishing eighth is The Bucket List, Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman's fun flick about dying. The Bucket List earned $4.1 million over three days and dropped 22% compared to the previous frame. Currently, the Warner Bros. flick has earned an impressive $81.1 million.


Dropping from third last weekend all the way down to ninth is Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds. Hannah earned another $3.3 million, but dropped 68% because Miley's dad didn't wear his seatbelt in the film (see what happens, kids?). The concert film has now earned $58.4 million.

Finally in tenth is 27 Dresses from Fox. The Katherine Heigl flick earned $3.2 million in its last weekend in the top ten and dropped 41% compared to the previous frame. Dresses has turned into a big victory for Fox and Heigl, as this one cost $30 million to make, and has now earned $69.9 million.

Overall, we did have a handful of films open to $10 million or better; however, only a so-so take for Jumper has put the brakes on a record setting weekend. The top 12 this year earned an okay $118.9 million, but that is well back of last year's three-day total of $141.9 million. What these figures don't include, though, is tickets sold on Valentine's Day, as well as the holiday Monday. Next weekend we're back with four more new releases, including Vantage Point, Be Kind Rewind, Charlie Bartlett and Witless Protection.

Top Weekend Box Office for 2/15/08-2/17/08 (Actuals)
Rank Film Distributor Estimated Gross Actual Gross Weekly Change Running Total
1 Jumper 20th Century Fox $27,225,000 $27,354,808 New $38,718,006
2 The Spiderwick Chronicles Paramount $19,080,000 $19,004,058 New $27,116,417
3 Step Up 2: The Streets Walt Disney $19,666,000 $18,908,826 New $28,725,889
4 Fool's Gold Warner Bros. $13,080,000 $12,909,039 - 40.2% $43,810,073
5 Definitely, Maybe Universal $9,685,478 $9,764,270 New $14,591,460
6 Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins Universal $8,879,640 $8,497,715 - 47.6% $30,183,630
7 Juno Fox Searchlight $4,625,000 $4,612,741 - 17.6% $125,047,654
8 The Bucket List Warner Bros. $4,105,000 $3,991,239 - 24.4% $81,654,211
9 Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour Walt Disney Pictures N/A $3,263,192 - 68.3% $59,514,414
10 27 Dresses 20th Century Fox $3,175,000 $3,200,024 - 40.8% $70,649,785
11 The Eye Lionsgate $3,160,000 $3,186,544 - 51.2% $26,868,405
12 There Will Be Blood Paramount Vantage $2,907,000 $3,031,017 - 23.8% $31,619,154
  Also Opening/Notables
  George Romero's Diary of the Dead Third Rail $240,000 $232,576 New $275,061
  2007 Academy Award Nominated Short Films Magnolia $265,000 $197,664 New $234,337
  Me & You, Us, Forever Five & Two Pictures N/A $58,662 New $65,212
  Dolphins And Whales 3D: Tribes of the Ocean 3d Entertainment N/A $41,695 New $41,695
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Box office data supplied by Exhibitor Relations
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