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Audiences Flock to District 9

By David Mumpower and Kim Hollis

August 16, 2009

That District 9 looks like a fine place to live.

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Finishing outside the top 12 is our final opener, Bandslam which featured High School Musical alum Vanessa Hudgens in one of the lead roles. Despite solid reviews, Bandslam earned only $2.2 million from its 2,121 screens, which gives it a venue average of only $1,061. You'd wonder if distributor Summit Entertainment might not have been expecting more, but it's not like they really gave it a lot of marketing support. So far, Zac Efron is definitely coming out on top in the battle of the High School Musical kids.




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Combined box office for the top 12 this week is estimated at $125.4 million. This is up 12.3% from 2008's total of $111.7 million. The aforementioned Tropic Thunder was the anchor film with $25.8 million, so almost the entire difference between 2008 and 2009 is the $11.2 million difference between Tropic Thunder and District 9's opening weekends. Just as was the case this weekend, next weekend sees several new releases as well, three of which are somewhat connected. The biggest is of course Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds. Tarantino's buddy, Robert Rodriguez, also releases another kids' film, Shorts. BOP fave Alexis Bledel, who worked with Rodriguez on Sin City, stars in her second post-Gilmore Girls project, the aptly themed and titled Post Grad. And then there is X-Games 3-D: The Movie, which, to the best of my knowledge, has nothing to do with Bledel, Rodriguez or Tarantino, but you're welcome to Kevin Bacon it all you want to try to connect some dots there.


Top Weekend Box Office for 8/14/09-8/16/09 (Actuals)
Rank Film Distributor Estimated Gross Actual Gross Weekly Change Running Total
1 District 9 Screen Gems $37,000,000 $37,354,308 New $37,354,308
2 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Paramount Pictures $22,500,000 $22,324,341 - 59.2% $98,577,529
3 The Time Traveler's Wife New Line Cinema $19,205,000 $18,623,171 New $18,623,171
4 Julie & Julia Sony/Columbia $12,400,000 $12,055,918 - 39.8% $43,340,386
5 G-Force Walt Disney Pictures $6,908,000 $6,915,642 - 29.9% $99,056,616
6 The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard Paramount Vantage $5,350,000 $5,642,137 New $5,642,137
7 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Warner Bros. $5,155,000 $5,141,072 - 42.4% $283,879,025
8 The Ugly Truth Columbia Pictures (Sony) $4,500,000 $4,448,232 - 34.1% $77,450,118
9 Ponyo Walt Disney Pictures $3,506,000 $3,585,852 New $3,585,852
10 Funny People Universal $3,023,280 $3,010,755 - 62.3% $47,910,620
11 (500) Days of Summer Fox Searchlight $3,025,000 $2,967,462 - 20.6% $17,897,509
12 A Perfect Getaway MGM $2,795,905 $2,860,100 - 51.9% $11,560,335
  Also Opening/Notables
  Bandslam Summit Entertainment $2,250,000 $2,231,273 New $2,231,273
  Kaminey Utv N/A $726,834 New $726,834
  It Might Get Loud Sony Classics $101,078 $92,679 New $92,679
  Spread N/A $122,948 New $122,948
  Grace Twentieth Century Fox N/A $6,174 New $6,174
  Cold Souls Samuel Goldwyn Pictures $71,400 $70,626 + 11.6% $167,173
  Adam Fox Searchlight $214,000 $202,172 + 94.1% $513,453
Click here for all weekend data
Box office data supplied by Exhibitor Relations
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