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Weekend Wrap Up: The Box Office Stood Still… Almost

December 17, 2008 by Joe 

weekendboxofficeWell, the holiday shopping season is now in full swing… and it did reflect somewhat at the Box Office. Keanu Reeves’ The Day the Earth Stood Still did manage to grab the top spot, but following right behind it was Four Christmases, which remained strong. Hard to believe that movie has made $87.8 Million Dollars!!! Here’s how the rest of the box office looked (after the jump):

Rank Title Weekend Gross
1 The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) $30.5M $30.5M
2 Four Christmases (2008) $13.1M $87.8M
3 Twilight (2008/I) $7.95M $150M
4 Bolt (2008) $7.46M $88.8M
5 Australia (2008) $4.17M $37.8M
6 Quantum of Solace (2008) $3.72M $158M
7 Nothing Like the Holidays (2008) $3.53M $3.53M
8 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) $3.18M $170M
9 Milk (2008) $2.6M $7.59M
10 Transporter 3 (2008) $2.35M $29.4M

A little bit of a shift after last weekend, but nothing really significant. Nothing Like the Holidays entered the top 10, but posted a very weak showing, pulling in just $3.53 million. Guess not all holiday movies are made equal. I’m actually pretty surprised that The Day the Earth Stood Still actually made that much money, because it was absolutely dead at the theatre this weekend. Unfortunately for me, I had a guest get mad because it wasn’t busy enough. Well, there’s a little bit more to it than that, but I think it’s deserving of its own post.

Other than that, another uneventful weekend, but it’s definitely not going to stay that way. Check out the Movies This Weekend… coming soon (writing it as soon as I publish this!)

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