Monday, July 21, 2008

Monday Movie Box Office Recap - The Dark Knight takes the number one spot of all time!


Simply put, The Dark Knight blew everyone away this weekend. The second installment in Christopher Nolan’s Batman saga took the crown with the biggest opening weekend in box office history and it was your basic regular weekend. The movie took home around $155 million dollars narrowly beating the previous champ Spider-Man 3. The movie also scored the single highest grossing opening day in movie history.

The madness over Batman this weekend or maybe just over Heath Ledger was well beyond justified (review to follow recap). It also seems that the box office mania was good for other flicks as well, with Mamma Mia!, the big screen adaptation of the musical, secured the number two spot, proving ladies don’t always need to see hot guys in leather suits kicking butt. The adaptation starring Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried (my latest pick for rising star!) had the strongest opening for a musical ever! Hancock came in third place, probably picking up the families and those unable to check out Batman. Rounding out the rest of the top five was Journey to the Center of the Earth and Hellboy 2, respectively.

Here is the rest of the Box Office Top ten, courtesy of Box Office Mojo.
1. The Dark Knight - $155 million
2. Mamma Mia! - $27.6 million
3. Hancock - $14 million
4. Journey to the Center of the Earth - $12 million
5. Hellboy II: The Golden Army - $10 million
6. Wall-E - $9.8 million
7. Space Chimps - $7.4 million
8. Wanted - $5 million
9. Get Smart - $4 million
10. Kung Fu Panda - $1.8 million

1 Comment:

patrick said...

Hellboy 2 was fun; for sure that director has an amazing imagination, reminded me a lot of his work in Pan's Labyrinth