Monday, August 11, 2008

Monday Movie Box Office Recap - The Caped Crusader wins again!

Well it wouldn’t be a Monday Box Office Recap without The Dark Knight at the number one spot. This makes it four weeks running that the caped crusader and his demented nemesis have beat the competition and while the grosses are shrinking considerably, The Dark Knight is coming close to beating Star Wars and Titanic and make it the number one all-time box office grossing film. I wasn’t surprised that Pineapple Express came in second to the quickly on its way to number one of all time Dark Knight, but I am excited that the film came in second this weekend with a three day gross of $24 million and $40 million since its opening on Wednesday. The stoner/action film surrounding two burnouts running from murders, mobsters and crooked cops had an impressive opening for Seth Rogen and pals only confirms the idea of Mr. Rogen as a leading man in Hollywood’s eyes and that stoner comedies do not have to follow the standard formula of being dumb. In third place this past weekend was the third installment, and hopefully last, of The Mummy franchise. And in fourth and fifth, it was a weak opening for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 and a decent performance for Sony’s Step Brothers.

Here is the rest of the Box Office Top ten, courtesy of Box Office Mojo.
1. The Dark Knight - $26 million
2. Pineapple Express - $22 million
3. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor - $16 million
4. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 - $11 million
5. Step Brothers - $9 million
6. Mamma Mia! - $8 million
7. Journey to the Center of the Earth - $4.9 million
8. Hancock - $3.3 million
9. Swing Vote - $3.1 million
10. Wall-E - $3 million

And to sort of end The Dark Knight craziness, here is lovely trailer is sharing with us. Its a gruesome and sick movie trail, redone by kids.

Later today, we will get into the wonder that is Tropic Thunder, which will be the movie to take down The Dark Knight this weekend. The movie, a hilarious skewering of Hollywood from inside, is set to bring the funny and action, with immensely talented stars.