Monday, September 15, 2008

Monday Movie Box Office ReCap

So this weekend was a bit different for the box office power players with both Tropic Thunder and The Dark Knight finding themselves at the lower portion of the top 10. Out of the top five movies at this weekend’s box office, four of them were new to the big screen this week. The Coen Brothers return to comedy “Burn After Reading” came in at number one this weekend with $19 million. The comedy starring Coen regulars Frances McDorman and George Clooney, as well as Brad Pitt and John Malkovich has received mixed reviews from the critics, but pulled in surprisingly high numbers for its opening weekend. Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys pulled in a strong $18 million to come in second with Righteous Kill, the highly anticipated cop drama starring Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro, which is the first time they share screen time in a movie in ten years brought in $16.5 million for a third place finish. The Women and The House Bunny rounded out the top ten respectively. This weekend’s results had a few insiders very surprised that “Burn” was able to beat out Tyler Perry, usually a very strong box office draw and “Righteous” considering the press the movie has received. And from the trailer of “Righteous”, I am surprised this didn’t pull into first place easily.

Of course I am kidding, but you have to love the guys at The Soup and their love of Spaghetti Cat. Anyways lets check out what other actors pulled in some more dough this weekend.

Here is the rest of the Box Office Top ten, courtesy of Box Office Mojo.
1. Burn After Reading - $19.4 million
2. Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys - $18 million
3. Righteous Kill - $16.5 million
4. The Women - $10 million
5. The House Bunny - $4.3 million
6. Tropic Thunder - $4.2 million
7. The Dark Knight - $4 million
8. Bangkok Dangerous - $2.4 million
9. Traitor - $2.1 million
10. Death Race - $2 million