Sunday, June 14, 2009

Black Sheep @ The Box Office

I'm afraid there will be no box office report this week. Believe it or not but Black Sheep has other things to do every once in a while. For instance, today is my best buddy, Trevor's birthday, which he would likely call a birfday. He's just like that. Anyway, I've got things to wrap, food to make and surprises to reveal. You'll just have to settle for chart only this week.

Briefly, THE HANGOVER held on for a second week at number one. I had previously reported it had debuted in second place last week but it's Sunday numbers were much better than expected and it ended up winning last weekend. UP! remained in second with an equally impressive hold from last week. THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123 was the big premiere this week and it posted a solid third place finish, on par with previous blockbusters from stars, John Travolta and Denzel Washington. Eddie Murphy was not so lucky; for the second summer in a row, an Eddie Murphy family comedy has bombed with under $6 million in its first weekend. Below the Top 10, AWAY WE GO maintained a healthy $12K average as it expanded to over 40 screens. The Sam Rockwell starrer, MOON, debuted to $18K per screen on a eight screens. Direct from Cannes, Francis Ford Coppola's latest, TETRO debuted to an average of approximately $15K on just two screens. But it was documentary, FOOD INC (Black Sheep review to follow next week) that took the honour of best average this weekend with $21K on three screens.

NEXT WEEK: Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds in THE PROPOSAL take on Jack Black and Michael Cera in YEAR ONE as they both debut on roughly 2900 screens. And Woody Allen's latest with Larry David, WHATEVER WORKS, makes its limited release debut.


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