Al Jazeera Reporters Released By Coalition Forces27 September 2010
Al Jazeera Reporters Released By Coalition Forces
MOVIEGOERS BUY Wall Street DERIVATIVEThe overall economy may be sagging but Wall Street raked in handsome profits this weekend -- Wall Street Money Never Sleeps, the 20th Century Fox movie, that is. According to studio estimates, it earned $19 million, about what industry gurus had predicted. Also as predicted, persons over 30 made up the bulk of the movie's audience -- 65 percent, according to studio exit polling. That's a particularly good sign, since older moviegoers often wait to hear what their friends have to say about a film before taking it in themselves. In exit polls, moviegoers gave the film a B- rating. Audiences also seemed to give a hoot about the 3D animated Legend of the Guardians The Owls of Ga'hoole from Warner Bros., which racked up an estimated $16.3 million. Some 69 percent of the 3,575 theaters showing it were 3D-equipped. And although 3D IMAX theaters accounted for only 5 percent of the total, they accounted for more than 10 percent of the gross. A third wide release, Disney's You Again, aimed at older Women (who indeed made up 75 percent of the audience), wound up with $8.3 million, to place fifth. Holdovers held over nicely. Warner Bros.' Ben Affleck starrer The Town dropped just 33 percent in its second week to place third with $16 million. Indeed, the figure was so close to Legend of the Guardians' that it could reverse positions with that movie when final figures are announced on Monday. The Sony comedy Easy A also got high marks by dropping just 40 percent in its second week to an estimated $10.7 million, good enough for fourth place. The biggest disappointment of the weekend was the negatively reviewed comedy The Virginity Hit . The film earned just $300,000 on 700 screens, or an average of about $400 per screen.
The top ten films for the weekend, according to studio estimates compiled by Box Office Mojo 1. Wall Street Money Never Sleeps , $19 million; 2. Legend of the Guardians The Owls of Ga'Hoole, $16.3 million; 3. The Town , $16 million; 4. Easy A , $10.7 million; 5. You Again , $8.3 million; 6 . Devil, $6.5 million; 7. Resident Evil Afterlife, $4.9 million; 8. Alpha and Omega , $4.7 million; 9. Takers , $1.7 million; 10. Inception , $1.2 million.
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