Contraband Launders $28.5 Million

Final box-office figures came in slightly below studio estimates for the 3-day and 4-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Nevertheless, Universal's Contraband starring Mark Wahlberg, performed far better than pundits had forecast, earning $24.3 million for the three-day period and $28.5 million for the four-. The 3D re-release of Disney's Beauty and the Beast also performed nicely, earning $17.8 million over three days and $22.2 million over four. Still showing sturdy legs, Paramount's Mission Impossible -- Ghost Protocol took third place in its fifth week with $11.7/14.2 million. That was slightly more than Warner Bros.' Joyful Noise, which opened with $11.2/13.8 million. Overall, the box office tally was a near duplicate of last year's for the same weekend, when The Green Hornet opened with $33.5/40 million. The box office was down .03 percent between Friday and Sunday and .08 percent between Friday and Monday, according to Box Office Mojo.

The top ten films over the 3-day/4-day holiday weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date) 1. Contraband , Universal, $24,349,815 /$28,515,480, (New); 2. Beauty and The Beast, Disney, $17,751,905 /$22,213,922, (New); 3. Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol , Paramount, $11,686,617 /$14,201,823, 5 Wks.($189,448,612 ); 4. Joyful Noise, Warner Bros., $11,225,190 /$13,802,308, (New); 5. Sherlock Holmes A Game of Shadows , Warner Bros., $8,592,657 /$10,444,071, 5 Wks.($172,043,715 ); 6. The Devil Inside, Paramount, $8,028,439 /$9,034,861, 2 Wks. ($47,381,708 ); 7. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo , Sony/Columbia, $6,660,907 /$8,032,763, 4 Wks. ($89,213,612 ); 8. Alvin and the Chipmunks Chipwrecked, Fox, $5,893,831 /$8,002,573, 5 Wks.($120,983,861 ); 9. We Bought a Zoo, Fox, $5,560,781 /$7,369,231, 4 Wks. ($65,857,765 ); 10. War Horse, Disney, $5,923,128 /$7,350,537, 4 Wks. ($67,522,500).



Tags: Martin Luther King - ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS - Disney - Mark Wahlberg - Mission Impossible - Nevertheless - Paramount Pictures - Tattoo - The Shadows


More Martin Luther King

Ferrell And Reilly Join Larry King For Joke Interview

Actors WILL FERRELL and JOHN C REILLY brought a little light relief to newsman LARRY KING's CNN show on Friday (04AUG06) when they appeared as...



Martin Luther King Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Martin Luther King

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All