Solid Debuts For District 9, Time Traveler

District 9 's final weekend results were slightly better than studio estimates, while The Time Traveler's Wife were slightly worse. District 9 wound up with $37.4 million, while The Time Traveler's Wife took in $18.6 million. (On Monday ABC announced that it plans to air a TV series based on the Time Traveler's story and has ordered a pilot from Warner Bros. TV.) Combined, they helped offset mediocre results for three other films that opened wide over the weekend and lifted the box office 14 percent above the comparable weekend a year ago. Last weekend's champ, G.I Joe, was gunned down in its second weekend, falling nearly 60 percent. But by far, the biggest disappointment was the meager $2.2-million result for Summit Entertainment's Bandslam , which failed even to make the top ten despite passing marks from critics. And while Hayao Miyazaki's Ponyo received glowing reviews, it failed to generate the kind of enthusiastic reception from ticket buyers in the U.S. that it received overseas, where it was a major hit last year. The English-dubbed version took in just $3.6 million at 927 theaters.

The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date) 1. District 9 , Sony/Tri-Star, $37,354,308, (New); 2. G.I. Joe The Rise of Cobra, Paramount, $22,324,341, 2 Wks. ($98,577,52); 3. The Time Traveler's Wife , Warner Bros., $18,623,171, 2 Wks. (New); 4. Julie & Julia , Sony, $12,055,918, 2 Wks. ($43,340,386); 5. G-Force , Disney, $6,915,642, 4 Wks. ($99,056,616); 6. The Goods Live Hard, Sell Hard , Paramount Vantage, $5,642,137, (New); 7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince , Warner Bros., $5,141,072, 5 Wks. ($283,879,025); 8. The Ugly Truth , Sony, $4,448,232, 4 Wks. ($77,450,118); 9. Ponyo , Disney, $3,585,852, (New); 10. Funny People , Universal, $3,010,755, 3 Wks. ($47,910,620).

18/08/2009


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