June 27, 2006

Box Office Update for 6/23-6/25: Click Closes Cars Garage

The latest Adam Sandler high concept vehicle is his latest to top the box office. Sandler is easily one of the most bankable actors going. His films always seem to hover around the $40 million mark when they open. It needed a strong opening, it is sure to face stiff competition from Superman Returns and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. The movie itself was a bit of a disappointment with moments of excellence.

The other new release this weekend, Waist Deep starring Tyrese Gibson, had a strong opening. It took in nearly $9.5 million. I hope to get a chance to see this, I think it looks pretty good, unfortunately there are only a couple of theaters near me playing it, with no convenient times.

Cars was knocked from its perch atop the list that it held for the past two weeks. I think this one is going to show some legs and hang around the list for awhile, I bet it will top the $250 million mark. Most of the rest of the returning films held on to a sizable portion of its audience, with drops of 35% or less. Only two films had big drops, Nacho Libre and Tokyo Drift both fell more than 55%.

Two films dropped from the list this week: Over the Hedge (11) and The Omen (13).

This Week

Last WeekTitleWknd GrossOverallWeek in release


32Nacho Libre$12,699,864$53,221,3062
43The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift$9,801,835$43,144,2402
5NWaist Deep$9,404,180$9,404,1801

The Lake House

75The Break-Up$6,596,625$104,235,4204
87Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties$5,209,818$16,483,1012
96X-Men: The Last Stand$4,841,950$224,506,1625
109The DaVinci Code$4,050,844$205,589,7426

Box Office Predictions Recap

Another decent week on my position rankings, but yet another poor week for my gross predictions. Which, quite frankly, are gross. It is fun trying to guess those numbers, perhaps one day I will actually do a decent job at it. This time of year, the positions tend to be pretty easy, as you can be assured that the summer blockbuster of the week will be at the top.


PredictionTitleWknd GrossPrediction
11Click$40,011,365$28 million
22Cars$23,285,367$19 million
33Nacho Libre$12,699,864$16 million
44The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift$9,801,835$14 million

The Lake House


$8 million

56Waist Deep$9,404,180$6.5 million
77The Break-Up$6,596,625$5 million
88Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties$5,209,818$3.75 million
99X-Men: The Last Stand$4,841,950$3 million
1310The Omen$2,256,627$2.5 million

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