Tuesday, August 28, 2012

US box office August 24-26 weekend

TWLWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend Gross% ChangeTheater Count /ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
11The Expendables 2LGF$13,423,579-53.1%3,355+39$4,001$52,237,523$1002
22The Bourne LegacyUni.$9,336,005-45.3%3,654-99$2,555$85,522,220$1253
44The CampaignWB$7,472,397-43.1%3,302+47$2,263$64,575,569-3
56The Dark Knight RisesWB$7,222,317-34.4%2,606-551$2,771$422,255,218$2506
67The Odd Life of Timothy GreenBV$7,122,552-34.2%2,598-$2,742$27,077,042-2
7132016 Obama's AmericaRM$6,509,433+423.0%1,091+922$5,966$9,347,309-7
8NPremium RushSony$6,030,164-2,255-$2,674$6,030,164$351
98Hope SpringsSony$5,725,107-37.2%2,402+41$2,383$44,806,571-3
10NHit and RunORF$4,526,222-2,870-$1,577$5,719,256$21

The Expendables 2 on top again but this weekend was also the lowest-grossing of 2012 so far. August is usually a slow money weekend but this low!?  I mean The Apparition couldn't reach the top 10 despite being a horror film distributed by Warner Bros.
  I'd seen TE2 last weekend and it is far better than the first part, and also has a fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Compared to The Expendables, the sequel has made $52m in 10 days on $100 million compared to the $65m of the former. The Expendables 2 will probably end up with $210m-$250m which is lower than The Expendables' $274m worldwide gross that too on a lower budget of $80m.
  The Bourne Legacy is a reboot of the popular spy series that contained big worldwide hits. The reboot has made $85m in 12 days compared to The Bourne Identity (first in the series). But it won't gross higher domestically or internationally than the last part Ultimatum that has the greatest cumulative ($227m) in national markets.
  The Dark Knight Rises makes a surprise jump up the charts at no.5 from the 6th spot. The film's lack of a good villain is also a factor in its lesser cash in-flow in contrast to the predecessor. Many of my friends missed the presence of The Joker.

  The greatest surprise this weekend is the 7th spot. 2016 Obama's America takes a giant leap from being 13 last week. It already the top-grossing politically conservative documentary ever. It is co-directed by Indian American conservative political commentator and author Dinesh D'Souza.  The co-director describes the film as a vista of Obama's earlier life, following his childhood from Hawaii to Indonesia and a visit to Kenya (Obama's father's birthplace). 2016 OA further aims to show how the future might unfold should Barack Obama be elected a 2nd term as President.
  The budget of $2.5m has already been surpassed by $9.5m and is an optimistic outlook on the weekend's chart.
  Two new releases on the top 10 are Premium Rush and Hit and Run on 8 and 10 respectively. PR is critically-acclaimed and stars Joseph-Gordan Levitt who has had vital roles in Christopher Nolan films such as Inception and The Dark Knight Rises. Directed and co-written by David Koepp, who is the 4th most financially successful screenwriter of all time, the flick follows a bike messenger on the run from a dirty cop who will do anything necessary to get an envelope from him. It was filmed in NY City. On a $35m budget is had already officially flopped, and Hollywood is surprised it didn't gross higher than Obama's America.
  Hit and Run is a low-budget rom-com starring blondie Kristen Bell in the lead and Bradley Cooper in small role (no wonder it opened at last).
  That's all from me folks! Thanks for the read and leave a comment if you can. Below is the trailer for Premium Rush:

(Chart by Box Office Mojo)

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