The ComingSoon.net Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Be sure to check back on Monday for final figures based on actual box office.
Director James Mangold’s 3:10 to Yuma remake took the top spot with an estimated $14.1 million from 2,652 theaters. The Western, starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, cost about $55 million to make. Lionsgate was hoping for an opening above $10 million.
Last week’s champ, Rob Zombie’s Halloween, dropped a hefty 61.9% in tickets sales, earning $10 million in second place. The MGM release has collected $44.2 million in two weeks.
Sony’s Superbad performed well in its fourth weekend, dipping just 35.8% with $8 million. The comedy has made an impressive $103.7 million to date.
Rogue Pictures comedy Balls of Fury added $5.7 million for a sum of $24.3 million after two weeks.
Hit sequel The Bourne Ultimatum rounded out the top five with $5.5 million. The Matt Damon action-thriller has reached $210.1 million domestically in six weeks on a budget of $110 million.
New Line action-thriller Shoot ‘Em Up opened in 2,108 theaters with just $5.5 million in sixth place. Starring Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti and Monica Bellucci, the film averaged $2,585 per location.
New Line also took the seventh spot with Rush Hour 3, which made $5.3 million to push its total to $129.2 million after five weeks.
Screen Gems’ The Brothers Solomon, starring Will Arnett and Will Forte, bombed out the gate, making only $525,000 from 700 theaters – an average of $750 per site. The comedy was made for $10 million.
In limited release, documentary In the Shadow of the Moon pulled in $41,200 from four theaters, while The Hunting Party, with Richard Gere, Terrence Howard and Jesse Eisenberg, earned $40,000 from the same amount of theaters. Long-delayed drama Fierce People collected $20,800 from two theaters and Jeff Garlin’s I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With took in $14,000 in one theater.
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