The ComingSoon.net Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend and The Weekend Warrior has full analysis and overview of the box office. Be sure to check back on Monday for final figures based on actual box office.
It was another dismal weekend at the box office, marred by the most new movies in wide release in a long time (seven) with another one expanding wider, few of them really breaking out, and it’s a bigger shame when the movie that brings in the most business per-theatre in the top 10 is a 3D reissue of a movie that’s nearly 14 years old.
Still, the Sam Raimi produced vampire flick 30 Days of Night (Sony), based on the popular graphic novel, came out in first place as expected with an estimated $16 million in 2,855 theatres. The Josh Hartnett led horror-thriller averaged $5,604 per theatre, which is good but not great compared to other horror movies opening in October.