10,000 BC Reaches $61M Worldwide in Five Days

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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.

Roland Emmerich’s latest special effects extravaganza 10,000 BC has earned $61 million at the worldwide box office since debuting overseas on Wednesday and in North America on Friday. Stateside, the Warner Bros. release took in $35.7 million from 3,410 theaters, an average of $10,478, while the international tally is up to $25.3 million from 20 markets. The North American portion was lower than Emmerich’s previous blockbusters, with his best opening being The Day After Tomorrow, which took in $68.7 million opening weekend. Featuring Steven Strait and Camilla Belle, the prehistoric epic’s opening marks the sixth best ever domestically for the month of March. It cost a little over $100 million to make.

Martin Lawrence and Raven-SymonĂ©’s new comedy College Road Trip debuted in the second spot with $14 million from 2,706 locations, an average of $5,173 per theater.

Columbia Pictures’ Vantage Point dipped just 41.5% its third weekend to add $7.5 million in third place. The action-thriller, budgeted at $40 million, has collected $51.7 million so far.

New Line’s Semi-Pro, starring Will Ferrell, took a 60.9% plunge in its second weekend, earning $5.9 million for a total of $24.8 million.

New Jason Statham thriller The Bank Job rounded out the top five with $5.7 million. The Lionsgate release opened in 1,603 theaters and averaged $3,562.

Other newcomer Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, starring Frances McDormand and Amy Adams, was released into 535 theaters and earned $2.5 million.

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