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Weekend Warrior

Box Office Predictions for August 6 - 8, 2010
By Edward Douglas -

This Week's Analysis

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TW

LW

Title

Weekend (in millions)

Change

# Of Theaters

Average

Week

1

New

The Other Guys

$35.6

N/A

3,650

$9,753

1

2

1

Inception

$18.2

-34%

3,480

$5,230

4

3

New

Step Up 3D

$17.5

N/A

2,400

$7,292

1

4

2

Dinner for Schmucks

$12.5

-47%

2,911

$4,294

2

5

3

Salt

$11.1

-43%

3,612

$3,073

4

6

4

Despicable Me

$10.4

-34%

3,200

$3,250

5

7

6

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

$7.0

-43%

3,705

$1,889

2

8

5

Charlie St. Cloud

$5.8

-53%

2,720

$2,132

2

9

7

Toy Story 3

$3.2

-38%

1,800

$1,778

8

10

8

Grown Ups

$2.5

-43%

1,700

$1,471

7

Est. Weekend Total
$123.80

Est. Avg. Drop-Off
- 42%

Est. Average PTA
$4,016



COMPARISONS:

THE OTHER GUYS (Sony)

Title

Release Date

Theater Count

Previous Box Office (in millions)

Weekend Box Office (in millions)

Average

Total Box Office

Step Brothers

7/25/08

3,094

$30.94

$10,000

$100.47

Talladega Nights

8/4/06

3,803

$47.04

$12,370

$148.21

Anchorman

7/9/04

3,091

$28.42

$9,193

$84.14

Land of the Lost

6/5/09

3,521

$18.84

$5,350

$69.46

Semi-Pro

2/29/08

3,121

$15.08

$4,830

$33.47

Blades of Glory

3/30/07

3,372

$33.01

$9,791

$118.25

Bewitched

6/24/05

3,174

$20.13

$6,343

$62.25

Date Night

4/9/10

3,374

$25.21

$7,471

$98.46

We Own the Night

10/12/07

2,362

$10.83

$4,854

$28.56

The Departed

10/6/06

3,017

$26.89

$8,912

$133.31

Cop Out

2/26/10

3,150

$18.21

$5,781

$44.88

The Man

9/9/05

2,040

$4.07

$1,993

$8.28

Blue Streak

9/17/99

2,735

$19.21

$7,024

$68.21

Bad Boys II

7/18/03

3,186

$46.52

$14,602

$137.26

Bad Boys

4/7/95

2,132

$15.52

$7,280

$65.65



STEP UP 3D (Disney)

Title

Release Date

Theater Count

Previous Box Office (in millions)

Weekend Box Office (in millions)

Average

Total Box Office

Step Up 2 The Street

2/14/08

2,470

$6.60

$18.91

$7,655

$58.02

Step Up

8/11/06

2,467

$20.66

$8,374

$65.33

Stomp the Yard

1/12/07

2051

$21.83

$10,645

$61.36

Take the Lead

4/7/06

3,009

$12.05

$4,005

$34.74

You Got Served

1/30/04

1,933

$16.12

$8,341

$40.07

Save the Last Dance

1/12/01

2,230

$23.44

$10,511

$90.17

Fame (2009)

9/25/09

3,096

$10.01

$3,234

$22.45

High School Musical 3: Senior Year

10/24/08

3,623

$42.03

$11,601

$90.56

Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana: Best of Both Worlds

2/1/08

683

$31.12

$45,561

$65.20



Copyright 2010 Edward Douglas

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