300 Easily Wins Second Battle

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.

Warner Bros.’ 300 dominated the box office during its second weekend, adding an estimated $31.2 million. Despite dropping 56% in ticket sales, Zack Snyder’s adaptation of Frank Miller’s epic graphic novel has reached $127.5 million after 10 days. 300 was made for about $65 million, not counting promotions. The studio expects the movie to reach $200 million domestically.

Touchstone’s Wild Hogs remained in second place with another $18.8 million. The comedy has earned an impressive $103.99 million in three weeks.

Sony Pictures’ Premonition, starring Sandra Bullock, opened in third with $18 million. The psychological thriller, budgeted at $20 million, debuted in 2,831 theaters and averaged $6,358 per location. It marks Bullock’s biggest opening of her career. Her previous best opener was Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, which made $16.167 million in June, 2002.

“Saw” franchise creators James Wan and Leigh Whannell’s Dead Silence took the fourth spot and $7.8 million from 1,805 theaters for a $4,305 average. The supernatural thriller was made for $20 million.

Chris Rock’s I Think I Love My Wife rounded out the top five with just $5.7 million from 1,776 locations. The film’s distributor, Fox Searchlight, was hoping the movie would open at about $12 million.

Disney’s Bridge to Terabithia earned $5.1 million its fifth weekend for a total of $74.9 million and sixth place. It was followed by Sony’s Ghost Rider, which added $4 million in its fifth weekend for a total of $110.2 million.

In limited release, IFC’s The Wind That Shakes the Barley opened with $75,300 from 9 theaters, while The Weinstein Company’s Nomad: The Warrior made just $12,000 from 30 theaters.

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