Monday, June 19, 2006

Box Office Report: June 16-18

Well, if you’re a movie buff like me, you probably take at least somewhat of an interest in the box office performance of movies from week to week. You might study them like some sort of addictive mathematical equation or simply observe them in passing on Mondays when the weekend grosses are announced. But one way or another, most movie fans tend to know who the winners and losers are at the box office. For many movies, the opening weekend goes a long way to determine its financial fate. That especially applies in the summer, as new potential blockbusters open every weekend, looking to take crowds away from winners of the previous week.

So for you loyal readers out there (all two or three of you), this very site will start to offer weekly top 10 box office numbers (domestic and worldwide), both for the weekend and the year. (At least until I get bored with it – which will hopefully be never!) The budgets of the movies will also be provided, where available, which really helps determine their financial success or failure.

Now you’ll be able to see how well your new favorite movie did over the weekend, or lament at why seemingly brain dead material such as “Big Momma’s House 2” avoids becoming a box office bomb. Got to give credit to Box Office Mojo for the stellar info, providing way more box office numbers than you could ever hope to consume.

Of course, if seeing this many numbers tends to make your eyes glaze over, then quickly avert them, because here comes the totals for June 16-18:

1. “Cars”
(Weekend domestic gross - $33.7 million)
(Worldwide gross - $132.5 million)
(Budget - N/A)
2. “Nacho Libre”
(Weekend domestic gross - $28.3 million)
(Worldwide gross - $28.3 million)
(Budget - $35 million)
3. “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift”
(Weekend domestic gross - $24.0 million)
(Worldwide gross - $31.9 million)
(Budget - N/A)
4. “The Lake House”
(Weekend domestic gross - $13.6 million)
(Worldwide gross - $73.7 million)
(Budget - N/A)
5. “The Break-Up”
(Weekend domestic gross - $9.8 million)
(Worldwide gross - $98.9 million)
(Budget - $52 million)
6. “X-Men: The Last Stand”
(Weekend domestic gross - $7.8 million)
(Worldwide gross - $378.5 million)
(Budget - $210 million)
7. “Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties”
(Weekend domestic gross - $7.3 million)
(Worldwide gross - $7.3 million)
(Budget - N/A)
8. “The Omen (2006)”
(Weekend domestic gross - $5.6 million)
(Worldwide gross - $80.4 million)
(Budget - $25 million)
9. “The Da Vinci Code”
(Weekend domestic gross - $5.3 million)
(Worldwide gross - $677.7 million)
(Budget - $125 million)
10. “Over the Hedge”
(Weekend domestic gross - $4.3 million)
(Worldwide gross - $157.1 million)
(Budget - N/A)

2006 Year-To-Date
1. “The Da Vinci Code”
(Worldwide gross - $677.7 million)
(Budget - $125 million)
2. “Ice Age: The Meltdown”
(Worldwide gross - $634.1 million)
(Budget - $80 million)
3. “X-Men: The Last Stand”
(Worldwide gross - $378.5 million)
(Budget - $210 million)
4. “Mission: Impossible III”
(Worldwide gross - $334.1 million)
(Budget - $150 million)
5. “Inside Man”
(Worldwide gross - $179.2 million)
(Budget - $45 million)
6. “The Pink Panther”
(Worldwide gross - $158.6 million)
(Budget - $80 million)
7. “Scary Movie 4”
(Worldwide gross - $158.5 million)
(Budget - $45 million)
8. “Over the Hedge”
(Worldwide gross - $157.1 million)
(Budget - N/A)
9. “Big Momma’s House 2”
(Worldwide gross - $137.9 million)
(Budget - $40 million)
10. “Cars”
(Worldwide gross - $132.5 million)
(Budget - N/A)

2 comments:

Jack said...

Cool. As one of the two faithful readers, I am glad to see that. Better you than me to provide that info. Too much work for me.

BTW, where is that review of Hard Candy?

MC said...

Hard Candy is here. Just scroll down the page.