3D and The Final Destination shrugged off three newcomers at this past weekend’s box office per estimates to retain its top spot for the second weekend in a row.
The fourth Final Destination film, once again bolstered by 3D showings, added $12.4 million to its now nearly $50 million take. Though thought to be the final film in the series, New Line and Warner will have a hard time pulling the plug as it races past the first three Destination films.
Mike Judge’s Extract, All About Steve with Sandra Bullock and Gamer with Gerard Butler all felt the sting of Labor Day Weekend. All About Steve was the only new film to crack $10 million, a far cry from Bullock’s The Proposal in July but not too shabby considering critics slammed it across the board.
Inglourious Basterds and District 9 continue to outperform expectations with both placing a top 5 finish. District 9 officially crossed $100 million over the weekend while Basterds is $9 million away and $17 million shy of matching Quentin Tarantino’s record with Pulp Fiction.
The complete box office results for September 4 – 6 are as follows (click linked titles to read our review):
- 1. The Final Destination: $12.4m
- 2. All About Steve: $11.2m
- 3. Inglourious Basterds: $10.8m
- 4. Gamer: $9m
- 5. District 9: $7m
- 6. Halloween 2: $5.6m
- 7. Julie & Julia: $5.2m
- 8. GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra: $5.1m
- 9. The Time Traveler’s Wife: $4.2m
- 10. Extract: $4.2m
Monday evening The Weekend Box Office Prophet game results will be published once the final tallies come in. Next weekend’s game will launch Tuesday morning and feature Whiteout, Sorority Row, Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself and 9 battling for dollars.