‘Dark Knight’, ‘Brothers’ Weekend Actuals for July 25-27

The weekend actuals are in, and most films were slightly understimated, with the exception of The Dark Knight and The X-Files: I Want to Believe.

The Dark Knight‘s official second weekend tally is $75.2 million, off less than 1% from the $75.6 million estimated on Sunday morning. That number is still well more than enough to claim the biggest second weekend of all time, and the film is still on pace to top Iron Man today to become the biggest hit of the year.

Step Brothers fared even better during its opening weekend than initailly projected by its studio on Sunday. Step only fell 6% on Sunday, which caused the $30 million estimate to raise 3% to $30.9 million. The X-Files: I Want to Believe wasn’t so lucky as the film was overstimated by 2% causing the actual numbers to fall to $10 million.

Meanwhile, Sony is attempting to push You Don’t Mess with the Zohan over $100 million as the film rose 5% to a $385,400 weekend despite losing about 15% of its theaters. This is likely the beginning of its secondary run in discount theaters. Total stands at $98.3 million, and it might take every single day of Zohan‘s run to pass $100 million.

Here are the top ten actuals for the weekend with my Thursday predictions in parentheses next to the actual number followed by the percentage drop from last weekend and then each film’s total.

  1. The Dark Knight – $75.2 million ($73M prediction), -53%, $313.8M total
  2. Step Brothers – $30.9M ($25.5M), NEW, $30.9M total
  3. Mamma Mia! – $17.7M ($16.9M), -36%, $62.6M total
  4. The X-Files: I Want to Believe – $10M ($14.8M), NEW, $10M total
  5. Journey to the Center of the Earth – $9.7M ($8.1M), -21%, $60.5M total
  6. Hancock – $8.3M ($7.8M), -41%, $206.5M total
  7. Wall-E – $6.4M ($6.6), -36%, $195.3M total
  8. Hellboy II: The Golden Army – $5.1M ($5.2M), -50%, $66.1M total
  9. Space Chimps – $4.5M ($5M), -37%, $16.2M total
  10. Wanted – $2.7M ($2.8M), -46%, $128.6M total

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5 Responses

  1. Pretty close predictions!

  2. I was going to see the new “X-Files” movie, but instead
    I opted to see “The Dark Knight” again. LOL ! Well,
    I’m glad I did… There were a couple of things I didn’t catch the first time around. Awesome !!!

  3. I saw it twice too. Once on a regular screen and once in IMAX. The IMAX scenes were incredible.

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