On Friday, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor made out with $15.6 million on opening day, according to The Numbers. There wasn’t a lot of urgency to see this film on opening night so a slight rise on Saturday could result giving the film an opening weekend of about $43 million.
The Dark Knight was close in second place with $12.5 million on Friday. It will likely retain the number one position on Saturday and Sunday, but thanks to a $3 million higher Friday for The Mummy 3, Knight will finish the overall weekend in second with around $41 million and a staggering 17 day total of $392 million. That’s only down 45% from last weekend.
Swing Vote was a miss with only a $2 million opening day on the first day of August. That will translate to a $6 million first weekend and a short run in theaters. Perhaps October would have been a better release date to take advantage of the upcoming election in early November.
Check back on Sunday when I will provide full analysis of the studio weekend estimates.
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Box Office Data Source: The Numbers