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Box Office Breakdown: Ashton Kutcher Drives Past Speed Racer

What Happens in Vegas

Despite arresting visuals and a $120 million budget, the Wachowski brothers were unable to bring to life.  The Warner Bros. movie - which many had already predicted would fall behind Iron Man - did even worse than originally thought.  At one point, it was believed the anime adaptation would debut in 2nd place.  Unfortunately, the final box office numbers placed the PG film in third.

Meanwhile, became the second wedding-themed entry in the recent Top Ten.  The comedy, starring Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher, replaced Made of Honor as the go to ‘chick flick’ of the week.  The movie grossed $20.1 million, a slim $1.6 million more than Speed.

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Variety

1. Iron Man, Paramount, $51,190,629 (avg. $12,452)
2. What Happens in Vegas, 20th Century Fox, $20,172,474 (avg. $6274)
3. Speed Racer, Warner Bros., $18,561,337 (avg. $5147)
4. Made of Honor, Sony, $8,116,323 (avg. $2969)
5. Baby Mama, Universal, $6,225,790 (avg. $2370)
6. Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Universal, $3,837,240 (avg. $1615)
7. Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay, Warner Bros., $3,106,424 (avg. $1372)
8. The Forbidden Kingdom, Lionsgate, $2,169,323 (avg. $1258)
9. Nim’s Island, 20th Century Fox, $1,463,622 (avg. $914)
10. Prom Night, Sony, $1,012,986 (avg. $691)

(You can review last week’s numbers here.)

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