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Monday June 30, 2008 6:42 pm

Box Office Breakdown: Wall-E and Wanted Both Winners


Although we haven’t yet reached the 4th of July weekend, theatergoers apparently had plenty of time and money to spend over the past three days. And while a cute robot had the honor of placing first, also came out a winner herself.

When the final numbers were tallied, Wall-E and each wound up grossing over $50 million since Friday. The Disney/Pixar film edged out the action flick by nearly $13 million dollars, but the comic book adaptation had the best per screen average for any entry in the Top Ten ($16,040). Meanwhile, both films forced a few rewrites in the history books.

  • had the third largest debut for a Pixar film. It’s total fell behind The Incredibles ($70.5 million) and Finding Nemo ($70.2 million).
  • The animated comedy also had the best Friday open for any Pixar release.
  • The James McAvoy feature topped all R-rated premieres during the month of June.
  • Wanted also gave Jolie her largest first weekend ever.

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In other movie news, Mike Myer’s dropped 61% in its second week. The critically-panned comedy has now grossed a disappointing $25.3 million. On the other end of the financial spectrum, Iron Man - which slipped to 11th place - has almost reached the $310 million mark.

  1. Wall-E, Disney, $63,087,526 (avg. $15,803)
  2. Wanted, Universal, $50,927,085 (avg. $16,040)
  3. Get Smart, Warner Bros., $20,211,242 (avg. $5163)
  4. Kung Fu Panda, Paramount, $11,692,061 (avg. $3186)
  5. The Incredible Hulk, Universal, $9,577,24 (avg. $2860)
  6. The Love Guru, Paramount, $5,340,895 (avg. $1773)
  7. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Paramount, $5,179,960 (avg. $2027)
  8. The Happening, 20th Century Fox, $3,907,948 (avg. $1574)
  9. Sex and the City, New Line, $3,808,288 (avg. $2170)
  10. You Don’t Mess With The Zohan, Sony, $3,175,21 (avg. $1479)

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



Both of these movies are fantastic and a must-see for me! I knew they were both going to do very nicely at the box office, it was the question of who would be on top! I wasn’t too surprised it was Wall-E though, it is just so cute, haha. :lol: I didn’t know that Wanted gave Jolie her biggest first weekend ever…I thought Gia would be up there, but I guess not.

Well, Gia was actually a made-for-tv movie. 😊

Wall-E is much cuter than Angelina Jolie, I know if you are a guy you are saying NO WAY, but I said cuter not sexier.  I can see I will want to see Wall-E and my husband will want to see Wanted, or maybe I could convince him that Get Smart is the ticket.

I am more excited to see Wall-E then wanted. I think it will be a cute movie ti see. It doesnt surprise me that Wall-E came out on top. I kind of figured it would be up there. Alot of people have been waiting on this movie. There are few others I want to see thats on that list but I can wait on those.

Oh, whoops, thanks for reminding me Veronica. I think I got Gia mixed up with another movie.


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