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Box Office Breakdown: Wall-E and Wanted Both Winners

Wall-E

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.)

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Comments:

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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