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Monday May 18, 2009 9:59 pm

Box Office Breakdown: Narrow Victory for Angels & Demons

Angels & Demons

was never as popular as The Da Vinci Code...and its big screen numbers reflected that.

Despite huge success with the overseas box office this weekend (the movie had the 10th best international open ever), the latest Ron Howard/Tom Hanks collaboration barely struck gold domestically. Over the last three days, Angels grossed $46.2 million—just enough for first place. Unfortunately, the Dan Brown adaptation only earned $3 million more than last week’s champ and over $30 million less than the previous installment.

, in the meantime, continued on its warp speed pace. The second place finisher pulled in another $43 million and put itself within $3 million of Wolverine‘s overall total. (The Hugh Jackman film, this week’s #3, had a 7-day head start on the sci fi adventure.)

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  1. Angels & Demons, Sony, $46,204,168 (avg. $13,100)
  2. Star Trek, Paramount, $43,034,547 (avg. $11,149)
  3. X-Men Origins: Wolverine, 20th Century Fox, $14,702,425 (avg. $3778)
  4. Ghost of Girlfriends Past, Warner Bros., $6,653,384 (avg. $2112)
  5. Obsessed, Sony, $4,588,973 (avg. $1742)
  6. 17 Again, Warner Bros., $3,368,189 (avg. $1375)
  7. Monsters vs. Aliens, Dreamworks, $3,182,085 (avg. $1631)
  8. The Soloist, Dreamworks, $2,402,801 (avg. $1188)
  9. Next Day Air, Summit Entertainment, $2,244,878 (avg. $1971)
  10. Earth, Disney, $1,697,956 (avg. $1072)

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

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