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Box Office Breakdown: Final Destination Has Last Laugh

The Final Destination

Theatergoers made the destination this weekend.

Even though it had no A-list names and was pitted against another horror film, the fourth Destination installment gave the franchise its best opening to date. The movie, which was boosted by 3D venues and pricing, grossed approximately $27.4 million since its Friday debut. Up until now, the series only saw openings under $20 million.

Warner Bros.’ win meant a loss for . Rob Zombie’s latest splatter-flick scared up nearly $14 million less than 2007’s Halloween grossed. (This could be part of the reason why the director is being replaced for Halloween 3D.) Unfortunately, the $16.3 million take wasn’t even good enough for 2nd place. The sequel was actually topped by a different Weinstein Company film: Inglourious Basterds.

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  1. The Final Destination, Warner Bros., $27,408,309 (avg. $8782)
  2. Inglourious Basterds, The Weinstein Company, $19,303,653 (avg. $6099)
  3. Halloween 2, The Weinstein Company, $16,349,565 (avg. $5405)
  4. District 9, Sony, $10,270,435 (avg. $3230)
  5. G.I. Joe, Paramount, $7,715,572 (avg. $2225)
  6. Julie & Julia, Sony, $7,035,675 (avg. $2811)
  7. The Time Traveler’s Wife, Warner Bros., $6,452,270 (avg. $2179)
  8. Shorts, Warner Bros., $4,511,345 (avg. $1453)
  9. Taking Woodstock, Focus Features, $3,457,760 (avg. $2482)
  10. G-Force, Disney, $2,824,808 (avg. $1467)

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

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