29 May 2006

B.O. Derby

X-Men went gangbusters with a giant $46 million opening day, and continued strong through the weekend. Da Vinci continued to bring in crowds, and Over the Hedge nearly matched last weeks take. Mission 3 and Poseidon continued to creep toward recouping their budgets. Ice Age remains on top for the year so far, but it is only a matter of time until it gets eclipsed. Overall, combining totals of all movies out, this weekend was the biggest weekend for the box office ever. With this mutant madness, it's a safe bet that at the least Wolverine will be on the fast track, and quite possibly, X4 may be forthcoming in spite of the claim that X3 would be the "last stand" for the muties. I really wonder if Supes will outearn X-Men, I would have thought so for sure, but this early run has been quite impressive.

Current Rankings:

5) Poseidon - $46,730,150
4) Over the Hedge - $84,377,727
3) Mission: Impossible III - $116,170,705
2) X-Men: The Last Stand - $122,861,157
1) The Da Vinci Code - $144,918,409

My Top 9 Predictions

9) Lady in the Water - $160,000,000
8) Poseidon - $175,00,0000
7) Mission: Impossible III - $205,000,000
6) Over the Hedge - $220,000,000
5) X-Men: The Last Stand - $225,000,000
4) Cars - $260,000,000
3) The Da Vinci Code - $275,000,000
2) Superman Returns - $325,000,000
1) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest - $350,000,000

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