29 June 2008

Whale Sized Opening for WALL-E


With $62.5 million, WALL-E has taken the top spot over a surprisingly strong 2nd place Wanted ($51 million). This ranks as the 3rd highest ever Pixar opening. Its also a huge opening for an R-Rated movie that many dismissed as a silly Matrix rip-off. Unfortunately, due to Get Smarts continued, though mild, performance, we will have to wait until next week to add these movies to the list (and to bump Get Smart back off the list).

Hulk has joined the Green blockbusters and Indy is darned close to a RED 300 mil plus status. Also, Panda looks like he will get to the $200 million mark, an impressive feat for non-Pixar or non-Shrek CG films these days.

Next week, the list should change a lot with a monster opening from Will Smith's Hancock, and jumps from Wanted and Wall-E. And sadly, it may not be too long before Narnia gets dumped.


Standings:


#1 Iron Man - $309,176,000
#2 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - $299,936,000
#3 Kung Fu Panda - $179,330,000
#4 Sex and the City - $140,132,000
#5 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - $137,687,000
#6 The Incredible Hulk - $115,508,000
#7 You Don't Mess With the Zohan - $91,215,000
#8 What Happens in Vegas - $77,973,837
#9 Get Smart - $77,266,000

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