Box Office Analysis, Mar. 10: Mammoth Take for ‘10,000 B.C.’

The woolly mammoths and saber-toothed tigers have it! Despite scathing reviews, Roland Emmerich’s epic 10,000 B.C. opened at the top of the North American box office this weekend with $35.7 million.

“Those movies opened up in the summer. We’re very strong for this time of year,” Dan Fellman, head of distribution for Warner Bros. told The Associated Press. Fellman added Emmerich‘s films tend to do better internationally, including The Day After Tomorrow, which topped out at $186.7 million domestically and did nearly twice that business overseas.

Other newcomers this weekend fared well. The Disney family comedy College Road Trip, starring Raven Symone and Martin Lawrence, debuted in second place with $14 million, while the bank-heist actioner The Bank Job, starring Jason Statham, opened in fifth place with $5.7 million.

The Top 12 movies took in $91.8 million, down 34 percent from the same weekend last year, which saw 300 open with $71 million.

BOX OFFICE TOP 10 ESTIMATES

No. 1: 10,000 B.C. (Warner Bros., PG-13)

• Gross: $35.7 million

• Weeks opened: NEW!

• Theaters: 3,410

• Per-theater average: $10,478

No. 2: College Road Trip (Disney, G)

• Gross: $14 million

• Weeks opened: NEW!

• Theaters: 2,706

• Per-theater average: $5,173

No. 3: Vantage Point (Fox, PG-13)

• Gross: $7.5 million (-41%)

• Weeks opened: 3

• Theaters: 3,163 (+13)

• Per-theater average: $2,371

• Cume to date: $51.6 million

No. 4: Semi-Pro (New Line, R)

• Gross: $5.9 million (-60%)

• Weeks opened: 2

• Theaters: 3,121 (unchanged)

• Per-theater average: $1,890

• Cume to date: $24.8 million

No. 5: The Bank Job (Lionsgate, R)

• Gross: $5.7 million

• Weeks opened: NEW!

• Theaters: 1,603

• Per-theater average: $3,562

No. 6: The Spiderwick Chronicles (Paramount, PG)

• Gross: $4.8 million (-44%)

• Weeks opened: 4

• Theaters: 3,246 (-408)

• Per-theater average: $1,478

• Cume to date: $61.7 million

No. 7: The Other Boleyn Girl (Sony, PG-13)

• Gross: $4 million (-51%)

• Weeks opened: 2

• Theaters: 1,167

• Per-theater average: $3,427

• Cume to date: $14.6 million

No. 8: Jumper (Fox, PG-13)

• Gross: $3.7 million (-50%)

• Weeks opened: 4

• Theaters: 2,563 (-565)

• Per-theater average: $1,463

• Cume to date: $72.5 million

No. 9: Step Up 2 the Streets (Walt Disney, PG-13)

• Gross: $3 million (-46%)

• Weeks opened: 4

• Theaters: 2,251 (-277)

• Per-theater average: $1,354

• Cume to date: $53 million

No. 10: Fool’s Gold (Warner Bros. PG-13)

• Gross: $2.8 million (-36%)

• Weeks opened: 5

• Theaters: 2,322 (-523)

• Per-theater average: $1,205

• Cume to date: $62.8 million

OTHER OPENINGS

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (Focus, PG-13)

• Gross: $2.5 million

• Weeks opened: NEW!

• Theaters: 535

• Per-theater average: $4,749

CJ7 (Sony Pictures Classics, PG)

• Gross: $41,100

• Weeks opened: NEW!

• Theaters: 19

• Per-theater average: $2,163

Married Life (Sony Pictures Classics, PG-13)

• Gross: $36,400

• Weeks opened: NEW!

• Theaters: 9

• Per-theater average: $4,044

Paranoid Park (IFC, R)

• Gross: $30,700

• Weeks opened: NEW!

• Theaters: 2

• Per-theater average: $15,350

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