‘The Other Guys’ Rule the Box Office with Over $50 Million


Inception movie poster 2010Thursday Daily Box Office Rally

First Place –  The Other Guys with Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg passed the $50 million mark yesterday, pulling in almost $3.5 million at the box office to finish in first place yet again.  Director Adam McKay‘s comedy is still showing in some 3,651 theaters and has grossed $52.54 million since it opened last week.

Second Place –  Director Christopher Nolan‘s Inception held on to the number two spot once again Thursday, adding $2.18 million to its impressive $237 million total.  Warner Bros’ brainy thriller is still showing in over 3,400 theaters domestically, attracting plenty of repeat business from moviegoers eager to see it again.

Third PlaceJon Chu‘s Step Up 3D stayed just ahead of Universal’s Despicable Me yesterday for a third place finish with $1.4 million at the box office.  Buoyed by higher 3D ticket prices, the dance pic has taken in almost $23 million since its debut last Friday.

Daily Box Office Top 12 Movies for Thursday, August 12, 2010:

Movie Title Thursday Gross Theatres Per-Theatre Average Domestic Total
1.   The Other Guys

$3.48M 3,651 $954 $52.54M
2.   Inception $2.18M 3,418 $637 $237.18M
3.   Step Up 3D

$1.40M 2,435 $575 $22.94M
4.   Despicable Me

$1.39M 3,413 $410 $215.23M
5.   Dinner for Schmucks

$1.33M 3,004

$442 $52.50M
6.   Salt $1.22M 3,317

$367 $97.22M
7.   Cats & Dogs: Revenge of

      Kitty Galore

$1.13M 3,705 $306 $31.03M
8.   Charlie St. Cloud

$695k 2,725 $255 $26.64M
9.   Toy Story 3

$569k 1,714 $332 $398.60M
10. Ramona and Beezus

$362k 1,478 $245 $22.14M
11. Twilight Saga: Eclipse

$344k 1,704 $202 $294.56M
12. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

$326k 1,766 $185 $58.42M

*Thursday daily box office numbers provided by Hollywood.com Box Office.

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