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Box Office Analysis, April 23: 'Disturbia' Rules Again

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Apr 23, 2007 | 5:20am EDT

In the battle of the psychological thrillers, youth takes it again. The teen suspense story Disturbia, starring Shia LaBeouf, took the top spot at the North American box office for the second week with $13.4 million, while Fracture, a court-room thriller starring Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling, opened in second with $11.1 million.

Meanwhile, the horror flick Vacancy, starring Kate Beckinsale and Luke Wilson, led a rush of other new wide releases, opening in fourth place with $7.6 million. The buddy-cop comedy Hot Fuzz, from the guys who did Shaun of the Dead, debuted in sixth with $5.8 million. Finally, the romantic dramedy In the Land of Women, starring Adam Brody and Meg Ryan, premiered in the eighth spot with $4.9 million.

In the second “down” weekend in a row, the Top 12 movies grossed $73.9 million over the weekend, down 26.18 percent from last year’s draw of $100.2 million and down 25.08 percent from last weekend’s total of $98.7 million.

"This is like an onslaught of films trying to get into the marketplace before the big summer rush," Paul Dergarabedian, president of box-office tracker Media By Numbers told The Associated Press. "People are just holding their breath waiting for summer to start, and while they're holding their breath, they didn't go to the movies in big numbers."

The Top Three films at the box office this time last year were: Sony/Tristar’s Silent Hill, which opened at No. 1 with $20.1 million in 2,926 theaters, averaging $6,887 per theater; Weinstein Co.’s Scary Movie 4, which dropped to second place in its second week of release with $16.8 million in 3,673 theaters, averaging $4,578 per theater; and 20th Century Fox’s The Sentinel, which opened in third place with $14.3 million in 2,822 theaters, averaging $5,091 per theater. (Click here to read last year's box office report).

BOX OFFICE TOP 10, ESTIMATES:

(Source: Exhibitor Relations, Inc.)

No. 1: Disturbia (Paramount, PG-13)

• Gross: $13.4 (-39%) million

• Weeks opened: 2

• Theaters: 3,105 (+90)

• Per-theater average: $4,464

• Cume to date: $40.6 million

No. 2: Fracture (New Line, R)

• Gross: $11.1 million

• Weeks opened: NEW!

• Theaters: 2,443

• Per-theater average: $4,574

No. 3: Blades of Glory (Paramount, PG-13)

• Gross: $7.8 million (-44%)

• Weeks opened: 4

• Theaters: 3,459 (-8)

• Per-theater average: $2,257

• Cume to date: $101 million

No. 4: Vacancy (Sony, R)

• Gross: $7.6 million

• Weeks opened: NEW!

• Theaters: 2,551

• Per-theater average: $2,979

No. 5: Meet the Robinsons (Buena Vista, G)

• Gross: $7 million (-43%)

• Weeks opened: 4

• Theaters: 3,003 (-235)

• Per-theater average: $2,360

• Cume to date: $82.2 million

No. 6: Hot Fuzz (Rogue, R)

• Gross: $5.8 million

• Weeks opened: NEW!

• Theaters: 825

• Per-theater average: $7,075

No. 7: Are We Done Yet? (Sony, PG)

• Gross: $5.2 million (-42%)

• Weeks opened: 3

• Theaters: 2,944 (+67)

• Per-theater average: $1,766

• Cume to date: $39.5 million

No. 8: In the Land of Women (Warner Bros., PG-13)

• Gross: $4.9 million

• Weeks opened: NEW!

• Theaters: 2,155

• Per-theater average: $2,281

No. 9: Perfect Stranger (Sony, R)

• Gross: $4.1 million (-63%)

• Weeks opened: 2

• Theaters: 2,661(unchanged)

• Per-theater average: $1,541

• Cume to date: $18 million

No. 10: Wild Hogs (Buena Vista, PG-13)

• Gross: $2.8 million (-39%)

• Weeks opened: 8

• Theaters: 2,001 (-428)

• Per-theater average: $1,435

• Cume to date: $156.2 million

OTHER OPENINGS

The Valet (Sony Pictures Classics, PG-13)

• Gross: $74,638

• Weeks opened: NEW!

• Theaters: 6

• Per-theater average: $12,440

The Tripper (ReelSource, R)

• Gross: $23,200

• Weeks opened: NEW!

• Theaters: 50

• Per-theater average: $464

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