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Box Office Analysis, April 30: 'Disturbia' Tops Tepid Weekend, Gearing Up for 'Spidey 3'

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Apr 30, 2007 | 5:40am EDT

The voyeuristic thriller Disturbia fended off another weak batch of newcomers to take the top spot at the North American box office for the third straight weekend with $9.1 million.

With very low numbers this weekend--the top-12 movies took in an anemic $62.9 million, down 30 percent from the same weekend last year--the movie business seemed to be on hold in anticipation of a huge summer that begins this week with Spider-Man 3.

"This was an incredibly slow weekend. To have a top movie come in under $10 million just shows how the marketplace is in a holding pattern," Paul Dergarabedian, president of box-office tracker Media By Numbers told The Associated Press. "It'll all be made up next weekend with Spider-Man 3."

The newcomers Disturbia beat out this weekend included: The paranormal thriller The Invisible, which opened in second with $7.6 million; Nicolas Cage’s premonition actioner Next, which debuted in third place with $7.2 million; The Condemned, starring pro-wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin, which premiered in ninth place with $4 million; and the comedy Kickin' It Old Skool, starring Jamie Kennedy, which failed to make the top 10, coming in at No. 11 with $2.8 million.

The Top 12 movies grossed $62.9 million over the weekend, down 30.14 percent from last year’s draw of $90.1 million and down 14.16 percent from last weekend’s total of $73 million. The Top Three films at the box office this time last year were: Sony’s R.V., which opened at No. 1 with $16.4 million in 3,639 theaters, averaging $4,511 per theater; Universal’s United 93, which opened in second place with $11.4 million in 1,795 theaters, averaging $6,395 per theater; and Buena Vista’s Stick It, which opened in third place with $10.8 million in 2,038 theaters, averaging $5,301 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: $9.1 (-30%) million

• Weeks opened: 3

• Theaters: 3,047 (+32)

• Per-theater average: $2,987

• Cume to date: $52.1 million

No. 2: The Invisible (Buena Vista, PG-13)

• Gross: $7.6 million

• Weeks opened: NEW!

• Theaters: 2,019

• Per-theater average: $3,767

No. 3: Next (Paramount, PG-13)

• Gross: $7.2 million

• Weeks opened: NEW!

• Theaters: 2,725

• Per-theater average: $2,642

No. 4: Fracture (New Line, R)

• Gross: $7 million (-36%)

• Weeks opened: 2

• Theaters: 2,443 (unchanged)

• Per-theater average: $2,896

• Cume to date: $21.3 million

No. 5: Blades of Glory (Paramount, PG-13)

• Gross: $5.2 million (-32%)

• Weeks opened: 5

• Theaters: 3,056 (-403)

• Per-theater average: $1,702

• Cume to date: $108 million

No. 6: Meet the Robinsons (Buena Vista, G)

• Gross: $4.8 million (-31%)

• Weeks opened: 5

• Theaters: 2,461 (-542)

• Per-theater average: $1,967

• Cume to date: $88.3 million

No. 7: Hot Fuzz (Rogue, R)

• Gross: $4.7 million (-18%)

• Weeks opened: 2

• Theaters: 1,272

• Per-theater average: $3,758

• Cume to date: $12.4 million

No. 8: Vacancy (Sony, R)

• Gross: $4.2 million (-45%)

• Weeks opened: 2

• Theaters: 2,551 (unchanged)

• Per-theater average: $1,646

• Cume to date: $13.8 million

No. 9: The Condemned (Lionsgate, R)

• Gross: $3.8 million

• Weeks opened: NEW!

• Theaters: 2,310

• Per-theater average: $1,645

No. 10: Are We Done Yet? (Sony, PG)

• Gross: $3.4 million (-34%)

• Weeks opened: 4

• Theaters: 2,701 (-243)

• Per-theater average: $1,259

• Cume to date: $43.8 million

OTHER OPENINGS

Kickin' It Old Skool (Yari Film Group, PG-13)

• Gross: $2.8 million

• Weeks opened: NEW!

• Theaters: 1,816

• Per-theater average: $1,542

Diggers (Magnolia, R)

• Gross: $32,000

• Weeks opened: NEW!

• Theaters: 18

• Per-theater average: $1,778

Jindabyne (Sony Pictures Classics, R)

• Gross: $30,243

• Weeks opened: NEW!

• Theaters: 6

• Per-theater average: $5,041

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