Wednesday Daily Box Office Rally
First Place - Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg's latest pop culture parody fest Vampires Suck took aim at the beloved Twilight franchise and came away with over $4 million at the box office Wednesday night. The comedy opened yesterday in almost 3,000 theaters nationwide.
Second Place - Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables may have fallen to second place, but the old school actioner still had legs yesterday, raking in just over $3 million at the box office for a cumulative $45.66 million gross since it opened last Friday with star power from the likes of Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, and Jet Li.
Third Place - Julia Roberts' romantic travelogue Eat Pray Love was third at the box office Wednesday, garnering $2.9 million. The film is playing in over 3,000 theaters and has grossed $32.43 million since it opened opposite The Expendables last Friday.
Daily Box Office Top 12 Movies for Wednesday, August 18, 2010:
|Movie Title||Wednesday Gross||Theatres||Per-Theatre Average||Domestic Total|
|1. Vampires Suck||$4.02M||2,978||$1,349||$4.02M|
|2. The Expendables||$3.03M||3,270||$926||$45.66M|
|3. Eat Pray Love||$2.94M||3,082||$955||$32.43M|
|4. The Other Guys||$1.93M||3,651||$529||$76.38M|
|6. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World||$1.14M||2,818||$405||$14.65M|
|7. Despicable Me||$1.11M||2,923||$380||$225.5M|
|8. Step Up 3D||$853k||2,439||$350||$32.94M|
|9. Dinner for Schmucks||$818k||3,046||$269||$61.53M|
|10. Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore||$722k||2,728||$265||$37.41M|
|12. Toy Story 3||$364k||1,219||$299||$401.9M|
*Wednesday daily box office numbers provided by Hollywood.com Box Office.
Check back Friday for the Thursday Daily Box Office Rally results!