Monday, 10 August 2009
UK Box Office 7-9 August
Despite mounting bad buzz and terrible reviews, the $175 million action franchise GI JOE: RISE OF THE COBRA (by the way, these toys were great when I was a kid) knocked HARRY POTTER off the number one spot this weekend. With even worse reviews, THE UGLY TRUTH, starring Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler, came in at number three. The only other new entry in the Top 10 is horror thriller ORPHAN (the creepy girl you've seen on bus stops everywhere). COCO BEFORE CHANEL at 10 surpassed the £1 million mark, a landmark for foreign language films. MOON, with only 55 prints, is slowly approaching £1 million gross with £880,000 so far all based on word of mouth. We had customers driving from all over the South Coast to see it. MESRINE:KILLER INSTINCT didn't crack the charts but did a respectable £124,000.
1- GI Joe - £1,427,594 (with previews £1,708,000)
2- Harry Potter - £1,263,750
3- The Ugly Truth - £1,250,769 (with previews £1,978,007)
4- G-Force 3D - £900,155 + £323,710 in 2D (£1,223,865 total)
5- The Proposal - £756,106
6- Taking of Pelham 123 - £663,802
7- Orphan - £570,147
8- Ice Age 3 - £410,710
9- The Hangover - £278,921
10- Coco Before Chanel - £248,532
PS - My prediction of a £10-£12 million gross for PUBLIC ENEMIES was way off, as it has grossed only £6.8 million in six weeks on release.