Box Office Review: Number 5 is Number 1
Wall-E prior to the apocalypse that destroyed humanity. | Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures
Wall-E continued Pixar's long streak of box-office success this weekend as it hauled in $62.5M to top the vile action flick Wanted ($51.1M). The race wasn't expected to be nearly so close, but Wanted somehow managed to blast past early estimates and do huge business in a rare hit for Angelina Jolie. Hold-overs staked out the rest of the top 10: Get Smart had a decent second frame ($20M/$77.2M); Kung Fu Panda continued to print money ($11.7M/$179.3M) while The Incredible Hulk slipped badly in its third weekend ($9.2M/$115.5M).
The bottom half of the chart was led by the woeful, career-killing The Love Guru ($5.4M/$25.3M) which just managed to top Indiana Jones 4 ($5M/$299.9M). After that it was the dreadful The Happening ($3.8M/$59M); the still-strong Sex and the City ($3.7M/$140.1M); and the reverse-funny Zohan ($3.2M/$91.2M). In limited release, The Last Mistress had a fairly strong opening ($17,600 per theater) while Trumbo was just above average ($9500) in its debut. In its ninth week, Iron Man finally fell out of the top 10 ($2.2M/$309.1M)