Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

Arts and Entertainment

Box Office Review: Wow!

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
Your donation today keeps LAist independent, ready to meet the needs of our city, and paywall free. Thank you for your partnership, we can't do this without you.
5b2b57934488b30009267069-original.jpg

All your base are belong to us! | Photo courtesy of Summit Entertainment

As little as a week ago, forecasters were estimating that Twilight would bring in $45-60M in its opening weekend. Those guesses have proven to be way low as the teen vampire romance stormed the box office with a stunning haul of $70.5M. As you might expect, plans are already underway for multiple sequels. Quantum of Solace slumped badly in its second weekend ($27.4M/$109.4M) but still managed to edge newbie Bolt ($27M). Madagascar 2 ($16M/$137.4M) and Role Models ($7.2M/$48M) rounded out the top 5.

The mediocre but resilient Changeling continued to do good business ($2.6M/$31.6M) while the witless HSM3: We Suck slipped badly in its fifth week ($2M/$86.8M). After that it was the decent Zack and Miri Make Fuck Film ($1.7M/$29.3M), the devastating The Boy in the Striped Pajamas ($1.6M/$2.6M) and the good-hearted The Secret Life of Bees ($1.2M/$35.6M). The fantastic Slumdog Millionaire just missed breaking into the top 10 despite averaging an extraordinary $31,063 per theater. What a magical film.