Teen Horror Tops Box Office
1. Disturbia - $23 million - Paramount/Dreamworks
2. Blades of Glory - $14.1 million - Paramount/Dreamworks
3. Meet the Robinsons - $12 million - Disney
4. Perfect Stranger - $11 million - Sony/Columbia
5. Are We Done Yet? - $9.2 million - Sony/Columbia
6. Pathfinder - $4.8 million - Fox
7. Wild Hogs - $4.6 million - Buena Vista
8. The Reaping - $4.5 million - Warner Bros.
9. 300 - $4.3 million - Warner Bros.
10. Grindhouse - $4.2 million - The Weinstein Co.
"Teen Horror Tops Box Office"… how many times during 2007 do you think that'll be the Sunday box office headline? The betting pool is now open.
No shocking box office news this week. As predicted, a relentless promotional onslaught helped Paramount/Dreamworks' Disturbia, the teen-themed remake of Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window, take first place with a respectable $23 million. That makes Shia LeBeouf a bona fide star (as opposed to a Disney Channel one) and a totally legitimate host of Saturday Night Live.
Paramount & Dreamworks execs are dancing on the graves of their enemies after earning the top two box office spots. Blades of Glory is still bringing in big bucks in its third week and just hit the $90 million mark.
The strong and steady award goes to 300, which hit the $200 million mark, followed by Wild Hogs, which hit $150 million, and runner-up Meet the Robinsons, which hit $72 million.
Big losers include Grindhouse, which plunged 64% to fall from 4th to 10th place, and The Reaping, which plunged 55% to fall from 5th to 8th place.
With a limited release, Aqua Teen Hunger Force earned only $3 million, not enough to even make it into the top 10. But with a very, very limited release (seven screens), Mike White's Year of the Dog earned a respectable $112,000.