Box Office Brief: The Final Destination is still on top? Really?

Posted on 08 September 2009 by ShepRamsey

Well, kids, there’s good news and there’s bad news.  The good news is that Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds is still doing quite well.  The bad news lies in what’s still doing better. 

The Final Destination claimed the number one spot at the box office for the second week in a row with $15.4 million, beating out three new wide releases that hit theaters over the Labor Day weekend. 

Coming in at second were the Basterds, another impressive holdoverallaboutsteve, which brought in $15 million and is just about to cross the $100 million threshold.  Debuting at third place was the just plain ghastly-looking All About Steve, which made $13.9 million.

Fourth place went to another new flick, Gamer.  The Gerard Butler action movie opened up to $11.2 million, coming in just ahead of District 9, which–god bless it–is hanging on quite ably, having made $9 million over the weekend.  It’s total stake thus far has turned it’s $30 million budget into an awesome $132.2 million domestic box office.

Rob Zombie’s Halloween II was in the number six spot with $7.1 million, and seven went to Julie & Julia with $7 million.  Eight and nine were G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and The Time Traveler’s Wife, which made $6.7 million and $5.5 million respectively.

And debuting at the miserable number ten spot was Mike Judge’s new comedy Extract, starring Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, and Ben Affleck.  I have to say that this surprised me.  I expected a far better turnout for this movie.  Instead it wound up making $5.3 million, to bring it in at dead last for this week’s top ten.                           

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