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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

'The Final Destination' closes summer season with $15.4m, Sept. 4-7, 2009

The summer box office season came to an end with the horror sequel The Final Destination topping the box office for the second straight weekend. Over the extended four day Labor Day weekend the film managed $15.4 million, just edging Inglourious Basterds which finished with $15 million this weekend. Newcomers All About Steve and Gamer finished third and fourth, while Sony's sleeper smash District 9 rounded out the top five, becoming the 20th film of 2009 to break the century mark.

Topping the box office for the second week in a row was Warner's horror-thriller The Final Destination, which took in $15.4 million over the four-day weekend. In 11 days the $40 million budgeted pic has grossed $50.7 million, and should wind up with $75 million domestic.

Quetin Tarantino's WWII rampage Inglourious Basterds held onto second place with $15 million, bringing the $70 million budgeted Weinstein Co. release to an incredible $91.8 million domestic. Add to that a $95.2 million international haul, and the film's worldwide total stands at $178.5 million.

Fox's romantic comedy All About Steve with an estimated finished in third with $13.9 million, despite being universally trashed by critics. Starring Sandra Bullock and The Hangover's Bradley Cooper, the film averaged a strong $6,175 in 2,251 theaters.

Gerard Butler's actioner Gamer shrugged off similarly poor reviews to open in fourth with $11.2 million. The R-rated Lionsgate pic averaged a mediocre $4,476 in 2,502 theaters. Expect steep declines in the coming weeks.

Sony's smash hit District 9 surged past the $100 million mark this weekend with its $9 million holiday haul, becoming the 20th film of 2009 to do so. The sci-fi actioner has now grossed $103.3 million domestic, and could wind up with $140 million by the end of its run.


constant gina said...

I really enjoyed the effects; the story telling and such wasn't all that to talk about.

Amy said...

I am surprised it do so well at the box office, but I heard the special effects were great.