Tuesday, May 29, 2007

"POTC: At World's End" Shatters Memorial Day Records

Weekend Box Office Results:

1. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End - $115,057,000
2. Shrek the Third - $53,011,000
3. Spider-Man 3 - $14,200,000
4. Bug - $3,310,000
5. Waitress - $3,075,000-
6. 28 Weeks Later - $2,585,000
7. Disturbia - $1,921,000
8. Georgia Rule - $1,856,000
9. Fracture - $1,200,000
10. Wild Hogs - $1,092,000

Source: Box Office Mojo

The summer "three-quels" continued their box office monopoly as Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End sailed into theaters to become the biggest Memorial Day opener ever, while playing on the most screens (11,000 +) in the most theaters (4,362) ever.

With Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, and At World's End dominating the box office, precious little else is able to do much business. Summer hasn't even officially started yet and already I'm longing for fall, if for no other reason than just so the little guys can have a chance to breathe.

On the bright side though, Waitress is now at #5 in just 510 theaters. Although, sadly, with the blockbuster stranglehold, that doesn't mean much.

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