Sunday, June 17, 2007

"Silver Surfer" Rises to Top Spot in Weekend Box Office

Weekend box office estimates:

1. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer - $57,400,000
2. Ocean's Thirteen - $19,105,000
3. Knocked Up - $14,535,000
4. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End - $12,024,000
5. Surf's Up - $9,300,000
6. Shrek the Third - $9,007,000
7. Nancy Drew - $7,135,000
8. Hostel Part II - $3,000,000
9. Mr. Brooks - $2,820,000
10. Spider-Man 3 - $2,500,000

Source: Box Office Mojo

Superhero sequel Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer easily bested last week's champ Ocean's 13 to become this weekend's box office winner. The only other high profile new release, Nancy Drew, debuted at number 7 with a paltry 7.1 million.

The good news is that the charming comedy Knocked Up is holding strong at #3 thanks to strong word of mouth with $14.5 million in its third weekend in release.

Even more good news, the torture porn genre took a major hit as Hostel Part II continued its monumental flop at #8 with a mere $3 million in its second week of release.

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