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The Weekend Box Office

August 30, 2010 /  by  
 

The Expendables Movie PosterGoing into the weekend, I thought The Expendables might be able to hang on to the top spot. I definitely underestimated this weekend’s releases. If estimates hold true, The Last Exorcism barely edged out Takers for the top spot by just $200,000. Both films beat The Expendables pretty easily by about $12 million. Inception actually went up from the number 9 spot last weekend to number 7 which makes its domestic total just under $271 million. The other “new” release this weekend was Avatar: Special Edition. I have a lot of complaints about the whole phenomenon that is Avatar, but apparently no one else does seeing it brought in $4 million while only showing in 812 theaters across the country.

The American George Clooney Movie PosterThis week sees The American starring George Clooney getting released on Wednesday. On Friday, Machete and Going the Distance hit theaters. I am very excited to see The American. Not so much for the other two. So here’s hoping Clooney still puts the most butts in the seats.

What did you see this weekend? What do you think will be number one next week? Let us know in the comments below.

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 N The Last Exorcism LGF $21,300,000 $7,411 $21,300,000 $1.8 1
2 N Takers SGem $21,000,000 $9,519 $21,000,000 $20 1
3 1 The Expendables LGF $9,500,000 -44.0% $2,796 $82,010,000 $80 3
4 3 Eat Pray Love Sony $7,000,000 -42.2% $2,252 $60,716,000 $60 3
5 5 The Other Guys Sony $6,600,000 -35.1% $2,075 $99,300,000 $100 4
6 2 Vampires Suck Fox $5,300,000 -56.6% $1,639 $27,912,000 $20 2
7 9 Inception WB $5,105,000 -34.9% $2,466 $270,749,000 $160 7
8 8 Nanny McPhee Returns Uni. $4,743,000 -43.6% $1,695 $17,020,000 $35 2
9 7 The Switch Mira. $4,658,000 -44.8% $2,309 $16,484,000 2
10 6 Piranha 3D W/Dim. $4,308,000 -57.4% $1,729 $18,272,000 $24 2