October 12, 2008
Beverly Hills Chihuahua still #1 with $17.5M
Disney's "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" was top dog in the domestic boxoffice for a second straight weekend, making a mutt out of the pre-frame favorite for No. 1 -- Warner Bros.' star-studded Middle East thriller "Body of Lies."
"Chihuahua" fetched an estimated $17.5 million this session, as a miniature weekend-over-weekend drop of just 40% groomed a 10-day cumulative boxoffice of $52.5 million. "Lies" truly underperformed expectations with a shocking $13.1 million bow good only for a third-place showing. (The Hollywood Reporter)
*Update* - Hollywood, The Economy, and Signs of the Apocalypse? hah, ouch.
"But out there at the box office, it is still morning in America. Four major movies opened on Friday, and they came on the heels of seven movies the week before, most of which did quite nicely, thank you. The fact that “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” has topped the box office for two weeks running and has taken in over $52 million may be one of the signs of the apocalypse, but not the kind that has anything to do with credit default swaps." (nytimes.com)
Posted by dschnee at October 12, 2008 6:50 PM