Box Office: B.C. wins big

Despite overwhelmingly negative reviews, 10,000 B.C. easily evolved up the box office ladder to the #1 position. Making its debut in 3,410 U.S. theatres, Rolland Emmerich’s film of prehistoric strive earned an estimated $35.73-million during its debut weekend. That was approximately two-and-a-half times the take of the #2 film, the weekend’s other big debut, COLLEGE ROAD TRIP.

10,000 B.C.

As for holdover titles, only a couple of sci-fi/fantasy films managed to retain positions in the Top Ten:

THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES crawled from third place to sixth with weekend earnings of $4.8-million. After four weeks of U.S. distribution, the total stands at $61.72-million.

JUMPER jumped down three notches from #5 to #8, where it earned $3.75-million. That yielded a four-week total of $72.54-million.

Dropping out of the Top Ten in its second week of release was PENELOPE. Going from ninth to twelfth place, the modern fairy tale earned $2.21-million in its sophomore session, for a two-week total of $6.85-million. Video, here we come!

Read the complete Top Ten here.

About the Author

Steve Biodrowski

Cinefantastique's Los Angeles Correspondent from 1987 to 1993 and West Coast Editor from 1993 to 1999. Currently the webmaster of Cinefantastique Online, I also run a website called Hollywood Gothique that covers Halloween Horror and Sci-Fi Cinema Events in the Los Angeles area.

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