Igor pulls the switch but empty theatres resemble a Ghost Town

If there were any doubt that Fall had arrived, this weekend’s box office results confirm it: there are no more summer blockbusters burning up the screens. Two new genre titles made their debut – IGOR and GHOST TOWN - but neither one scared up much business. IGOR opened in 2,339 theatres, where it earned $8-million – good enough only for fourth place. GHOST TOWN’s title may not suit the film very well, but it is an apt description of empty theatres playing the film: in 1,505 venues, the film earned only $4.2-million, haunting eighth place.

The only holdover genre title was THE DARK KNIGHT, which swooped from #7 to #9 with $2.95-million. Now ten weeks old, the film has earned $521.9-million.

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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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