Box Office: Pang Brothers eye the #1 spot

BANGCOCK DANGEROUS took the #1 spot during a weak weekend at the box office. Opening in 2,650 theatres, the action-packed remake from the Pang Brothers (who gave us the excellent ghost story THE EYE in 2002) earned only $7.8-million, but that was good enough to knock TROPIC THUNDER down to #2 after two weekends on top.

THE DARK KNIGHT held strong at #3, earning $5.5-million and raising its eight-week total to just under $512-million.

BABYLON A.D. met an early apocalypse, dropping from #2 to #6 in its sophomore session, earning $4.2-million for a two-week total of $17.4-million.

DEATH RACE skidded from sixth to seventh place , adding $3.7-million to its three-week total of $29.9-million.

DISASTER MOVIE imploded from #7 to #8 with $3.0-mil, yielding a two-week total of $10.6-million. It may not be funny, but in terms of ticket sales, the title turns out to be admirably accurate.

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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