Box Office: The Unborn delivers in third place

THE UNBORN, the David Goyer horror film that opened this weekend, sold only enough tickets to land in third place, behind GRAN TORINO and BRIDE WARS; however, that was still better than many recent horror films have performed. Opening in 2,357 North American theatres, the film earned an estimated $21.1-million. By way of comparison, ONE MISSED CALL – which opened in January of last year, earned $26.9-million during its entire run in North American theatres.

As for continuing science fiction, fantasy, and horror films:

  • CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON was in fifth place with $9.5-million for a three-week total of $94.3-million.
  • BEDTIME STORIES was in sixth place with $8.6-million for a three-week total of $97.2-million.
  • TWILIGHT was in 12th place with $2.8-million for an eight-week total of $181.4-million.

Get the complete Top Ten at Yahoo box office.

About 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.