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.