Box Office: Dragonball debut is a dud

Dragonball Evolution (2009)The weekend’s one fantasy film debut, DRAGONBALL EVOLUTION, was a dud at the box office. Directed by James Wong (FINAL DESTINATION), the adaptation of the popular anime franchise failed to ignite despite the presence of Chow Yun-Fat (CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON) and James Marsters (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER). Making its debut in 2,181 North American theatres, the film earned only $4.76-million, bouncing into 8th place.

As for returning fantasy, science fiction, and horror films…

MONSTERS VS. ALIENS dropped one slot into third place on its third weekend of release, earning $21.8-million for a U.S. total of $140.2-million.

KNOWING saw its I.Q. decay one point for a fifth place weekend showing of $6.4-million and a four-week total of $67.77-million.

THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT foreclosed on $5.9-million, good enough for 7th place, down from 3rd last week. Film has earned $46.49-million after three weekends in theatres.

RACE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN dropped out of the Top Ten, skidding from #8 to #11 with $1.9-million. After five weeks, the U.S. total is 461.96-million.

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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