Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Summer Movie Box Office 2009-- The Mid Point

The hits, the misses of summer movies 2009, so far... Easily on the misses side would be Terminator Salvation (a paltry $122.3 million-to-date, domestic), Angels & Demons (a so-so $130.7 million to-date domestic), and Land of the Lost ($47.3 million) [to put these numbers in perspective, Paul Blart: Mall Cop grossed $146.3 million domestic). The hits: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Up, Star Trek, The Hangover (wow-- my predix came true), and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Doing well, but certainly less-than-expected is Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. Overachievers certainly include The Proposal.

Here are the top ten summer movies so far (domestic grosses to-date):

1. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ($239.4 million)
2. Up ($256.5)
3. Star Trek ($247.6)
4. The Hangover ($190.8)
5. X-Men Origins: Wolverine ($178.0)
6. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian ($165.2)
7. Angles & Demons ($130.7)
8. Terminator Salvation ($122.3)
9. The Proposal ($78.0)
10. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 ($55.0)

Now onto July 4th Weekend and Public Enemies or more likely (if the early numbers are any indication) Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (with Harry Potter looming large, July 15).

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