Moviegoers Stay Home for Labor Day Weekend

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I guess the usual moviegoers around the country had a similar attitude as me this weekend – it’s the last official weekend of summer, let’s get outside and enjoy it. As a result, nobody was in the theatres. This was one of the slowest weekends at the box office and all of the premiering films had unimpressive showings.

The top film for the second week in a row is 3D slasher film The Final Destination. Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds held on to the number 2 spot, only dropping about 22% in its 3rd week.

The three mainstream films that opened this long weekend had sub-par performances. The best of the three was the stalker comedy All About Steve with $13.9 million. Right behind that was the futuristic action film Gamer, which had $11.2 million. At the bottom of the pack was Mike Judge’s Extract that barely made it into the top 10 with $5.3 million.

Below are the Labor Day Weekend Estimates from Box Office Mojo (After the Jump):

1) The Final Destination (2nd week – 3,121 theatres)
Weekend Gross: $15.45 million | Average: $4,949 | Overall Gross: $50.58 million

2) Inglourious Basterds (3rd week – 3,358 theatres)
Weekend Gross: $15.03 million | Average: $4,476 | Overall Gross: $95.23 million

3) All About Steve (Opening – 2,251 theatres)
Weekend Gross: $13.9 million | Average: $6,175 | Overall Gross: $13.9 million

4) Gamer (Opening – 2,502 theatres)
Weekend Gross: $11.2 million | Average: $4,476 | Overall Gross: $11.2 million

5) District 9 (4th week – 3,139 theatres)
Weekend Gross: $9 million | Average: $2,867 | Overall Gross: $103.27 million

6) Halloween II (2nd week – 3,088 theatres)
Weekend Gross: $7.07 million | Average: $2,291 | Overall Gross: $27.13 million

7) Julie & Julia (5th week – 2,528 theatres)
Weekend Gross: $7 million | Average: $2,769 | Overall Gross: $80.64 million

8) G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (5th week – 2,846 theatres)
Weekend Gross: $6.7 million | Average: $2,354 | Overall Gross: $141.05 million

9) The Time Traveler’s Wife (4th week – 2,803 theatres)
Weekend Gross: $5.46 million | Average: $1,946 | Overall Gross: $55.8 million

10) Extract (Opening – 1,611 theatres)
Weekend Gross: $5.31 million | Average: $3,298 | Overall Gross: $5.31 million

Look for the animated film 9 to take over the top spot at the Box Office next weekend.

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