Three movies hit the theatres during the weekend 30th July 2010 – 1st August 2010 attempting to overtake Inception as it enters its third weekend at the box office. They were the sequel to Cats & Dogs and the weekend’s widest new release Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore the second largest new wide release Dinner for Schmucks and the other new wide release is Charlie St. Cloud.
Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore prequel was released almost a decade ago in 2001 and the reason for bringing it back is because of the financial successes it had following the prequels release. Being a modest $60 million budget movie Cats & Dogs took $93.38 million at the box office domestically and over $200 million worldwide which is quite awesome.
Furthermore strong competition is quite likely from Toy Story 3 and Despicable Me, both of which are doing great in the box office at the moment. Dinner for Schmucks stars Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, and Zach Galifianakis all of whom have the box office drawing power and should and hence should be the greatest strength of this flick.
As far as Charlie St. Cloud is concerned it stars the teenage heartthrob Zac Efron and the movie being directed towards the female audience it should expect some good turnover.
But however needs to be mentioned that none of the above three movies were able to compete with the might of Christopher Nolan’s Inception as it remained to rule the box office for the third consecutive weekend with weekend earnings of $27,520,000 adding up to a total of $193,348,000.
In the second place is Dinner with Schmucks only about $4 Million behind Inception with weekend earnings of $23,300,000 and also pushing down Angelina Jolie’s Salt to the third place which added another $20 Million (taking its total to $ 70 Million) and Despicable Me to the fourth place.
Anyhow Despicable Me is doing really well as it too closes in on the $200 Million mark after one month of release with the flick having cost only about $70 Million.
The other two new releases of the weekend Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore and Charlie St. Cloud could to be said to have opened decently, securing the 5th and 6th place each with $12,5 Million opening day sales although there is a bit of disappointment with Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore on comparing with its highly successful prequel.
These are the major changes as of this weekend let’s how churned the Box Office would be the next weekend.
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