Sunday, June 28, 2009

Box Office Contest Update: Twisting Cars Edition

As expected, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” has dominated the U.S. box office and our summer contest since its debut on Wednesday, according to information provided by Box Office Mojo.

After five days, the monstrosity has assaulted audiences to the tune of $201.2 million for Stu, who claimed the top three films this week, with “The Proposal” finding another $18.5 million (off only -45%) for a total of $69 million, and “The Hangover” going for the hair of the dog and adding another $17.2 million for a cume of $183 million to date.

Dave’s two new entries were “My Sister’s Keeper” and “Cheri.” The former opened at $12 million, while the latter picked up $408,000 in limited release. I think we can safely say that Dave will not win the pool this year. It’s the end of an era.

John’s “Year One” and “Dance Flick” have combined for $57 million. He’s waiting impatiently for his big dogs – “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” and “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” – to start hunting.

“Up” added another $13 million this weekend for me, bringing its cume to $250 million. I’m going to need huge numbers from all my remaining movies to have any shot at even being close.

Next week brings “Ice Age” for John and Michael Mann’s “Public Enemies” – a must-see film in the Bellingham View household – for Dave.

Totals through June 28:

Stu (seven films): $606.6 million
Robert (five films): $530.2 million
Dave (six films): $434.9 million
John (two films): $57.4 million

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