Studio Estimates (June 19-21):
1. The Proposal – $34.1 million
2. The Hangover – $26.9 million
3. Up – $21.3 million
4. Year One – $20.2 million
5. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 – $11.3 million
Finally, The Hangover falls out of the #1 spot in its third weekend at the box office, beaten by the opening weekend from The Proposal. With $34.1 million, The Proposal is Sandra Bullocks’ biggest opening weekend ever (which is surprising because she’s been in a number of hits). Pixar’s Up continues to make a run at the summer’s biggest movie, though Transformers and Harry Potter should hold that title by summer’s end. The other new release this weekend, Year One, grossed a decent $20.2 million but placing 4th was disappointing.
As for our predictions, I was the only one able to predict all the Top 5 films and in the correct order. Aside from Sheehan’s gross estimate for The Proposal, his estimates were the most accurate.
Check back on Friday for our new weekend predictions. There are two new releases this weekend: the heavy drama, My Sister’s Keeper, starring Cameron Diaz. And the super blockbuster, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.