Box Office Results: Bruno dances to #1 in the States

Studio Estimates for July 10-12:

1.  Bruno – $30.4 million
2.  Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – $28.5  million
3.  Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – $24.2 million
4.  Public Enemies – $14.1 million
5.  The Proposal – $10.5 million

Although Bruno debuted at the top of the box office this weekend, it was slightly surprising that $30 million was all it made.  Borat made over $26 million its opening weekend in under 1,000 theaters.  Bruno made $30 million in approximately 2,700 theaters.  I’m not exactly sure why, though.  Bruno was more crude, but Borat received better reviews.  Is the public too homophobic to laugh at gay-satire jokes for 82 minutes?

Ice Age stretched past Transformers this weekend to claim the #2 spot in the box office with $28.5 million.  Public Enemies took in $14.1 million during its second weekend and The Proposal finished off the Top 5.  The other new release, I Love You Beth Cooper, ranked in at #7 with $5 million.

Check back next weekend when potentially the biggest movie of the summer hits the theaters (opening on Wednesday), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.  All I have to see is if Transformers 2 can gross over $200 in its first five days, let’s see what Harry Potter can do.

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