Studio Estimates for July 24-26:
1. G-Force – $32.2 million
2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – $30 million
3. The Ugly Truth – $27 million
4. Orphan – $12.8 million
5. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – $8.2 million
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince failed to top the box office for a second straight weekend thanks to Disney’s family-adventure film, G-Force. I knew pets sell but that basically involves dogs. I did not expect guinea pigs to be at center-stage stealing the show from Harry Potter.
The Ugly Truth had a very nice opening weekend with $27 million. Orphan placed fourth with a $12.77 million opening and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs nabbed the fifth spot during its fourth weekend.
As for our predictions, Phil and I were able to guess all of the Top 5 films correctly. Our only mistake was underestimating G-Force and leaving Harry Potter on top. As for Sheehan, he failed to list The Ugly Truth on the Top 5 and instead predicted Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen to make the Top 5. Transformers landed the sixth spot with $8 million.
Check back on Friday for our new predictions for next weekend when three new films hit the theaters: Aliens in the Attic, The Collector and a film I’m highly anticipating, Funny People.