Friday Box Office: 9 Lives, Goods Bad


District 9 cost a mere $30 million to make, and judging by its performance yesterday, it should make that budget back and then some by the end of this weekend. The alien actioner brought in $14.2 million for first place, followed by The Time Traveler's Wife with a solid $7.7 million. Faring less well were The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, which brought in only $2 million, and the teen movie Bandslam, which couldn't even crack the top ten.

Full figures after the jump:

DISTRICT 9: $14,200,000 (new)

THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE: $7,745,000 (new)

G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA: $7,150,000 ($83,403,000)

JULIE & JULIA: $3,635,000 ($34,919,000)

G-FORCE: $2,100,000 ($94,241,000)

THE GOODS: LIVE HARD, SELL HARD: $2,025,000 (new)

THE UGLY TRUTH: $1,460,000 ($74,462,000)

HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE: $1,425,000 ($280,163,000)

PONYO: $1,170,000 (new)

FUNNY PEOPLE: $943,000 ($45,843,000)


  • It's awesome that Zach Galiafanakis is in two $100M hits this year! I hope that means producers have more confidence in his bare ass.

  • Delta says:

    Poor Ponyo. It is truly delightful.

  • snickers says:

    Even if District 9 doesn't bring in the Michael Bay crowd (and the same level of bucks), good word of mouth will ensure this is a solid performer on home video.

  • JudgeFudge says:

    Cool. I saw District 9 today, and while it wasn't my thing, I commend everyone involved with this fantastic opening, and hope District 10 gets a greenlight soon. If there is a genre for hard sci-fi with men metamorphizing into disgusting aliens that sound and look like vomit, then District 9 is absolutely the Citizen Kane of this genre.