A Final Summer Weekend
Join us now as we bid a fond farewell to Summer 2009, and load our Up backbacks with G.I. Joe Trapper Keepers, G-Force scented erasers and Monsters vs. Aliens Edition Elmer's Glue in time for the first day of school. The four-day weekend numbers are after the jump.
1. The Final Destination
Gross: $15,445,000 (cume: $50,576,000)
Screens: 3,121 (PSA: $4,949 )
Weeks: 2 (Change: -43.6%)
After going neck-and-neck with All About Steve in Friday's sprint, The Final Destination surged ahead in the Labor Day weekend marathon. Convinced now that its patented Stereoscopic Deathvision technology is more than just a passing fad, look for more fun catalogs of immersive casualties to roll off the Warners/New Line assembly line in the months to come, including 3D House of Fatal Household Injuries, Trampled By Farm Animals in the Third Dimension, and Retirement Community Expirations: The 3D Experience.
2. Inglourious Basterds
Gross:$15,031,000 (cume: $95,226,000)
Screens: 3,358 (PSA: $4,476)
Weeks: 3 (Change: -22.1%)
Another unlikely late-summer success story, Quentin Tarantino's rollicking tale of threateningly consumed dairy products and bad Italian accents came from behind, earning the top spot on Sunday and second-place overall.
3. All About Steve
Gross: $13,900,000 (new)
Screens: 2,251 (PSA: $6,175)
This controversially received addition to the late-Bullockian-canon is the latest victim of the "Twitter effect," as shortly after its Friday opening, the bad buzz-broadcasting social networking tool was awash in messages of the, "RT @SandyBLover: Sandy playing a retarded Wonderword writer isn't nearly as fun as it sounds. See THE UGLY TRUTH again instead, guyz! :)" variety.
Gross: $11,200,000 (new)
Screens: 2,502 (PSA: $4,476)
Lionsgate's real-people-manipulated-via-video games thriller performed modestly, and many are again blaming prolific Twitter user/outspoken opinion-haver/possible Sony marketing plant SandyBLover, who wrote of Gamer, "A better movie involving remote control technology and starring Gerard Butler was THE UGLY TRUTH and its hilarious vibrator! See that one again, guyz!"
5. District 9
Gross: $9,000,000 (cume: $103,274,000)
Screens: 3,139 (PSA: $2,867)
Weeks: 4 (Change: -12.4%)
Gross: $5,313,000 (new)
Screens: 1,611 (PSA: $3,298)
A modest 12% drop proved District 9 has powerful prawn legs, but Mike Judge's scent-factory-set Idiocracy follow-up, Extract, proved far less anticipated than its distributor Miramax had hoped. Shame, as the world has a right, nay a duty, to know just how influential Ben Affleck can be when pushing a handful of anti-anxiety miracle pills for whatever ails you.