Tropic Thunder Stays On Top
Moviegoers were again drawn to the surprisingly resonant allure of “Tropic Thunder” this weekend.
DreamWorks/Paramount’s R-rated comedy repeated atop the domestic boxoffice amid weaker-than-expected competition, marking a modest 38% decline from its first session for an estimated $16.1 million on the frame and a 10-day cume of $65.7 million.
Sony’s PG-13 comedy “The House Bunny” hopped into second place with a sprightly $15.1 million in opening grosses. But Universal’s action thriller “Death Race” — which had been expected to speed to the top spot — found its boxoffice throttle stuck at just $12.3 million in a third-place bow.
Elsewhere, the grosses were similarly tepid over summer’s penultimate boxoffice frame, though Warner Bros.’ “The Dark Knight” reached a phenomenal cume of $489.2 million in a fourth-place showing of $10.3 million over its sixth session.
Warners’ “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” landed in fifth place over its second frame, sliding 61% to $5.7 million on the session and a $25 million cume. Fox’s horror film “Mirrors” finished in seventh place over its sophomore session, with a 56% drop from opening grosses producing $4.9 million on the frame and a $20.1 million cume. [thr]