Superman Returns (2006) was not so super in the end. It made $52.5M over the 3-day weekend, and $32M before that on Thursday andWednesday when it opened. In total, during its first week (Wednesday through Tuesday) and a very long 4-day 4th ofJuly weekend, the film pulled in $108M. The numbers are good, but not those of a monster hit the studios had expected. The film did cost almost $260M just to produce (the most expensive film ever) plus a lot of promotion. The film is pretty much assured to break $200M and since itseems to be doing well internationally, it will show a profit eventually. It's just not the runaway hit most people had expected.
The real surprise last weekend was Devil Wears Prada, The (2006) which stole quite a lot of thunder from the number one film. With $27.5M, the film did significantly better than was expected and has a chance of becoming a mid-level hit of the summer. With a production far smaller than Superman Returns (2006), this film will show a healthier profit as it looks like it should reach $100M.
Finally,Click (2006) added almost $20M over the weekend and is on its way to pass the $100M milestone. Cars (2006) also did fairly welland added another $14.6M to its tally, bringing it closer and closer to $200M.
|1||Superman Returns (2006)||$52.5M||4,065||$84.6M||5|
|2||Devil Wears Prada, The (2006)||$27.5M||2,847||$27.5M||3|
|5||Nacho Libre (2006)||$6.6M||3,082||$65.4M||17|
|6||Lake House, The (2006)||$4.8M||2,645||$39M||17|
|7||Fast And The Furious 3: Tokyo Drift, The (2006)||$4.5M||2,670||$51.7M||17|
|8||Waist Deep (2006)||$3.4M||1,006||$15.3M||10|
|9||Break Up, The (2006)||$3M||1,911||$110.2M||31|
|10||Da Vinci Code, The (2006)||$2.4M||1,384||$209.9M||45|
|11||X 3, The Last Stand (2006)||$2.2M||1,558||$228.7M||38|
|12||Garfield 2, A Tail Of Two Kitties (2006)||$2.2M||2,150||$21.7M||17|
|13||Inconvenient Truth, An (2006)||$1.7M||587||$12.5M||40|
|14||Prairie Home Companion, A (2006)||$1.4M||717||$14.9M||24|
|15||Over The Hedge (2006)||$1.3M||1,208||$147.7M||45|
|17||Omen, The (2006)||$522.5K||625||$53.5M||27|
|19||Mission: Impossible 3 (2006)||$491K||507||$132.3M||59|
||For the top 20 movies:||$151M||35,323||$1.6B||