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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.

#MovieWeekendTheatersTotalDays
1Superman Returns (2006)$52.5M4,065$84.6M5
2Devil Wears Prada, The (2006)$27.5M2,847$27.5M3
3Click (2006)$19.9M3,764$78.4M10
4Cars (2006)$14.6M3,706$182.6M24
5Nacho Libre (2006)$6.6M3,082$65.4M17
6Lake House, The (2006)$4.8M2,645$39M17
7Fast And The Furious 3: Tokyo Drift, The (2006)$4.5M2,670$51.7M17
8Waist Deep (2006)$3.4M1,006$15.3M10
9Break Up, The (2006)$3M1,911$110.2M31
10Da Vinci Code, The (2006)$2.4M1,384$209.9M45
11X 3, The Last Stand (2006)$2.2M1,558$228.7M38
12Garfield 2, A Tail Of Two Kitties (2006)$2.2M2,150$21.7M17
13Inconvenient Truth, An (2006)$1.7M587$12.5M40
14Prairie Home Companion, A (2006)$1.4M717$14.9M24
15Over The Hedge (2006)$1.3M1,208$147.7M45
16Poseidon (2006)$1.1M340$58.8M52
17Omen, The (2006)$522.5K625$53.5M27
18R.V. (2006)$511K457$67.9M66
19Mission: Impossible 3 (2006)$491K507$132.3M59
20Wordplay (2006)$308.5K94$839.3K17

For the top 20 movies:$151M35,323$1.6B

 


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