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Weekend box office

May 28, 2008

The fourth Indiana Jones film, "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," got off to a strong start over the Memorial Day weekend, although overall movie ticket sales remained down from last year's pace. Sales in the U.S. and Canada, May 23-26:

Movie (studio): 1. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Paramount)

4-day gross (millions): $126.9

Total (millions): $152.0

Venues: 4,260

Average per venue: $29,793

Weeks: 1

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Movie (studio): 2. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (Disney)

4-day gross (millions): $29.8

Total (millions): $97.9

Venues: 3,929

Average per venue: $7,587

Weeks: 2

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Movie (studio): 3. Iron Man (Paramount)

4-day gross (millions): $26.1

Total (millions): $258.3

Venues: 3,915

Average per venue: $6,670

Weeks: 4

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Movie (studio): 4. What Happens in Vegas (20th Century Fox)

4-day gross (millions): $11.4

Total (millions): $56.6

Venues: 3,188

Average per venue: $3,565

Weeks: 3

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Movie (studio): 5. Speed Racer (Warner Bros.)

4-day gross (millions): $5.3

Total (millions): $37.5

Venues: 3,112

Average per venue: $1,694

Weeks: 3

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Movie (studio): 6. Made of Honor (Sony)

4-day gross (millions): $4.2

Total (millions): $39.9

Venues: 2,393

Average per venue: $1,772

Weeks: 4

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Movie (studio): 7. Baby Mama (Universal)

4-day gross (millions): $4.2

Total (millions): $53.0

Venues: 2,158

Average per venue: $1,950

Weeks: 5

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Movie (studio): 8. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Universal)

4-day gross (millions): $2.3

Total (millions): $58.8

Venues: 1,073

Average per venue: $2,115

Weeks: 6

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Movie (studio): 9. Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay (Warner Bros.)

4-day gross (millions): $1.2

Total (millions): $36.2

Venues: 750

Average per venue: $1,551

Weeks: 5

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Movie (studio): 10. The Visitor (Overture)

4-day gross (millions): $0.9

Total (millions): $4.6

Venues: 270

Average per venue: $3,482

Weeks: 7

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Industry totals

*--* 4-day gross Change Year-to-date gross Change (in millions) from 2007 (in billions) from 2007 $219.2 -14.1% $3.37 -4.0% *--*

Note: A movie may be shown on more than one screen at each venue.

Source: Media by Numbers

Los Angeles Times

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