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Weekend box office

September 03, 2008

"Tropic Thunder" was No. 1 for the third straight weekend as Hollywood's summer season came to a close, while the thrillers "Babylon A.D." and "Traitor" fared best among the new openers. The spoof "Disaster Movie" was a huge disappointment, as was the R-rated comedy "College" (which fell shy of the top 10, with $2.6 million). Sales in the U.S. and Canada, Aug. 29-Sept. 1:

Industry totals

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

*--* Rank Movie 4-day gross Total Venues 4-day Weeks average -- (studio) (millions) (millions) -- per venue 1 Tropic Thunder $14.6 $86.9 3,473 $4,204 3 -- (DreamWorks/Param ount) 2 Babylon A.D. 11.5 11.5 3,390 3,405 1 -- (20th Century Fox) 3 The Dark Knight 11.1 504.8 2,750 4,046 7 -- (Warner Bros.) 4 The House Bunny 10.2 29.7 2,714 3,750 2 -- (Sony) 5 Traitor 10.0 11.5 2,054 4,872 1 -- (Overture) 6 Death Race 7.9 24.7 2,537 3,110 2 -- (Universal) 7 Disaster Movie 6.9 6.9 2,642 2,629 1 -- (Lionsgate) 8 Mamma Mia! 5.4 132.5 1,968 2,755 7 -- (Universal) 9 Pineapple Express 4.4 80.8 2,047 2,173 4 -- (Sony) 10 Star Wars: The 3.8 30.7 2,444 1,540 3 -- Clone Wars -- (Warner Bros.) *--*

*--* 4-day gross Change Year-to-date gross Change (in millions) from 2007 (in billions) from 2007 $123.5 -16.7% $6.67 -0.9% *--*

Source: Media by Numbers

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