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Weekend box office

September 09, 2008

Nicolas Cage's "Bangkok Dangerous" topped the worst weekend for movie ticket sales in five years as Hollywood's fall season started with a whimper. Sales in the U.S. and Canada, Sept. 5-7:

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Industry totals

*--* Movie (studio) 3-day Total(millions) Venues Averageper venue Weeks gross (mill ions)

1 Bangkok Dangerous $7.8 $7.8 2,650 $2,937 1 (Lionsgate)

2 Tropic Thunder 7.2 96.5 3,446 2,098 4 (DreamWorks/ Paramount)

3 The Dark Knight 5.5 512.0 2,575 2,142 8 (Warner Bros.)

4 The House Bunny (Sony) 5.5 36.6 2,736 2,015 3

5 Traitor (Overture) 4.3 17.3 2,108 2,028 2

6 Babylon A.D. (20th 4.2 17.4 3,425 1,221 2 Century Fox)

7 Death Race (Universal) 3.7 29.9 2,586 1,435 3

8 Disaster Movie 3.0 10.6 2,642 1,147 2 (Lionsgate)

9 Mamma Mia! (Universal) 2.9 136.4 1,904 1,500 8

10 Pineapple Express 2.3 84.0 1,802 1,252 5 (Sony) *--*

*--* 3-day gross Change Year-to-date gross Change (in millions) from 2007 (in billions) from 2007 $67.6 -14.7% $6.75 -1.0% *--*

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

Source: Media by Numbers

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Los Angeles Times

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