Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: September 9, 2012

Possession holds the top spot

It’s unbelievable that a shocker like The Possession should hold the box office top spot for two weeks in a row, but that seems to be the case, grossing $9.5 million for a $33.3 million total. That’s a great number for the Sam Raimi produced film, which cost less than $15 million to make, so it’s already in profit.

Lawless stabilized after last weekend’s disappointing debut. It should dip around 40%, grossing $6 million for a $23.5 million total. The Shia LaBeouf /Tom Hardy film should end up with a decent, if unimpressive final gross.

Bradley Cooper’s The Words (read our review) had a lacklustre debut, grossing a measly $5 million. It won’t be around for much longer. It shows that maybe Bradley Cooper doesn’t have as much star-wattage as studios think. Solace should be taken in the knowledge that the film has a production budget of just $6 million.

The Expendables 2 should shoot-up another $4.7 million for a $75 million haul – that’s a decent number but it will never hit $100 million. The action film is now closing in on $200 million worldwide.

The Bourne Legacy should finally cross $100 million, grossing $4 million for a $103.7 million total. The film won’t match its $125 million production budget at the domestic box office, but it should be profitable enough once international ticket sales are taken into account.

ParaNorman is holding up quite well, a weekend gross of $3.8 million should see the animated adventure raise its cume to $45 million.

The Odd Life Of Timothy Green should bank another $3.6 million worth of green, a number which would bring its total to just over $43 million.

Another $3.5 million would see The Campaign raise its gross to $79.4 million, a great number – but a good domestic gross is necessary for this political comedy, as the subject matter won’t sell well abroad.

A weekend gross of $3.2 million would see The Dark Knight Rises raise its gross to a powerful $437.8 million. Globally the film has grossed over $1 billion, surpassing The Dark Knight’s worldwide take in the process. It will soon surpass Shrek 2 as the seventh highest grossing film at the domestic box office and it will soon find a home in the top ten list of highest grossing films worldwide.

 2016 Obama’s America looks set to gross an additional $3.2 million, bringing its cume to $26 million. It’s shaping-up to be one of the highest grossing documentaries of all time.

Cold Light Of Day has poor debut

The Bruce Willis/Henry Cavill thriller Cold Light Of Day had a woeful debut outside of the top ten. The thriller should gross just $1.8 million from a little over 1500 locations, making it the lowest grossing wide release of Willis’ career. The film has also landed just $13 million via international markets.

Meanwhile, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas’ Indiana Jones adventure,  Raiders Of The Lost Ark looks set to gross $1.1 million from 267 IMAX screens.

That’s it for now. See you at the movies.

Source: Box Office Mojo


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