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"Burn After Reading" Takes First This Weekend

Posted: September 14th, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"Burn After Reading" Takes First This WeekendSubmit Comment
The Coen brothers' "Burn After Reading" led a vibrant boom at the fall box office. The film opened to an estimated $19.4 million from 2,651 theaters to give the directors and Focus Features their biggest opening gross ever.

In an unprecedented showing for this time of year, "Burn" and the three other new wide releases -- "Tyler Perry's the Family that Preys," "Righteous Kill" and "The Women" -- all performed strongly for such a crowded marketplace. The weekend was up as much as 35% over the same weekend a year ago.

"Family that Preys" came in second behind "Burn," grossing an estimated from $18 million from 2,070 theaters and playing largely to an African-American audience.

In the first major success for Overture Films, Al Pacino/Robert De Niro cop drama "Righteous Kill" grossed an estimated $16.5 million from 3,152 screens to place No. 2.

Marking the final release from Picturehouse, "The Women" -- a remake of the classic 1939 George Cukor film -- debuted to an estimated $10 million from 2,962 locations. Ironically, it's the best opening ever for Picturehouse, and widest.

"The Dark Knight" neared $520 million as it declined 27% to an estimated $4 million from 2,191 theaters for a total of $517.7 million.

Click here to read our "Burn After Reading" review.

Check out the rest of the box office results

Source: Variety


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