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"Lakeview Terrace" Takes First This Weekend

Posted: September 21st, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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The Samuel L Jackson thriller "Lakeview Terrace" easily debuted at No 1 over the weekend. The film performed strongly in grossing an estimated $15.6 million from 2,464 theaters. The Coen brothers' "Burn After Reading" came in second, declining a slim 41% to an estimated $11.3 million from 2,657 for a total of $36.4 million in its first 10 days.

The Dane Cook/Kate Hudson R-rated comedy "My Best Friend's Girl" fell well short of expectations in grossing an estimated $8.3 million from 2,604 to come in third.

The family toon "Igor" opened to an estimated $8 million from 2,330 to place fourth.

The comedy "Ghost Town," starring Ricky Gervais, Tea Leoni and Greg Kinnear, managed only the No. 8 spot despite sporting the best reviews of any new film. Pic grossed an estimated $5.2 million as it opened in 1,505 theaters.

Overall, the weekend was down roughly 5% from the same weekend last year. Part of the problem could be that too many films were competing for female eyeballs. "Lakeview Terrace" and "Burn After Reading" both skewed slightly female. "Best Friend's Girl" played heavily to younger women, while "Ghost Town" drew older women. Of "Ghost Town's" audience, 80% were over age 25, while 44% of that group was over age 50.

"The Women" also is still fresh in the marketplace. Pic came in No. 7 in its second frame, declining 48% to an estimated $5.3 million for a 10-day total of $19.2 million.

The specialty side, however, saw several bright spots, led by the Keira Knightley period drama "The Duchess," which nabbed a per-location average of $28,932 as it grossed an estimated $205,527 from seven theaters in New York, LA and Toronto.

The Viggo Mortensen/Renee Zellweger/Ed Harris Western "Appaloosa" posted a per-screen average of $18,429 as it grossed $258,000 from 14 theaters in the same three markets. Directed by Harris, "Appaloosa" opens nationwide October 3rd.

Other new openers after "Duchess" and "Appaloosa" included "Battle for Seattle," which posted a per-screen average of $6,276 as it opened in eight theaters, and Dakota Fanning starrer "Hounddog," which saw a per-screen average of $1,136 as Empire Films opened the pic in 11 theaters to an estimated gross of $12,500.

Click here to read our "Lakeview Terrace" review.

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Source: Variety


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