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Top 10 Genre Movies: 30 days of Dark Knight – a month at No. 1

The Dark Knight extended its reign to a month atop the weekend box office this past week. It brought in more than $26 million in ticket sales in its fourth weekend. Its grand total domestic take of $441.5 million has the film as the No. 3 all-time money maker in Hollywood and it should pass Star Wars to be come No. 2 by the end of August.

No new sci fi flicks debuted this past weekend. But in the upcoming weekend three new genre films are set to debut: the horror film, Mirrors, the animated space opera, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and the animated children’s science fantasy, Fly Me to the Moon.

Following are the Top 10 speculative fiction movies in release in North America for the weekend of August 8-10, 2008.

RANK #. (Overall Rank) Title – Weekend Gross | Total Gross [Budget]

  1. (1) The Dark Knight – $26.0 million | $441.5 million [$185 million]
  2. (3) The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor – $16.1 million | $70.7 million [$145 million]
  3. (7) Journey to the Center of the Earth – $4.9 million | $81.8 million [$60 million]
  4. (8) Hancock – $3.3 million | $221.7 million [$150 million]
  5. (10) WALL-E – $3.0 million | $210.1 million [$180 million]
  6. (11) Space Chimps – $1.7 million | $25.4 million [$37 million]
  7. (12) Hellboy 2 – $1.3 million | $73.5 million [$85 million]
  8. (13) The X-Files: I Want to Believe – $1.2 million | 19.6 million [$30 million]
  9. (15) Wanted – $0.7 million | $132.6 million [$75 million]
  10. (16) Get Smart – $0.5 million | $127.4 million [$80 million]

Source: Box Office Mojo – list only includes science fiction, spy fi, fantasy and dark fantasy/horror titles.

David Speakman

David Speakman has spent more than two decades as a writer/editor, photographer, graphic designer and manager of creative teams in broadcast, print and the Internet. His education is in journalism, graphic design, organizational communication and law.
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