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Top 10 Genre Movies: Igor masters weekend box office

Animated Weinstein film Igor was master of the sci-fi box office this past weekend. The film brought in $8 million in its first weekend, easily outdistancing No. 2 genre flick, Ghost Town, a fellow newcomer which brought in $5.2 million over the same period.

Last week’s No. 1, The Dark Knight, fell to the third spot with just under $3 million in ticket sales in its 10th week in release.

Genre films set to debut next week: Blindness, a dystopian thriller starring Mark Ruffalo, Julianne More, Gael Garcia Bernal, Danny Glover and Sandra Oh opens in limited release – with a wider release expected over the next few weeks. 

Following are the Top 10 speculative fiction movies in release in North America for the weekend of September 19-21, 2008.

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

  1. (4) Igor – $8.0 million | $8.0 million [$30 million]
  2. (8) Ghost Town – $5.2 million | $5.2 million [$20 million]
  3. (9) The Dark Knight – $3.0 million | $522million [$185 million]
  4. (13) Death Race – $1.0 million | $35.0 million [$45 million]
  5. (17) Journey to the Center of the Earth – $0.8 million | $99.1 million [$60 million]
  6. (18) Babylon A.D. – $0.74 million | $21.7 million [$70 million]
  7. (19) Fly Me to the Moon – $0.73 million | $11.0 million [$25 million]
  8. (22) Mirrors – $0.47 million | $29.9 million [budget unreported]
  9. (23) The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor – $0.40 million | $102.2 million [$145 million]
  10. (24) Star Wars: The Clone Wars – $0.36 million | $34.4 million [budget unreported]

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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