Monday, August 4, 2008

Box Office Updates: 'WALL-E' Still Strong, 'Dark Knight' Beats 'Mummy'

The summer is starting to wind down, but the summer movies are still going strong. The top grossing movie over the weekend was 'The Dark Knight'. This may have surprised some people, because The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor was expected to have a very strong start, as the other 2 Mummy movies did. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor grossed $40,457,770, and The Dark Knight grossed $42,664,219, just a little more than The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.

Number eight over the weekend was WALL-E. Number eight may not seem great, but after being in theaters for over a month, eighth isn't too shabby. Pixar's newest movie has just crossed the $200,000,000 mark, and has grossed a total of $204,078,076! Hopefully WALL-E will be able to beat Pixar's current box office champ, Finding Nemo, which earned $864,625,978 while in theaters.

In the coming weeks, however, will moviegoers trade the action of The Dark Knight and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor for the R-rated comedies Tropic Thunder and Pineapple Express? We'll see...

Source: Box Office Mojo

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