June 9th, 2009
Two new releases cracked $10,000 on the per theater chart this week, including Away We Go, which led the way with $32,603 despite mixed reviews.
The overall number one film, The Hangover, was second with $13,759.
Perhaps most impressive was Up, which remained in the $10,000 club during its sophomore stint with $11,561.
It's rare for a saturation level release to repeat on this chart.
June 7th, 2009
Up held on to top spot on the box office chart over the weekend, based on the studio's Sunday estimates.
But it was a very close thing.
Only strong family business on Saturday and Sunday was enough to hold off a very impressive debut by The Hangover.
The buddy comedy opened with an estimated $43.275 million, which was well ahead of most predictions, and showed that good reviews can still help bring in moviegoers.
Land of the Lost, meanwhile, showed how bad reviews can still kill a movie: it opened with a paltry $19.5 million, making it the worst Summer opening of Will Ferrell's career.
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