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Weekend Estimates: Disturbia Unmoved at Top of Chart

April 22nd, 2007

Disturbia held off a batch of openers to spend a second weekend at the top of the box office chart, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. The thriller earned a solid $13.46 million, down just under 40% from last weekend. That was a couple of million more than fellow-thriller Fracture, which opened with an estimated $11.18 million. Vacancy had the most disappointing start among the main contenders for box office victory, earning $7.6 million and falling behind Blades of Glory over the weekend to finish fourth.

Hot Fuzz was the undeniable success story of the weekend. It earned an estimated $5.84 million while playing in just 825 theaters. With the benefit of playing to full houses over the weekend, word of mouth should be good, and the movie will be looking to boost its take next weekend as it expands.

The weekend's other wide debutant was In the Land of Women, which opened in 8th place with $4.9 million. That was a disappointing result, partly caused by poor mediocre reviews, partly by indifferent advertising and distribution.

Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Disturbia, Fracture, Hot Fuzz, Vacancy, In the Land of Women