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Bangkok Dangerous Leads a Weak First Fall Weekend

September 7th, 2008

With the Summer season over, Hollywood started the Fall with a soft weekend, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. Bangkok Dangerous is expected to win the weekend with an estimated $7.8 million, just ahead of Tropic Thunder's $7.5 million, in its fourth weekend in release. The last time no movie topped $10 million in a weekend was April, 2007 when Disturbia topped the charts with a shade over $9 million. To find a number one movie that earned less than $8 million, one has to go back exactly five years, to September, 2003, when Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star topped with just $6.66 million.

There were a couple of bright spots over the weekend, however. The House Bunny fell only 29% from its opening weekend, and finished in third with an estimated $5.9 million. Among the top 10 overall, only Babylon A.D. fell more than 50% from it Labor Day Weekend number. But with no opener picking up the slack, the overall weekend box office is expected to be about 30% down from this time last year.

- Weekend Estimates

Filed under: Tropic Thunder, Disturbia, The House Bunny, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, Babylon A.D., Bangkok Dangerous