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Labor Day Delay

September 5th, 2005

The Labor Day long-weekend is historically the slowest long-weekend of the year when it comes to box office numbers. However, it's still a long-weekend and that means there will be a one day delay in the weekend warp-up and the per theatre charts. In the meantime here are the studio estimates for the top five, plus the two other new releases.

  1. The Transporter 2: $16.5 million / $20.2 million
  2. The 40 Year-old Virgin: $13.1 million / $16.6 million
  3. The Constant Gardener: $8.6 million / $10.8 million
  4. Red Eye: $7.6 million / $9.3 million
  5. The Brothers Grimm: $6.8 million / $7.9 million
The overall box office was boosted by The Transporter 2's recorded breaking opening, (best Labor Day opening, both 3-day and 4-day) and we saw a small growth from last year. But overall the summer is still much weaker than last year, but more on that tomorrow.

On a related note, the DVD Release Review column may be delayed as well. Probably by just a few hours, perhaps as late as the mid-afternoon tomorrow due to a combination of the holidays and my technical incompetence. (I lost four hours of work due to a stupid mistake. Oops.)

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Filed under: The 40 Year-old Virgin, Red Eye, The Transporter 2, The Brothers Grimm, The Constant Gardener, Underclassman, A Sound of Thunder