Box Office: 3-D Coraline lands in 3rd
It was a weak weekend for new fantasy and science-fiction films: CORALINE, the excellent new stop-motion film from Henry Selick, came in third place; PUSH, the new action sci-fi flick wound up in sixth.
CORALINE opened in 2,299 North American theatres , where it earned $16.85-million, well behind HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU and TAKEN. Still it was much better than Selick’s previous directorial outing, MONKEYBONE, which opened wtih only $2.7-million back in 2001.
PUSH made its debut in 2,313 engagements, earning just over $10-million. Expect a fast push into video stores.
Meanwhile, another newcomer, FANBOYS (about some friends who try to steal a print of STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE), opened in limited engagements, finishing at #37 with $171,533.
As for holdovers, THE UNINVITED fell from third to sixth place during is sophomore session, earning $6.26-million. After two weekends of release, the remake of TALE OF TWO SISTERS has earned a spiritually thin $18.24-million.
UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS dropped out of the top ten, fading from #7 to #11 in its third weekend. $4.1-million in ticket sales raised its three-week total to $39.84-million.
Read the complete Top Ten here.