Box Office: Vampires have their day

30 DAYS OF NIGHT topped an anemic frame, coming out #1 at the box office with $15.95-million dollars. Making its debut in 2,855 theatres, the vampire flick managed to put the bite on the previous b.o. winner WHY DID I GET MARRIED. With those opening numbers, 30 DAYS will be lucky to pass $40-million at the U.S. box office, but when foreign sales and home video are eventually added in, the film should be a small profit-maker.
The only other genre title to generate much box office heat was TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS. The 3D re-release of the 1993 film (shot in 2D) earned $5.33-million, good enough for 8th place – impressive numbers for an old film screening in only 564 theatres.
RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION dropped out of the Top Ten this weekend. The zombie flick saw itself decay to #17 (down from #9 last week), where it earned a tad over $1-million. After five weekends, the film’s U.S. release has netted $49.96-million.
Read the entire Top Ten here.

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