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This Weekend in Box Office History: Comparisons for June 11-13, 2010

by Brandon Gray
 

 
June 13, 2010

Here's a look back at past weekends comparable to June 11-13, 2010:

5 Years Ago - 2005

Mr. & Mrs. Smith was awash in gossip surrounding stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's relationship, but such chatter happened to fit the movie, which mostly appealed with its fun battle-of-the-sexes premise and slick summer action. The picture raked in $50.3 million at 3,424 theaters in its opening, overshadowing everything else in the market. Robert Rodriguez's The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D (featuring Taylor Lautner in his first major role) failed to become the next Spy Kids, making $12.6 million at 2,655 sites. The Honeymooners, an adaptation of the classic sitcom, was annulled out-of-the-gate with $5.5 million at 1,912 sites. Meanwhile, hyped French horror High Tension was ignored in its 1,323-theater release, grossing $1.9 million. Weekend Report: 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith' Honeymoons at the Top

10 Years Ago - 2000

Positioned as an over-the-top action bonanza on this weekend like The A-Team this year, Gone in 60 Seconds was the sole new nationwide release, and it continued star Nicolas Cage's June action streak after The Rock, Con Air and Face/Off. Co-starring Angelina Jolie, the picture pulled in $25.3 million at 3,006 locations, which, at the time, was the highest-grossing launch for a heist or caper movie. Mission: Impossible II and Big Momma's House were neck-and-neck with $17.2 million apiece. Weekend Chart

15 Years Ago - 1995

This weekend also had only one new nationwide release, which surprised many with the biggest opening of the year up until that point: Congo ventured into 2,649 locations and claimed $24.6 million. Casper haunted second place with $10.9 million, down 18 percent, while The Bridges of Madison County lingered in third with $9.3 million, down 11 percent in its second outing. Weekend Chart

20 Years Ago - 1990

Yet again, there was one new nationwide release: Another 48 HRS. nabbed $19.5 million at 2,721 locations. It was the sequel to the 1982 action comedy 48 HRS., which was Eddie Murphy's first movie and his first big hit. While the sequel was deemed a disappointment in terms of quality, there was enough interest to score a strong start. Total Recall wasn't far behind in second with a $15.1 million second weekend, off 41 percent and crossing the $50 million mark in just 10 days. Back to the Future Part III was a distant third with $7.7 million, generating a $49.5 million sum in 17 days. Weekend Chart

25 Years Ago - 1985

Rambo: First Blood Part II led the box office for the fourth weekend in a row, dipping ten percent to $9.2 million and improving its total to $85 million in 26 days. It was easily the biggest movie of the year up to that point. The Goonies and Fletch repeated in second and third place, respectively. Goonies was off only eight percent to $8.4 million. Three pictures opened nationwide: Crime comedy Prizzi's Honor with Jack Nicholson and Kathleen Turner wasn't a hit with $4.2 million at 719 locations, but the other two releases were far weaker. Kid thriller D.A.R.Y.L. captured $2.6 million at 1,100 locations, while teen comedy Secret Admirer bagged $2.4 million at 1,300 locations. Weekend Chart

Weekend Reports for This Timeframe in Past Years:
2009 - Lush 'Hangover,' 'Up' Linger Over Typical 'Taking'
2008 - 'Hulk,' 'Happening' Hit Ground Running
2007 - 'Fantastic' Sequel Storms Top Spot
2006 - Flagging 'Cars' Pins Chipper 'Nacho'
2005 - 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith' Honeymoons at the Top

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