2008 Weekend Box Office Winners by Theater Averagesby connorpetterson | created - 1 month ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public
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1. Atonement (2007)
R | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Votes: 227,842 | Gross: $50.93M
Week 1 $8,687
2. First Sunday (2008)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Durell Washington and LeeJohn Jackson are best friends and bumbling petty criminals. When Durell learns that his ex-girlfriend plans to move to another state with their son Durell Jr.--... See full summary »
Votes: 8,918 | Gross: $37.93M
Week 2 $8,004
3. Cloverfield (2008)
PG-13 | 85 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack.
Votes: 350,066 | Gross: $80.05M
Week 3 $13,529
4. Meet the Spartans (2008)
PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy
A spoof of 300 (2006) and many other movies, TV series/shows/commercials, video games and celebrities. King Leonidas of Sparta and his army of 12 go to war against Xerxes of Persia to fight to the death for Sparta's freedom.
Votes: 97,269 | Gross: $38.23M
Week 4 $7,104
G | 74 min | Documentary, Music
A 3-D concert film of the 2007 Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus tour.
Votes: 8,366 | Gross: $65.28M
Week 5 $45,561, Week 6 $14,987
6. Jumper (2008)
PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A teenager with teleportation abilities suddenly finds himself in the middle of an ancient war between those like him and their sworn annihilators.
Votes: 271,466 | Gross: $80.17M
Week 7 $9,362
7. Vantage Point (2008)
PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.
Votes: 138,642 | Gross: $72.27M
Week 8 $7,264
8. The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History
Two sisters contend for the affection of King Henry VIII.
Votes: 96,782 | Gross: $26.81M
Week 9 $7,035
9. 10,000 BC (2008)
PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In the prehistoric past, D'Leh is a mammoth hunter who becomes with the beautiful Evolet. When warriors on horseback capture Evolet and the tribesmen, D'Leh must embark on an odyssey to save his true love.
Votes: 119,714 | Gross: $94.78M
Week 10 $10,518
10. Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
G | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Horton the Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbors who refuse to believe it exists.
Votes: 120,986 | Gross: $154.53M
Week 11 $11,384
11. Under the Same Moon (2007)
PG-13 | 106 min | Adventure, Drama
A young Mexican boy illegally travels to the U.S. to find his mother (who is illegally in the U.S.) after his grandmother passes away.
Votes: 6,221 | Gross: $12.59M
Week 12 $10,412
12. 21 (2008)
PG-13 | 123 min | Crime, Drama, History
"21" is the fact-based story about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings.
Votes: 213,205 | Gross: $81.16M
Week 13 $9,103, Week 14 $5,781
13. Prom Night (I) (2008)
PG-13 | 88 min | Horror, Mystery
Donna's senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life, though a sadistic killer from her past has different plans for her and her friends.
Votes: 31,732 | Gross: $43.87M
Week 15 $7,705
14. The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A discovery made by a kung fu obsessed American teen sends him on an adventure to China, where he joins up with a band of martial arts warriors in order to free the imprisoned Monkey King.
Votes: 96,665 | Gross: $52.08M
Week 16 $6,791
15. Baby Mama (2008)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance
A successful, single businesswoman who dreams of having a baby discovers she is infertile and hires a working class woman to be her unlikely surrogate.
Votes: 39,236 | Gross: $60.27M
Week 17 $6,845
16. Iron Man (2008)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.
Votes: 859,495 | Gross: $318.41M
Week 18 $24,024, Week 19 $12,452
17. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
PG | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Family
The Pevensie siblings return to Narnia, where they are enlisted to once again help ward off an evil king and restore the rightful heir to the land's throne, Prince Caspian.
Votes: 178,824 | Gross: $141.62M
Week 20 $14,007
PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure
In 1957, archaeologist and adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. (Harrison Ford) is called back into action and becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls.
Votes: 391,788 | Gross: $317.10M
Week 21 $29,792
19. Sex and the City (2008)
R | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A New York City writer on sex and love is finally getting married to her Mr. Big. But her three best girlfriends must console her after one of them inadvertently leads Mr. Big to jilt her.
Votes: 110,030 | Gross: $152.65M
Week 22 $17,363
20. Kung Fu Panda (2008)
PG | 92 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
The Dragon Warrior has to clash against the savage Tai Lung as China's fate hangs in the balance. However, the Dragon Warrior mantle is supposedly mistaken to be bestowed upon an obese panda who is a novice in martial arts.
Votes: 379,120 | Gross: $215.43M
Week 23 $14,642
21. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Bruce Banner, a scientist on the run from the U.S. Government, must find a cure for the monster he turns into, whenever he loses his temper.
Votes: 400,345 | Gross: $134.52M
Week 24 $15,810
22. Get Smart (2008)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Maxwell Smart, a highly intellectual but bumbling spy working for the CONTROL agency, is tasked with preventing a terrorist attack from rival spy agency KAOS.
Votes: 189,771 | Gross: $130.32M
Week 25 $9,891
23. Wanted (2008)
R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy
A frustrated office worker learns that he is the son of a professional assassin and that he shares his father's superhuman killing abilities.
Votes: 339,163 | Gross: $134.51M
Week 26 $16,040
24. Hancock (2008)
PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
Hancock is a superhero whose ill considered behavior regularly causes damage in the millions. He changes when the person he saves helps him improve his public image.
Votes: 410,593 | Gross: $227.95M
Week 27 $15,789
25. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The mythical world starts a rebellion against humanity in order to rule the Earth, so Hellboy (Ron Perlman) and his team must save the world from the rebellious creatures.
Votes: 240,857 | Gross: $75.75M
Week 28 $10,780
26. The Dark Knight (2008)
PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When the menace known as The Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham. The Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.
Votes: 2,056,451 | Gross: $534.86M
Week 29 $36,283, Week 30 $17,216
27. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
In the Far East, Alex O'Connell, the son of famed mummy fighters Rick and Evy O'Connell, unearths the mummy of the first Emperor of Qin -- a shape-shifting entity cursed by a witch centuries ago.
Votes: 140,721 | Gross: $102.49M
Week 31 $10,760
28. Pineapple Express (2008)
R | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A process server and his marijuana dealer wind up on the run from hitmen and a corrupt police officer after he witnesses his dealer's boss murder a competitor while trying to serve papers on him.
Votes: 292,815 | Gross: $87.34M
Week 32 $7,567
29. Tropic Thunder (2008)
R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.
Votes: 350,848 | Gross: $110.52M
Week 33 $7,777
30. The House Bunny (2008)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
After Playboy bunny Shelley is kicked out of the playboy mansion, she finds a job as the house mother for a sorority full of socially awkward girls.
Votes: 73,391 | Gross: $48.24M
Week 34 $5,355
31. Traitor (2008)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.
Votes: 53,069 | Gross: $23.53M
Week 35 $4,872
32. Bangkok Dangerous (2008)
R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A hitman who's in Bangkok to pull off a series of jobs violates his personal code when he falls for a local woman and bonds with his errand boy.
Votes: 52,795 | Gross: $15.28M
Week 36 $2,937
33. The Family That Preys (2008)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama
Two families from different walks of life learn to work together.
Votes: 6,428 | Gross: $37.02M
Week 37 $8,397
34. Lakeview Terrace (2008)
PG-13 | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Based on a true story, a troubled and racist African-American L.A.P.D. Officer will stop at nothing to force out a friendly interracial couple who just moved in next door to him.
Votes: 45,977 | Gross: $39.26M
Week 38 $6,090
35. Eagle Eye (2008)
PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
Jerry and Rachel are two strangers thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations, using the technology of everyday life to track and control their every move.
Votes: 166,866 | Gross: $101.11M
Week 39 $8,305
36. Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)
PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
While on vacation in Mexico, Chloe, a ritzy Beverly Hills chihuahua, finds herself lost and in need of assistance in order to get back home.
Votes: 20,717 | Gross: $94.51M
Week 40 $9,114
37. Quarantine (2008)
R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller
A television reporter and her cameraman are trapped inside a building quarantined by the CDC, after the outbreak of a mysterious virus which turns humans into bloodthirsty killers.
Votes: 65,197 | Gross: $31.69M
Week 41 $5,775
38. The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
PG-13 | 114 min | Drama
In 1964, a teenage girl in search of the truth about her mother runs away to a small town in South Carolina and finds a family of independent women who can connect her to her past.
Votes: 22,560 | Gross: $37.77M
Week 42 $6,617
39. High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)
G | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
As seniors in high school, Troy and Gabriella struggle with the idea of being separated from one another as college approaches. Along with the rest of the Wildcats, they stage a spring musical to address their experiences, hopes and fears about their future.
Votes: 52,759 | Gross: $90.56M
Week 43 $11,601
40. Changeling (2008)
R | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A grief-stricken mother takes on the LAPD to her own detriment when it tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child.
Votes: 222,752 | Gross: $35.74M
Week 44 $5,055
41. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
PG | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The Madagascar animals fly back to New York City, but crash-land on an African nature reserve, where they meet others of their own kind, and Alex especially discovers his royal heritage as prince of a lion pride.
Votes: 182,912 | Gross: $180.01M
Week 45 $15,559
42. Quantum of Solace (2008)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious organization from eliminating a country's most valuable resource.
Votes: 376,871 | Gross: $168.37M
Week 46 $19,568
43. Twilight (I) (2008)
PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Bella Swan moves to Forks and encounters Edward Cullen, a gorgeous boy with a secret.
Votes: 393,379 | Gross: $191.47M
Week 47 $20,368
44. Milk (I) (2008)
R | 128 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.
Votes: 155,538 | Gross: $31.84M
Week 48 $53,930
45. Four Christmases (2008)
PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A couple struggles to visit all four of their divorced parents on Christmas.
Votes: 58,150 | Gross: $120.15M
Week 49 $5,024
46. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A remake of the 1951 classic science fiction film about an alien visitor and his giant robot counterpart who visit Earth.
Votes: 155,298 | Gross: $79.37M
Week 50 $8,562
47. Seven Pounds (2008)
PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance
A man with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Votes: 267,716 | Gross: $69.95M
Week 51 $5,385