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Box Office Results Three

What’s new at the box office? You can find out in this week’s edition of box office results.

Results at the box office are in.  There is a new number one movie at the box office for the weekend of 10/2/09 – 10/4/09.  There were some new releases that didn’t fare too well at the box office. I’ll have the results of those movies later on in the article.  There’s only one new movie that didn’t have bad box office results. 

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Zombieland is the new number one movie at the box office. It made over $24 million. Zombieland is a horror comedy starring Woody Harrelson.  The movie is about people who try to survive in a world taken over by zombies.  It looked like the people behind the scenes wanted to promote this movie as an action movie instead of a horror comedy about zombies.  A lot of horror comedies have poor box office results so it was probably better to promote it as an action movie.  I didn’t expect it to make as much as it did.


Last week’s number one movie Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs fell to number two at the box office with over $15 million. It fell 37%, but it still held on strong. The movie has made $81.5 million since its debut.


Toy Story/Toy Story 2 (3D) were re-released at the box office.  It came in at number three with over $12 million.  Toy Story/Toy Story 2 made a lot of money considering it is not a new movie and it is available on DVD and video. You didn’t have to see these movies in the theater if you didn’t want to do it.  Isn’t that something how re-releases did better than some of the newer movies on the list?


Surrogates continued to slip on the list.  It was number two last week, but it is number four this week with over $7 million.  The much-hyped Fame also continued to drop.  The movie went from three to seven with over $4 million. I really thought this movie would do better than it did.  I even predicted that it would have been number one in my previous article box office results 2, but I was wrong.


The results are in for three other new entries in the top 10 at the box office.  The Invention of Lying came in at number five with $7 million.  This was a modest debut for the movie.  It is a movie in which people constantly tell the truth until Ricky Gervais’ character discovers lying.  This movie also stars Jennifer Garner as his potential love interest.  Whip It came in at number six at the box office with over $4 million.  It stumbled after its initial opening. The movie is officially in wider release now.  This wasn’t a good directorial debut for Drew Barrymore.  This movie was highly promoted, but it didn’t do any good.  To me, it seemed like there was more focus on the fact that Drew Barrymore directed the movie than on the plot itself.  Capitalism: A Love Story came in at number eight after debuting at number 31 with over $4 million.  This is a Michael Moore documentary so you know it’s a political one.  Political documentaries aren’t for everyone so I’m not really surprised that it didn’t debut higher in the top 10.


Here is the list of top 10 movies:

  1. *Zombieland – 24.7 million
  2. Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs – 15.8 million
  3. *Toy Story/Toy Story 2 (3D) – 12.5 million
  4. Surrogates – 7.2 million
  5. *The Invention of Lying – 7 million
  6. *Whip It – 4.7 million
  7. Fame – 4.6 million
  8. Capitalism: A Love Story – 4.4 million
  9. The Informant – 3.6 million
  10. Love Happens – 2.7 million


*Indicates new movies in the top 10

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  1. Posted October 7, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    *:) Thanks!



    -Liane Schmidt.

  2. Posted October 7, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Great update! Enjoyed reading this article as always. Hope you’ve been well.

  3. Posted October 7, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Good update… I love movies so it’s s good informative article for me. :)

  4. Posted October 7, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    This review was well written and very informative. I like the way you laid it out, and gave alot of details without describing what happened in the movies. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Posted October 7, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    I love reading your reviews…I am a huge zombie fan and will definitely check out zombieland…then I am going to watch capitalism…keep up the good work!!

  6. Posted October 7, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Very detailed and well-written review! Zombieland sounds so interesting, I think I’ll watch it soon. The first series of Toy Story was also my favorite back then so I think I’ll watch the 3D version of this.

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Posted October 7, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Thanks for the review and update.

  8. Posted October 7, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Thanks for letting us know what’s going on at the movies.

  9. Posted October 7, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    You do so well at letting us know what’s going on at the movies! Thanks!

    Take care & God bless.

  10. Posted October 7, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    This update was required..thanks for this one

  11. Posted October 7, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Among all the movies listed, Toy story is my favorite. I’ve its wall paper too. I’ve never heard of Zombieland before, and it seems to be interesting to watch. I should get it checked later. Thanks.

  12. Posted October 8, 2009 at 12:40 am

    A useful update, I always convey them to others also.

  13. Posted October 8, 2009 at 2:19 am

    Great update. Zombieland sounds like a good one. I think I want to go see invention of lying. good work.

  14. Posted October 8, 2009 at 8:07 am

    Great update! Thanks for sharing.

  15. Posted October 8, 2009 at 9:04 am

    Wow..CA, I haven’t heard of these movies..You’re so good at keeping updated..Toy Story, is my chosen movie to see if I can ever get to the theatre..

  16. Posted October 8, 2009 at 9:08 am

    Great update..thanks!

  17. Posted October 13, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    that was a really beautiful article. i too was surprised that Zombie Land made it to the top spot. there are some very unusual new entries this week and it will be very exciting to see who makes it to number one. i love your introductions ALOT when you say (quote) there’s a new number one (unquote). i really enjoyed teading it.

  18. Posted October 17, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Great article, I am not too big into going to the theater, by the time I see the movie its on TV or DVD. My family thou are movie goers and mentioned some interesting thing and feeling about some of the movies you mentioned

  19. Posted October 29, 2009 at 11:33 am

    I can’t believe there’s no mention of “Capitalism ( the love story )”. My dear neighbors, I’m trying to think of a way I can legally kidnap you and have you sit down a moment and see it. Don’t know how to pay for it either hummm.

  20. Posted November 5, 2009 at 6:06 am

    Interesting. Some of these I haven’t even heard of. =)

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