10,000 BC

Roland Emmerich’s 10,000 B.C. (Warner Bros) received a better-than-expected 9% uptick in Saturday business, delivering an estimated $13.62M. Many were looking for a Friday-to-Saturday dip in ticket sales, but the badly-reviewed prehistoric epic wasn’t especially front-loaded. With an anticipated 38% drop on Sunday, 10,000 B.C. should rake in another $8.44M or so for a 3-day take of $34.57M.

That opening weekend is about half of what last year’s 300 grabbed which is certainly a disappointment for Warner Bros. The scathing reviews and almost-certain bad word-of-mouth will make it almost impossible for 10,000 B.C. to develop “legs.” In fact, I expect the film to drop at least 60% next weekend.

Undoubtedly fueled by Raven Symone-loving tweens, College Road Trip (Disney) surged 81% for a $6.33M Saturday. The latest Martin Lawrence film should finish the weekend with about $13.63M.

Sony’s Vantage Point added another $3.32M on Saturday, and the assassination thriller will likely wrap up the weekend with an estimated $7.29M. The tepidly-reviewed film will have banked $51.4M by Monday Morning.

The Bank Job (Lionsgate), starring action mainstay Jason Statham, finished a surprise 4th on Saturday with $2.46M, and it’ll wind up #4 for the weekend as well, narrowly topping New Line’s fast-fading Semi-Pro $5.84M-$5.64M.

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day  (Focus) picked up $1.07M on its 2nd day, and it’s headed for a nifty $2.55M for the 3-day, a $4,744 per theatre average. Still, that’s not enough to crack the Top 5 PTA performers.

The Counterfeiters (Sony Classics), the Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, will finish the weekend with an estimated  $12,833 PTA. 10,000 B.C. had the 2nd-best weekend per theatre with just over $10,000. Warner Independent’s Snow Angels with $6,104, Gus Van Sant’s Paranoid Park (IFC Films) with $5,366 and Sony Classics offering The Band’s Visit with $5,089 will likely round out the 3-day PTA Top 5.

EXCLUSIVE FANTASY MOGULS EARLY SATURDAY ESTIMATES

1. NEW – 10,000 B.C. (Warner Bros) – $13.62M – $3,996 PTA – $26.12M cume
2. NEW – College Road Trip (Disney) – $6.33M – $2,341 PTA – $9.83M cume
3. Vantage Point (Sony) – $3.32M – $1,050 PTA – $49.7M cume
4. NEW – The Bank Job (Lionsgate) -$2.46M – $1,539 PTA – $4.19M cume
5. Semi Pro (New Line) – $2.4M – $771 PTA – $23.1M cume
6. Spiderwick Chronicles (Paramount) – $2.21M – $682 PTA -$60.2M cume
7. The Other Boleyn Girl (Sony) – $1.66M – $1,425 PTA – $13.5M cume
8. Jumper (Fox) – $1.66M – $648 PTA – $71.5M cume
9. Step Up 2 the Streets (Disney) – $1.43M – $637 PTA – $52.4M cume
10. Fool’s Gold (Warner Bros) – $1.29M – $556 PTA – $62.1M cume
11. Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (Universal) – $1.28M – $1,351 PTA – $41.5M
12. NEW – Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (Focus) – $1.07M – $2,015 PTA – $1.77M cume
13. Penelope (Summit) – $992,000 – $822 PTA – $6.2M cume
14. Juno (Fox Searchlight) – $985,000 – $730 PTA – $137.5M cume
15. No Country For Old Men (Miramax) – $820,000 – $683 PTA – $72.3M
*There Will Be Blood (Paramount Vantage) – $321,000 – $499 PTA – $38.5M cume
*In Bruges (Focus) – $265,000 – $1,178 PTA – $4.4M cume
*The Counterfeiters (Sony Classics) – $140,000 – $5,833 PTA – $606,000
*The Band’s Visit (Sony Classics) – $115,000 – $2,556 PTA -      $945,000 cume
*NEW – Black & White (Eros) – $22,000 – $733 PTA – $31,000 cume
*NEW – Married Life (Sony Classics) – $18,000 – $2,000 PTA – $29,000 cume
*NEW – CJ7 (Sony Classics) – $17,000 – $895 PTA – $30,000 cume
*NEW – Girls Rock (Shadow Distribution) – $14,000 – $2,000 PTA – $23,500 cume
*NEW – Paranoid Park (IFC Films) – $4,794 – $2,397 PTA – $7,472 cume
*NEW – Snow Angels (Warner Independent) – $4,658 – $2,329 PTA – $8,854 cume
*NEW – Bar Starz (Slowhand Releasing) – $3,844 – $87 PTA – $7,540 cume
*NEW – Last Stop for Paul (Independent) – $2,044 – $1,022 PTA – $4,700 cume

EXCLUSIVE FANTASY MOGULS REVISED 3-DAY ESTIMATES

1. NEW – 10,000 B.C. (Warner Bros) – $34.57M – $10,139 PTA – $34.57M cume
2. NEW – College Road Trip (Disney) – $13.63M – $5,039 PTA – $13.63M cume
3. Vantage Point (Sony) – $7.29M – $2,307 PTA – $51.4M cume
4. NEW – The Bank Job (Lionsgate) -$5.84M – $3,646 PTA – $5.84M cume
5. Semi Pro (New Line) – $5.64M – $1,810 PTA – $24.5M cume
6. Spiderwick Chronicles (Paramount) – $4.75M – $1,465 PTA -$61.6M cume
7. The Other Boleyn Girl (Sony) – $3.95M – $3,393 PTA – $14.5M cume
8. Jumper (Fox) – $3.72M – $1,453 PTA – $72.5M cume
9. Step Up 2 the Streets (Disney) – $3.22M – $1,431 PTA – $53.1M cume
10. Fool’s Gold (Warner Bros) – $2.8M- $1,209 PTA – $62.8M cume
11. Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (Universal) – $2.6M – $2,726 PTA – $42.2M cume
12. NEW – Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (Focus) – $2.55M – $4,774 PTA – $2.55M
13. Penelope (Summit) – $2.24M – $1,862 PTA – $6.8M cume
14. Juno (Fox Searchlight) – $2.09M – $1,550 PTA – $138M cume
15. Definitely Maybe (Universal) – $1.77M – $1,138 PTA – $29.4M cume
*No Country For Old Men (Miramax) – $1.73M – $1,441 PTA – $72.7M
*There Will Be Blood (Paramount Vantage) – $695,000 – $1,081 PTA – $38.7M cume
*In Bruges (Focus) – $575,000 – $2,556 PTA – $4.6M cume
*The Counterfeiters (Sony Classics) – $308,000 – $12,833 PTA – $704,000
*The Band’s Visit (Sony Classics) – $229,000 – $5,089 PTA -      $1.01M cume
*NEW – Black & White (Eros) – $46,000 – $1,533 PTA – $46,000 cume
*NEW – CJ7 (Sony Classics) – $41,500 – $2,184 PTA – $41,500 cume
*NEW – Married Life (Sony Classics) – $41,000 – $4,556 PTA – $41,000 cume
*NEW – Girls Rock (Shadow Distribution) – $33,000 – $4,714 PTA – $33,000 cume
*NEW – Snow Angels (Warner Independent) – $12,207 – $6,104 PTA – $12,207 cume
*NEW – Paranoid Park (IFC Films) – $10,731 – $5,366 PTA – $10,731 cume
*NEW – Bar Starz (Slowhand Releasing) – $9,731 – $221 PTA – $9,731 cume
*NEW – Last Stop for Paul (Independent) – $5,842 – $2,921 PTA – $5,842 cume

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