It was another slow weekend at the box office, as studios continue to dump off films that don’t fit into the summer blockbuster mold and aren’t Oscar material. Topping the charts was Lakeview Terrace, a drama/thriller starring Samuel L. Jackson as an LAPD officer who terrorizes his neighbors when he’s off duty. Personally, I think the premise of this film sounds utterly ridiculous, but I guess the movie-going public still likes Sam because they spent $15.6 million on tickets.
Last weekend’s champion, the Coen brothers comedy Burn After Reading, slipped to the No. 2 spot with $11.3 million in earnings.
Three other new releases made their way to the Top 10 this weekend, including comedy My Best Friend’s Girl ($8.3 million), animated family movie Igor ($8.01 million), and romantic comedy Ghost Town ($5.17 million). I don’t know anything about any of these movies, except that both My Best Friend’s Girl and Igor received generally negative reviews across the board.
Here’s the complete Top 10 at the box office for the weekend ending 9/21/08:
- Lakeview Terrace, $15.6 million
- Burn After Reading, $11.3 milliion
- My Best Friend’s Girl, $8.3 million
- Igor, $8.01 million
- Righteous Kill, $7.7 million
- The Family That Preys, $7.5 million
- The Women, $5.31 million
- Ghost Town, $5.17 million
- The Dark Knight, $2.95 million
- The Bunny House, $2.8 million