Disturbia holds on to top slot in second week

MUMBAI: DreamWorks’ Disturbia held on to the top spot at the box office for the second consecutive week, while New Line Cinema’s Fracture came in second raking in over $10 million, says www.Hollywood.tv founder Sheeraz Hasan.

By doing as well as it has, Disturbia confirms that Shia LaBeouf can open a film and at the same time appeal to theatregoers under the age of 25. “The movie is putting people in the seats and keeping them in suspense when they get there,” the Hollywood Reporter was told by DreamWorks spokesman Marvin Levy, who also pointed out that movie attendance dropped by only 39 per cent in its second weekend.

Fracture, starring Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling and directed by Gregory Hoblit, showed it had staying power when it brought in an estimated $11.2 million in 2,443 theatres.

Horror film Vacancy, made by Screen Gems and released by Sony Pictures with Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale as a couple who find themselves stranded in a spooky motel, took fourth place with an estimated $7.6 million, while the Will Ferrell hit Blades of Glory came in third after racking up an estimated $7.8 million from 3,459 theatres around the country. This weekend, the film brought in enough to cross the $100 million mark in ticket sales, adds Hasan.

Buena Vista’s Meet the Robinsons, is now enjoying its fourth weekend, this time at fifth place, having taken home an estimated $7.1 million. Coming in at sixth place was Focus Features’ Hot Fuzz, which sold $5.8 million in ticket at a per-theatre average of $7,030.

With an estimated $5.2 million at the box office, Sony’s comedy Are We Done Yet? from Revolution, starring Ice Cube captured seventh place in its third weekend, with Warner Bros Pictures’ In the Land of Women pulling in at eighth place with an estimated $4.9 million.

Sony’s release of Revolution Studios’ Perfect Stranger, starring Halle Berry and Bruce Willis, dropped to ninth place after only its second weekend, grossing an estimated $4.1 million and making only $18.1 million so far.

Finally, Buena Vista’s Wild Hogs, which has held on for eight straight weeks, though it was in its eighth weekend, rounded out the top 10, with an estimated $2.9 million that brought its tally to $156.2 million, says Hasan.

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