Evan Almighty, not so mighty in the box-office


Evan Almighty debuted at #1 last weekend, raked in an impressive $32.1M opening sales, but still not mighty as compared to Jim Carrey's Bruce Almighty, which had a very high $68 million opening weekend.

Other new releases include 1408 at #2 and Angelina Jolies' A Mighty Heart, at #10.

1408's sales is impressive, overtaking previous week's champ Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, which slipped to #3.

Spider-Man dropped to #12, after staying in the Top 10 for 9 weeks.

Here's the US Weekend Box-Office (June 22-24, 2007):
1. "Evan Almighty," $32.1 million.
2. "1408," $20.175 million.
3. "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," $20.15 million.
4. "Ocean's Thirteen," $11.3 million.
5. "Knocked Up," $10.6 million.
6. "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," $7.2 million.
7. "Surf's Up," $6.7 million. 8. "Shrek the Third," $5.8 million.
9. "Nancy Drew," $4.5 million.
10. "A Mighty Heart," $4 million.

On Friday, two potential chart toppers will be Die Hard 4.0 and Ratatouille. Which movie will snatch the #1 spot?

Good news to Spidey fanatics out there!
Spider-Man 3 is now the 10th highest grossing film of all time as of June 24th. Pirates 3 comes near at #15.

Last Update: 6-24-2007

1. Titanic 1997 $1,835,400,000
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 $1,129,200,000
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2006 $1,060,300,000
4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001 $968,700,000
5. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 1999 $922,400,000
6. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 $921,700,000
7. Jurassic Park 1993 $919,800,000
8. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2005 $892,200,000
9. Shrek 2 2004 $880,900,000
10. Spider-Man 3 2007 $875,100,000
11. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2002 $866,400,000
12. Finding Nemo 2003 $865,000,000
13. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 $860,800,000
14. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 2005 $848,500,000
15. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 2007 $827,000,000

Figures from Yahoo! Movies and Celebrity Wonder

About M.I.

Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For a decade now, Mykiru.ph has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.

1 Comment(s):

  1. That can be expected, I suppose. Neither of the big two stars of "Bruce Almighty" returned. Instead, we get Steve Carrel, whom I love but isn't box-office dynamite.

    Second, I think the premise of this one seems far more offensive than the first (I haven't seen either, BTW). The first movie had a man given godly powers. The second, a man is asked to build an ark for a pending flood, despite the fact that God promised to never cause a worldwide flood again (after all, rainbows are reminders of God's promise, not the refraction of light through moist air).