This Week in the Mercury

Monday, October 13, 2008


Posted by Erik Henriksen on Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 11:13 AM


Disney's Beverly Hills Chihuahua was top dog in the domestic box office for a second straight weekend, making a mutt out of the pre-frame favorite for No. 1--Warner Bros.' star-studded Middle East thriller Body of Lies.

Chihuahua fetched an estimated $17.5 million this session, as a miniature weekend-over-weekend drop of just 40% groomed a 10-day cumulative box office of $52.5 million. Lies truly underperformed expectations with a shocking $13.1 million bow good only for a third-place showing.

Sony Screen Gem's horror thriller Quarantine scared up a healthy $14.2 million to open in second place, while Universal's pigskin pic The Express registered a disappointing $4.7 million in a sixth-place debut. And the Fox-distributed family fantasy City of Ember crashed and burned over its first frame with only $3.2 million in 10th place.

The whole world is going insane, and the full story is at The Hollywood Reporter.

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