With the top two films earning nearly $100 million between them, the studios and exhibitors had a very good weekend, final reports by Media by Numbers indicated Monday. Dreamworks Animation/Paramount's Kung Fu Panda led the pack with $60.24 million, while Sony's You Don't Mess With the Zohan topped out at $38.5 million. Together, the top 12 films grossed $170.87 million, 31 percent above the $130.43 million reported for the same week a year ago.

The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Media by Numbers (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date):
1. Kung Fu Panda, Paramount, $60,239,130, (New); 2. You Don't Mess With The Zohan, Sony, $38,531,374, (New); 3. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Paramount, $22,793,630, 3 Wks. ($253,014,750); 4. Sex and the City: The Movie, Warner Bros, $21,218,305, 2 Wks. ($99,177,283); 5. The Strangers, Universal, $8,941, 970, 2 Wks. ($37,298,770); 6. Iron Man, Paramount, $7,477,439, 6 Wks. ($288,847,640); 7. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Disney, $5,658,836, 4 Wks. ($125,977,010); 8. What Happens in Vegas, 20th Century Fox, $3,437,801, 5 Wks. ($72,267,894); 9. Baby Mama, Universal, $806,750, 7 Wks. ($57,931,215); 10. Made of Honor, Sony, $804,055, 6 Wks. ($44,689,497).




10/06/2008