Record high temperatures in several parts of the country were credited with helping to drive air-conditioning seekers into theaters over the Labor Day holiday. Final figures confirmed that the industry set records for both the three-day and the four-day period. The No. 1 film, Halloween, from MGM and the Weinstein Co., sold more tickets than any film ever released over the Labor Day period -- $30.6 million worth.

The top ten films over the four-day Labor Day weekend, according to final figures compiled by Media by Numbers (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date):
1 Halloween, MGM, $30,591,759, (New); 2. Superbad, Sony, $15,852,355, 3 Wks. ($92,687,150); 3. Balls of Fury, Focus Features, $14,111,454, (New); 4. The Bourne Ultimatum, Universal, $13,390,340, 5 Wks. ($202,810,455); 5. Rush Hour 3, New Line, $10,83,9063, 4 Wks. ($122,695,339); 6. Mr. Bean's Holiday, Universal, $7,933,690, 2 Wks. ($20,934,120); 7. The Nanny Diaries, MGM, $6,567,907, 2 Wks. ($16,719,283); 8. Death Sentence, 20th Century Fox, $5,337,257, (New); 9. War, Lions Gate, $5,326,797, 2 Wks. ($18,166,199); 10. Stardust, Paramount, $4,135,246, 4 Wks. ($32,144,100).




05/09/2007