Weekend Box Office
1) WALL-E $62.5 million
2) Wanted $51.1 million
3) Get Smart $20 million
4) Kung Fu Panda $11.7 million
5) The Incredible Hulk $9.2 million
6) The Love Guru $5.4 million
7) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $5 million
8) The Happening $3.8 million
9) Sex and the City: The Movie $3.7 million
10) You Don't Mess with the Zohan $3.2 million
It was Disney & Pixar's latest CGI animated tale about a lonely robot that took the number one position on the box office chart this weekend. WALL-E, featuring the voice talents of Siguorney Weaver, John Ratzenberger, and Jeff Garlin, racked in a cash sum of $62.5 million. This opening bested both of the last two Pixar outings. In 2006, the talking automobile adventure Cars hit its opening day mark with $60.1 million, while last year's rodent infestation tale Ratatouille pulled in a less than amazing $47 million.
In second place this week with $51.1 million was visionary director Timur Bekmambetov's American debut Wanted. This tale of superhero assassins hit way above expectations, and has been called "the funnest film of the summer" by at least every critic we know. An amazing spectacle of action and adventure, you can expect Wanted to stick around the top of the charts as word of mouth leaks out to those less willing to leave the house and pay $18 dollars a ticket.
Only two smaller independent films opened this weekend in limited release. Catherine Breillat's drama The Last Mistress, which stars Asia Argento, opened on two screens with $35,200. This gave it the second highest per screen average with $17,600 for each location. The film with the highest per screen average was last weekend's bombshell Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, which pulled in another amazing $106,000 playing on just five screens. It's per screen average hit at $21,200 per location. Trumbo, a biopic about blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, took in a healthy $28,500 playing on a mere three screens.