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`Panda’ With $60Million Opening Weekend

June 9th, 2008 Posted in Travel and Leisure, What's Hot Now

Monday, June 09, 2008

Jack Black’s cartoon tale “Kung Fu Panda” had the right moves at the box office, debuting as the top weekend movie with $60.2 million.

Adam Sandler’s comedy “You Don’t Mess With the Zohan” opened at No. 2 with $38.5 million.

The top 10 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Media By Numbers LLC:

1. “Kung Fu Panda,” Paramount, $60,239,130, 4,114 locations, $14,642 average, $60,239,130, one week.

2. “You Don’t Mess With the Zohan,” Sony, $38,531,374, 3,462 locations, $11,130 average, $38,531,374, one week.

3. “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” Paramount, $22,793,630, 4,190 locations, $5,440 average, $253,014,750, three weeks.

4. “Sex and the City,” Warner Bros, $21,218,305, 3,325 locations, $6,381 average, $99,177,283, two weeks.

5. “The Strangers,” Universal, $8,941,970, 2,477 locations, $3,610 average, $37,298,770, two weeks.

6. “Iron Man,” Paramount, $7,477,439, 2,931 locations, $2,551 average, $288,847,640, six weeks.

7. “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian,” Disney, $5,658,836, 3,065 locations, $1,846 average, $125,977,010, four weeks.

8. “What Happens in Vegas,” Fox, $3,437,801, 2,366 locations, $1,453 average, $72,267,894, five weeks.

9. “Baby Mama,” Universal, $806,750, 922 locations, $875 average, $57,931,215, seven weeks.

10. “Made of Honor,” Sony, $804,055, 740 locations, $1,087 average, $44,689,497, six weeks.

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