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Poseidon Sinks At The US Box Office

The disaster movie opens second

The second week of “summer” saw a distinct belly flop for Poseidon. Launching against Mission: Impossible III, the disaster movie nearly lived up to its name, grabbing just $20.4 million in its opening weekend.

But Tom Cruise and co will be happier – M:I:III won the US box office for a second week running, with a $24.5 million weekend. For those of you counting, that’s a drop of just under 50%.

Elsewhere, it was a terrible week for new releases. Lindsay Lohan will be hoping that Prairie Home Companion brings home the kudos, because her new teen comedy Just My Luck died on its feet. $5.5 million doesn’t exactly feel very lucky. And if footie trilogy kick-off Goal! was hoping to find plenty of fans in the States, then that dream didn’t so much begin as collapse, with the movie not even cracking the top 10. $2 million was just about enough for the movie to make it to 12th place.

Hail to the charts!

Title

Weekend Gross

Total Gross

Week #

1

Mission: Impossible III $24,514,000

$84,365,000

2

2

Poseidon $20,325,000

$20,325,000

1

3

RV

$9,500,000

$42,821,000

3

4

Just My Luck

$5,500,000

$5,500,000

1

5

An American Haunting

$3,689,000

$10,938,000

2

6

United 93

$3,583,000

$25,630,000

3

7

Stick It

$3,279,000

$22,218,000

3

8

Ice Age: The Meltdown

$2,975,000

$187,985,000

7

9

Silent Hill
$2,200,000

$44,507,000

4

10

**Hoot

**

$2,125,000

$6,213,000

2