“Oogieloves” Sets Dubious Record; “The Possession” Debuts on Top
(NEW YORK) — The Oogieloves’ BIG adventure turned out to be a BIG flop.
The interactive kids film The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure set a dubious record over the weekend by earning just $448,000 from Friday through Sunday in more than 2,000 theaters. It averaged $207 per theater — the worst performance by a wide release in box office history.
If you include Labor Day, Oogieloves collected a shade over $601,000. The film opened last Wednesday, along with the Prohibition-era drama Lawless.
The horror film The Possession owned the top spot at the box office, with a $21.3 million debut.
Lawless bowed in the runner-up spot, with $13 million.
After two weekends on top, The Expendables 2 fell to third place, raising $11.2 million.
Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Monday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Hollywood.com:
1. The Possession, $21.3 million
2. Lawless, $13 million
3. The Expendables 2, $11.2 million
4. The Bourne Legacy, $9.4 million
5. ParaNorman, $8.8 million
6. The Odd Life of Timothy Green, $8.5 million
7. The Dark Knight Rises, $7.9 million
8. 2016: Obama’s America, $7.1 million
9. The Campaign, $7 million
10. Hope Springs, $6 million
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