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BOX OFFICE: PIXAR STILL PRINTING MONEY

By / 06.30.08

Not surprisingly, G-Rated Wall E edged out R-Rated Wanted for the top spot at the box office this weekend.  Having seen it, I can report that it’s both a great movie and a good place to pick up elementary school chicks.

  WALL-E," the Pixar Animation tale of a robot toiling away on a long-abandoned Earth, debuted as the No. 1 movie with $62.5 million in ticket sales, with Jolie’s assassin thriller "Wanted" opening in second place with $51.1 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
  The two movies combined to keep Hollywood on a roll. The top 12 movies took in $179.2 million, up 22 percent from the same weekend last year, when Pixar’s "Ratouille" opened with $47 million. It was the fifth straight weekend that revenues climbed. [CNN]

Meanwhile, The Love Guru grossed $5.4 million in its second weekend (coming in at number 6).  Its $19 million dollar cumulative take is just a few dollars shy of earning back Mike Myer’s budget for silly wigs.  (full top ten after the jump)

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," $3.9 million.
9. "Sex and the City," $3.8 million.
10. "You Don’t Mess With the Zohan," $3.2 million.  


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