Quantcast

STAR WARS SCORES

New Installment Nabs $116 Million
The much anticipated latest installment of Star Wars took in $116.3 million in its first four days and became the second-fastest film—behind Spider-Man, which was released earlier this year—to top $100 million.

After grossing $30.1 million on opening day Thursday, Star Wars: Episode II—Attack of the Clones nabbed $86.15 million Friday to Sunday, the third-highest debut ever for a three-day weekend, behind Spider-Man and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, according to the Associated Press.

Even though the film was the second quickest ever to hit $100 million, it really didn’t come close to the b.o. record set two weeks ago by Spider-Man, which debuted with $114.8 million in three days. But Attack of the Clones had a faster start than its 1999 predecessor, Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace, which opened on a Wednesday and took five days to reach $105 million.

Playing in 3,161 theaters, Attack of the Clones averaged $27,254 per screen. The film opened in about 450 fewer theaters than Spider-Man because Star Wars creator George Lucas was choosy about locations, insisting on top-of-the-line cinemas with digital sound.

Spider-Man slipped to No. 2 in its third weekend but held up well with $46 million, bringing its total to $286.5 million in 17 days. The film already ranks 14th on the all-time domestic box office chart, just behind The Empire Strikes Back. The latest record for Spider-Man was hitting $250 million on Friday, its 15th day. The Phantom Menace had been the fastest film to cross that mark, in 19 days.

BEESE DOCKS AT WARNER U.K.
Former Island chief gets his own label. (6/16a)
1 TRENDING TOPIC: “LEVITATING” TO #1
How'd they do that? (6/15a)
SIGNS OF HITS LIST
We're reading the tea leaves. (6/15a)
REOPENING DELAY CRIPPLES LIVE BIZ
"Variant" is a scary word right now. (6/15a)
MUSIC’S HOTTEST FIRMS: GRUBMAN SHIRE MEISELAS & SACKS
Is there a lawyer in the house? (6/15a)
RHYTHM, BLUES AND THE FUTURE
The musical tapestry we know as R&B.
WHO'S NEXT?
Predicting the next big catalog deal.
JUST THE VAX, MA'AM
Once we all get vaccinated, how long before we can party?
WORLDWIDE GROOVE
How is globalization bringing far-flung territories into the musical mainstream?
 Email

 First Name

 Last Name

 Company

 Country
CAPTCHA code
Captcha: (type the characters above)