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Projections: 'Hangover' Set for Big Payday

21 Dec, 2009 By: Kelly Burner


The Hangover


It’s the last chance for the industry to capitalize on last-minute shoppers, and they’re holding nothing back. Three major theatrical titles hit the shelves Dec. 15, each of which earned more than $100 million in the box office.

Altogether, the three titles represent more than $500 million in revenue.

At the top of the line is the most popular comedy of the year, Warner’s The Hangover, which earned $277 million in domestic theaters. Trailing at second place is Inglourious Basterds ($120 million), the WWII-actioner directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Brad Pitt. Last, but hardly least, is Disney’s family friendly adventure G-Force ($119 million).

The week ending Dec. 20 will surely belong to The Hangover. With twice as much box office power than its principle competitors, this comedy will slide right into first place on both the national top sellers and top rentals charts. G-Force will likely outsell and outrent Inglourious Basterds, while Basterds will squeeze its way into third place.

On the high-definition charts, The Hangover will finish at No. 1, but second place should go to Inglourious Basterds.

 

Rank

Title

Studio

Weeks on Chart

 

Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 12/20

 

1

The Hangover

Warner

New

2

G-Force

Disney

New

3

Inglourious Basterds

Universal

New

 

Projected Top 3 Renters for Week Ending 12/20

 

1

The Hangover

Warner

New

2

G-Force

Disney

New

3

Inglourious Basterds

Universal

New

 


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