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Friday Box Office Results: Wall-E and Wanted Are Big

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The Friday box office estimates are in for the June 27-29 weekend, giving us a hint of what the final box office numbers will be. Many box office analysts expected both the family-friendly Wall-E and the R-rated action movie Wanted to do well, but the box office weekend is shaping up to a be a bigger one than first expected.

Wall-E, which was expected to be the big winner of the weekend, took in $23.3 million on Friday alone, shaping up for approximately $67 million over the three-day span. That’s just shy of Pixar’s record with The Incredibles, which took in a little over $70 million a few years ago. It’s also a lot higher than what the excellent Ratatouille opened to last year.

Wanted, which stars Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy, took in a whopping $18.7 million on Friday, which should lead to a much higher than expected $53 million weekend. Wanted will be the biggest June R-rated opening ever, knocking off Knocked Up‘s $30.6 million.

By Erik Samdahl
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  • Preston

    I hope you don’t mind a correction, but I believe the name of the Pixar movie you are comparing would be “The Incredibles.”

  • http://www.filmjabber.com Erik Samdahl

    Thanks, Preston! Brain fart on my behalf.

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