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'Dismal' b.o. weekend for 'Rendition,' 'Baby' and 'Fire'

October 21, 2007 |  2:40 pm

Reporting on movie turnout this weekend, Reuters reported: "In what amounted to a movie massacre, high-powered dramas from the Oscar-winning stars debuted disastrously, as audiences continued to opt for escapist fare."

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Studios hoped "Rendition" and "Gone Baby Gone" would pull $10 million, but "Rendition" reaped $4.2 million and "Baby" $6 million.

"Bringing up the rear was 'Things We Lost in the Fire,' a domestic tragedy that has earned raves for Del Toro's portrayal of a heroin addict," Reuters added. "The DreamWorks-Paramount release failed to ignite, opening at No. 15 with $1.6 million. Industry pundits had expected a $10 million-plus bow, but DreamWorks said $3 million to $4 million was more realistic.

To read the L.A. Times report, CLICK HERE. To see the chart at BoxOfficeMojo.com, CLICK HERE.

Here's the site's breakdown of info on Oscar pix:

4.) "Michael Clayton" ($7,100,000) -31.6%, $2,746 per theater (2,659), $21,986,000 total
5.) "Gone Baby Gone" ($6 million), $3,502 per theater (1,713)
9.) "Rendition" ($4,175,000), $1,855 per theater (2,250)
11.) "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" ($3,139,000) -49.0%, $1,564 per theater (2,006) $11,213,000
14.) "Into the Wild" ($2,150,000) +131.5%, $3,267 per screen (1,163), $6,502,000 - 5
15.) "Things We Lost in the Fire" ($1.6 million), $1,404 per theater (1,142)
16.) "The Darjeeling Limited" ($1,320,000), + 21.6%, $6,534 per theater (309), $3,903,000
19.) "Lust, Caution" ($586,000) -3.9%, $4,688 per screen (173), $2,107,000
20.) "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" ($560,000) +29.5%, $1,860 per theater (439) $2,208,000


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