'All About Steve' brings in $3.6 mil Friday
Sandra Bullock/Bradley Cooper pic ties 'Final Destination'Fox's Sandra Bullock starrer "All About Steve" grossed an estimated $3.6 million in domestic boxoffice in its first day of release Friday, tying a holdover pic for top spot among daily rankings and besting two other wide openers.
Warner Bros.' 3D horror pic "The Final Destination" also fetched $3.6 million Friday for $38.7 million in cumulative boxoffice from its first eight days in release. "Destination" remains a favorite to repeat at No. 1 this weekend after topping the weekend rankings in its opening session.
The modestly better than anticipated first-day coin for "Steve" -- at the start of an oft-sleepy final summer frame -- should help the PG-13 comedy hit the teen millions during the four-day Labor Day session. "Steve" co-stars Bradley Cooper ("The Hangover") and Thomas Haden Church ("Sideways").
Lionsgate's sci-fi actioner "Gamer," starring Gerard Butler, bowed in third place with a first-day gross of $3.3 million. "Gamer" will have to perform gamely through the balance of the weekend to reach double-digit millions through Monday.
Miramax's R-rated comedy "Extract" -- directed by "Office Space" helmer Mike Judge and starring Jason Bateman -- extracted $1.3 million from its Friday bow. That placed it in eighth on the day and on track only for single-digit millions for the holiday weekend.
The Weinstein Co.'s Brad Pitt starrer "Inglourious Basterds" was fourth among the Friday grossers, with its $3 million haul shaping an $83.2 million cume.
Sony's leggy sci-fi thriller "District 9" was fifth on the day, with $1.8 million and a $96.1 million cume.