The Thieves Continues to Smash Records
|Title||Release Date||Market Share||Weekend||Total||Screens|
|2||The Dark Knight Rises (us)||7/19/12||17.10%||615,196||5,522,967||630|
|3||Sammy's Asventures 2 (bl)||8/1/12||10.40%||358,903||549,644||486|
|4||Ice Age 4 (us)||7/25/12||8.50%||301,481||1,194,354||425|
|5||The Grand Heist||8/8/12||1.60%||58,736||84,095||160|
|6||Detective Conan (jp)||7/19/12||1.30%||54,623||459,069||146|
|7||Rock of Ages (us)||8/2/12||1.30%||48,525||67,444||243|
|9||Piranha 3DD (us)||8/1/12||1.10%||34,938||58,916||266|
The Thieves clocked in at 2,002,862 to stay level with its debut and it has now amassed 6,877,785 admissions. By far the quickest films to reach milestones for 4, 5 and 6 million, not to mention 7 which it will handily cross tomorrow. However, based on Sunday's drop, it has reached its saturation point and will start to slow down. While 10 million is now a forgone conclusions, the question is whether it can vie for the number 1 all time spot, currently held by Avatar. It's looking pretty solid now, but another week will give us a better indication.
While The Grand Heist opens next weekend, it still seems like nothing will come even remotely close to The Thieves which will likely sell well over a million tickets again. Busy times at the Korean box office!
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