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#538187 - 03/09/09 01:17 PM WATCHMEN TOPS BOX OFFICE WEEK ONE
Jennifer M. Contino Offline
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According to the Hollywood Reporter, Watchmen took top spot this weekend at the Box Office earning 55.7 million dollars.

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Warner Bros.' much-watched release of the epic-length actioner "Watchmen" wound up topping the domestic boxoffice with a weekend haul estimated at $55.7 million for an opening in the far lower end of pre-release projections. Directed by Zack Snyder, there had been much speculation over whether "Watchmen" would bow higher than the helmer's ancient Greece actioner "300," which debuted with $70.9 million in March 2007. "Watchmen" had a field free from other wide openers following a high-profile courtroom battle between Warners and Fox for the right to release the cult comic-book adaptation.


The film also was number one in the overseas Box Office as well. According to the Hollywood Repoter:


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"Watchmen" opened at No. 1 in the U.K. ($4.6 million from 420 sites), Russia ($2.3 million from 582 locales), Australia ($2.3 million from 222 locations), Italy ($1.6 million from 266 spots), Korea ($1.4 million from 293 screens), Brazil, Mexico and the Netherlands.


PULSE readers can learn more here:
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i801548f98188f77a1a321f58dc81acac

and here:
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i801548f98188f77ac8459ffca965c734

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#538192 - 03/09/09 01:48 PM Re: WATCHMEN TOPS BOX OFFICE WEEK ONE [Re: Jennifer M. Contino]
necrotechno Offline
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So we can basically forget about that Cobalt 60 movie ever getting made.
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