Rentrak Theatrical Announces Box Office Estimates for Weekend of August 24, 2008

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 / — Rentrak Theatrical, a business unit of Rentrak Corporation (NASDAQ:RENT) , today announced the weekend theatrical box office estimates for the weekend period of August 22 through August 24, 2008 according to the company’s Box Office Essentials(TM) theatrical box office data collection and analytical service.

The twelve estimated top producing motion pictures for the weekend, per data collected as of 9:30AM Pacific on Sunday, August 24, 2008 by Rentrak Theatrical include


  Weekend of 08/22/2008 to 08/24/2008

Rank Title Weekend Gross Locations
1 Tropic Thunder $16,100,000 3352
2 The House Bunny $15,100,000 2714
3 Death Race $12,292,860 2532
4 The Dark Knight $10,305,000 3163
5 Star Wars: The Clone Wars $5,660,000 3452
6 Pineapple Express $5,600,000 2620
7 Mirrors $4,875,000 2664
8 The Longshots $4,304,000 2089
9 Mamma Mia! $4,303,100 2326
10 The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor $4,068,960 2422
11 Vicky Cristina Barcelona $3,003,000 692
12 The Rocker $2,750,000 2784


(C) 2008 by Rentrak Corporation

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Box Office Essentials provides each studio with password-protected, real-time, web browser-based and 24/7 access to data pertaining specifically to their movie release titles. A sophisticated toolset allows studio distribution executives to view and analyze the information at different levels of detail and across a multitude of attributes (by theatre circuit, DMA, time zone, etc.), enhancing their ability to make faster, and better informed decisions. Additional features include online school calendars (K-12 and college), interactive release schedule and 24-hour subscriber support.