Shrek the Third is Number One
Even though most movie theaters haven’t opened yet, nor sold Sunday tickets, Variety is already reporting that Shrek the Third will rule the charts this weekend. They do this because Friday ticket sales were $38.8 million, in 4,122 theaters. That comes out to a per venue average of $9,423 — just for Friday.
Spider-Man 3, on the otherhand, earned $7.98 million, down 54% from last week.
UPDATE: Variety now says that, for the weekend, Shrek sold $122.9 million. Spider-Man 3 came in second at $28.5 mil, down 51& over last weekend. And 28 Weeks Later was third, with $5.1 million this weekend.