Samuel Jackson “Terror-izes” at Box Office

via Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Samuel L. Jackson ruled the North American box office for the second time this year, while moviegoers largely ignored three other new releases as overall weekend sales resumed their downward spiral.


According to studio estimates issued on Sunday, Jackson’s cop thriller “Lakeview Terrace” sold a modest $15.6 million worth of tickets during its first three days of release. It barely surpassed the $14 million opening for Jackson’s 2006 bomb “Snakes on a Plane.”

Overall sales fell 4 percent from the year-ago period to $93 million, said tracking firm Media By Numbers, and have now dropped for eight of the last nine weekends. Year-to-date sales are flat, and the number of tickets sold is down by about five percent, the company said. Continue reading