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Steamboy Performs Poorly at Box Office

posted on 2005-03-21 10:37 EST
Earns less than $4000 per screen

According to ICv2, Steamboy earned approximately $150,000 this past weekend at the 39 theaters the premiered the movie. This is significantly better than the $80,000 earned by Appleseed in its opening weekend (31 theaters), but significantly lower that the $318,000 earned by Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (47 theaters).

Box office rankings for the top 50 movies this weekend are not yet available. Steamboy's performance, if the $150,00 figure is accurate, would have placed it 33rd at the box office last weekend.

Over at Rotten Tomatoes, a website that ranks movies based on their average score from movie critic reviews, Steamboy has earned a 65% fresh rating (65% of reviews were considered positive). Comparatively, Appleseed and Innocence earned 17% and 60% respectively.

This article has a follow-up: Updated Steamboy Figures (2005-03-21 19:09)

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