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Schadenfreude: The Love Guru & Katy Perry, Pt. 2 (Results)

Posted by Andrew Unterberger on June 25, 2008

“Hey, Obama won the primary and “American Boy” finally made the top 40, so things are looking bright all over for our country. A #3 or lower debut for The Love Guru and a sub-gold status for Katy Perry don’t seem all that unreasonable to ask for.”

“Get Smart, starring Steve Carell as title character Maxwell Smart, took in $38.68 million over the weekend, well above estimates by box-office predictors and Warner Bros., the studio that released it, according to final figures released Monday by Media by Numbers. The only other film to open wide, Paramount’s The Love Guru, starring Mike Myers, found little love among moviegoers as it debuted in fourth place with just $13.91 million. Meanwhile, the second week of Universal’s The Incredible Hulk slipped to second place with $22.14 million, while Kung Fu Panda, produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount, brought in $21.93 million in its third week. Meanwhile, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull returned to the top of the international box office for the third week with $25 million. The film has now taken in $392 million overseas versus $291 million at home. The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Media by Numbers (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date):1. Get Smart, Warner Bros., $38,683,480, (New); 2. The Incredible Hulk, Universal, $22,136,060, 2 Wks. ($97,055,430); 3. Kung Fu Panda, Paramount, $21,934,716, 3 Wks. ($155,830,875); 4. The Love Guru, Paramount, $13,907,130, (New); 5. The Happening, 20th Century Fox, $10,482,146, 2 Wks. ($50,749,495); 6. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Paramount, $8,540,313, 5 Wks. ($290,961,044); 7. You Don’t Mess With the Zohan, Sony, $7,453,215, 3 Wks. ($84,308,418); 8. Sex and the City: The Movie, Warner Bros, $6,532,394, 4 Wks. ($132,452,769); 9. Iron Man, Paramount, $4,030,272, 8 Wks. ($304,816,141); 10. The Strangers, Universal, $2,122,410, 4 Wks. ($49,759,735).”


“As expected, Coldplay tops The Billboard 200 with “Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends,” which shifted a whopping 721,000 first-week U.S. copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The Capitol effort sold nearly as many copies as the band’s other chart-topper, 2005’s “X&Y,” which moved 737,000. Only one other rock band has had a 700,000-plus week since the release of that effort. Last November, the Eagles‘ “Long Road Out of Eden” began at No. 1 with 711,000.


With a 69% sales decrease, “Tha Carter III” (Cash Money/Universal) slips 1-2 with 309,000 units. The soundtrack to the Disney Channel film “Camp Rock,” featuring the Jonas Brothers, debuts at No. 3 with 188,000. The movie premiered on June 20 and averaged 8.9 million total viewers according to Nielsen, making it the network’s second-most-watched original movie after 2007’s “High School Musical 2.” The multi-label “Now 28” compilation continues its decline 3-4 with 81,000 (39%), while Plies‘ “Definition of Real” (Big Gates/Slip-N-Slide) falls 2-5 with 68,000 (-68%). Selling 65,000, Usher‘s LaFace/Zomba set “Here I Stand” descends 5-6 with a 36% sales decrease. Flying up the chart 124-7, Rihanna’s “Good Girl Gone Bad” (SRP/Def Jam) experiences a 930% sales jump to 63,000; a re-issue of the 2007 album hit shelves with three additional tracks. Disturbed’s former chart-topping Warner Bros. set “Indestructible” declines 4-8 with 59,000 (-42%).

Capitol pop newcomer Katy Perry has a No. 9 start with her debut album, “One of the Boys,” which sold 47,000. The single “I Kissed a Girl” has been climbing its way up the Hot 100 and sits currently at the No. 2 spot, behind Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida.””


2 Responses to “Schadenfreude: The Love Guru & Katy Perry, Pt. 2 (Results)”

  1. Kinetic said

    Careful now… While the Love Guru surely has died its predicted death, just because Perry isn’t on top now, doesn’t mean that she’ll stay down. You never know – that follow-up single might be worse/inexplicably successful.

  2. Victor said

    Bad news, chief.;_ylt=Arri5SIqo4Wb13O7VS8kEciVEhkF

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