Entries in The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2)


"Oogieloves" Sets Dubious Record; "The Possession" Debuts on Top

Diyah Pera/Lionsgate(NEW YORK) -- The Oogieloves' BIG adventure turned out to be a BIG flop.

The interactive kids film The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure set a dubious record over the weekend by earning just $448,000 from Friday through Sunday in more than 2,000 theaters.  It averaged $207 per theater -- the worst performance by a wide release in box office history.

If you include Labor Day, Oogieloves collected a shade over $601,000.  The film opened last Wednesday, along with the Prohibition-era drama Lawless.

The horror film The Possession owned the top spot at the box office, with a $21.3 million debut.

Lawless bowed in the runner-up spot, with $13 million.

After two weekends on top, The Expendables 2 fell to third place, raising $11.2 million.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Monday, with estimated ticket sales, according to

1. The Possession, $21.3 million
2. Lawless, $13 million
3. The Expendables 2, $11.2 million
4. The Bourne Legacy, $9.4 million
5. ParaNorman, $8.8 million
6. The Odd Life of Timothy Green, $8.5 million
7. The Dark Knight Rises, $7.9 million
8. 2016: Obama's America, $7.1 million
9. The Campaign, $7 million
10. Hope Springs, $6 million

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"Lawless," "The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure" Out Now

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening Wednesday:

-- Lawless: Based on a true story, the Prohibition-era drama follows three brothers who become bootleggers in Virginia. Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke and Jessica Chastain star.  Rated R.

-- The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure: In this live-action kids film, three colorful characters -- collectively known as the Oogieloves -- search for magical balloons for their friend's surprise party.  There's lots of singing and dancing, and the audience is encouraged to join in.  Cloris Leachman, Jaime Pressly, Christopher Lloyd, Chazz Palminteri, Cary Elwes and Toni Braxton star.  Rated G.

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