The results of this past weekend's box office derby were not all that surprising, given what industry analysts were predicting on Friday.
Brandon Gray of Box Office Mojo says:
On the shallow end of disaster pictures, Poseidon claimed an estimated $20.3 million, landing [in 2nd place] below Mission Impossible III's second weekend [take of 24.5 Million]..
Here's the full report...
Gosh, I know the word on Poseidon wasn't all that great to begin with, but the film must be really bad if MI:3 was able to retain its top status. This, despite a whopping 49% decline in ticket sales over last weekend. I would guess the folks at Paramount Pictures can finally permit themselves a bit of a smile at the news of MI:3's small victory.