Speed Racers loses nearly $2 million on weekend actuals

You know that $20.2 million figure from Monday for Speed Racer? Apparently that was an over-optimistic estimate by Warner Brothers for the weekend.

Actual numbers are out now, and they say that Speed Racer actually made a paltry $18.6 million over the weekend, placing it at 3rd place behind the 2nd weekend of Iron Man and What Happened in Vegas, earning it a lousy $5,147 per screen.  That’s $1,716 per screen per day.  At the national average ticket price of $6.88, that’s 249 people per screen per day, or probably something around 50 to 60 people per screening.  Ouch.