The Time Traveler’s Wife's record-breaking weekend

Aug 18, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. ET

The Time Traveler's Wife is that unique summer movie that breaks records and keeps its integrity intact.

It's that time of week again! That's right, summer Mondays where things seem a little bit lighter, a little bit brighter and yes, a little bit of smashing box office hits! When it comes to movies -- let's face it -- there's nothing cooler than an A/C-filled movie theatre. So, what could be better than one of the best romantic films this summer, The Time Traveler's Wife?

The adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger's best-selling novel came in third place in the box office weekend which is actually a record opening for a romantic flick. The film opened to an estimated $19.2 million across almost 3,000 movie screens across the country.

Time Traveler's Wife sets a summer movie record for a romance

Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana star in this dramatic fantasy. Here's the deal: a Chicago librarian suffers from a rare genetic disorder. Apparently it sends him through passages of time when he experiences duress. While he vanishes and reappears at various times, he manages to fall in love and build a future.

As Claire (McAdams' character) is determined to be together with Henry (played by Bana) her whole life, there's always an element of mystery in The Time Traveler's Wife. Separation is imminent as Henry's life occurs on a constantly shifting timeline.

Not to be forgotten, Sony/Trusters' sci-fi thriller District 9 marched into first place with an opening of $37 million -- as for second place? Paramount's flick G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. So no matter if you run or walk to your nearest theatre to watch other films like Julie & Julia or Cobra, there's almost always going to be a flick in the theatre to enjoy as summer rolls into Labor Day weekend.

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