Dude here again. I... I just don't have it in me today. Not knowing what I have to report.
This weekend... well, let's just go to the numbers and see for ourselves, shall we? (All in millions, remember, and these are the studio estimates, the actuals will be available on Monday. Just to prove me wrong).
1. Norbit (DW) - $33.7, 3136 screens, week 1, $33.7 total
2. Hannibal Rising (MGM) - $13.35, 3003 screens, week 1, $13.35 total
3. Because I Said So (Uni) - $9.0, 2529 screens, week 2, $9.0 total
4. The Messengers (ScrGems)- $7.2, 2529 screens, week 2, $7.2 total
5. Night At The Museum (Fox) - $5.75, 2702 screens, week 8, $232.1 total
6. Epic Movie (Fox) - $4.45, 2806 screens, week 3, $35.47 total
7. Smokin Aces (Uni) - $3.79, 2199 screens, week 3, $30.85 total
8. Pan's Labyrinth (PicHse) - $3.5, 1143 screens, week 7, $26.59 total
9. Dreamgirls (Par/DW)- $3.09, 2284 screens, week 9, $97.1 total
10. The Queen (Mir) - $2.5, 1564 screens, week 20, $49.0 total
Ok, those are the numbers, but what do they mean? Well, it means that a lot of people saw Norbit. $33 million dollars worth of people. While I shouldn't be surprised, I'm still allowed to show my dismay. Disappointment, really. I mean, seriously. Norbit? $33 MILLION DOLLARS!?!? And those who opted for Hannibal Rising enough to give that movie $13 million dollars?!?!? And Night at the Museum is still in 5th place, and has taken in $232 million dollars in 8 weeks! What the hell is going on here? I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!!
I can't go on anymore. I really can't. Shame on you. Shame on you all.
And in the "Because It's There" series: NORBIT took in $33,740,000 on 3136 screens, bringing it's grand total to $33,740,000 in 3 DAYS.
There you have my break down. Next week, we see if Norbit will continue it's reign on your money. If it does, well, I might just have to give up on this crazy movie business and teach kindergarten in Oregon. Maybe I can train them well, and prevent future generations from allowing Norbit 2: Electric Boogaloo.
Until next weekend, may whomever is at the end have mercy on our souls....