Sunday, April 22, 2007

Box Office Report: 4-22-07

Dude here again, fresh off a weekend that contained a wedding on a boat, a bachelor party, and making Simon Pegg laugh. (Man that was awesome!), and now I have some numbers to report to you.

This weekend, we had four new releases. Seems to be alot of releases lately, and onne of them really do too well. Don't believe me? Let's go to the numbers, 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. Disturbia (Par/DW) - $13.46, 3015 screens, week 1, $40.65 total

2. Fracture (NL) - $11.175, 2443 screens, week 1, $11.175 total

3. Blades of Glory (Par/DW) - $7.8, 3459 screens, week 4, $101.08 total

4. Vacancy (ScrGem) - $7.6, 2551 screens, week 1, $7.6 total

5. Meet The Robinsons (BV) - $7.088, 3003 screens, week 4, $82.1 total

6. Hot Fuzz (Rogue) - $5.8, 825 screens, week 1, $5.8 total

7. Are We Done Yet? (Sony) - $5.2, 2944 screens, week 3, $39.59 total

8. In The Land Of Women (WB) - $4.9, 2155 screens, week 1, $4.9 total

9. Perfect Stranger (Sony) - $4.1, 2661 screens, week 2, $18.068 total

10. Wild Hogs (BV)- $2.87, 2001 screens, week 8, $156.2 total

Ok, those are the numbers, but what do they mean? Well, it means word of mouth stuck around, and Disturbia took another top spot for the weekend. Impressive. That Shia LeBouf sure puts the butts in the seats.

In new releases, it's interesting to note that each new release came in even numbered places. Fracture fared best for second place, taking in solid reviews, but not really burning up the charts. Vacancy failed to SCARE (get it?) up more than a fourth place bow, however it also received fairly decent reviews. Hot Fuzz came in sixth, which is a shame because of aforementioned bossomeness of the flick, but it's good being that it only opened on 825 screens. (It also had the highest per screen average of the top ten, almost $3000 more per theater than the number 1 for the week). And In The Land Of Women failed to capitalize on it's MySpace marketing to make more than a dent in eighth place.

In other news this week, Blades of Glory crossed the $100 million marker, and... well that's really only the bit of interest. I forgot to mention that 300 made it to $200 million last week. But it's not like it matters. And hey, how can Wild hogs still be in the top ten? What kind of a world do I live in where a man dressed as a bat gets all of my press?

This town needs an enema.

And in the "Because It's There" series: The TV Set (directed by Jake Kasdan, brother of Jon Kasdan, who directed the number 8 movie this week) took in $32,000 on 17 screens, bringing it's grand total to $113,000 in 3 weeks.

There you have my break down. Next week, comes more not caring until a certain web slinging hero comes to town to break records that will be beaten by all the other movies that follow every week this summer. Fun fact: Are you aware that there are 16 sequels (or follow ups, depending on how you look at things) this summer? Marvelous.

Until next weekend....

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