Dude here again, on a lovely end to a lazy weekend. Nothing exciting at all happened. I like to think it's a quiet before the storm, but I'm not exactly sure what the storm could be. All I know is, this has been a pretty crappy month (or year, depending on your point of view) and I'm happy that April is over after tomorrow.
This weekend, we have four MORE new releases. And it was a very slow weekend. I can't seem to recall a weekend with this many low numbers, including a very low number 1 film, in it's third week of release 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) - $9.1, 3047 screens, week 3, $52.186 total
2. The Invisible (BV) - $7.6, 2019 screens, week 1, $7.6 total
3. Next (Par)- $7.2, 2725 screens, week 1, $7.2 total
4. Fracture (NL) - $7.075, 2443 screens, week 2, $21.3 total
5. Blades of Glory (Par/DW) - $5.2, 3056 screens, week 5, $108.086 total
6. Meet The Robinsons (BV) - $4.8, 2461 screens, week 5, $88.356 total
7. Hot Fuzz (Rogue) - $4.78, 1272 screens, week 2, $12.4 total
8. Vacancy (ScrGem) - $4.2, 2551 screens, week 1, $13.868 total
9. The Condemned (LG) - $4.0, 2310 screens, week 1, $4.0 total
10. Are We Done Yet? (Sony) - $3.4, 2701 screens, week 4, $43.8 total
Ok, those are the numbers, but what do they mean? Well, it means the LeBouf jokes will never cease. But it also means nobody really cares about any movie right now that doesn't involve a character who shoots webs from his hand. Perhaps the aforementioned storm is Spiderman 3, which will no doubt come next week and make as much money as all the top ten of this week combined, and that will be by the end of Friday night. Low numbers, is the point I'm hoping you take away from this.
In new releases, The Invisible and Next duked it out for second place, but as we all know second place is the first loser. Invisible tried to steal viewers from Disturbia, but it needed a hot LeBouf injection to pull in the big bucks. Next managed to also pull in similar numbers, but the producers should be required to give back some of that money to the audiences after the atrocious ending. Seriously. It angered me. But not as much as The Condemned, taking in $4 million, of which $6 are mine which I would really like back. This does not bode well for the future of WWE films, unless they start making, you know, better movies.
(Hey, I like the Marine as much as the next guy, and I'm being serious, but they really could spend like, a week more to ask themselves "Wait, are we making a good movie? Does this make any sense? How about we make it, I don't know.. good?". Mr. MacMahon, I eagerly await your call.
Oh, and the Jamie Kennedy breakdancing movie (which contains choreography from Boogaloo Shrimp, he of Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo fame) opened just under the top ten, pulling in around $2.8 million. It's kind of sad, but I've heard no good things about it.
The holdovers continue to mop up the rest, and the only point I want to note is that Hot Fuzz dropped 18% from last week, which rules. Hot Fuzz may not be pulling in huge numbers, but it's already infinitely more profitable than Grindhouse.
And in the "Because It's There" series: Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters took in $261,000 on 363 screens, bringing it's grand total to $5,261,000 in 3 weeks.
There you have my break down. Next week, we get to see if if the romantic chemistry of Eric Bana and Drew Barrymore will warm over my heart in the city of Vegas. And some movie about a spider or something, too.
Until next weekend....