Dude here again. I hope you all watched Masters Of Science FIction last night. I did. Then I threw a bottle at my television upon discovering that for all my hard work I did for them, they didn't see fit enough to give me a damn credit. So I say, eff that show. Don't watch it. They can't even spend a lousy second to put my name in there, then the show deserves to only have four episodes. Oh, and way to go marketing wizards, using most of the footage from the two episodes that aren't gonna air. Buncha jerks.
This weekend, Who's Your Caddy did not surprise everybody and take the number one spot. Again. Seriously, what's wrong with the world today? No credits. Who's Your Caddy being ignored. Shenanigans. 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. The Bourne Ultimatum (Uni) - $70.18, 3660 screens, week 1, $70.18 total
2. The Simpsons Movie (Fox) - $25.6, 3926 screens, week 2, $128.55 total
3. Underdog (BV)- $12.0, 3013 screens, week 1, $12.0 total
4. I Now... Chuck and Larry (Uni) - $10.5, 3289 screens, week 3, $91.69 total
5. Hairspray (NL) - $9.3, 3115 screens, week 3, $78.9 total
6. Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix (WB) - $9.29, 3125 screens, week 4, $260.79 total
7. No Reservations (WB) - $6.57, 2425 screens, week 2, $24.15 total
8. Transformers (Par/DW) - $5.95, 2419 screens, week 5, $296.3 total
9. Hot Rod (Par) - $5.0, 2607 screens, week 1, $5.0 total
10. BRATZ (LGF) - $4.3, 1509 screens, week 1, $4.3 total
Ok, those are the numbers, but what do they mean? Well, if you're Bourne, you know that you kick an obscene amount of arse on screen and off. Yet another record is broken as Bourne claims the biggest August opening OF ALL TIME!!!! (Until next week, maybe). Besting the previous installments, and receiving almost unanimous praise, Bourne has proven that the "Summer of Three-quels" was not for nothing. That there can still be quality made out of familiarity.
Underdog came out. But it wasn't animated. It was a talking dog that sounded like the guy who calls himself Earl. If they made it animated, I totally would have seen it. The old animation from the cartoon, I mean. Anyway, it made some cash, it'll probably hold on a little bit, but who knows.
Hot Rod, starring SNL's Andy Samberg as a daredevil took in a middling $5 million dollars, but I'm willing to bet the movie's pretty hilarious regardless. It will find it's audience on video. BRATZ, the SECOND movie this summer based on a toy, failed to live up to the fighting robot legacy. Just goes to show, you can only make movies out of the COOL toys. (Although, a Malibu Barbie Dreamhouse movie could prove to be interesting. Look for it next summer). Curiously enough, Jon Voight appeared in both films. What's going on with that guy?
Below the radar, El Cantante, starring J Lo and her husband Marc Antony, opened on 542 screens and took in just over $3 million, but it received horrible reviews. Becoming Jane, which I assumed (wrongly) to be about a transgender operation, took in just over $1 million on 100 screens, giving it the second best per theater average of the weekend. (Wild guess what was first). And David Wain's The Ten opened up on 25 screens to take in $117,000.
And in the "Because It's There" series: Sicko took in $510,000 on 349 screens, bringing it's grand total to $22,647,000 in 7 weeks.
There you have my break down. Next week, Chris Tucker continues to try and understand the words that are coming out of Jackie Chan's mouth. And he probably says it very loud. Also, this Stardust movie opens, and that looks interesting.
Until next weekend....