Dude here again. I'm actually Twittering this to you from inside a corn maze. My friends thought it would be fun to go to a corn maze for Halloween, and I've been stuck in here for two days now. It's not as fun as you'd think it would be. But at least the corn is plentiful. I'm kidding of course. I don't even know what the hell Twittering is. (And I don't have friends).
This weekend, it's not just the clocks that are turning back, as there are low box office takes abound! 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).
1. Hich School Musical 3: Senior Year (BV) - $15.0, 3626 screens, week 2, $61.7 total
2. Zack and Miri Make a Porno (Wein.) - $10.6, 2735 screens, week 1, $10.6 total
3. Saw V (LGF) - $10.1, 3084 screens, week 2, $45.8 total
4. Changeling (Uni) - $9.4, 1850 screens, week 2, $10.0 total
5. The Haunting of Molly Hartley (Free) $6.0, 2652 screens, week 1, $6.0 total
6. Beverly Hills Chihuahua (BV)- $4.7, 3004 screens, week 5, $84.0 total
7. The Secret Life of Bees (FoxS) - $4.0, 1611 screens, week 3, $25.2 total
8. Max Payne (Fox) - $3.7, 2564 screens, week 3, $35.5 total
9. Eagle Eye (Par/DW)- $3.4, 2007 screens, week 6, $92.5 total
10. Pride & Glory (WB/NL)- $3.2, 2585 screens, week 2, $11.6 total
So those are the numbers, but what do they mean? Well, it means that they shouldn't open movies on Fridays when Halloween is on a Friday. nobody goes to the movies, and the rest of the numbers are all askew. But High School Musical 3 took another weekend in the top spot. I just can't wait for High School Musical 4: Tiajuana Donkey Show.
Speaking of segues, Zack and Miri Make a Porno took the second spot, in an opening much lower than usual Seth Rogen fair, but pretty much on par for Kevin Smith movies, and enough to claim a victory over the blinding star power of Clint Eastwood and Angelina Jolie, which opened close, but not close enough. Chalk this one up as another victory for porn!
And this Haunting of Molly Hartley movie opened up in fifth, which is pretty impressive to market a teen friendly horror movie on Halloween and base it all on the fact that you have someone from Gossip Girl in it. XOXO
Below the radar, Bruce Campbell's My Name Is Bruce opened up on one screen and took in $18,800, which is the highest per screen average of the week. Well done Bruce. now bring that movie to my town. Along with the next season of Burn Notice. YEAH, Burn Notice!
(That's right. Two weeks in a row with a Burn Notice shout out. Yeah Burn Notice!)
There you have my amazing break down. Next week, Role Models, and Madagascar. And a new U.S. President so make sure you vote on Tuesday.
Until next weekend.......