Sunday, February 08, 2009

Box Office Report: not that into it.

Dude here again. Coming to you again on another dark and stormy night. Well, day. It doesn't really matter, though, does it.

This weekend, I'm just not that into doing the box office report. 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. He's Just Not That Into You (NL) - $27.4, 3175 screens, week 1, $27.4 total

2. Taken (Fox) - $20.3, 3184 screens, week 2, $53.3 total

3. Coraline (Focus)- $16.3, 2299 screens, week 1, $16.3 total

4. The Pink Panther 2 (Sony) - $12.0, 3243 screens, week 1, $12.0 total

5. Paul Blart: Mall Cop (Sony)- $11.0, 3169 screens, week 4, $97.0 total

6. Push (Sum) - $10.2, 2313 screens, week 1, $10.2 total

7. Gran Torino (WB) $7.4, 2705 screens, week 9, $120.2 total

8. Slumdog Millionaire (FoxS) - $7.4, 1724 screens, week 13, $77.4 total

9. The Uninvited (Par/DW) - $6.4, 2344 screens, week 2, $18.3 total

10. Hotel For Dogs (Par/DW)- $5.8, 2734 screens, week 4, $55.2 total

So those are the numbers, but what do they mean? Well, it means that Sex and the City 2: Sex and the Citier, opened up a lot better than those annoying posters would have lead me to believe it would open up. I'm just not into this movie.

Coraline opened up in a nice third place, and will only be a matter of time before images start appearing on hoodies at Hot Topic. Pink Panther 2 opened up to a weak fourth place finish, a far cry from the baffling success of the first film that warranted this painful sequel. Circle of life, my friends.

Push- Audiences just aren't that into you either.

Kicking arse and taking names, though, is Liam Neeson with Taken, dropping a mere 17% from last week's opening. Impressive, but once you see how ridiculously awesome Liam Neeson is, you'd be afraid to not give your money to Taken as well.

Below the radar, Fanboys finally opened after two years of missed release dates. Sadly, it only opened up on 44 screens, and took in $164,000. There's a terrible pun to be made here about Fanboys, but I'm just not that into it. And not just because I fear the movie is a startling accurate portrayal of my life. Also opening is Chocolate, from the makers of Ong Bak, this one about an autistic girl who can remember martial arts moves from movies, who uses them to kick everybody in Thailand's ass. Alas, there is no information about the only movie that opened up this weekend that I wanted to see.

There you have my amazing break down. Next week, a shopaholic confesses, and Jason Vorhees gets what looks like a ridiculously awesome reboot.

Until next weekend.......

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