Dude here again. Back from an awesome vacation, recharged and ready to report on some box office estimates. I'm gonna go ahead and say I was WAY off on my previous Watchmen predictions. Had I the money, I would've made sure my prediction came true. But I'm broke. It didn't even get my $7. I paid to see Taken again and snuck in. I'm sorry, I went way off topic.
This weekend, a three way "Cage" match happened, and while we may "Know" who won out, the top three showed no "Duplicity" when telling each other "I Love You, Man". I can't decide if I'm proud or ashamed for having written that last sentence. 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. Knowing (Sum) $24.8, 3332 screens, week 1, $24.8 total
2. I Love You, Man (Par/DW)- $18.0, 2711 screens, week 1, $18.0 total
3. Duplicity (Uni)- $14.4, 2574 screens, week 1, $14.4 total
4. Race to Witch Mountain (BV) - $13.0, 3187 screens, week 2, $44.7 total
5. Watchmen (WB)- $6.7, 3510 screens, week 3, $98.0 total
6. The Last House On The Left (Uni) - $5.9, 2402 screens, week 2, $24.0 total
7. Taken (Fox) - $4.1, 2661 screens, week 8, $133.1 total
8. Slumdog Millionaire (FoxS) - $2.7, 2067 screens, week 19, $137.2 total
9. Tyler Perry's Madea Goes To Jail (LGF) - $2.5, 1835 screens, week 5, $87.2 total
10. Coraline (Focus)- $2.1, 1431 screens, week 7, $72.8 total
So those are the numbers, but what do they mean? Well, it means Nicolas Cage can always attract moviegoers, no matter what his hair looks like. I'm a little punned out from that previous paragraph, so just take comfort in knowledge that Knowing surprised many and took a lot of money.
I Love You, Man managed to score great reviews and make a nice amount. I don't really have too much to say about that either. Same with Duplicity. Really, I'm just bummed out at how off I was with that Watchmen prediction. I could've sworn that flick would shatter records. It's 3 hours long and has countless shots of blue wang! How does that not break records.
It is with great sadness that Taken, after 8 weeks, finally drops out of the top 5 movies. I don't believe a movie has done that in several years. Fickle business, these numbers. But there certainly were a lot of strong earners these past few months.
I'm not gonna lie to you, I'm still on vacation in my mind. I'll let the numbers speak for themselves.
There you have my amazing break down. Next week, some movie about a dude throwing up ghosts in Connecticut, and a movie starring John Cena, which will most certainly rock my face off.
Until next weekend.......