Dude here again. I heard about this movie that's coming out next week. It has superheroes in it. Robots would make it better. But I still think it has the potential to be a decent movie. I don't know, has anybody heard about this movie Watcherman?
This weekend, however, we finally see an end to the ridiculous numbers. Or at least a lull. Surprising lull, to be honest. 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. Tyler Perry's Madea Goes To Jail (LGF) - $16.5, 2052 screens, week 2, $64.8 total
2. Jonas Brothers 3D Concert Movie (BV) - $12.7, 1271 screens, week 1, $12.7 total
3. Slumdog Millionaire (FoxS) - $12.1, 2943 screens, week 16, $115.1 total
4. Taken (Fox) - $9.9, 3089 screens, week 5, $107.8 total
5. He's Just Not That Into You (NL) - $5.8, 2858 screens, week 4, $78.5 total
6. Paul Blart: Mall Cop (Sony)- $5.6, 2698 screens, week 7, $128.1 total
7. Coraline (Focus)- $5.2, 2063 screens, week 4, $61.1 total
8. Street Fighter: Legend of Chun Li (Fox) $4.6, 1136 screens, week 1, $4.6 total
9. Confessions of a Shopaholic (BV)- $4.4, 2534 screens, week 3, $33.6 total
10. Fired Up (ScrGms) - $3.8, 1811 screens, week 2, $10.1 total
So those are the numbers, but what do they mean? Well, it means that the Disney empire on tween concert movies might be dwindling. The Jonas Brothers 3D Experience opened far from the amazing take of that Hannah Montana nonsense. Maybe people are sick of the Jonas Brothers. They're certainly no Hansen, I tell you that.
Madea Goes To Jail retains the top spot, while Slumdog Millionaire shoots up to number 3, proving that a Best Picture Oscar win can make you more movie. So my next step in life is to make a Best Picture Winner. Hey kids, dream big.
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li opened up to a piddling 8th place, which is just about right. The movie is, however, worth checking out as it is spectacularly awful. Happening-levels of awful, people. Check it out!
Not for nothing, but Taken, Blart, Coraline, and He's Not That Into You have all done pretty terrific business for an economy that's toeing the edge of a volcano. Just saying.
Below the radar, a film called Crossing Over, which stars Indiana Jones and is being hailed as "Traffic, but about immigrants instead of drugs" opened up on 9 screens and took in $75,600. As long as there isn't a scene involving an immigrant hiding in a fridge as it's blown across the border, I think that can be considered a success.
There you have my amazing break down. Next week, the Watcherman watches.
Until next weekend.......