Dude here again. The SummerMovieXXXplosion(TM) continues in grand scale, on this mother's day weekend. Last year I made my mom write up the box office report while she was also doing my laundry. (She insisted upon the laundry because I always screw it up). This year I decided to be kind, and not ask her to do the write up again. But she did feel the need to make comments on everything, the way moms do.
But then I got called into work, and was unable to keep up the gag, so I'm just gonna report some numbers really quickly.
This weekend, Star Trek goes the reboot route and takes on the clawed one. It's a battle of FX! 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. Star Trek (Par) $72.5, 3849 screens, week 1, $76.5 total
2. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Fox)- $27.0, 4102 screens, week 2, $129.6 total
3. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (WB) - $10.4, 3175 screens, week 2, $30.2 total
4. Obsessed (ScrGm) - $6.6, 2602 screens, week 3, $56.2 total
5. 17 Again (WB) - $4.4, 2903 screens, week 4, $54.4 total
6. Next Day Air (Sum)- $4.0, 1338 screens, week 1, $4.0 total
7. The Soloist (Par/DW)- $3.6, 2090 screens, week 2, $23.5 total
8. Monsters Vs. Aliens (Par/DW) - $3.3, 2185 screens, week 7, $186.8 total
9. Earth (BV)- $2.4, 1794 screens, week 3, $26.0 total
10. Hannah Montana The Movie (BV) - $2.4, 2301 screens, week 5, $74.0 total
So those are the numbers, but what do they mean? Well, it means that Star Trek fans decided to accept this new incarnation of their beloved series. Which is good, because the movie rocks. In spite of the excessive use of lens flare, which is honestly my only complaint about the entire thing. That's how nerdy I am, people. But being that this is summer, there must be some sort of records broken, so how about "Biggest Star Trek Opening Weekend EVER!" It's not flashy, but it'll do on short notice.
Meanwhile, Next Day Air opened. I'm not really sure what this movie is, but I'm pretty sure it has Mos Def, which means that I will eventually wind up seeing the movie. You just can't deny the appeal of Mos Def.
Wolverine, in a shock to nobody who writes or reads these box office reports week after week, dropped sharply, but continues to dupe fanboys out of money. Just less money this week. And it's probably money made from dorks who couldn't get into Star Trek. Just a theory.
There you have my amazing break down. Next week, Tom Hanks joins the fray and pisses off the Catholic Church once again.
Until next weekend.......