Dude here again. It's Father's Day. I called my father. Had a nice conversation with him. I tried to convince him to see Star Trek. He called me Mark, then apologized for calling me my brother's name.
I don't have a brother.
This weekend, The Hangover gets knocked down a peg, as two more funny (or "haha") movies come out. Who is the victor? 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. The Proposal (BV) - $34.1, 3056 screens, week 1, $34.1 total
2. The Hangover (WB)- $26.8, 3545 screens, week 3, $152.9 total
3. Up (BV) - $21.3, 3832 screens, week 4, $224.1 total
4. Year One (Sony) - $20.2, 3022 screens, week 1, $20.2 total
5. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (Sony) - $11.3, 3077 screens, week 2, $43.3 total
6. Night at the Museum... (Fox)- $7.3, 2962 screens, week 5, $155.9 total
7. Star Trek (Par) $4.7, 2307 screens, week 7, $239.4 total
8. Land Of The Lost (Uni) - $3.9, 2945 screens, week 3, $43.6 total
9. Imagine That (Par)- $3.1, 3011 screens, week 2, $11.3 total
10. Terminator Salvation (WB)- $3.0, 1920 screens, week 5, $119.5 total
So those are the numbers, but what do they mean? Well, it means Sandra Bullock can still open a movie in addition to looking mighty fine. Seems the masses wanted a tender romance that didn't involve abandoned babies, stolen tigers and missing teeth. Sometimes I don't even recognize the world I live in.
Year One received some scathing reviews, but still managed a decent enough opening for a Jack Black movie. And now that Land of the Lost has become the punching bag of the summer as far as disappointing big budget comedies of the summer go, Year One can enjoy a pleasant run. (The less said about Imagine That, the better).
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 dropped significantly. Hangover and Up continue to do well, far better than Terminator or the Angels and the Demons.
Below the radar, the latest from Woody Allen, Whatever Works, opened up on 9 screens, and took in $281,000. It had the highest per screen average of the weekend. How does that make you feel? There was also a movie called Dead Snow, which is about Nazi zombies, and it opened up on one screen and took in $6,000. Impressive, as the film is also available on video on demand release platforms as well.
Just in case you didn't catch that before, it's about NAZI ZOMBIES!
There you have my amazing break down. Next week, the second crappy robot fighting movie opens up.
Until next weekend.......