Dude here again. It's September. Schools are back in session. Footballs are being tossed. (Or kicked, depending on your definition of football). And movies are released that people don't have a lot of expectations for. It's disgustingly referred to as "September dumping".
By me. Just now.
This weekend, Tyler Perry surprises nobody, and three other wide releases duke it out for second. 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 I Can Do Bad All By Myself (LGF) - $24.0, 2255 screens, week 1, $24.0 total
2. 9 (Focus) - $10.8, 1661 screens, week 1, $15.2 total (Wed Open)
3. Inglorious Basterds (Wein)- $6.5, 3215 screens, week 4, $104.3 total
4. All About Steve (Fox)- $5.8, 2265 screens, week 2, $21.8 total
5. The Final Destination (NL)- $5.5, 2732 screens, week 3, $58.2 total
6. Sorority Row (Sum)- $5.2, 2665 screens, week 1, $5.2 total
7. Whiteout (WB) $5.1, 2745 screens, week 1, $5.1 total
8. District 9 (TriS) - $3.6, 2560 screens, week 5, $108.5 total
9. Julie & Julia (Sony) - $3.3, 2342 screens, week 6, $85.3 total
10. Gamer (LGF) - $3.1, 2502 screens, week 2, $16.1 total
So those are the numbers, but what do they mean? Well, it means that others reporting the box office numbers should stop pointing out the "surprise box office champion" of Tyler Perry. his movies make money. they generally make about the same amount. People like them, and he'll keep on making his movies, and that's totally cool. Get over it.
9 came out, and I was honestly hoping it would make $9,999,999 this weekend. Just for the numerical value alone. Alas, it did better. So there's hope for next week.
Sorority Row? More like Sorority, No. (Uber-proud of that one).
Whiteout? Ummm.... sorority no!
But Inglorious Basterds crossed $100 million, ensuring another Tarantino movie will come to us. And District 9 continues to eke out more and more, making District 10 more of a possibility every day!
There you have my amazing break down. Next week, four new movies, including one with Megan Fox where the ads make it look like she's gonna get naked, but she's probably not gonna get naked, but that's still not stopping anybody from seeing it, and the kid in the box office knows this when you buy the ticket to see that movie, but we're all still gonna see it, who are you kidding? Oh, and Love Happens open up, too!!!!
Until next weekend.......