Dude here again. I want you all to think about what you've done.
This weekend, Roland Emmerich was granted reprieve and will be allowed to make more movies. 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. 2012 (Sony) - $65.0, 3404 screens, week 1, $65.0 total
2. A Christmas Carol (BV) - $22.3, 3683 screens, week 2, $63.2 total
3. The Men Who Stare At Goats (Over) - $6.2, 2453 screens, week 2, $23.3 total
4. Precious... (LGF) - $6.0, 174 screens, week 2, $8.9 total
5. Michael Jackson's This Is It (Sony)- $5.1, 3037 screens, week 3, $68.2 total
6. The Fourth Kind (Uni)- $4.7, 2530 screens, week 2, $20.5 total
7. Couples Retreat (Uni) $4.2, 2509 screens, week 6, $102.1 total
8. Paranormal Activity (Par) - $4.2, 2712 screens, week 8, $103.8 total
9. Law Abiding Citizen (Over)- $3.9, 2071 screens, week 5, $67.3 total
10. The Box (WB)- $3.1, 2635 screens, week 2, $13.2 total
So those are the numbers, but what do they mean? Well, it means that now we get more movies "From the director of 2012", instead of "From the director of 10,000 B.C." Thanks a lot. Jerks.
Oh Precious, taking in lots of money on few screens, building Oscar buzz and depressing the living hell out of people. If only you had been directed by the man who brought us Universal Soldier.
A Christmas Carol... I'm too tired to come up with a snarky remark, so ... performance capture this!
Did Paranormal Activity AND Couples Retreat cross the $100 million mark this weekend? Is there an "un-demand this" button? Perhaps an "App", to use the parlance of our times?
Below the radar, Pirate Radio takes in just about $2 million, and Boondock Saints 2 expands and takes in over $1 million. These numbers are saddening. However, Fantastic Mr. Fox opened up on 4 screens and took in $260,000, which inspires smiles by all. Hopefully this translates well when the film expands. If there are still screens left that aren't showing Boondock Saints 2. *Shudder*
There you have my amazing break down. Next week I think some movie about vampires comes out. Twilight Something? I don't know. I hope it has Blade in it.
Until next weekend.......