Dude here again. Long day of air travel yesterday, apologies, but this is a truncated report. Mostly because it's old news by this point, but that's what I get for pretending to live my life like I'm in a George Clooney movie. Next week I intend to gather my friends to rob a casino!
(I'm not really doing that)
This weekend, The Blind Side slows down a little, Twilight slows down a lot, and other things happen too. 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 Princess and the Frog (BV)- $24.2, 3434 screens, week 3, $27.0 total
2. The Blind Side (WB) - $15.0, 3388 screens, week 4, $149.8 total
3. Invictus (WB) - $8.6, 2125 screens, week 1, $8.6 total
4. The Twilight Saga: New Moon (Sum)- $7.9, 3635 screens, week 4, $267.3 total
5. A Christmas Carol (BV) - $6.8, 2402 screens, week 6, $124.4 total
6. Brothers (LGF) - $5.0, 2088 screens, week 2, $17.4 total
7. Old Dogs (BV)- $4.4, 3090 screens, week 3, $39.9 total
8. 2012 (Sony) - $4.3, 1838 screens, week 5, $155.2 total
9. Armored (ScrGms)- $3.5, 1919 screens, week 2, $11.7 total
10. Ninja Assassin (WB) $2.7, 2100 screens, week 3, $34.3 total
So those are the numbers, but what do they mean? Well, it means that Disney can claim they still make animated movies alright. No matter how racially insensitive the ads mislead you to believe.
Invcitus opened and showed that audiences don't care for rugby as much as they do North American football, even if Matt Damon is the one playing the rugby and Nelson Mandela is approving.
Everything else just remains in a holding pattern until the big holiday blockbusters come, so enjoy Ninja Assassin and Fantastic Mr. Fox while you still can, because they're gonna need to make room for Alvin and the Chipmunks 2 soon. Listen carefully to the winds for the loud sigh I'm going to bestow upon you.
Below the radar, some Oscar contenders opened in limited release. A Single Man opened up on 9 screens to take in $217,332, and The Lovely Bones opened on 3 screens and took in $116,616. If you just hear the titles of those movies, it sounds pornographic. Look for the inevitable XXX parodies shortly.
There you have my amazing break down. Next week a new movie from that guy who made the movie about the boat that sank.
Until next weekend.......