Dude here again. I've been out on sabbatical the past couple of weeks, as I've been moving into a new place, and had a ludicrous ordeal of unfortunate events in an attempt to get hooked up to the interwebs. It's long and stupid, and still not totally resolved, but I have a basic use and can at least give you some ridiculously large box office numbers.
Truth be told, though, I really didn't miss much, right?
This weekend, a juggernaut of an opening for Tim Burton leaves everything else hanging it's head in shame. 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. Alice in Wonderland (BV)- $116.3, 3728 screens, week 1, $116.3 total
2. Brooklyn's Finest (Over) - $13.5, 1936 screens, week 1, $13.5 total
3. Shutter Island (Par)- $13.3, 3178 screens, week 3, $95.8 total
4. Cop Out (WB) - $9.1, 3150 screens, week 2, $32.3 total
5. Avatar (Fox) $7.7, 2163 screens, week 12, $720.1 total
6. The Crazies (Over)- $7.0, 2479 screens, week 2, $27.4 total
7. Percy Jackson and The Olympians... (Fox) - $5.1, 2994 screens, week 4, $78.0 total
8. Valentine's Day (WB)- $4.2, 3040 screens, week 4, $106.4 total
9. Crazy Heart (FoxS)- $3.3, 1274 screens, week 12, $29.5 total
10. Dear John (ScrGm) - $2.8, 2496 screens, week 5, $76.6 total
So those are the numbers, but what do they mean? Well, it means HOLY CRAP! That's an obscene amount of money. Complain all you want about Avatar's increased 3-D ticket prices, the same can be said about Alice. Even more so, being that the flick can run more times a day than Avatar could. Still, that's an ass load of cash to overhaul. I'm sure it broke records, but I'm just too tired to look them up.
Brooklyn's Finest, you opened respectably for yourself. You're just $103 million off from the first place. But let's be honest, nobody saw that coming. Well done, and it's nice to see Wesley Snipes on a screen again.
Shutter island, the previous number one movie, might be the number 2, but it still doesn't forgive the ridiculous overuse of the word "Marshall" spoken with obnoxious Bah-ston accents for two and a half hours. (Yet, I still liked the flick!) Cop Out hasd become Kevin Smith's highest grossing movie, which is good for him.
Do you realize that, for about a day, the number one movie of this year was Valentine's Day? Think about what that means.
Crazy Heart, still digging that ninth place spot, but watch it go up as soon as Jeff Bridges wins the Oscar. Update: He did win it!. Way to go, The Dude! He even sounded like The dude in his acceptance speech. That's just the tops.
Below the radar, I got nothing, really. It's all about the Alice in Wonderland, and the state of 3-D prices.
So there, you have my amazing break down. Next week, I', predicting that Alive will continue to reign, as Matt Damon tries to recapture the Bourne magic and kick someone's ass while wearing a ridiculous scarf. Seriously, check out the poster, you'll see.
Until next weekend.......