Dude here again. Last week's confusion between what was actually the number one movie got me thinking about how I report the estimates and not the final numbers.. After I got the Date Night article wrong the week before, I figured it would better to wait things out instead of being the first to report on things that are wrong.
But then you go and give me a softball, so I'll knock this out and have a sandwich before wasting my day with Pong.
This weekend, nobody seems to want to care about going to the movies, and a five week old picture nabs the top. 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. How To Train Your Dragon (Par/DW) $15.0, 3665 screens, week 5, $178.8 total
2. The Back-Up Plan (CBS) - $12.2, 3280 screens, week 1, $12.2 total
3. Date Night (Fox)- $10.6, 3294 screens, week 3, $63.4 total
4. The Losers (WB)- $9.6, 2936 screens, week 1, $9.6 total
5. Kick-Ass (LGF) - $9.5, 3065 screens, week 2, $34.8 total
6. Clash of the Titans (WB)- $9.0, 3271 screens, week 4, $145.6 total
7. Death at a Funeral (ScrGms) - $8.0, 2459 screens, week 2, $28.4 total
8. Oceans (BV)- $6.0, 1206 screens, week 1, $8.4 total
9. The Last Song (BV) - $3.7, 2794 screens, week 4, $55.3 total
10. Alice in Wonderland (BV)- $2.2, 1385 screens, week 8, $327.4 total
So those are the numbers, but what do they mean? Well, it means that nobody cares about any movies that don't contain a man in a metal suit fighting other people in similar suits. Which opens up in two weeks. Until then, we get the 3-D inflated numbers pushing the Dragons on us again.
J Lo tried to do the wacky romantic comedy thing again, and made a paltry $12 million. Most of it probably from men making it up to their ladies for sitting through Kick-Ass last week.
The Losers… It's just too easy to come up with a bad pun. Especially for something that looks pretty good. I'll blame this under-performance on that volcano.
Oceans, a film I can only assume is the prequel to the George Clooney Ocean's 11, also opened up. And not very well. Seems Earth Day was only good to Avatar.
Last week's flicks dropped sharply. Again, volcanoes and lack of iron men.
Below the radar, I got nothing.
So there, you have my amazing break down. Next week a horror remake surprisingly not in 3-D tries to make some dough before people realize it's probably terrible. and Furry Vengeance opens as well, which might be a more terrifying film than the one with "Nightmare" in the title.
Until next weekend.......
(All Numbers courtesy of Box Office Mojo)