Dude here again. It's Mother's Day in addition to something else I got going on today. So you get another truncated (read: lazy) report. But I like to think that if Hollywood is going to churn out the same crap summer after summer, without regard for quality of product, that's how I'm gonna roll.
For this week, at least.
This weekend, in a shock to nobody, that man of iron took a lot of your money. 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. Iron Man 2 (Par) - $133.6, 4380 screens, week 1, $133.6 total
2. Nightmare on Elm Street (WB) - $9.1, 3332 screens, week 2, $48.5 total
3. How To Train Your Dragon (Par/DW) $6.7, 3003 screens, week 7, $201.0 total
4. Date Night (Fox)- $5.3, 2734 screens, week 5, $80.8 total
5. The Back-Up Plan (CBS) - $4.3, 3003 screens, week 3, $29.4 total
6. Furry Vengeance (Sum)- $4.0, 3002 screens, week 2, $11.6 total
7. Clash of the Titans (WB)- $2.3, 2157 screens, week 6, $157.8 total
8. Death at a Funeral (ScrGms) - $2.1, 1706 screens, week 4, $38.3 total
9. The Losers (WB)- $1.8, 2450 screens, week 3, $21.4 total
10. Babies (Focus)- $1.5, 534 screens, week 1, $1.5 total
So those are the numbers, but what do they mean? Well, it's pretty apparent that Iron Man made a ridiculous amount of money but did so without breaking any records. How does a film manage to be an enormous financial success AND kind of a disappointment? Only Iron Man knows for sure.
Oh, and Babies opened up. Which was a movie about babies.
Also, look how steep the drop on Nightmare on Elm Street dropped. Sad, isn't it? Think about that before purchasing your 3-D ticket for the sequel next summer.
So there, you have my amazing break down. Next week more disappointing movies.
Until next weekend.... Happy Mother's Day, mom!
(All Numbers courtesy of Box Office Mojo)