Dude here again. Doing what President Bill Pullman told us to do fourteen years ago when the world united to stop our alien oppressors., then murdered my wife in one reality while in another Robert Loggia beats up a dude for tailgating and… That's not the right movie is it?
Sorry, I'm thinking of Spaceballs.
This weekend, Twihards come out to show nerds how it's done! 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, as these are holiday numbers).
1. Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Sum) - $69.8, 4468 screens, week 1, $161.0 total (Wed Open)
2. The Last Airbender (Par) $40.6, 3169 screens, week 1, $57.0 total (Thurs Open)
3. Toy Story 3 (BV)- $30.1, 4028 screens, week 3, $289.0 total
4. Grown Ups (Sony) - $18.5, 3534 screens, week 2, $77.0 total
5. Knight & Day (Fox)- $10.2, 3104 screens, week 2, $45.5 total
6. The Karate Kid (Sony) - $8.0, 3109 screens, week 4, $151.5 total
7. The A-Team (Fox)- $3.0, 2153 screens, week 4, $69.1 total
8. Get Him To The Greek (Uni)- $1.1, 884 screens, week 5, $57.4 total
9. Shrek Forever After (Par/DW) - $0.79, 957 screens, week 7, $232.1 total
10. Cyrus (FoxS)- $0.77, 77 screens, week 3, $1.4 total
So those are the numbers, but what do they mean? Well, it means that loud sigh of disappointment you heard around the world was me. With maybe my friend Larry thrown in there a bit, too.
Kudos to The Last Airbender, which suffered the slings and arrows of fanboy outrage at casting choices, an allegedly horrendous 3-D conversion, and the worst reviews this side of Sex and the City 2, to take in an impressive $50 plus million in four days. M. Night Shyamalan still has something.
Other wise, everything is about normal. Toy Story continues doing what it does best. As does Adam Sandler. Knight and Day isn't too impressive, but to continue my Killers analogy from last week, they are mere dollars apart in total gross right now. Isn't it Alanis ironic? Dontcha think?
Nice to see Cyrus in the top ten as it expands. Once again, go see this flick, I can't say enough good things about it. It's funny, it's poignant, it's real, and it's satisfying. That's all you want out of a movie these days.
Fun Fact: I can't find a movie theater that's playing Jonah Hex anymore.
Below the radar, Love Ranch, which strs Academy Award WinnerS Helen Mirren and Joe Pesci as a husband/wife team who run a brothel in Nevada (when is Hollywood gonna stop making trite formula films like this?) opened on 11 screens and took in $63,000.
So there, you have my amazing break down. Next week, we finally can figure out what Despicable Me is supposed to be, but who really cares because fuckin' PREDATORS comes out!!!!!!!
Until next weekend....
Box Office Mojo)