Sunday, January 09, 2011

Box Office Report: Jaunaury Doldrums

Dude here again. Coming at you on a lazy sunday with some lazy January numbers.

And to continue the tradition, I"m going to lazily report them.

This weekend, a boring Nicolas Cage movie rings a barely heard bell to an indifferent mass that's not really listening anyway. 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. True Grit (Par)- $15.0, 3124 screens, week 3, $110.4 total

2. Little Fockers (Uni)- $13.7, 3675 screens, week 3, $123.9 total

3. Season of the Witch (Rela.) - $10.7, 2816 screens, week 1, $10.7 total

4. Tron Legacy (BV) - $9.8, 3013 screens, week 4, $147.9 total

5. Black Swan (FoxS) - $8.3, 1584 screens, week 6, $61.4 total

6. Country Strong (ScrGms)- $7.3, 1424 screens, week 3, $7.4 total

7. The Fighter (Par) $7.0, 2528 screens, week 5, $57.8 total

8. The Kings Speech (Sony)- $6.8, 758 screens, week 7, $33.2 total

9. Yogi Bear (WB)- $6.8, 3288 screens, week 4, $75.6 total

10. Tangled (BV) - $5.2, 2383 screens, week 7, $175.8 total

So those are the numbers, but what do they mean? Well, it means that True Grit is the highest grossing Coen brothers movie (Domestically). The success also could mean a resurgence of the Western that will end as quickly as it began.

Season of the Witch finally opened up, after almost a year of sitting on a shelf. It underwhelmed audiences to the tune of $10 million this weekend, which is both sad and impressive.

Seriously… what the hell is Country Strong? I know it has Gwyneth Paltrow, and she sings country music, and the kids all like that because of that obnoxious Glee show, but I've not been able to find anything about this movie, the plot, or even any theater near me where it's playing. I'm convinced it's a Tropic Thunder parody.

Fun Fact: My friend Dave has a theory about the Twilight movies, about how there isn't an actual movie, but a collective thought experience where everyone believes they saw something, but in actuality did not.

Below the radar, nothing new opened up. A few more awards movies expanded, but that was about it, and nothing really worth reporting. Like I said, boring weekend.

So there, you have my amazing break down. Next week, the January dump continues with Green Hornet, which actually looks pretty cool, and a Ron Howard movie.

Until next weekend....

(All Numbers courtesy of Box Office Mojo)

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