This weekend’s box office just pushed me over the edge…
In 1st for the weekend was Friday the 13th, which I get. In its opening weekend, it made $42.2 million and will continue to fuel the remake mania currently in Hollywood.
In 2nd, you have He’s Just Not That Into You, which made another $19.6 million in its second week, bringing it to $55.1 million so far. This has also received pretty positive reviews (not great, but positive), so it’s good to see this continue.
In 3rd, you have Taken, which I saw and loved at the box office, pulling in another $19.3 million in its third week, bringing its total to nearly $78 million.
So in the top three spots, you have a horror, a romantic comedy, and a thriller. Good so far.
In 4th you have Confessions of Shopaholic, which only made $15.4 million in its first weekend. In a film market where Sex and the City burned up the big screen and made $400 million before it went to DVD (where it’s made another $73 million so far)… you’d think a wacky woman going overboard shopping might have done better.
In 5th, you have the children’s movie Coraline, making $15.3 million in its second week and bringing its total to a bit over $35 million. We saw this over the weekend in 3D (review coming soon) and I have to say we all really enjoyed it. It’s the best 3D movie I’ve ever seen, so I hope it continues to do well.
And then in the bottom 5 you have:
- Paul Blart: Mall Cop, earning an additional $11.7 million and bringing its total to an insane $110 million so far
- The International, which didn’t do well in its first week with a mere $10 million
- The Pink Panther 2, which proves that not all remakes do well in its 2nd week earning a tiny $9 million and bringing its total after two weeks to $22 million
- Slumdog Millionaire, which added another $7.2 million after 14 weeks to bring it to nearly $87 million. All signs point to this being an Oscar favorite on Sunday.
- And in 10th place, you have Push, earning almost $7 million in its second week for a total of $19 million so far. Though I want to see it, it’s definitely a renter.
So what does this tell me? Kevin James as a comedic mall cop trumps everybody else. It’s insane. I saw rumors of a sequel in the works already… But at least it’s original!
Any thoughts on the box office? Anybody? Anybody? Bueller? Bueller?
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