Weekend Box Office #46
Slim pickings this weekend; it'sthe dog days of summer. Look for Superbad to triumph, with about $20 million or so for the weekend; maybe I'll go see it again.
New films in wide release:
THE NANNY DIARIES (2629 theaters). Scarlett Johanssen is a cutie, but this is getting pretty bad reviews. Figure it'll make about $9.1 million for the weekend.
WAR (2277 theaters). Not shown to critics. I'm sure there are fans of this kind of stuff, but how many? $6.9 million.
MR. BEAN'S HOLIDAY (1713 theaters). This is also getting bad reviews, and it's the kind of thing that needs a little buzz. $3.0 million.
RESURRECTING THE CHAMP (1605 theaters). This is getting the best reviews of any of these movies, but it's not clear what the hook of the movie is. $3.9 million.
SEPTEMBER DAWN (857 theaters). Anthony Hopkins, in a movie about Mormons massacring settlers. The reviews aren't great. $1.8 million.