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Friday, September 07, 2007

Weekend Box Office #48

A couple of interesting films coming out wide this weekend, and one dumb-looking one.

3:10 TO YUMA (2652 theaters). I know a couple of guys who have seen this already, one more than once, and they both rave about it. It probably won't open huge, but it should hold well. Call it $18.7 million opening weekend.

SHOOT 'EM UP (2108 theaters). Nice descriptive title, good cast. Probably split the audience a bit with Yuma, but it should do around $13.5 million for the weekend.

THE BROTHERS SOLOMON (700 screens). The reviews aren't good, and it's hard to believe Will Arnett has enough diehard fans to make this a hit. $1.7 million.

3 Comments:

At 6:08 PM, Blogger E.C. Henry said...

Both "3:10 to Yuma" and "Shoot 'Em Up" got good reviews from the Seattle Times. Saw the trailer for "The Brothers Solomon" a couple movies ago, AND they couldn't even make that look appealing.

Deep into my latest writing project. Will skip the silver screen this weekend, though "3:10 to Yuma" looks AWESOME!

Gotta go. Gotta run my dogs before it gets dark.

- E.C. Henry from Bonney Lake, WA

 
At 10:45 PM, Anonymous Jason in Santa Barbara said...

I noticed 'This is England' is in LA. I saw it when I was in London a few months ago. I highly recommend it if anyone gets a chance, great film! Maybe the best thing out there right now and kind of under the radar.

 
At 12:48 AM, Blogger Emily Blake said...

it will be interesting to see which one between Yuma and Shoot 'Em Up takes the prize this weekend. It's a good test of where people are in their taste. Although Shoot 'Em Up looks fun, Yuma looks like a real story. I hope Yuma wins, but I plan to see both at some point this week.

 

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