Weekend Box Office #56
The box office should be picking up immensely this weekend, with two big movies opening:
BEE MOVIE (3928 theaters). Today's LA Times review wasn't great, but the commercials make it look like fun, and it should hit a wide swath of audience. $42.2 million for the weekend.
AMERICAN GANGSTER (3054 theaters). Solid reviews, and it should be a solid performer. $29.5 million.
MARTIAN CHILD (2020 theaters). I have no idea what possessed them to open this the same weekend as Bee Movie, which is going to crush it. They have been advertising this a lot, though, and Cusack's presence will help -- a little. $6.3 million.