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Friday, November 02, 2007

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.


At 5:29 PM, Blogger E.C. Henry said...

Scott, you missed one, "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" opens this weekend too. (At least it does up here in Seattle)

Logline: two brothers plan a strip mall jewlery heist, but a simple plan goes awry when one of the brother's assocites gets trigger happy. Sounds a bit like "Fargo" meets "Reservoir Dogs." "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" stars: Phillip Seaymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, and Marisa Tomei.

HUGE fan of Marisa Tomei, can anyone convice her to come to Bonney Lake so he can kiss me goodnight? I promise I'll brush!

- E.C. Henry from Bonney Lake, WA

At 8:29 PM, Blogger Patrick J. Rodio said...

Entertainment Weekly LOVED Before The Devil. Said Lumet is at the top of his game, and it's an actor's showcase.

B Movie - 54 million
Gangsta - 33 million
Martian Child - 4 million

At 4:12 PM, Blogger Stella Louise said...

The commercials for Bee Movie make it look like fun? Really? The ones I've seen--along with the never-ending Seinfeld promotions--make being stung by a swarm of bees look more fun than this movie.

But given that parents will drag the kiddies to see almost anything animated, it will probably do good business.

At 7:37 PM, Blogger Julie O. said...

Just got home a little while ago from BEE MOVIE. Ugh. Kids dug it but it was frigging painful to watch. Really awful story.

Oh, and tag, you're it, Scotty (see my blog for details...)


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