Weekend Box Office #71
Even though it's Thursday, all the new movies are opening today, to take advantage of Valentine's Day. Date night.
Be scornful if you will, but 9 years ago I met my wife on Valentine's. Eight years ago, I married her -- on Valentine's Day.
And it was my idea. Yeah, I'm a romantic sap sometimes. Sue me.
THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES (3847 theaters). I'm sure this will be pretty huge. Call it $39.5 million for the 4-day weekend.
JUMPER (3402 theaters). This should do well too. I remember reading the book, a decade or so ago, and wanting to adapt it then. They really appear to have taken a fairly small book and opened it up into a big budget action movie. $35.1 million.
STEP UP 2: THE STREETS (2470 theaters). Will probably do much better than HOW SHE MOVE, which tanked, though they seem like basically the same movie. $9.7 million.
DEFINITELY MAYBE (2203 theaters). It looks like it could be cute, and the female cast is attractive, but I don't think Ryan Reynolds is going to topline a big romcom hit yet. $6.9 million.
We're off to Vegas. Everyhone have a nice weekend.