Weekend Box Office #72
I'm still sick. I guess it's the flu. I'm been coughing all week, stuffy, achy, etc. I gave it to the wife, too. Not happy days around our place.
I think I'll spare the world and not go spreading my disease around a movie theater this weekend. For those of you who go, here are the new wide openers:
VANTAGE POINT (3149 theaters). This has been getting a lot of hype, but today's LA Times review is a bit underwhelmed. Call it $13.7 million for the weekend.
WITLESS PROTECTION (1333 theaters). Likely for George W. Bush fans only. $5.6 million.
CHARLIE BARTLETT (1122 theaters). This has gotten the best reviews of these movies, but it's unclear what the hook is. $3.2 million.
BE KIND, REWIND (808 theaters). I had high hopes for this, but the LA Times also doesn't have particularly encouraging things to say about it either, while this really isn't a very wide opening. $4.3 million.
Look for holdovers like JUMPER, SPIDERWICK and STEP UP 2 to perform much better than most of these.
I'm crawling back into bed.