Weekend Box Office #75
I've been working a lot, so I haven't been writing -- or blogging -- much. I need to do more of both.
I was going to go out to the movies with the wife tonight, but looking at the options, we were both rather underwhelmed.
Today's new wide releases:
HORTON HEARS A WHO (3954 theaters). That's a lot of theaters, and I guess kids will go see this. But honestly, despite a talented cast, this just looks sort of dumb, and today's LA Times review says that all the sarcasm pretty much undercuts all the themes of the story. Someday they'll make a good movie out of a Dr. Seuss tale; at least they didn't try to do this live-action, like Cat In The Hat or The Grinch, so that's an improvement right there. Prediction: $46.7 million for the weekend.
NEVER BACK DOWN (2729 theaters). They are advertising this a lot, though it looks like a pretty generic guy-fighting movie. Maybe it'll do $10.1 million.
DOOMSDAY (1936 theaters). I'm not entirely sure what this is, other than a apocalyptic future kind of thing; is it a videogame? It wasn't shown to critics, which is generally a bad sign, while it's going to lose a big chunk of its young male audience to Never Back Down. $3.4 million.