Weekend Box Office #79
I realized I've only seen two 2008 movies in theaters so far. One was 27 DRESSES (because my sister and her husband were extras, though it wasn't THAT bad), the other was THE BANK JOB (which was good). Everything else was catching up on 2007 releases.
I'd like to get out to the movies this weekend -- I have literally seen nothing that is playing in the 16-screen theater that is the closest -- but at the same time I just can't get wildly excited about anything out there.
PROM NIGHT (2700 theaters). I feel like I've already seen it from watching the commercials, and it wasn't that good. Plus movies like this shouldn't be PG-13. Still, $15.7 million.
STREET KINGS (2467 theaters). I feel amazing apathy toward this movie, which got a bad review today in the LA Times as well. I think it could easily tank, though it'll probably scrape out about $8.2 million.
SMART PEOPLE (1106 theaters). Interesting cast, and I'll see Ellen Page in anything, though the posters make it look like it is about Scrabble competitors (it isn't). But the screen count is low, and there's no real hook. $3.9 million.