Weekend Box Office #97
We're back to the time of year where more than two movies come out a week in wide and fairly-wide release.
STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS (3452 theaters). I'm burned out on the Star Wars series; I never even saw the third one. And the animation here looks really cheesy. So this is hard to predict, though I don't think a lot of people are going to be that excited about it. Prediction: $14.8 million for the weekend.
TROPIC THUNDER (3319 theaters). This is getting some good reviews, and a lot of protests against its offensiveness; it opened on Wednesday to okay numbers. I don't think it'll be huge this weekend, though it might have legs. $18.1 million.
MIRRORS (2664 theaters). As horror-thrillers go, this looks trippy and high-concept enough to contend for the number one slot. $16.9 million.
VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA (692 theaters). On the plus side, it's getting good reviews. On the downside, a lot of people don't want to see a Woody Allen movie until word of mouth really kicks in. $5.2 million.
HENRY POOLE IS HERE (527 theaters). I've seen commercials for this, and I have no idea what it's about. Which is never good. $1.6 million.
FLY ME TO THE MOON (3D) (452 theaters). I'm not sure why this is getting such a limited release. $2.9 million.