Weekend Box Office #100
Rather a bland weekend moviewise for my 100th installment of these things.
The only movie opening wide is:
BANGKOK DANGEROUS (2650 theaters). Nic Cage has made an awful lot of bad movies in the past few years, and given that this one wasn't screened for critics, I don't have high hopes for it. Still, lack of competition might help -- a little. Prediction: $14.4 million for the weekend.
Though last weekend was a holiday weekend, it wasn't a big box office weekend at all. TROPIC THUNDER was the top movie for the third straight weekend, though it is slipping pretty fast.
Of the newbies, BABYLON AD made only $11.5 million in its first 4 days, in a lot of theaters. TRAITOR did about $10 million for the four-day weekend.
DISASTER MOVIE limped in with only $6.9 million in four days; apparently people are catching on that these kinds of non-satire satires just aren't that funny.
COLLEGE did an atrocious $2.6 million despite being in over 2000 theaters.
HAMLET 2 completely tanked, with only $2.1 million from almost 1600 theaters. I saw a lot of commercials for this movie, and it's supposed to be funny, but they couldn't make people want to go see it. While their pushing the whole "Rock Me Sexy Jesus" thing, which seemed like it was geared to try to provoke controversy and get more publicity, seemed to be received with a big yawn by the Christian community.
Rolled out of bed early today, and did some writing. Felt good. Day 1; I'll try to keep it going.
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Despite the smell of sour milk and hormones, this isn't a middle school cafeteria.
My brother is a fireman in Anchorage, who sat next to Sarah Palin on a plane once. He says she was a nice woman.
He's still voting for Obama.