Weekend Box Office #104
So there's a lot opening this weekend, as October starts ushering in (generally) more-interesting movie fare...
BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA (3215 theaters) ...Which isn't to say there won't be crap as well, and early reviews on this are pretty dire. Still, in the absence of other kids movies, it'll make money. $24.3 million for the weekend.
NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST (2421 theaters). They are doing a lot to make this look funny and romantic, and Michael Cera and Kat Dennings seem like the perfect cast. $17.8 million.
HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS AND ALIENATE PEOPLE (1750 theaters). This is supposed to be sort of annoying, and I'm not sure there are nearly enough Simon Pegg fans out there. $4.3 million.
BLINDNESS (1690 theaters). This looks interesting, but reviews have been sort of underwhelmed. $8.9 million.
AN AMERICAN CAROL (1639 theaters). Conservatives taking satirical potshots at a Michael Moore-like character. Not screened for critics, and it's hard to believe that this will be high on anyone's radar, though I have seen a lot of ads for it. $3.5 million.
FLASH OF GENIUS (1098 theaters). I've seen a few reviews for this that said it was solid but sort of dull. $3.8 million.
APPALOOSA (expanding to 1045 theaters from 14). Supposed to be pretty good for its type. $4.7 million.
RELIGULOUS (502 theaters). Supposed to be funny but offensive, and this isn't many theaters. $3.1 million.
Opening in limited release in Jonathan Demme's RACHEL GETTING MARRIED, which is supposed to be pretty good.