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Friday, October 24, 2008

Weekend Box Office #107

Young adult audiences should be happy this week. Audiences looking for good grown-up fare? Not so much.

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3: SENIOR YEAR (3623 theaters). This is the first one to play in actual theaters, the wanna-see factor among audiences of a certain age should be huge, and if the Miley Cyrus concert movie made a ton, this should do well too. Prediction: $36.1 million for the weekend.

SAW V (3060 theaters). Of course, the cool kids will buy tickets for the G-rated HSM3, and then sneak into this. $19.8 million.

PRIDE & GLORY (2585 theaters). This has been on the shelf for a little while, reviews haven't been all that excited, and ultimately it looks like the kind of thing you can see on cable TV. They are advertising this a lot, but I don;t think Ed Norton and Colin Ferrell are really all that much of a draw. $6.1 million.

CHANGELING opens in 15 theaters, and is getting good reviews. Opening in 9 theaters is the weird SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK.


At 3:40 PM, Blogger Eddie M said...

It's a good weekend to stay home and write.

At 6:50 PM, Blogger E.C. Henry said...

I kinda like the look of "High School Musical 3." High energy, positive message for kids. That Hudgens girl looks like a dream. IF I was of that demographic I'd be SO THERE.

"Pride and Glory" sounds quite ho-hum from the review I read. Too bad, its cast looks great.

Love Charlie Kaufman, but up here in Washington, "Synecodche, New York" isn't at any theater. If memory serves me right, Scott, several months back you commented on this script, and said something to the exetent that it was a mess. STILL, this is CHARLIE KAUFMAN were talking about, the saem guy who wrote "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind." Write one hit that I like, and I love you for life.

- E.C. Henry from Bonney Lake, WA

At 7:20 PM, Blogger Chesher Cat said...

I saw Synecdoche, NY and liked it.

But then again, I'm weird.

At 11:15 AM, Blogger Emily Blake said...

That's why I'm going to the pumpkin patch instead.

At 5:41 PM, Blogger Luzid said...

"Write one hit that I like, and I love you for life."

Oh, so YOU'RE the reason that hack Shyamalan keeps getting work!

Here's hoping the utter failure that was The Happening (like featuring a science teacher that spouts bullsh*t creationism idiocy) wakes him up to the truth that he hasn't done one good flick since T6S.

At 2:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Luzid's angry...

At 5:44 AM, Blogger Victoria Ellis said...

High School Musical 3: 42 million.

Crazy ridiculous!


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