Weekend Box Office #113
So not a huge amount that is new in theaters this weekend; this is the weekend that is traditionally the calm before the holiday storm.
PUNISHER: WAR ZONE (2508 theaters). This is getting solid reviews, though I'm not sure what the wanna-see factor really is. Call it $11.8 million for the weekend.
NOBEL SON (893 theaters). Looks like quirky fun, but this is the kind of movie that needed great reviews, and I'm not seeing them. $1.7 million.
CADILLAC RECORDS (686 theaters). This is supposed to be a bit formulaic, but the music (and Beyonce) should be something of a draw. $3.7 million.
On the limited-release front, MILK goes from 36 theaters to 99, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE goes from 49 to 78, and FROST/NIXON opens in 3 theaters. All will be playing in a lot more theaters by the end of the month.