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Friday, December 05, 2008

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.


At 6:39 PM, Blogger E.C. Henry said...

Looking forward to seeing "Frost/Nixon." Otherwise it's back to writing on the spec. script I'm currently working on.

Hope all's going well in your life Scott. Rock on, you're my hero!

- E.C. Henry from Bonney Lake, WA

At 12:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe I'm a dolt, but Frost/Nixon sounds hella-boring to me.

At 12:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No offense meant to E.C. btw.

At 2:04 PM, Blogger Chesher Cat said...

Frost/Nixon is great.

At 4:37 PM, Blogger E.C. Henry said...

What intreages me about "Frost/Nixon" was the OUTSTANDING trailer I saw for it. They sold it VERY WELL. Noir in the late 70s IS a hard sell. But throw in a defrocked x-president and a newscaster trying to make a name for himself...

Well-p, it hooked me, and I'm not a big history buff.

- E.C. Henry from Bonney Lake, WA

At 6:49 PM, Blogger Luzid said...

Punisher: WZ getting *solid* reviews?

It's currently at 16% on Rotten Tomatoes, and Variety trashed it.

Sorry to correct you, but yeah, it's not looking good for ol' Frank Castle. Someday there'll be a decent adaptation, but that day isn't here yet. : (

At 1:41 PM, Blogger Matt said...

"Noir in the late 70s IS a hard sell."

Frost/Nixon is in no way a noir.


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