Weekend Box Office #115
Weighing in on the fullscreen vs. widescreen discussion that has taken over the comments in the previous post, I say go with the widescreen.
Though if it's a movie you really want to see, which format it's in shouldn't be a deal breaker.
If your TV is that small, just sit closer to the screen.
Opening this weekend:
YES MAN (3434 theaters). This looks like exactly the kind of dumb-funny movie that people are looking for this time of year. Prediction: $23.2 million for the weekend.
THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX (3104 theaters). The title is a little clunky, and it doesn't seem to have the cachet that makes animated movies open big, though there's probably a little family audience for it. $9.8 million.
SEVEN POUNDS (2758 theaters). They are trying to keep the plot a secret, but word is that it's a major downer. I think a lot of people were underwhelmed by I AM LEGEND and HANCOCK, and that they might wait for the word-of-mouth on this, which might not be that great. $15.1 million.
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE bounces from 169 theaters to 589 theaters this weekend. Look for it to do about $5.2 million, and keep building.