Weekend Box Office #108
Let's just jump right in:
ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO (2735 theaters). This is the first movie that has sparked my interest in a while, just because I like funny R-rated movies and the cast is solid. I think it'll do well; call it $18.8 million opening weekend.
THE HAUNTING OF MOLLY HARTLEY (2652 theaters). I have no idea why they are opening this movie so wide, because I have no idea why anyone would drop $10-plus to see it in a theater. There are no name actors, the title sounds like a dull basic cable movie, and it's a horror-thriller rated PG-13. They are advertising it a lot; I don't think it'll help much. $4.4 million for the weekend.
CHANGELING (1850 theaters, expanding from 15). It definitely has a pedigree, but reviews have been very mixed, and apparently it just ultimately isn't all that great. It'll probably do about $8.2 million for the weekend, then drop like a rock.
ROCKNROLLA (826 theaters, up from 19). Just not enough of a hook to draw more than core fans of Guy Ritchie's earlier, similar movies. $1.5 million.
My writing continues solidly. Today will be day 11 of writing at least an hour.
I am dealing with the weird moral conundrum of writing a violent movie (albeit one with a solid story and characters) that I wouldn't actually want members of my family to see.
My wife says that if this is ever made, she's just going to tell her mother that I edited it.
Oh well. I'm just going to write the hell out of it, and let the chips fall where they may.