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Friday, January 16, 2009

Weekend Box Office #118

Nothing too too exciting opening wide this weekend:

HOTEL FOR DOGS (3271 theaters). I have no idea what Don Cheadle is doing in this. I guess it'll do some family business. $14.5 million.

PAUL BLART: MALL COP (3144 theaters). Is there a huge crying need to see Kevin James on the big screen? I guess we'll find out. Probably not. $7.1 million.

MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D (2534 theaters). Last time I looked, Valentine's Day isn't for a month. The 3D might help, but otherwise not much draw here. $6.9 million.

NOTORIOUS (1637 theaters). Could do something. Call it $9.2 million.


Last weekend, Gran Torino did a shockingly solid $29.5 million. Bride Wars chipped in $21 million, and The Unborn did a surprising $19.8, though it'll likely drop like a stone this weekend.

Not Easily Broken did an okay $5.3 million.


At 12:11 PM, Blogger Emily Blake said...

Many years ago Notorious would have done huge numbers but now, not so much.

I asked my students if they were going to go see it, and most of them don't even know who Biggie is.

At 6:51 PM, Blogger E.C. Henry said...

"Paul Blart: Mall Cop" for some reason sounds like fun. Will see it when it come out on DVD.

"Hotel for Dogs" looks like one of those "cute kid shows" that never quite works out.

After your inspiring last post, Scott, I'm going to try to write more this weekend. Cuz I wanna be like -- NOT like Mike (not an NBA guy). Like Scott, the guy whose working with the pitching hottie.

- E.C Henry from Bonney Lake, WA

At 2:37 PM, Blogger Scott the Reader said...

Apparently, despite the economy, people still want to go to the movies.

Mall Cop did $9.7 million (!) on Friday alone. Notorious and My Bloody Valentine each did about $8.2 opening day.

At 7:43 PM, Blogger ALLEN said...

you were just slighty off. just slightly


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