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Friday, March 06, 2009

Weekend Box Office #124 -- Watchmen

So I apologize for getting lazy on my blog again, and since I'm getting read to move at the end of the month, it may get worse.

Dig deep into the archives if you are bored.

This weekend the only movie opening wide is WATCHMEN (3611 theaters). I was on board with the graphic novel when it first came out (though I'm not really a graphic novel guy), but somewhere along the years since someone borrowed it and never gave it back -- I have no idea who.

It's a great graphic novel, however, and I've heard that's sort of the problem. Fans of it may be disappointed by the movie, while people who haven't read it apparently may be confused by parts of the film. Plus it's about 2 hours 40 minutes long.

Still, my prediction for the weekend: $63.1 million. Because it's escapism, it's a big screen movie, and there isn't much else fresh out there.


Last weekend, MADEA GOES TO JAIL finished number 1, with $16.1 million, even though it dropped over 60%.

THE JONAS BROTHERS only did $12.5 million, just narrowly nosing out SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, which should zoom past $130 million this week. Not bad for a movie that at one point they were considering sending straight to DVD.

STREET FIGHTER limped in with $4.7 million.


At 6:15 AM, Blogger E.C. Henry said...

"The Watchmen" has very cool visuals. My trepidation with it is the underlying "story." Is it a satsifying, coherent one?

Never bored with you, Scott. Post when you can, when inspiration strikes. Sorry you have to move. The end line, "... it may get worse," sounds ominous. Are you okay, dude? Nothing to worry about financially. Obama won the election, everything's okay now...

- E.C. Henry from Bonney Lake, WA

At 8:46 AM, Blogger Danny said...

You're moving AGAIN???

I seem to recall your moving fairly recently ... what up wid dat?


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