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Friday, June 12, 2009

Weekend Box Office #138

One interesting, one not:

THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 3 (3074 theaters). I haven't seen the original in a while; it's one of those classic 70s movies that never seems to be on TV much. But you can't beat the cast here, they are making it seem exciting, and the reviews I've seen have been solid. Let's call it $34.5 million for the weekend.

IMAGINE THAT (3008 theaters). Oy. It's hard to believe that anyone would want to see this, except maybe little girls, but even then not really. But they are advertising the heck out of it. I smell a big flop. $5.5 million for the weekend.


Last weekend, THE HANGOVER roared out and gobbled up almost $45 million to edge UP for the top slot. Pretty amazing for an R-rated comedy with no stars, and it's holding up very well over the past 4 days as well.

LAND OF THE LOST tanked, with only $18.8 million for the weekend and the promise of a steep tumble this weekend. I bet Will Ferrell is wishing he'd stuck with Hangover director Todd Phillips, who directed Ferrell in OLD SCHOOL.


At 3:22 PM, Blogger E.C. Henry said...

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At 3:29 PM, Blogger E.C. Henry said...

Not to crazy about this week's offerings. Makes me thing those in charge need to be tapping the spec. market more...

Just got a new version of Final Draft, the upgade ($79 dolloar job) to version 8. Originally I bought version 6. Very green with this new version. Anyone out there familiar with version 8, and its new features?

One other thing, (which merrited a this re-post) did anyone gain any new channels this morning with the new digital transmission replacing analog broadcasts? Up here in Wahsington off a rooftop antenna , I gained like 7 stations.

- E.C. Henry from Bonney Lake, WA

At 5:42 PM, Blogger Tom said...

Just heard Jeffrey Lyons in a radio interview dressing down the DJ for saying The Hangover is the funniest movie ever. "Ever watched a Marx Brothers movie?" Lyons asked, and the answer was no. That much said, I'd like to catch it. I'll probably get to see Up finally this weekend.

At 4:15 AM, Blogger Heidi Germanaus said...

Just caught the original "Pelham" last week and it's freakin' awesome. Matthau as the negotiator, Shaw as the villian and Jerry Stiller as the tough as nails cop were stellar.

They have their work cut out for'em if the remake is supposed to one-up the original.


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