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.