Weekend Box Office #141
Oops. This Friday prediction post is late, for the first week in a long while.
Blame it on the holiday weekend. My wife was off from work yesterday, and that made it seem like a Saturday.
Blame it on a weird week too. I've been wrestling with a medical issue for about a month, since a "mass" was discovered in my liver. Mass is a really scary word; so is "biopsy", which I had last Tuesday. They stuck a long needle into my chest, and scraped out some cells.
The news is great -- it's non-cancerous. A load off my back, after 4 uncertain weeks in which I threw myself into my work to distract myself, and didn't write a word of my own stuff.
Now it's time to return to the business of screenwriting.
This weekend (and even though it's Saturday morning, I haven't peeked yet, though I am aware of how things opened on Wednesday).
ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS (4099 theaters). Opening on a Wednesday will lower the weekend grosses a bit, as will the fact that this skews a lot younger than something like UP. Figure about $48.1 million for the three-day weekend.
PUBLIC ENEMIES (3334 theaters). They haven't done a very good job selling this to me, while reviews have only been okay. Figure about $26.7 million for the weekend.
TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN made $109 million over the three days last weekend.
MY SISTER'S KEEPER did $12.4 million.