Weekend Box Office #149
And another week rockets by.
The only movie I saw in theaters this past week was BANDSLAM, which is a solid, solid teen movie that deserved to be sold better and seen by more people. This weekend, (weekend #3 for the film) it is in only 207 theaters, down from 2121 last week. Hopefully it'll find its audience on DVD or cable; it deserves it.
Opening wide this weekend:
THE FINAL DESTINATION (3121 theaters). It's a weird trend to give sequels similar names to the original movie in the series. This one is in 3D, and the basic premise is still a draw, so it should do fairly well, say $16.1 million.
HALLOWEEN 2 (3000 theaters). I don't think it's too wise to have two similar movies coming out the same weekend, and I think this one is going to be the one that suffers. $11.2 million.
TAKING WOODSTOCK (1393 theaters). They are advertising this a lot, but it's not a huge amount of theaters yet. Figure $9.4 million for the weekend.
Last weekend, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS made $38.1 million, for Tarantino's best opening weekend ever, and probably saving The Weinstein Company for the near future.
SHORTS did only $6.4 million; I guess it looked too goofy even to draw a lot of kids. POST GRAD did only $2.7 million; X-GAMES 3D THE MOVIE stumbled in with only $837,216.