Weekend Box Office #151
So life ambles on. Weeks have been flying by; I have no idea where the time went. I've been battling a cough and insomnia (beither helping the other at all), and this weekend's crop of wide releases don't offer much respite:
WHITEOUT (2745 theaters). This is apparently not very good at all; the LA Times review today was rather scornful. Apparently it's one of those mysteries where there is endless dialogue in which characters over-explain what they are looking at (note to writers: don't do this). It's hard to believe anyone will care about this film. Estimate: $4.7 million for the weekend.
SORORITY ROW (2665 theaters). With The Final Destination and Halloween II still hanging around, theaters are a bit overclotted with horror movies. $7.1 million.
TYLER PERRY'S I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF (2255 theaters). I learned long ago not to underestimate the drawing power of Tyler Perry. $17.4 million.
9 (1661 theaters). This actually opened on Wednesday, and did okay, not great. Figure $9.8 million.
Last weekend, for the 4-day Labor Day weekend, ALL ABOUT STEVE did $14.1 million, GAMER did $11.2 million, and EXTRACT did $5.5 million.