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Friday, September 11, 2009

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.


At 10:31 AM, Blogger E.C. Henry said...


Sorry you're suffering physically. Maybe a little chicken soup for the soul is in order. You should check-out the Bitter Script Reader's post for Thursday September 10th entittled, "Have You Ever Paid for It' (Coverage That Is). You're mentioned a couple times there -- in a favorible context. Anyway, just wanted to let you know there is some pro Scott the Reader love floating out there in the blogosphere.

So... if your interested here's that site:

Like you, none of this week's offering excite me. Hard at work on my next script. Hope to have eiteher a sci-fi or a sports comedy ready to show you before the end of the year. Working on 5 scripts, but right now those two are the furtherest along.

Fingers crossed concerning the Nicholls... Go get 'em tiger!

- E.C. Henry from Bonney Lake, WA

At 10:47 AM, Blogger Emily Blake said...

Wow. Whiteout got 2% on RT. That's the worst score I've ever seen. That's worse than the score for The Hottie or the Nottie.

I'm looking forward to seeing 9, which also opened this week.

At 7:47 PM, Blogger ashes1998 said...

Whiteout: Kate Beckinsale should not be in a parka, she should be in tight leather.

What were they thinking?

-Jim Sullivan

At 8:33 PM, Blogger Jenny said...

The trailers for WHITEOUT reminded me of the first ALIENS VS. PREDATORS movie. It was an excruciatingly awful film, like someone smushed the two baddies into a pre-existing arctic plot...but now I kind of give it more respect for at least doing that much. Because there's no way I'll sit through that nonsense without some epic cross alien battles, unless of course it's on cable...I'll watch utter crap when it's on TV.

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