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Friday, September 25, 2009

Weekend Box Office #153

Late September: the dumping ground for all sort of movies.

Opening wide this weekend:

FAME (3096 theaters). The problem with remaking this movie is the original was good, plus between GLEE and all the dancing shows on TV, there isn't exactly a huge need for a film like this. It seems aimed firmly at teens, but it's hard to believe they'll care much, while the reviews I've seen haven't been glowing. Figure $8.7 million for the weekend.

SURROGATES (2951 theaters). The hook for this is vague, while reviews haven't been great either, and Bruce Willis isn't all that critic-proof any more. Figure $12.5 million.

PANDORUM (2506 theaters). I'm really not all that aware of this film, so it's hard to think it'll be that huge. $9.3 million.


Last weekend, CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS did a surprisingly-solid $30.3 million.

THE INFORMANT did $10.5 million, LOVE HAPPENS did $8.1 million, and JENNIFER'S BODY stalled with only $6.9 million.


At 7:20 PM, Blogger E.C. Henry said...

I remember seeing Entertainment Tonight interviewing "Fame" on the set a lot a couple months ago. BUT I haven't seen a single trailer for it on TV. Not that I'd see it anyway...

Neither "Surrogates" or "Pandorum" were reviewed by the Seattle Times before their opening night. THAT'S almoast always a sign that the show sucks; avoid the critics, TRY to eek out a solid weekend before word-of-mouth burries it.

Did see "Love Happens" last weekend. It's so-so. Aarron Eckhart carries the show. Jennifer Aniston and Judy Greer show up, but neither do much of substance. Wish the story would have been better. I LOVE the Eckhart/Aniston pairing. But then again I just LOVE Jennifer Aniston. It's a loney guy from Bonney Lake, WA kidna thing.

Anyway, hope ya have a great weekend, Scott. I'm going to spend most of mine clearing out my mom's garden so we can move in a house for my brother, his wife, and 1 1/2 year old cutie, Brycen.

- E.C. Henry from Bonney Lake, WA


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