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Friday, October 23, 2009

Weekend Box Office #157

The days are just flying by. Crazy.

I haven't been to a movie in months, though tonight the wife and I are going to see something. Not sure what, yet.

Opening wide this weekend:

SAW VI (3036 theaters). Number 6? Really? Isn't the string played out yet? Haven't they already killed off everyone? Does its audience even know what "VI" means (and how sad is it that if they do, it's the one thing all that Roman numeral education was good for). Figure $18.7 million for the weekend.

ASTRO BOY (3014 theaters). I don't see a huge amount of adult crossover here, though I suppose kids will see it. Prediction: $17.5 million.

CIRQUE DU FREAK: THE VAMPIRE'S ASSISTANT (2754 theaters). I've seen commercials for this, and nothing about it grabs me, while John C. Reilly's presence gives it an odd tone. Given all the other vampire projects around, and all the scarier movies, who is going to see this? Prediction: $4.6 million.

AMELIA (818 theaters). Something for adults, though this isn't very many theaters. $9.8 million.


Last weekend, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE made a solid $32.7 million.

LAW ABIDING CITIZEN did a nice $21.0 million, while THE STEPFATHER managed $11.6 million.

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY did $19.6 million, so I was close on something.


At 10:51 AM, Blogger E.C. Henry said...

Agreed, bad weekend for new movies. I too want to go out to the movies, but am underwhelmed by the offerings.

Currious to know what kind of movies your wife likes to see? When you go out to see the movies what does she gravitate towards?

Good writing weather up in the Pacific Northwest (the Seattle area); lots of rain. It's been gray and gloomy all week. Factoring in changes from some of your past script notes, editing a new sports/rom-com script draft, and hoping to get some story work on a sci-fi script. Lots to do... Hope your own writing world is going well, Scott.

- E.C. Henry from Bonney Lake, WA


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