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Friday, October 30, 2009

Weekend Box Office #158

The only movie opening this weekend actually opened Wednesday: MICHAEL JACKSON'S THIS IS IT, on 3481 theaters.

Despite decent reviews, numbers so far are lower than the lofty numbers predicted, and Halloween being on a Saturday won't help. Figure $19.4 million for the weekend.

And I think the title is an empty promise: we're going to be getting lots more Michael Jackson stuff, as long as they can figure out how to make lots of money from it.


Last weekend, SAW VI stumbled and only made $14.1, finishing second, well behind PARANORMAL ACTIVITY. Everyone is looking for cheap horror movies now.

ASTRO BOY fell short with only $6.7 million for the weekend, THE VAMPIRE'S ASSISTANT did only $6.4 million, and AMELIA really tanked with only $3.9 million.


At 2:27 PM, Blogger E.C. Henry said...

Looking at the Seattle Times they mentioned, "Antichrist" with William Dafoe opening this weekend, BUT they gave that show a harsh review. A couple with marital problems that venture into torture porn territory. Sounds AWFUL.

The Michael Jackson movie feels like a rip-off; a way the promoters can re-coup some of their money for his failed concert tour.

Hard at work on that sports rom-com rewrite. Got it down to 132 pages from 158. Getting closer to being ready to show...

Hope you have a great weekend. Wish I was in L.A. so I could buy ya a beer, OR a sarsaparilia -- if you're not a beer guy.

- E.C. Henry from Bonney Lake, WA

P.S. that L.A. crack was more of experessing my desire to get out of the Pacific Northwest gloom. It's cloudy and rainy EVERYDAY now.

At 8:59 PM, Blogger I am Jack's complete lack of originality said...


Antichrist is one of the best, and most disturbing, movies of the year. Of any year, really.


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