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.