Weekend Box Office #171
So I'm trying to catch up on last year's big movies. I saw both Precious and The Hurt Locker this week; both are well-deserving of their nominations. Precious manages to be harrowing yet hopeful at the same time, while The Hurt Locker does an outstanding job keeping you on the edge of your seat with the characters. See them.
Meanwhile, other stuff keeps coming out. Going wide this weekend:
DEAR JOHN (2969 theaters). The idea seems to be that movies like this will do well on Super Bowl weekend, because it gives the football widows something to do. This one looks kind of dumb and young, though, and reviews haven't been all that great. Call it $17.8 million for the weekend.
FROM PARIS WITH LOVE (2722 theaters). This one looks like fun, though the Super Bowl will probably eat into its audience. Call it $16.7 million for the weekend.
Otherwise, a lot of the Oscar movies, like An Education, Crazy Heart and Precious, are going wider. See them...
Last weekend, Avatar won again. Edge of Darkness managed $17.2 million, while When In Rome did $12.4 million.