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Friday, February 05, 2010

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.


At 7:17 PM, Blogger E.C. Henry said...

None of the new offerings look very intersting to me. MAY try to see some of the "Oscar" movies this weekened: "A Serious Man," "Crazy Heart," or "An Education."

Did see "The Hurt Locker" this week. Totally OVERRATED movie. it felt more like a career exposee, than a movie. For my $$ "The Hurt Locker" lacked a compelling plot.

Anyway, hope things are looking good in your neck of the woods, Scott. Getting closer to getting the dark sci-fi done, but it's not even close to being ready to take the mountain. You, sir, Scot the Reader extrodinare, are my mountain. ;-)

- E.C. Henry from Bonney Lake, WA

At 10:30 PM, Blogger I am Jack's complete lack of originality said...

Agree with you on Hurt Locker, Scott.

If Cameron wins the oscar for picture/director it will be a travesty, and I liked Avatar.

This should be the year of Bigelow and/or Tarantino and/or The Coens.

At 2:29 PM, Blogger Jenny said...

FROZEN doesn't get a mention as a new release? ;) seriously, worst idea for a movie. Ever.


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