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Friday, March 05, 2010

Weekend Box Office #175

Oscar weekend. Good time to catch up on the nominees, because honestly the new stuff is a little underwhelming.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND (3728 theaters). Early word on this is not great, while it was shot in 2D and then turned into 3D, which isn't the best way to do 3D. Tim Burton just isn't that interesting to me as a director any more. Still, it'll make money this weekend -- but not as much as if it was actually really good, and look for the big drop-off next weekend. Let's call it $87.7 million for the weekend.

BROOKLYN'S FINEST (1936 theaters). This hasn't been very well-reviewed either, the title is generic, and it seems like we've seen it before. $7.8 million for the weekend.


Last weekend, COP OUT did $18.2, while THE CRAZIES did $16.0.

I'll try to get some Oscar picks up sometime this weekend...


At 10:24 AM, Blogger E.C. Henry said...

Can't wait for your Oscar picks, Scott. "Avatar" gets my vote as best movie of the year -- by a landslide!

Kinda interested in "Alice in Wonderland" JUST to see the visuals. "Brooklyn's Finest" looks like a lemon.

Hope you have a great weekend. Are you gunna watch the Oscars?

- E.C. Henry from -- you should know where by now!


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