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Friday, March 12, 2010

Weekend Box Office #176

I actually won the Oscar pool I was in, even though I changed my Best Original Screenplay guess to Tarantino at the last minute and got both screenplay guesses wrong. Irony.

Can't believe Alice in Wonderland did $116 million last weekend, despite largely unimpressed reviews. Look for it to drop this weekend, but still come in first easily.

Opening wide this weekend:

GREEN ZONE (3003 theaters). Good director, good cast, but they haven't done a very good job convincing me to rush out and see it. Figure $17.7 million for the weekend.

SHE'S OUT OF MY LEAGUE (2956 theaters). They are advertising this a lot, and it's nice to see there's still a place for R-rated comedies, but the lack of names in the cast is going to hurt it. Figure $6.4 million.

REMEMBER ME (2212 theaters). The presence of Robert Pattinson will help a lot, but it's not really clear what the hook is. $9.6 million.

OUR FAMILY WEDDING (1605 theaters). Too low-profile to make much impact. $3.9 million.


At 5:16 PM, Blogger E.C. Henry said...

Congrats on winning the Oscar pool, Scott. Now how are you with lottery numbers...

Recently saw "Alice and Wonderland." The lead girl, Nia Wasikowska, is a revlation. That actress looks to have very bright future ahead of her.
The problem is "Alice in Woderland" has noting else working for it. The story is a complete bore. There aren't any interesting characters. And the "awe of visual" wears of very quickly. Most boring Jonny Depp performance I've ever seen. And Anne Hathaway's character looks like she's afraid to touch anything during the entire movie. It's like she's waiting for her nail polish to dry. And it's like ugly black. Why do women wear black polish anyway? Weird.

None of this week's new offerings grab me. Good week to work on new scripts, and upgrade maketing material.

Hope you're doing something cool this weekend. Rock-on, my friend.

- E.C. Henry from Bonney Lake, WA


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