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Monday, August 09, 2010

Belated Weekend Box Office #197

I'm sure I would have predicted everything perfectly, if I'd bothered to make predictions.

I actually saw a couple of movies this weekend. I saw THE WRONG GUYS, which is sort of dumb and forgettable, in a funny-while-I-was-there sort of way. Entertaining enough for what it is, and it opened at number 1, making around $35 million for the weekend.

On the other end of the spectrum, I also saw FLIPPED, Rob Reiner's newest movie, which they only released in three areas (though in L.A. they seemed to be advertising the hell out of it). It's a very small, appealing movie, much more of a period romantic teen drama than it is really a comedy. Wall-to-wall alternating voiceovers, but somehow it worked. Unfortunately, it's hard to know what the audience for this is, and I don't think it's going to find; I have a feeling it's not going to get much of a nationwide release. Still, it's worth checking out on cable.