Hollywood News: Weekend Box Office Recap

So which of the big three films opening this weekend was the number one box office draw?

The answer is none of the above.

People apparently were more interested in seeing last weeks opener "Horton Hears a Who" than sit through a Tyler Perry comedy, a remake of a Thai horror movie or a Judd Aptow one trick pony.

Horton dropped 44% from opening weekend, yet still managed to clear $25 million in its second weekend. Meanwhile, "Meet the Browns" came in second at $20 mil, followed by "Shutter" and "Drillbit Taylor" at$10.7 mil and $10.2 mil respectively.

Biggest loser in the top 20 was "Semi Pro" seeing Will Ferrell's "comedy" drop an astounding 62.5% to squeeze $1.4 million out of bored audiences. That works out to under $1,000 per screen, which means that theater owners could make more money renting out the space for a business meeting than show Will Ferrell's pudgy, pasty, not funny ass on the screen. Truly sad. Yet Hollywood still thinks Ferrell is the golden child of comedy right now. But results like this might finally pound some sense into studios and re-think making him Mr. Tentpole for summer.

Here's the top ten from this weekend.

1 (1) Horton Hears a Who $25,100,000
2 (new) Meet the Browns $20,010,000
3 (new) Shutter $10,700,000
4 (new) Drillbit Taylor $10,200,000
5 (2) 10,000 B.C. $8,660,000
6 (3) Never Back Down $4,861,000
7 (4) College Road Trip $4,630,000
8 (6) The Bank Job $4,100,000
9 (5) Vantage Point $3,800,000
10 (new) Under the Same Moon $2,600,000


1 comment:

Jillian said...

Wow, this doesn't look good at all. I'm a huge fan of Mr. Ferell, too.

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