Hollywood News: Weekend Box Office Recap

On Friday, I predicted that "Get Smart" would win the weekend, with "about a $40 million take." As it so happened, Steve Carrell's incarnation of Maxwell Smart ended up clearing $39,155,000.

Missed it by that much.

Meanwhile, I had predicted that the incredibly idiotic "The Love Guru" would take second and clear $25 million at best. Actually, it did far worse than I predicted and came in 4th behind "Kung Fu Panda" and "The Incredible Hulk." Mike Meyer's comedic genius is apparently only worth an abysmal $14 mil.

And last week's stinker, "The Happening" had the biggest drop in the top ten, falling over 67% from its opening weekend, cauterizing Director Shyamalan's title as a "once was." My guess is that this will continue to sink, but "Guru" will give it a run for its money in the race to the bottom.

Here's the top ten for the weekend:

1 (new) Get Smart Warner Bros. $39,155,000
2 (2) Kung Fu Panda $21,700,000 -
3 (1) The Incredible Hulk $21,556,660
4 (new) The Love Guru $14,000,000
5 (3) The Happening $10,000,000
6 (5) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $8,414,000
7 (4) You Don't Mess With the Zohan $7,200,000
8 (6) Sex and the City $6,465,000
9 (7) Iron Man $4,002,000
10 (8) The Strangers $1,948,830

1 comment:

Tom - StandOutBlogger.com said...

I went and saw kung fu panda and zohan this weekend. Both were great movie. Get smart isnt released in Aus til this thursday - so i cant wait to see it!

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