Weekend Box Office Recap

Despite the majority of critics who think it was a weak scripted, CGI-laden, bombastic bomb, Roland "destroy the world" Emmerich's latest popcorn flick "2012" drew in an astounding $65 million in its opening bow this weekend.

Mike McGranaghan of the site "The Aisle Seat" called it simply, "a boring, stupid, overlong, obnoxious, soulless piece of Hollywood "product." Yeah, that may be true, but what, you were expecting "Gone With the Wind?" People don't see "2012" because of the story development or the creative "mise en scene." They go because they enjoy seeing their cities crumble and blow up in interesting ways on screen. And this weekend, shit blowing up was the clear winner at the box office.


The biggest loser of the weekend belongs to Michael Jackson's "This is it" which fell 61.24% from 2nd to 5th place. "The Fourth Kind" was a close runner in the race to the bottom as well, falling 61.22%.

Did you see the movie this weekend, let us know what you think about it in our comments section below.

Meanwhile, here's the top ten for the weekend, according to studio estimates released Sunday:


1 (new) 2012 $65,000,000
2 (1) Disney's A Christmas Carol $22,325,000
3 (3) The Men Who Stare at Goats $6,200,000
4 (12) Precious (Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire) $6,090,000
5 (2) Michael Jackson's This Is It $5,100,000
6 (4) The Fourth Kind $4,743,750
7 (7) Couples Retreat $4,252,755
8 (5) Paranormal Activity $4,200,000
9 (8) Law Abiding Citizen $3,932,000
10 (6) The Box $3,185,000

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