Box Office Thoughts for the Weekend of January 16, 2009

As proof that people will flock to comedies no matter what the critics say, Paul Blart: Mall Cop topped the box office with an estimated $39M, Gran Torino dropped to second $26.2M.

The top five is rounded out with My Bloody Valentine 3D in third place with an estimated $24.2M, Notorious in fourth place with an estimated $24M, and Hotel for Dogs in fifth with an estimated gross of $22.5M.

And that’s the box office thoughts for this week.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).