Box Office Thoughts for the Weekend of February 20, 2009

With the Oscars over for another year, it is time to get back into my normal posting routine.

It is perplexing about why Tyler Perry’s films always do so well at the box office, which is the case for Madea Goes to Jail, which topped the box office with an estimated gross of $41.1M, despite some less-than-favourable reviews.

Last week’s top film Friday the 13th, went down the sixth place with an estimated gross of $7.8M, which probably means that the horror fans already got their fill.

The only other new release was Fired Up, which opened in ninth place with an estimated gross of $6M.

Finally, since I didn’t have a Box Office Thoughts last week, I should say that Paul Blart: Mall Cop is now safely past the $100M point (the first film released this year to do so).

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).