Box Office Thoughts for the Weekend of May 1, 2009

The $85.1M number one gross for X-Men Origins: Wolverine proves that comic book films still do good business despite mixed (at best) reviews. It’s also close to a number that I am sure the makers of Watchmen wanted that film to receive when it was released two month ago.

Rounding out the figures for the week, last week’s top film, Obsessed, dropped down to third place with a gross of $12.1M, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past opened in second with a gross of $15.4M, and the animated film Battle for Terra opened way down at twelfth place with a gross of $1.1M.

And that’s my 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).