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 […]

Box Office Thoughts for the Weekend of April 24, 2009

The Fatal Attraction-esque film Obsessed topped the box office with a gross of $28.6M. Last week’s top film, 17 Again, dropped to second place with a gross of $11.5M. All the other wide releases of the weekend opened in the top five with Fighting opening in third with a gross of $11M, The Soloist opening […]

Box Office Thoughts for the Weekend of April 17, 2009

In the same way Hannah Montana scored last week, Zac Efron’s 17 Again topped the box office with a gross of $23.7M, with the other tween-centred film dropping to third place with a gross of $13.4M. The Russell Crowe thriller State of Play opened in second place with a gross of $14.1M and Crank: High […]

Box Office Thoughts for the Weekend of April 10, 2009

As proof that pre-teen girls equal box office gold, Hannah Montana: The Movie topped the box office with a gross of $32.3M. Last week’s top film, Fast and Furious dropped to second place with a gross of $27.2M. As for the other new releases Observe and Report opened in forth place with a gross of […]

Box Office Thoughts for the Weekend of March 27, 2009

Monsters vs. Aliens was the top film over the weekend, with a very decent gross of $59.3M. The Haunting in Connecticut opened in second with a gross of $23M. Last week’s top film Knowing dropped to third place with a gross of $14.7M. As for the ongoing box office progress of Watchmen, the film is […]

Box Office Thoughts for the Weekend of March 20, 2009

Sorry for the column being so late this week. All three major new releases opened in the top three last weekend. The top film was actually the poorest reviewed of the three, with Knowing making a gross of $24.6M. I Love You, Man opened in second place with a gross of $17.8M and Duplicity was […]

Box Office Thoughts for the Weekend of March 13, 2009

Race to Witch Mountain was the top film of the weekend with a gross of $24.4M. Last week’s top film, Watchmen dropped to second place with a gross of $17.8M. This is over a 60% drop for the film and it seems to suggest a lack of lasting mainstream appeal. Only time will tell if […]

Box Office Thoughts for the Weekend of March 6, 2009

While it failed to match $70.1M made by 300 on the same weekend two years ago, Watchmen stilled opened at the top of the box office with a decent $55.2M. With that gross, it remains to be seen if the film will come close to 300’s final gross of $210.6M, but I definitely think that […]

Box Office Thoughts for the Weekend of February 27, 2009

Sorry for this being so late, most of my day was spent watching Che (my thoughts on that will be the next post). It was a definitely a slow weekend and Madea Goes to Jail remained at the top spot with a gross of $16.2M. Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience opened in second with […]

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 […]