Box Office

Box Office Review – February 15, 2009

WEEKEND TOP 5 STUDIO ESTIMATES, FEBRUARY 13-15, 2009

Rank. Movie Title – Weekend Gross | Theaters | Total Gross | Week #

1. Friday the 13th – $42.2 million | 3,105 | $42.2 million | 1

2. He’s Just Not That Into You – $19.6 million | 3,175 | $55.1 million | 2

3. Taken – $19.3 million | 3,109 | $77.9 million | 3

4. Confessions of a Shopaholic – $15.4 million | 2,507 | $15.4 million | 1

5. Coraline – $15.3 million | 2,320 | $35.6 million | 2

Wow, how romantic. Friday the 13th won the hearts of audiences everywhere. Confessions, on the other hand … not so much. The power of He’s Just Not That Into You topped Isla Fisher’s big starring debut.

Don’t forget to check out our coverage of

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Box Office Review – February 8, 2009

WEEKEND TOP 5 STUDIO ESTIMATES, FEBRUARY 6-8, 2009

Rank. Movie Title – Weekend Gross | Theaters | Total Gross | Week #

1. He’s Just Not That Into You – $27.5 million | 3,175 | $27.5 million | 1

2. Taken – $20.3 million | 3,184 | $53.4 million | 2

3. Coraline – $16.3 million | 2,299 | $16.3 million | 1

4. The Pink Panther 2 – $12.0 million | 3,243 | $12.0 million | 1

5. Paul Blart: Mall Cop – $11.0 million | 3,169 | $97.0 million | 4

Source: www.boxofficemojo.com

I know. I’m supposed to say something clever about how it appeared people ARE into you, as opposed to him not being into you. I can’t. A trip to Mexico made me miss the screening, and a new puppy has given me

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Box Office Review – February 1, 2009

WEEKEND TOP 5 STUDIO ESTIMATES, JANUARY 30-February 1, 2009

Rank. Movie Title – Weekend Gross | Theaters | Total Gross | Week #

1. Taken – $24.6 million | 3,183 | $24.6 million | 1

2. Paul Blart: Mall Cop – $14.0 million | 3,206 | $83.4 million | 3

3. The Uninvited – $10.5 million | 2,344 | $10.5 million | 1

4. Hotel for Dogs – $8.7 million | 3,160 | $48.2 million | 3

5. Gran Torino – $8.6 million | 3,015 | $110.5 million | 8

Super Bowl week and … wow, New in Town is no where to be seen. Look, I’m not saying the Renee Zellweger film is good. All you have to do is read my review to see I disliked the thing, but with football taking center stage, at

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Box Office Review – January 25, 2009

WEEKEND TOP 5 STUDIO ESTIMATES, JANUARY 23-25, 2009

Rank. Movie Title – Weekend Gross | Theaters | Total Gross | Week #

1. Paul Blart: Mall Cop – $21.5 million | 3,144 | $64.8 million | 2

2. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans – $20.7 million | 2,942 | $20.7 million | 1

3. Gran Torino – $16.0 million | 3,045 | $97.6 million | 7

4. Hotel for Dogs – $12.4 million | 3,271 | $37.0 million | 2

5. Slumdog Millionaire – $10.6 million | 1,411 | $55.9 million | 11

Source: www.boxofficemojo.com

Slumdog is making a run at the box office and remains the front-runner for an Oscar for Best Picture. But why make a beautiful, thought-provoking Indian film when you could just make a movie about a fat mall cop?

And it doesn’t seem that

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Box Office Review – January 19, 2009

WEEKEND TOP 5 STUDIO ESTIMATES, JANUARY 16-18, 2009

Rank. Movie Title – Weekend Gross | Theaters | Total Gross | Week #

1. Paul Blart: Mall Cop – $33.8 million | 3,144 | $33.8 million | 1

2. Gran Torino – $22.2 million | 2,972 | $73.2 million | 6

3. My Bloody Valentine 3-D – $21.9 million | 2,534 | $21.9 million | 1

4. Notorious (2009) – $21.5 million | 1,638 | $21.5 million | 1

5. Hotel for Dogs – $17.7 million | 3,271 | $17.7 million | 1

The Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday ended with me thinking one movie thought … Blart me. Kevin James did it. He made money. Now the poor, fat man’s Adam Sandler will be allowed to make more films like this. Good job America.
And it’s weird

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Box Office Review – January 11, 2009

WEEKEND TOP 5 STUDIO ESTIMATES, JANUARY 9-11, 2009

Rank. Movie Title – Weekend Gross | Theaters | Total Gross | Week #

1. Gran Torino – $29.0 million | 2,808 | $40.1 million | 5

2. Bride Wars – $21.5 million | 3,226 | $21.5 million | 1

3. The Unborn – $21.1 million | 2,357 | $21.1 million | 1

4. Marley and Me – $11.4 million | 3,478 | $123.7 million | 3

5. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – $9.5 million | 2,947 | $94.3 million | 3

America loves racism. Right? That’s the proper conclusion since Clint Eastwood tops the box office this weekend.
OK, maybe they just love Eastwood and I am being sarcastic since I only gave the film a 6/10, though Nick Allen did give it a 9/10, so perhaps

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Box Office Review – January 4, 2009

It’s deja vu all over again.

WEEKEND TOP 5 STUDIO ESTIMATES, JANUARY 2-4, 2009

Rank. Movie Title – Weekend Gross | Theaters | Total Gross | Week #

1. Marley and Me – $24.1 million | 3,505 | $106.5 million | 2
2. Bedtime Stories – $20.3 million | 3,684 | $85.4 million | 2
3. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – $18.4 million | 2,988 | $79.0 million | 2
4. Valkyrie –  $14.0 million | 2,778 | $60.7 million | 2
5. Yes Man – $13.9 million | 3,434 | $79.4 million | 3

Does this look familiar? It should. Exact same top 5 order as last week.

Films like Revolutionary Road, The Wrestler and Gran Torino are doing well, but still sitting in limited release.

Next week we’ll get to see very typical January films … a horror (The Unborn), and

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