Box office estimates for the weekend of (insert month and days like this: September 1-3)
Rank. Movie Title – Weekend Gross | Theaters | Total Gross | Week # … [The Scorecard Review final score]
1 Megamind – $30,055,000 I 3,949 I $89,757,000 I 2 … [TSR 5/10]
2 Unstoppable – $23,500,000 I 3,207 I $23,500,000 I 1 … [TSR 6/10]
3 Due Date – $15,530,000 I 3,365 I $59,008,000 I 2 … [TSR 4/10]
4 Skyline – $11,678,000 I 2,880 I $11,678,000 I 1 … [TSR 3/10]
5 Morning Glory – $9,625,000 I 2,518 I $12,231,000 I 1 … [TSR 5/10]
It was an odd weekend at the movies. It doesn’t seem like anything ever pans out like I predicted and this weekend was no exception.
Megamind stormed the box office in its second consecutive weekend. With all the other movies out this weekend, this victory seems to speak volumes about the gimmick of 3D when it comes to family friendly films.
Unstoppable was, well… stopped. In second place, to be specific. Then again, considering it’s a movie about a runaway train, I consider it pretty lucky to even crack the top five.
Due Date continues to corner the market on buddy comedies, although it slipped to third place this weekend. Considering Allen and Bayer’s less than glowing reviews of the comedy, seems people are still buying what Galifianakis is selling.
Skyline surprised most of us here at TSR by not coming in last. I mean, sure, fourth may not be much to gloat about, but it’s not last at that counts for something, doesn’t it?
The honor of last place belongs to Morning Glory. Evidently, Morning Glory isn’t smelling too fresh to audiences, but that could be due to the ill-advised Wednesday release date, which may have cut into its weekend returns.