WEEKEND TOP 5 STUDIO ESTIMATES, OCTOBER 3-5, 2008 1. Beverly Hills Chihuahua - $29.0 million 2. Eagle Eye - $17.7 million 3. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist - $12.0 million 4. Nights in Rodanthe - $7.4 million 5. Appaloosa - $5.0 million
Beverly Hills Chihuahua also had the highest per screen average with over $9,000. Second was the limited release Bill Maher film Religulous at $6,972 per screen. Barely anyone say Flash of Genius or Blindness.
It's like my own personal Apocalypse ... Audiences flock to a film about a chihuahua, the Iowa Hawkeyes pretty much declare their season is over and the Chicago Cubs ... sigh, let's just say I am canceling my return trip to Chicago for the World Series.
But there is good news as well, the TSR staff won the Box Office Top 5 Challegne. True, it could be because only two readers added their two cents, but let's not focus on the negative.
The winner Jeff Bayer - 14 points 1. Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2. Eagle Eye 3. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist 4. Nights in Rodanthe 5. Lakeview Terrace
After three weeks, no one has pitched the perfect game. For the season ... TSR Staff = 1 Readers = 2