WEEKEND TOP 5 STUDIO ESTIMATES, FEBRUARY 20-22, 2009
Rank. Movie Title - Weekend Gross | Theaters | Total Gross | Week #
1. Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail - $41.1 million | 2,032 | $41.1 million | 1
2. Taken - $11.4 million | 3,102 | $95.2 million | 4
3. Coraline - $11.0 million | 2,155 | $53.4 million | 3
4. He's Just Not That Into You - $8.5 million | 3,050 | $70.1 million | 3
5. Slumdog Millionaire - $8.1 million | 2,244 | $98.0 million | 15
Some things in this world are pretty consistent. It's a nice, reassuring feeling. Like every Oscar weekend, seems to have a film that will be unrecognized by the Academy sitting at the top. Yes, I am saying that Tyler Perry doesn't need to rent a tux for the 2010 Oscars. Though the Academy would be smart to have him as a presenter considering how popular the man is.
And who would have predicted Taken would rake in more than $100 million in its first five weeks? I smell sequel!