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Monday, March 24, 2008

Weekend BO

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE (thanks Sergio!)
March 21–23, 2008
Studio Estimates

1) Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! Fox $25,100,000 Total: $86,470,000

2) Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns LGF $20,010,000

3) Shutter Fox $10,700,000

4) Drillbit Taylor Par. $10,200,000

5) 10,000 B.C. WB $8,660,000 Total: $76,100,000

6) Never Back Down Sum. $4,861,000 Total: $16,824,000

7) College Road Trip BV $4,630,000 Total: $32,005,000

8) The Bank Job LGF $4,100,000 Total: $19,430,000

9) Vantage Point Sony $3,800,000 Total: $65,300,000

10) Under the Same Moon Wein. $2,602,000

11) Doomsday Uni. $2,180,000 Total: $8,907,000

12) The Other Boleyn Girl Sony $2,000,000 Total: $22,515,000

From IW: All fairly mediocre returns for Easter weekend. There is always at least one movie on this list that I don't know anything about, and couldn't care less to find out. This week it is "Under The Same Moon". What is that?

Black Cinema releases seem to always debut in a solid second place. Did anyone see "Meet The Browns" or are you waiting for "Hustle Man" at the local barber/beauty shop?

NOTE-FOR TONITE 3/24! This is for my Atlian fam---this film stars Jazsmin Lewis, who I talked about the other day, and Carl Gilliard, who I did a "7 Questions" interview with on this blog:

Spaghetti Junction Urban Film Festival Events

Event Name
Urban Film Review

Monday,March 24

TIME: 7:00pm

LOCATION: Woodruff Arts Center,1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
MORE: FREE! Arrive early, limited seating.

"Reverend Robert Gibbs is a young, hip pastor who temporarily takes over the helm of a Fundamentalist Baptist church while his predecessor Reverend Matthews recovers from a stroke. While trying to impress Reverend Matthews, Gibbs has to win the approval of his congregation, the Deacon board, and most importantly Reverend Matthews and daughter Divine, who has recently lost her faith in God. Starring: Laz ALonso,Jazmin Lewis, Wesley Jonathon and James Avery. "


aulelia said...

I went to the cinema last week and I was CONVINCED that I was not going to see 10,000BC regardless of what happened. I saw Untraceable instead which just came out here in England.

IW, I am curious (off-topic sorry!), why don't black film companies/black film producers release more of their films worldwide?

I was waiting for the Great Debaters to come to the UK and I am pretty sure I will have to import it now.

Urban Thought said...

I'm going to see both movies tonight. I don't wait for hustle man. I usually do the three-for-one special (AKA: Theater Hopping) at the local theater.

MrsGrapevine said...

Tyler did fairly well. I like Angela Bassett, but I don't know about this one. I will wait until it's on pay-per-view.

Invisible Woman said...

@aulelia: it is sooooo hard for Black films to get distribution, even domestically here in the US. That's why so many good films fall to the wayside, and the mediocre ones get play--cause the non black studios are comfortable with those.

@UT: Please let me know what you thought, and what Under One Moon is about.

@MGV: Me too. I don't think I'll be seeing anything new.