1) Prom Night SGem $22,700,000
2) Street Kings FoxS $12,000,000
3) 21 Sony $11,000,000 Total: $62,268,000
4) Nim's Island Fox $9,000,000 Total: $25,280,000
5) Leatherheads Uni. $6,207,000 Total: $21,907,000
6) Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! Fox $6,000,000 Total: $139,628,000
7) Smart People Mira. $4,200,000
8) The Ruins P/DW $3,250,000 Total: $13,413,000
9)Superhero Movie MGM/W $3,114,000 Total: $21,202,000
10) Drillbit Taylor Par. $2,070,000 Total: $28,461,000
11) Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns LGF $1,570,000 Total: $40,113,000
12) 10,000 B.C. WB $1,510,000 Total:$91,785,000
Week after week, I look over the selection of films scheduled for release each week, and more often than not, nothing listed is of any interest to me. The last movie I recall seeing in 2008 is Cloverfield, which I did enjoy, despite a mild headache that accompanied the somewhat dizzying experience, thanks to the extreme shaky-cam cinematography prevalent throughout much of the film.
I know we've been experiencing the usual winter doldrums, a period when studio releases are often less than stellar; but this year's offerings have been rather dull, at least based on the packaging each has been wrapped in, since I haven't seen most of them. However, after looking at box office receipts since January, one can deduce from the results that there are others who feel the same way, because the numbers have been unimpressive, except for 2 or 3 centi-million dollar hits. Also, the averages per theatre help support my argument. Check out Box Office Mojo for stats and such.
And this week's releases don't do anything to alter the trend... although Zombie Strippers excites me a little.
Opening in Wide Release This Week