WEEKEND BOX OFFICE (thanks Sergio!)
May 9–11, 2008 Studio Estimates
1) Iron Man Par. $50,500,000 Total:$177,134,000
2) Speed Racer WB $20,210,000
3) What Happens in Vegas Fox $20,000,000
4) Made of Honor Sony $7,600,000 Total: $26,275,000
5) Baby Mama Uni. $5,766,000 Total: $40,377,000
6) Forgetting Sarah Marshall Uni. $3,778,000 Total: $50,772,000
7) Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay NL $3,155,000 Total: $30,716,000
8) The Forbidden Kingdom LGF $1,900,000 Total:$48,261,000
9) Nim's Island Fox $1,325,000 Total: $44,257,000
10) Redbelt SPC $1,140,000
From IW: That "Iron Man" return is crazy..."Speed Racer" on the other hand, cost $100 million to make, so $20 million opening weekend is not looking good. From the looks of the trailers tho, I can see why it might not work out. Matthew Fox as Racer X? WTF? "What Happens In Vegas?" Kill me now!
Poor Chiwetel Ejiofor. His "Redbelt" made a paltry 1 mil. No wonder Netflix is so popular...who wants to watch the crap they're putting out now? When will Hollywood finally get a f**king clue?
If you want to see a freaking amazing, amazing Chiwetel movie, see "Children Of Men". I saw it yesterday; it was one of the best movies I've seen in a while...Clive Owen is one of the most interesting actors out there (and sexiest), and he killed it in that film. Since it's not Black Cinema, I won't elaborate, but do yourself a big favor and rent this film, stat.