Aside from the top ten, there is one big story in non-top ten land. Precious placed 12th and is poised to make a big splash. The film has had a lot of Oscar buzz floating around it and it appears the public may follow suit. The drama took in $1.8 million from just 16 theaters. Its per screen average was over $100,000. If that is not impressive, I do not know what is. Now I just need to see it.
Next week will see new competition from Roland Emmerich's latest disaster flick 2012 and the "based on a true story" film about rock and roll in Britain, Pirate Radio (formerly known as The Boat that Rocked).
Four films dropped off the list this week: Saw VI (11), The Stepfather (14), Amelia (13), and Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (17).
|This Week||Last Week||Title||Wknd Gross||Overall||Week in release|
|1||N||A Christmas Carol 3D||$30,051,075||$30,051,075||1|
|2||1||Michael Jackson's This Is It||$13,157,944||$57,013,286||2|
|3||N||The Men Who Stare at Goats||$12,706,654||$12,706,654||1|
|4||N||The Fourth Kind||$12,231,160||$12,231,160||1|
|8||3||Law Abiding Citizen||$6,003,737||$60,704,335||4|
|9||5||Where the Wild Things Are||$4,177,249||$69,220,584||4|
Box Office Predictions Recap
Easily the worst weekend I have had in awhile, but that's all right. I think that is starting to become my weekly mantra! Eventually things will begin to look up, but who knows how far off that will be? Fortunately, I am just having a little fun with this and no one's job is at stake. I was a little surprised that A Christmas Carol did not open stronger, but it is a bit early for holiday cinema so I guess I shouldn't be surprised. What can I say about the rest? I was not really all that bad on the dollars, but my placings were awful. Perhaps next week will be better.
Here is how the field matched up:
|1||1||A Christmas Carol 3D||$30,051,075||$43 million|
|4||2||The Fourth Kind||$12,231,160||$13 million|
|3||The Box||$7,571,417||$12.5 million|
|2||4||Michael Jackson's This Is It||$13,157,944||$10.5 million|
|3||5||The Men Who Stare at Goats||$12,706,654||
|5||6||Paranormal Activity||$8,278,605||$9 million|
|8||7||Law Abiding Citizen||$6,003,737||$4 million|
|7||8||Couples Retreat||$6,129,045||$3.5 million|
|9||9||Where the Wild Things Are||$4,177,249||$3 million|
|11||10||Saw VI||$2,031,944||$2.5 million|