All the way down at the bottom of the list you will find Sherlock Holmes clinging to tenth place. That in and of itself is not all that notable. What is notable is that it has crossed the $200 million plateau. I am happy for it, the film is very entertaining and worth seeing.
Next weekend is Valentine's Day and we get three new movies to choose from. First up is the potential franchise based on a book series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. Next up is the new take on The Wolfman starring Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, and Emily Blunt. Hopefully the long delayed movie will deliver on the solid trailers. Finally, to bring the season home is the new romantic comedy, Valentine's Day, complete with a large ensemble cast that includes Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Kathy Bates, Bradley Cooper, Eric Dane, Patrick Dempsey, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Topher Grace, Ashton Kutcher, Tayler Lautner, and Taylor Swift.
Three movies dropped off the list this week: The Lovely Bones (13), Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (14), and It's Complicated (15).
|This Week||Last Week||Title||Wknd Gross||Overall||Week in release|
|3||N||From Paris with Love||$8,120,000||$8,120,000||1|
|4||2||Edge of Darkness||$7,005,000||$29,097,000||2|
|5||4||The Tooth Fairy||$6,500,000||$34,333,000||3|
|6||3||When in Rome||$5,504,000||$20,899,000||2|
|7||5||The Book of Eli||$4,835,000||$82,163,000||4|
Box Office Predictions Recap
Not so good this week. It was bound to happen. Dear John winning the weekend is a sign. I am not sure what I am going to do next week or the week after that. I suppose I will be able to muddle through until blockbuster season starts and predictions get a little easier to make. This week was just an oddity that I did not see coming. Granted, with the way Avatar has been going, I am not sure anyone saw this coming.
Here is how the field matched up:
|3||2||From Paris with Love||$8,120,000||$17 million|
|1||3||Dear John||$32,400,000||$14 million|
|4||4||Edge of Darkness||$7,005,000||$9 million|
|6||5||When in Rome||$5,504,000||$7 million|
|5||6||The Tooth Fairy||$6,500,000||$5 million|
|7||7||The Book of Eli||$4,835,000||$4.5 million|
|8||8||Crazy Heart||$3,650,000||$4 million|
|13||9||The Lovely Bones||$2,300,000||$3 million|
|10||10||Sherlock Holmes||$2,630,000||$3 million|