The next three films all finished within a $600,000 of each other. Yes, it was a middle of the pack dogfight. First there is State of Play, which looks to be a fast fader. Next is Hannah Montana: The Movie, which has had a decent run and will likely make a killing on DVD. Rounding out the trifecta is Fast & Furious, a movie I expected little from, got it, and also got to see it take in a ton of money.
Rounding out the top ten is the sure to be labeled as a flop actioner Crank: High Voltage. I loved every ridiculous moment, but it clearly has a narrow band of interest that seems to have gotten its fill. Mainstream audiences may warm to it on DVD.
Next week will see the official start of the blockbuster season with the arrival of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Also opening next weekend is the twist on A Christmas Carol, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, plus the lame looking animated feature Battle for Terra.
Four movies dropped off the top ten this week: I Love You, Man (11), Knowing (12), Observe and Report (13), and The Haunting in Connecticut (14).
|This Week||Last Week||Title||Wknd Gross||Overall||Week in release|
|6||4||Monsters vs. Aliens||$8,520,826||$174,813,830||5|
|7||2||State of Play||$6,848,885||$25,081,890||2|
|8||3||Hannah Montana: The Movie||$6,437,141||$65,655,057||3|
|9||5||Fast & Furious||$6,204,940||$145,367,040||4|
|10||6||Crank: High Voltage||$2,618,379||$11,735,952||2|
Box Office Predictions Recap
Last week was probably the best week of predictions I have had all year. The chances that I would string together a pair of strong predictions was unlikely, and turned out to be the truth. While I did not have a bad week, it is not up to the level of last week. Seriously, who would have guessed Obsessed would reach $30 million's doorstep? Or that Fighting would nearly take the second spot? Not I, obviously.
Here is how the field matched up:
|2||2||17 Again||$11,518,495||$13 million|
|3||The Soloist||$9,716,458||$11 million|
|7||6||State of Play||$6,848,885||$7.25 million|
|6||7||Monsters vs. Aliens||$8,520,826||$6.75 million|
|8||8||Hannah Montana: The Movie||$6,437,141||$4.25 million|
|9||9||Fast & Furious||$6,204,940||$3.5 million|
|10||10||Crank: High Voltage||$2,618,379||$2.5 million|