At the other end of the spectrum, Nim's Island and Baby Mama duked it out for the smallest drop, both in the vicinity of 42%. The rest of the returnees fall in between these points. So, for the most part it was a pretty flat weekend, mostly due to overflow audiences from sold out Iron Man screenings.
Next week sees the release of The Wachowskis first directorial effort since the final Matrix film, Speed Racer. I must say that I am intrigued, but cannot really say what is going on from the candy-colored trailers. Also opening is the romcom What Happens In Vegas, featuring Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher. David Mamet's MMA drama, Redbelt, expands to 1,000 theaters, although I doubt it will have much of an impact. I'm still interested.
Two movies dropped off the top ten this week: Horton Hears a Who! (11) and Deception (13).
|This Week||Last Week||Title||Wknd Gross||Overall||Week in release|
|2||N||Made of Honor||$14,756,850||$14,756,850||1|
|4||2||Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay||$6,114,373||$25,369,337||2|
|5||4||Forgetting Sarah Marshall||$6,059,920||$44,732,340||3|
|6||3||The Forbidden Kingdom||$4,187,897||$45,112,303||3|
Box Office Predictions Recap
I guess I was just a little bit short. I knew that Iron Man would do well, but not quite this well. I did not suspect that it would reach six figures. However, I cannot say that I am disappointed. I mean, I have already seen it twice, and judging by some people I spoke to on Saturday afternoon, I was not alone in that. As far as the rest of the top ten, I did a pretty good job at getting the placings correct, with a couple minor exceptions. I was a little further off on the dollar guesses, but not terrible (except Iron Man).
Here is how the field matched up:
|1||1||Iron Man||$98,618,668||$85 million|
|2||2||Made of Honor||$14,756,850||$18 million|
|3||3||Baby Mama||$10,065,010||$9 million|
|4||4||Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay||$6,114,373||$7.5 million|
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
|6||6||The Forbidden Kingdom||$4,187,897||$6 million|
|7||7||Nim's Island||$2,677,543||$3.5 million|
|8||9||Prom Night||$2,403,313||$2.5 million|
|10||10||88 Minutes||$1,545,084||$2 million|