Granted, the only other new release that I saw was The Switch. This romantic comedy had some interesting ideas and character dynamic, but it could have used another rewrite or two. It felt a little dragged out and dull for stretches even when the content itself is promising. While it is not great, I am absolutely positive it is better than The Back-Up Plan.
Next weekend will see the Eli Roth produced The Last Exorcism arrive in theaters. I am looking forward to this; it looks genuinely creepy, and we haven't had an exorcism film since The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Takers also arrives nationwide, and I have to say it looks a little generic. I am still deciding whether or not to see this one, a heist film that doesn't look all that exciting. Avatar also returns to IMAX theaters for a limited engagement, this time as director's cut. I believe it runs about eight minutes longer.
Five movies dropped off the list this week: Despicable Me (11), Dinner for Schmucks (12), Salt (13), Step Up 3D (14), and Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (15).
|This Week||Last Week||Title||Wknd Gross||Overall||Week in release|
|3||2||Eat Pray Love||$12,111,162||$47,214,078||2|
|5||3||The Other Guys||$10,163,337||$88,253,482||3|
|7||N||Nanny McPhee Returns||$8,436,713||$8,436,713||1|
|10||5||Scott Pilgrim vs. The World||$5,201,970||$20,898,255||2|
Box Office Predictions Recap
Not so good for either side of the chart this week. Yes, there are bound to be weeks like this and they never feel good. Fortunately I am a quick healer and can get back on the prediction horse so to speak. Although, I am going to be depressed a little bit longer over the whole Vampires Suck thing. It was a rather weak weekend anyway, so I guess I should not be all that surprised.
Here is how the field matched up:
|1||1||The Expendables||$16,968,032||$18 million|
|6||2||Piranha 3D||$10,106,872||$15 million|
|3||3||Eat Pray Love||$12,111,162||$13 million|
|7||4||Nanny McPhee Returns||$8,407,685||$11.5 million|
|8||5||The Switch||$8,436,713||$9.5 million|
|5||6||The Other Guys||$10,163,337||$8.5 million|
|4||7||Lottery Ticket||$10,652,297||$8 million|
|2||8||Vampires Suck||$12,202,831||$6.5 million|
|10||10||Scott Pilgrim vs. The World||$5,201,970||$5 million|