The bottom half of the top ten offers up no surprises other than a surprisingly strong hold for most of the returning films. The film that faring worst is Halloween II, which is not at all unexpected. It has gotten terrible reviews (despite my love for it). It has made its money back and will likely do well on DVD, but its theatrical run is on a quick downward slide.
There is one new release in the bottom half, Mike Judge's Extract. I had expected this one to open stronger, but after seeing it, I am not surprised. It is a meandering comedy that never takes focus. It has performances and characters I like, but they are let down by a script that does not know what it wants to say. Still, it is worth seeing and is better than the gross would suggest.
Next week will see competition from the animated apocalypse of 9, the horror remake Sorority Row, and the Kate Beckinsale thriller Whiteout, and Tyler Perry's latest Tyler Perry's I Can do Bad All by Myself.
Three movies dropped off the top ten this week: Shorts (11), G-Force (12), and Taking Woodstock (15).
|This Week||Last Week||Title||Wknd Gross||Overall||Week in release|
|1||1||The Final Destination||$12,368,882||$47,508,879||2|
|3||N||All About Steve||$11,241,214||$11,241,214||1|
|6||3||Halloween II (2009)||$5,745,206||$25,801,098||2|
|7||6||Julie & Julia||$5,324,583||$78,964,977||5|
|8||5||G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra||$5,175,113||$139,491,579||5|
|10||7||The Time Traveler's Wife||$4,326,787||$54,670,789||4|
Box Office Predictions Recap
Funny, if it weren't for the three new films entering the top ten, my list would look pretty good! Well, at least on the gross prediction side of the table. Labor Day weekend is a traditional low water mark (not so low as the weekend immediately following it, but still), but I still thought it had a little more strength in it than what we saw, as evidenced by my generally higher guesses. I suspect next week will be tough as I will want to go a touch higher despite knowing the weekend will likely be way down.
Here is how the field matched up:
|3||2||All About Steve||$11,241,214||$14.5 million|
|3||The Final Destination||$12,368,882||$13 million|
|2||4||Inglourious Basterds||$11,629,393||$11 million|
|6||6||Halloween II (2009)||$5,745,206||$6.5 million|
|8||8||G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra||$5,175,113||$5.5 million|
|7||9||Julie & Julia||$5,324,583||$5 million|
|10||10||The Time Traveler's Wife||$4,326,787||$3.5 million|