My Life in Ruins. (2009, 98 minutes, PG-13, romantic comedy) Nia Vardalos returns to the big screen for the first time since 2004's Connie and Carla (a movie I skipped in favor of watching Some Like it Hot). She plays a travel guide who travels to Greece and rediscovers her romantic side with her Greek driver. This is a film that may be good, but I cannot say I feel any overriding desire to see it. Co-starring with Vardalos are Richard Dreyfuss, Harland Williams, and Rachel Dratch.
Also opening this week, but not near me:
- Away We Go
- Downloading Nancy
- Unmistaken Child
Box Office Predictions
With Land of the Lost not getting the good early word, will it take the top spot as previously expected? Makes one wonder, no? Combine that with the great response that Up had last week and you have to ask — could it retain the top spot? It will be interesting as these two films duke it out for box office supremacy. Now, don't even think The Hangover will climb to the top, an R-rated bachelor party comedy will certainly have a more limited audience. I expect it to do well, but it'll likely end up more toward the middle of the pack. The rest will just settle down a little lower than last week, just waiting for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen to arrive and destroy everything.
Here is how I think it could play out.
|2||Land of the Lost||$32 million|
|3||The Hangover||$22 million|
|4||Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian||$15 million|
|5||Drag Me to Hell||$8.5 million|
|6||Terminator: Salvation||$8 million|
|7||Star Trek||$7 million|
|8||Angels & Demons||$6 million|
|9||My Life in Ruins||$4 million|
|10||Dance Flick||$2 million|