Monday, January 29, 2007

Box Office Bombings: Box Office Breakdown 1/29/07

Can you feel it? It's the weekend box office, released today, Monday 1/29/07

1. Epic Movie
Last Week Rank: N/A
Weekend Gross: $19.2 million
Total Gross: $19.2 million
Weeks Out: 1
Musings: Remember when I said that I hoped Stomp The Yard wouldn't be here last week? Perhaps I spoke too soon. I remember the original Scary Movie, it was a funny if not stupid take on Scream and such. Then it became a quadrilogy of stupidity. Then there was Date Movie. And now this. It lambasts tons of big budget films, each of which is 10 times more worth your time than seeing this.

2. Smokin' Aces
Last Week Rank: N/A
Weekend Gross: $14.3 million
Total Gross: $14.3 million
Weeks Out: 1
Musings: The movie that probably deserved #1 over Epic, but is getting some bad reviews. Still it looks interesting but the overwhelming cast is probably too much for the film to handle. Plus, who doesn't want to take out a hit on Jeremy Piven?

3. Night At The Museum
Last Week Rank: 2nd
Weekend Gross: $9.5 million
Total Gross: $216.7 million
Weeks Out: 6
Musings: Taking forever to fall down the rankings, it's amazing how much legs this movie has. At least it isn't another stupid performance from Stiller in the vain of Dodgeball or such. Also, is he legally allowed to make a movie without Owen Wilson in it? He must have some kind of crazy clause in that contract.
[AE's Note: Owen Wilson wasn't in Dodgeball, so there's one movie.]

4. Catch And Release
Last Week Rank: N/A
Weekend Gross: $8 million
Total Gross: $8 million
Weeks Out: 1
Musings: The film is a romantic comedy, something Jennifer Garner would like to think she's good at, but she's not really. Heck I don't know what's she's good at (Alias?) but so far, it isn't movies. Some people might have gone to see this because Kevin Smith is in it. Don't let that excuse be your reason. Just use that for why you go to see Live Free or Die Hard.
[AE's Note: Garner was good in Alias. But then again, it wasn't really a show to display her acting talents. They had other serious actors in the series to act, like the engineer of The Titanic and the voice of the Martian Manhunter from JLU]

5. Stomp The Yard
Last Week Rank: 1st
Weekend Gross: $7.8 million
Total Gross: $50.7 million
Weeks Out: 3
Musings: Finally starting to fall and hard, this romper stomper should be gone within the next week or two. Also, Scotland Yard does not appreciate all that stomping. Some of those guys are trying to sleep, you know.

6. Dreamgirls
Last Week Rank: 3rd
Weekend Gross: $6.6 million
Total Gross: $86.7 million
Weeks Out: 7
Musings: The Golden Globes gave it life and the Oscars took it away. Alright so it was likely going to fall no matter what, but no Best Picture nod, regardless of pulling in the most nominations, knocks it down a peg. I just hope the Academy doesn't do something stupid like give Eddie Murphy an Oscar. There's just too many reasons to list here why.
[AE's Note: I think at the top of that list should be Norbit. It is coming out right around when the awards will be given out.]

7. Pursuit Of Happyness
Last Week Rank: 5th
Weekend Gross: $5 million
Total Gross: $152.9 million
Weeks Out: 7
Musings: This week, I am thankful that Will Smith has managed to get involved with some of the better actors of our time. Including but not limited to: Gene Hackman, Tommy Lee Jones, and Sir Ian McKellen. However, he has also been involved with Martin Lawrence, Kevin James, as well as Jeff Goldblum AND Bill Pullman in the same movie. This is slightly redeemed however, by being even associated with Alan Tudyk.
[AE Note: Wow, I had to look up the McKellen reference. Kudos.]

8. Pan's Labyrinth
Last Week Rank: 7th
Weekend Gross: $4.5 million
Total Gross: $16.3 million
Weeks Out: 5
Musings: Managing an impressive 6 Academy Award nominations, the question is how many people out there are willing to take a weird film journey. Not many it seems, they'd rather be entertained by pure stupidity the likes of Epic Movie. Having not seen either film, even I can tell which is better.

9. The Queen
Last Week Rank: 9th
Weekend Gross: $4 million
Total Gross: $41.2 million
Weeks Out: 18
Musings: Making slightly more than it did last week and holding this spot firmly, I don't really know much of anything about Helen Mirren, except that I shall pretend she is Dame Judi Dench. Being a female Brit is grounds for almost automatic nomination, especially when it's about Britain. But winning hasn't been their strong suit in a while.

10. The Hitcher
Last Week Rank: 4th
Weekend Gross: $3.6 million
Total Gross: $13.4 million
Weeks Out: 2
Musings: Already at the bottom by the second week, good thing this movie looks like it had little budget but even then I can't see it making it back. I would ask Hollywood to stop remaking movies, especially ones that aren't that good to start with, but they will seem to never learn.

-Gonch

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