Monday, February 26, 2007

Box Office Bombings: Box Office Breakdown 2/26/07

What's this Oscar stuff I keep hearing about? No, no, it's time to focus on the films that will never see the light of a golden statue. So clearly, it's the weekend box office, released today, Monday 2/26/07

1. Ghost Rider
Last Week Rank: 1st
Weekend Gross: $19.7 million
Total Gross: $78.7 million
Weeks Out: 2
Musings: Ok, I think it's pretty clear that nothing super interesting came out this weekend. By that I mean that even a crazy Jim Carrey...ok crazier Carrey wasn't enough to stop the Cage. I mean, Nicholas Cage gets his head lit on fire, who wouldn't pay for that? Ok well I wouldn't but I'll be damned if the movie going public could care about anything else than a superhero or action film.

2. The Number 23
Last Week Rank: N/A
Weekend Gross: $14.9 million
Total Gross: $14.9 million
Weeks Out: 1
Musings: So of course I'm disappointed that it didn't gross $23 million, but hey it did open at #2, one of the numbers in 23. Eh that's close enough. Jim Carrey is back, he's not funny, he's crazy, and he's obsessing over a Lost number. What went wrong? Two words: Joel Schumacher.

3. Bridge To Terabithia
Last Week Rank: 2nd
Weekend Gross: $13.6 million
Total Gross: $46.2 million
Weeks Out: 2
Musings: Still charging plenty for tolls, this bridge will be strong until another bigger kiddie/fantasy film can knock it out. I find it amazing that these children's/young adult's fantasy books are becoming films faster than you can say the entire title of Narnia. It's kinda like every comic book becoming a movie, as kids we imagined these things being movies one day, but most of the time it's not a very good idea.

4. Reno 911!: Miami
Last Week Rank: N/A
Weekend Gross: $10.4 million
Total Gross: $10.4 million
Weeks Out: 1
Musings: I like comedy as much as anybody, but I've never been made to laugh out loud at this show. So I'm trying to figure out how it got a movie made about it. TV-based movies are a strange breed. Many don't translate well, some TV shows were killed before their time and deserved it (Firefly) and others have taken way too long to pull it off (Simpsons). Course it could be worse, it could be a 60s or 70s TV show becoming a movie, we know how well those have worked.

5. Norbit
Last Week Rank: 3rd
Weekend Gross: $9.7 million
Total Gross: $74.7 million
Weeks Out: 3
Musings: Ahahahahahahahaha. Oh sorry, that was me laughing about Eddie Murphy not getting the Oscar. That's what you get for making this piece of total trash. Seriously, Eddie, will you do anything anyone tells you to do? If it makes you feel better, Eddie, Whitaker is ten times the actor you'll ever be.

6. Music And Lyrics
Last Week Rank: 4th
Weekend Gross: $8 million
Total Gross: $32.1 million
Weeks Out: 2
Musings: Hugh Grant doesn't have what he used to, apparently. Little interest has been shown in this film, not surprising. There isn't anything remotely intriguing about the movie. I remind everyone that Barrymore attempts to sing, avoid at all cost.

7. Breach
Last Week Rank: 6th
Weekend Gross: $6.2 million
Total Gross: $20.5 million
Weeks Out: 2
Musings: Lucky to only drop one spot but it's still not doing so hot. Between The Departed and The Good Shephard, I'm fairly sure people have had their fill of these kinds of movies. True stories don't always equal a fun time at the movies. Maybe if they added in the Mission: Impossible music, but that may be asking for too much.

8. Daddy's Little Girls
Last Week Rank: 5th
Weekend Gross: $5.3 million
Total Gross: $25.6 million
Weeks Out: 2
Musings: Yeah movies are really not lasting very long nowadays and this one's a sinker for sure. In fact it's such a sinker, I've got nothing else to talk about for this one. Nope nothing...moving right along...

9. The Astronaut Farmer
Last Week Rank: N/A
Weekend Gross: $4.5 million
Total Gross: $4.5 million
Weeks Out: 1
Musings: One of the worst concepts I have ever heard of out of Hollywood, this one had to be a joke. Billy Bob Thornton is a former NASA guy who builds a rocket in his barn and oddly enough, this pisses off NASA. Oh and from the previews, he apparently launches it. You gotta be freakin' kidding me, this premise is so ridiculous, sci-fi films are turning the other cheek. Audiences apparently agreed and Billy Bob will live to regret this one.

10. Amazing Grace
Last Week Rank: N/A
Weekend Gross: $4.3 million
Total Gross: $4.3 million
Weeks Out: 1
Musings: So yeah, we won't be seeing this one again. Wow debuting at 10th just means no one either cares, likes, or knows anything about this movie. I'm gonna go with the latter. It's about ending slavery in colonial America and while it's an interesting subject, it doesn't have the promotion of an Amistad and probably came too late in February to make an impact.

-Gonch

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