Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Box Office: Will Ferrell, FTW

At the beginning of March, it looked like the last two weeks of the month would be surprisingly strong. Sure, 300 tore everything apart, but looking ahead, there was TMNT, Reign Over Me, Meet the Robinsons, and Blades of Glory.

"Wow," I thought to myself. "What a surprisingly strong-looking March!"

Well, then the past two weeks happened and Reign Over Me, Meet the Robinsons, and TMNT got demolished by the critics (I'll admit, by "the critics" I only mean the NY Times. I'm lazy like that), 300 and Wild Hogs stayed strong, and there ended up being more buzz about the trailers for summer blockbusters than the humble movies of March themselves.

The more things change...

Blades of Glory took the top spot this week, grossing a little over $33 million, and having seen it, I highly recommend it. If you're a fan of other Will Ferrel fare, you'll enjoy this one, despite the fact that it's not as strong as Anchorman, or even Talladega Nights.

Meet the Robinsons did fairly well, pulling in $25.1 million, and 300 fell to third, grossing another $11.4 million.

(TMNT, which took the box office gold last weekend, already dropped to #4)

You can read more in-depth coverage here.

On another note, when seeing Blades of Glory, I got to see trailers for Spider-Man 3, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, and Shrek 3. May the countdown to summer begin.

Also, don't try this at home kids.

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