Monday, January 14, 2008

The Totally Irrelevant Box Office Report

For those keeping track, we didn't have time to get to the week in review this past weekend. It'll be back this weekend.

Anyway, I'll keep this somewhat short because I'm a little flabbergasted.

Here are the top two films of the weekend:

The Bucket List - $19.4 M
First Sunday - $17.7 M

...okay. Now, I don't necessarily think these movies looked bad. They just looked like an amalgamation of rehashed ideas. It literally looked like ideas were plucked from hats to put those two movies together. I'll just refer you to Cakeman's post about originality instead of making this site seem redundant.

Anyway, I'm happy to say that Juno was third this week, earning $13.6 M in ticket sales. The word of mouth generated from the early release of this film clearly helped when it was released nation-wide. As my friend Rob put it, this film is definitely this year's Little Miss Sunshine.

Numbers were really low, folks. Numbers 4-9 look like this:

National Treasure: Book of Secrets
Alvin and the Chipmunks
I Am Legend
One Missed Call
P.S. I Love You
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A Veggie Tales Movie

The only other film in the top ten with considerable Oscar buzz was bringing up the rear: Atonement brought in $4.22 M.