Sunday, March 15, 2009

'Race' To Number One; Everyone Watched The 'Watchmen'

Last week's number one movie, 'Watchmen', came in at number two this week with a huge drop off.  While #2 at the box office is usually a good thing, having that after dropping of 67% is not so bueno.  Most studios expected a large drop off this week after the opening weekend hype, but this is a little larger than what was expected.  Luckily the movie is by no means a dud and is doing very well over seas, but it is of course under what many hoped would be the first break out smash of 2009.  Of course I would hate to be any superhero movie opening in the shadow of The Dark Knight.  Audience expectations are high, and familiarity is a large part of that.  

Speaking of familiarity, audiences decided to give a shot to a movie "re-imagining" (because the word re-make is a four letter word at studios) of one that I loved as a kid...'Race To Witch Mountain'.  'Race' came in at number one with appoximately $25 million.  People love them some Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and aliens that are kids.  Here is the rest of this weekends top ten

1. "Race to Witch Mountain," $25 million.

2. "Watchmen," $18.1 million.

3. "The Last House on the Left," $14.7 million.

4. "Taken," $6.7 million.

5. "Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail," $5.1 million.

6. "Slumdog Millionaire," $5 million.

7. "Paul Blart: Mall Cop," $3.1 million.

8. "He's Just Not That Into You," $2.9 million.

9. "Coraline," $3.3 million.

10. "Miss March," $2.4 million.

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