The holiday weekend saw Harry Potter repeat as champ but four other movies made over ten million too. Children’s films took three of the top four slots, though I’m told Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a bit darker than traditional kids fare. Aeon Flux is the only big one out next week so it looks like another Potter party.
1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 54.9m (My rank #1, 18.4m off)
I predicted $73.3 million?? What was I thinking? After months of being the “conservative Oracle” I’m now the “good time party Oracle”. Tens of millions for everyone!
2. Walk the Line 19.7m (My rank #4, 4.4m off)
I’m pleased Walk the Line is staying strong. It means the American public still has a smidge of good taste left.
3. Yours, Mine, and Ours 17.4m (My rank #3, 1.2m off)
Yes, but what about theirs? Could that be the sequel?
4. Chicken Little 12.4m (My rank #7, 4.4m off)
Chicken Little performed well over the weekend. Turkeys fared much poorer.
5. Rent 10.7m (My rank #2, 16.0m off)
I didn’t just miss the mark on Rent I completely blew it. In certain countries I’d be stoned for such behavior. Amsterdam for instance.
6. Just Friends 9.2m (My rank: #5, 3.3m off)
People, what the hell happened here? I thought we made a pact not to see this movie. You all owe me a dollar.
7. Pride and Prejudice 7.0m (My rank: #8, .8m off)
I’m always amazed when period pieces perform well. Then again I’m amazed by the platypus so maybe the bar is set too low.
8. Zathura 4.9 (My rank: Not Ranked)
I should have known the kids would be at the movies because they all had Friday off. No wonder the American educational system lags behind.
9. Derailed 4.7m (My rank: #10, 2.2m off)
Speaking of Clive Owen I like Clive Barker. Read Imajica, trust me on that. Don’t even get me started on Clive Cussler.
10. In the Mix 4.4m (My rank: #9, 1.2m off)
I read this week that Usher likes being a “playboy”. Me, I like reading playboy.
Weekend Box-Office Estimates