Box-Office Wrap-Up: Nov. 4 – Nov. 6


It was a $115 million dollar weekend for your buddy “Hollywood” this weekend and moguls around the world are rejoicing. Chicken Little and Jarhead both opened HUGE. North Country and Wallace and Gromit both bid a fond farewell to the top ten. Let’s get to the wrap up!

1. Chicken Little $40.0m (My rank #1, 15.5m off)
Next week I am adding $15.5m to my prediction as my dollar generator seems to be off. In two weeks I may project a billion dollars for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire just to play it safe.

2. Jarhead $28.7m (My rank #2, 13.0m off)
The big news is Jarhead beat the smaller chicken in revenue per theater. If they’d opened Jarhead bigger it might have grabbed the #1 slot.

3. Saw II $17.2m (My rank #3, 4.2m off)
I can see a Saw III in our future, how about you?

4. The Legend of Zorro $10.0m (My rank #4, .1m off)
I can see a Saga of Zorro in our future, how about you?

5. Prime $5.2m (My rank #6, 1.3m off)
I’ll end the joke because there won’t be a sequel on this one. The best we can hope for is a director’s cut DVD where Uma gets fully and truly revealed.

6. Dreamer $4.8m (My rank: #5, DEAD ON)
If you looked at Dreamer and The Legend of Zorro my variance is slim like a Slim Jim. Take that all you other wack predictors!

7. Good Night, and Good Luck $3.1m (My rank: Not Ranked)
It was at 657 theatres so I didn’t see it coming. At these dollar amounts you might as well throw darts. I promise to consider it for next weekend’s predictions.

8. The Weather Man $2.9 (My rank: #9, .6m off)
I liked the use of Iggy Pop’s “The Passenger” in the trailer. Evidently the rest of the world wasn’t impressed.

9. Shopgirl $2.5m (My rank: Not Ranked)
My review didn’t deter people. Steve Martin should feel free to attempt another cradle robber romance.

10. Flightplan $2.3m (My rank: #10, .1m off)
After two months of predicting I’m finally dialed in on Flightplan.

Weekend Box-Office Estimates
(in millions)
Chicken Little
Saw II
The Legend of
Dreamer: Inspired
by a True Story
Good Night, and
Good Luck
The Weather Man

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Weekend: Nov. 22, 2018, Nov. 25, 2018

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