It was a $115 million dollar weekend for your buddy â€œHollywoodâ€ 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