The Oracle took another beating this weekend, so much so that people are starting to call me “misinformation mike”. Whatever people, you think it is easy clocking the Oracle clock every Friday and Sunday, delivering for you the adoring public? It’s not. It involves spreadsheets, crystal balls, and sÃ©ances where Lucille Ball interrupts waaaay too often. My point is when a movie like Hostel essentially doubles my projection I get a little ornery. Was the movie that much different from Wolf Creek? Clearly it was.
I’d also like to doff off my cap to Grandma’s Boy which made a paltry $1500 per screen to finish 12th. They marketed the hell out of that one and the general public said “eh, no thanks.” The other terrible opening was by Blood Rayne (the one about Pandas) which finished 19th. Theoretically me and a few of the boys playing basketball on a handy cam could’ve finished 19th. Our craft services budget would’ve been a lot less too.
1. Hostel 20.1m (My rank #4, 7.0m off)
2. Chronicles of Narnia; The Lion, The Witch, and The Warddrobe 15.4m (My rank #1, 3.9m off)
3. King Kong 12.4m (My rank #2, 6.5m off)
4. Fun with Dick and Jane 12.2m (My rank #6, 1.4m off)
5. Cheaper by the Dozen 2 11.6m (My rank #8, 2.3m off)
6. Munich 7.4m (My rank: #5, 4.5m off)
7. Memoirs of a Geisha 6.0 (My rank: #9, .4m off)
8. Rumor Has It 5.8 (My rank: #10, .3m off)
9. Brokeback Mountain 5.7m (My rank: Not Ranked)
10. The Family Stone 4.6m (My rank: Not Ranked)
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