Wow, a stunning result. The GP (general public) lifted Apocalypto more than I anticipated and they took a pass on The Holiday. The end result was a slight box office win for the Mel pic in what was a very weak weekend.
#1 movie predicted correctly: Zero Weeks In A Row
It just didn’t tell the story it was trying to tell. That’s going to be my issue from now until the end of time with this one.
Result: $14.1 million (My rank: #2, $3.9m off)
2. The Holiday
Look here, I know it wasn’t high art, but it was a holiday romantic comedy. Don’t you people want to feel good? Well, doncha?
Result: $13.5 million (My rank: #1, $6.6m off)
3. Happy Feet
Happy Feet scoffs in the general direction of a flick that wins the weekend with a paltry $14m.
Result: $12.7 million (My rank: #3, $2.9m off)
I swear I read somewhere that this was the highest grossing Bond with $128m so far. Okay, did research, it’s the highest grossing without inflation. Still pretty impressive.
Result: $8.8 million (My rank: #5, $1.4m off)
Does this mean no one cares about conflict diamonds? Can the De Beers folks rest easy?
Result: $8.5 million (My rank: #4, $.9m off)
Very close to the exacto on this one. It should fade away, never to be heard from again.
Result: $6.2 million (My rank: #6, $.2m off)
7. Deja Vu
Aaargh, even closer to getting it right on. This combined with my Holiday debacle is making me very angry.
Result: $6.0 million (My rank: #7, $.1m off)
You gotta be kidding me. That’s three in a row less that .2m off. Maybe from here on out I should just predict the six through ten movies.
Result: $5.3 million (My rank: #8, $.1m off)
In this case that $1.5m variance represents like 50 percent so that means Deck the Halls whipped me. Ths good news is I’ll never have to predict it again.
Result: $3.9 million (My rank: #10, $1.5m off)
The only I thing I want for Christmas is for these damn wretched comedies to go away. Next weekend I get my wish. See you then.
Result: $3.3 million (My rank: #9, $.1m off)