Well, it looks like Fool’s Gold is going to perform just about as good as one would expect, but I don’t think it will do as well in the long run when compared to such other McConnaughey films such as Failure to Launch and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. It opened to an estimated $7.9 million almost doubling the lackluster numbers put up by Martin Lawrence’s new film Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins which managed a paultry $4.65 million but still managed to come in second.
It doesn’t look like Hannah Montana will have a repeat monster weekend, but after $2.7 million on Friday it is still estimated to pull in approximately $11 million this weekend, which will put it over the $50 million mark in just two weeks.
The best film opening this week, and the best film to release so far this year, was In Bruges and with its 28 theater release pulled in $122,836 and is expected to manage $437,000 for the weekend giving it a $15,607 per theater average, which almost doubles the expected average of Fool’s Gold.
For any of you that were wondering about Paris Hilton’s new film, The Hottie and the Nottie, you can quit wondering as the film was released in 111 theaters and managed only $8,436, which, if you consider the fact that it looks 100% awful is probably good, but with an estimated $23,000 for the weekend giving it a $207 per theater average I don’t think anyone is going to call it a success. One thing to consider is that it may mean we won’t ever have to see another Paris Hilton movie. Wouldn’t that be the day?
Another new film that performend quite poorly was Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show which only managed $144,300 in 962 theaters and is expected $433,000 for the weekend. I am sure this is not what Picturehouse was expecting. It isn’t as if the film is bad, it just isn’t as funny as it should have been for a stand up comedy film.
So, with all that said, here are Fantasy Mogul’s estimated three-day weekend totals. Laremy will be here Sunday afternoon with the complete wrap-up.
- Fool’s Gold (Warner Bros) – $22.65 million
- Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (Universal) – $14.1 million
- Hannah Montana: Best of Both Worlds (Disney) – $11 million
- 27 Dresses (Fox) – $6.5 million
- The Eye (Lionsgate) – $6 million
- Juno (Fox Searchlight) – $5.28 million
- The Bucket List (Warner Bros) – $4.94 million
- Rambo (Lionsgate) – $3.73 million
- Meet the Spartans (Fox) – $3.64 million
- There Will Be Blood (Paramount Vantage) – $3.51 million