Box-Office Wrap-Up: Feb. 22 – Feb. 24, 2008

We’re going to make this quick because 1) Clearly the studios didn’t care about the weekend and 2) I’ve got tons of prep to do for The Academy Awards, most of which involve horse tranquilizers. Here we go.
#1 movie predicted correctly: 4 Weeks In A Row
I bet this number comes down with the actuals. Word has already got to be spreading, via text, cell, and email: Don’t see this.
Result: 24.0 million (My rank: #1, $3.5m off)
Now that’s nice predicting for your Oracle dollar. I hope I do as well in the Oscar pool… like $30 is on the line.
Result: 12.7 million (My rank: #2, $0.6m off)
Three for three and you know how we do. My other bet this evening is $20 on Ratatouille winning the Best Animation Oscar. Some poor fool bet me it wouldn’t. Sucker.
Result: 12.6 million (My rank: #3, $2.8m off)
Man, I wish I had more time to pat myself on the back here. I am killing it this weekend.
Result: 9.8 million (My rank: #4, $0.6m off)
I thought more people would see this because they did last weekend. Perhaps they were all V-Day stragglers? I’m just happy I’m not dating one of them.
Result: 6.3 million (My rank: #5, $2m off)
Six for six? Should I retire? Plus I was only $.1m off. That’s quality. Back to my Oscar prep – I’ve already done 30 minutes on the treadmill so hopefully I won’t have a heart attack. B-Luv is cooking flank steak. Mmmmm…. flank steak.
Result: 5.2 million (My rank: #6, $0.1m off)
Well, the streak had to end at some point, didn’t it? They should be really happy with this result. It’s over $5000 per theater which is precisely $4800 more than they deserved.
Result: 4.1 million (My rank: Not Ranked)
8. Juno
It will be interesting to see what winning one Adapted Screenplay Oscar does for this one. Hopefully nothing, it’s cashed in enough.
Result: 4.1 million (My rank: #10, $1.3m off)
It was a bit stronger at the box office this weekend than I would have thought; clearly people are bored out of their freaking minds.
Result: 4.0 million (My rank: #7, $.1m off)
The good news is that Witless Protection didn’t make the cut. Milkshake man did. That’s a good omen headed into The Oscars. Tune in for my live diary here on the Rope! See ya soon.
Result: 2.6 million (My rank: Not Ranked)


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