Box-Office Wrap-Up: Oct. 3 – Oct. 5, 2008

I’m not going to feel bad about underestimating Chihuahua. That just means I still have hope.
#1 movie predicted correctly: 3 Week In A Row
It made $29m, but it’s hard to say what that means as no production budget has been released. I don’t think CGI costs what it used to though, so they’ve probably got a modest financial winner here.
Result: 29.0 million (My rank: #1, $5.5m off)
It sits at nearly $60m worldwide on a budget of $80m. D.J. Caruso’s reign of terror might be coming to an end.
Result: 17.7 million (My rank: #2, $2.7m off)
I do wish this would have done a little better. Not because it’s an amazing film, it’s not, but because I’d like to see more films like it. I think that makes sense if you think about it long enough.
Result: 12.0 million (My rank: #3, $0.5m off)
Wait, Blindness finished 12th? What the hell? I guess it wasn’t horror enough for horror fans… and too horror looking for non-horror fans. Poor Julianne Moore!
Result: 7.3 million (My rank: #6, $ off)
At almost $5k per theater they should be happy. It was a tough film to market but I expect word-of-mouth to give a little boost next weekend.
Result: 5.0 million (My rank: #7, $.7m off)
I think I said it would finish 11th. Believe it or not this movie will be making all profit from here on out.
Result: 4.5 million (My rank: Not Ranked)
This was a tough weekend because the difference between the #4 and #10 was less than $4m.
Result: 4.0 million (My rank: #10, $.6m off)
Whoa. Have the Evangelicals turned on Kirk Cameron? You hate to see that sort of thing.
Result: 4.0 million (My rank: #5, $2.5m off)
Hey, that’s a bingo! When it comes to terrible films that no one wants to see I am dialed in!
Result: 3.8 million (My rank: #9, $0m off)
This one actually made the second most per theater. Will it get more theaters next weekend? Let’s hope so.
Result: 3.5 million (My rank: Not Ranked)