(“IS YOUR DAUGHTER’S ROOM THIS WAY?”)
THE BOX OFFICE WIPE UP, OCTOBER 26, 2009
In a surprise move, today’s box office estimates reveal that horror movie fans may have a brain, as Paranormal Activity outgrossed Saw VI by seven million dollars. I normally wouldn’t root for a movie grown-ass men are trying to say is haunted, but it’s pretty easy to root against Saw VI. At least now we know that, if provided a decent alternative, you sick freaks that absolutely need horror movies will avoid the blatantly mass-produced ones. This was the worst opening for a Saw movie since Saw I.
Where the Wild Things Are fell a surprising 56% from its opening weekend and looks to have a tough time recouping its $100 million budget. Where were you at this weekend, marketing slugs? Notice how they always take credit for success but never failure?
Wild Things rustled up an estimated $14.4 million, lifting its total to $54 million in ten days, but its drop was much steeper than Bridge to Terabithia and other similar titles. [BoxOfficeMojo]
Tough luck, WTWTA. But take solace in the fact that you made a movie unique enough that the best comparison industry analysts could come up with was f-cking Bridge to Terabithia. That’s gotta be a victory of some sort.
|1||Paranormal Activity||$22,000,000 (+12.1%)||$11,311||$62,477,000|
|3||Where the Wild Things Are||$14,420,000 (-55.9%)||$3,861||$53,960,000|
|4||Law Abiding Citizen||$12,713,000 (-39.6%)||$4,399||$40,318,000|
|5||Couples Retreat||$11,097,000 (-35.6%)||$3,610||$78,213,000|
|7||The Stepfather||$6,500,000 (-43.9%)||$2,377||$20,352,000|
|8||Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant||$6,348,000||$2,305||$6,348,000|
|9||Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs||$5,600,000 (-30.2%)||$2,043||$115,204,000|
M.I.A.: Where the f-ck is Black Dynamite? It opened on just 70 screens last weekend and now it doesn’t even seem to have that. It’s only playing on one screen near me and I live in NYC. Looks like the rest of the country will have to wait for DVD. It deserved better. (*sad 70s bass riff*)