Screen Gems’ half-assed remake of Prom Night date raped the competition this weekend, taking the top spot at the box office with a take of $22.7 million according to official estimates. Street Kings placed a distant second with $12 million.
“Whoa,” said Street Kings star Keanu Reeves, when reached for comment.
Hollywood’s box office doldrums continued, with the top 12 movies taking in $82.6 million, down 16 percent from the same weekend last year. This year’s movie attendance is running 6.6 percent behind 2007’s, according to box office tracker Media By Numbers. [AP]
Can’t imagine why that would be, considering the quality we’re seeing. Of course, to be fair, I didn’t see any of these movies. You might ask where I get off ripping on movies I haven’t seen, but look people, I don’t need eat dog shit to know it tastes bad. If it actually tastes like pumpkin pie, the marketing team is doing a really shitty job.