Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Weekend Box Office, Memorial Day

Never forget... where to find the numbers.

Big holiday weekend turned out kind of disappointing by most accounts. Two movies opened in the top ten and neither did as well as Shrek Forever After, which was disappointing all on its own. Still: Sex in the City 2 took the number 2 slot with $31 million. I have been hearing an awful lot of buzz about this movie and the talk seems to be that it's despicable. And that's from people who LIKE it.

At #3, based on a computer game that used to play on a 286 palmtop, it's Prince of Persia: The Sands Of Time. Only $30 million! Presumably the game itself has made more.

BTW a catty aside about SATC2 - the weekend before there was a screening of Mean Girls on TNT that was wholly sponsored by the movie. When you have four aging glamour queens, the last thing you want to juxtapose them with is a movie about high school girls. I'd have given that placement a 2nd thought.

Interesting failure this week: George A. Romero's Survival Of The Dead which made $44 thousand on 20 screens. When there are no more screens in the multiplexes, the dead will limp the Earth

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