Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Weekend Box Office

Might as well face it, you're addicted to numbers.

4 new majors premiering this week, all disappointing. Maybe the studios were counting on that pre-Easter boost but it failed to materialize, because there never was such a thing. In any event the top movie was a holdover from last week, Hop. Following that, at #2, Hanna with a slim $12 million.

At #3 the apparently un-awaited Russell Brand remake of Arthur which also made $12 million; #4 brought us Soul Surfer, the story of a surfer who gets trapped under her board and has to cut off her own arm to survive. James Franco plays the girl, and -- oh wait, Franco is in something else, and Surfer made $11 million. 

At #6 with only $9 million is Your Highness, a noble attempt to tap into the medieval stoner comedy market. It also features Natalie Portman in a thong. I'd pay to see that! If I hadn't already seen it in the trailer.

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