Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Weekend Box Office

Muggles love numbers!

Well, it seems like just a year ago I was writing how predictable this would be - the final installment of the Harry Potter Saga, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, did well at the box office. Specifically it opened at #1 and made $169 million in 3 days. On the plus side, the long reign of terror is over! No more books! JK Rowling insists she doesn't need to write any more of them and she has all the money she wants. And you know what that means.

More Percy Jackson and the Olympians movies!

Also on the top ten, if you squint, is Winnie the Pooh, a slow and gentle re-imagining of the A.A. Milne stories. It opened at #6 and almost made $8 million. In your FACE, slow and gentle!

The Undefeated, a documentary about once-interesting Tea Party icon Sarah Palin,  picked a bad weekend to open! It came it at #40 and made $65000 on 10 screens. That's not even a high per-screen average, though it beats Winnie the Pooh by about 3k.

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