Sunday, September 20, 2009

Box Office Results and Weekly Movie News

Movies coming out this week!

Surrogates - Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop (Willis) is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates

Fame - A remake of the 1980s musical centered on the teachers and students at the prestigious New York City High School of Performing Arts.

Pandorum - A pair of crew members aboard a spaceship wake up with no knowledge of their mission or their identities.

Coco Before Chanel - The story of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (Tautou) and her rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world.

Paranormal Activity - While settling into her new home, Katie (Featherston) is disturbed in her sleep by a mysterious presence. Her husband, Micah (Sloat), tries to ease her fear by installing video cameras in an attempt to capture the strange behavior on tape. Bad idea.

Movies coming out on DVD and Blu-ray!

Box Office results for the weekend!

1 Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs$30.1 M

2 The Informant!$10.5 M

3 Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself $10.0 M

4 Love Happens$8.4 M

5 Jennifer's Body $6.8 M

6 9 $5.4 M

7 Inglorious Basterds $3.6 M

8 All About Steve$3.4 M

9 Sorority Row $2.4 M

10 The Final Destination $2.3 M

The Kid Factor wins again! Also the extra bucks from being 3-D probably helped as well. But seriously, "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" is the only movie people went to see this past weekend. All other films choked on those balls.

Why? Well "The Informant" had terrible marketing (I still have seen no trailers on it), "Love Happens" is a romantic comedy showing at the end of summer (worst time for that genre) and "Jennifer's Body" was a hot topic to discuss but not to see (Megan Fox, you are not a leading lady, go back to the robots, Tyler Perry did better than you).

Other films are getting pushed down the list (notice "Whiteout" is already gone), and I love how "9" is actually doing well despite its low amount of theaters (just saw it this past weekend.

Next weekend...I'm going with "Surrogates" just because it looks awesome. But the 'artistic' people will flock to "Fame." And don't forget the Kid Factor still remains.

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