Sunday, September 27, 2009

Box Office Results and Weekly Movie News

Movies coming out this week!

Capitalism: A Love Story - Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore sets out to uncover the truth behind the current economic crisis with interviews from Wall Street and government insiders.

A Serious Man - A black comedy set in 1967 and centered on Larry Gopnik (Stuhlbarg), a Midwestern professor who watches his life unravel when his wife prepares to leave him because his inept brother (Kind) won't move out of the house.

Zombieland - In a world overrun by zombies, a guy described as "the most frightened person on Earth" (Eisenberg) musters the courage to lead a band of refugees on a cross-country pilgrimage to an amusement park where they think they'll be safe.

Whip It - In Bodeen, Texas, indie-rock loving misfit Bliss Cavendar (Page) finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.

The Invention of Lying - A comedy set in a world where no one has ever lied, until a writer seizes the opportunity for personal gain.

Movies coming out on DVD and Blu-ray!
Monsters vs Aliens
Away We Go
The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Edition

Box Office results for the weekend!

1 Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs$24.6 M

2 Surrogates$15.0 M

3 Fame $10.0 M

4 The Informant! $6.9 M

5 Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself $4.7 M

6 Pandorum $4.4 M

7 Love Happens $4.3 M

8 Jennifer's Body $3.5 M

9 9 $2.8 M

10 Inglorious Basterds $2.7 M

"Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" takes the weekend again, but the numbers are so low from last weekend and this one that it still isn't really raking in a profit yet. If it makes No. 1 next weekend it may have a chance.

"Surrogates" didn't do as well as many had hoped (the Kid Factor wins out again). And "Fame" just didn't have an audience. I know only one person who has an interest in seeing this movie.

"Pandorum" doesn't have many theaters but it also didn't have much of an audience. The sci-fi people went to go see "Surrogates" instead.

Other films keep petering out. "Inglourious Basterds" is hanging in there but won't make the Top Ten next weekend (neither will "9" or "Jennifer's Body").

Next weekend actually has a lot of movies coming out at once. Will the Kid Factor dominate once again or will another film take the top spot? Anyone willing to bet on "Zombieland" doing well (I know I am going to see it)?

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