Sunday, October 25, 2009

Box Office Results and Weekly Movie News

Movies coming out this week!

This Is It - A compilation of interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London.

Gentlemen Broncos - Soon after his latest work is published, science-fiction author Ronald Chevalier (Clement) faces charges of plagiarism from aspiring teenage writer Benjamin Purvis (Angarano).

Boondock Saints II: All Saint's Day - The MacManus brothers, who are living a quiet life on the family farm in Ireland, return to Boston to exact their unique form of revenge on the mob forces who have framed the brothers for the murder of a local priest.

The House of the Devil - A broke college student (Donahue) is lured to a Victorian mansion deep in the woods for what she thinks is a lucrative babysitting job, though she soon realizes her creepy clients have nightmarish plans for her.

Movies coming out on DVD and Blu-ray!

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Whatever Works
Battlestar Galactica: The Plan
Nothing Like the Holidays

Box Office results for the weekend!

1 Paranormal Activity $22.0 M

2 Saw VI $14.8 M

3 Where the Wild Things Are $14.4 M

4 Law Abiding Citizen $12.7 M

5 Couples Retreat $11.0 M

6 Astro Boy $7.0 M

7 The Stepfather $6.5 M

8 Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant$6.3 M

9 Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs $5.6 M

10 Zombieland $4.3 M

Wow. This is the fifth week that "Paranormal Activity" has been out in movie theaters and it finally got the No. 1 spot (something that "Blair Witch" never did). "Saw VI got owned, but if it wasn't for "Paranormal," it might have done as well as the other films in the franchise. Still expect a "Saw VII" next year though.

There were a couple bombs this weekend. "Astro Boy" failed along with "Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant" and "Amelia" (which is only a little behind "Zombieland" at No. 11).

Can "Paranormal" keep next weekend or will Michael Jackson's return from the dead win it all?


bandito said...

You seen Law Abiding Citizen yet? Pretty intense...

Head Hero said...

I have heard that it is a good action movie. I will definitely wind up seeing it.