Sunday, November 1, 2009

Box Office Results and Weekly Movie News

Movies coming out this week!

A Christmas Carol - An animated retelling of the Charles Dickens novel about Ebenezer Scrooge (Carrey), a Victorian-era miser who is taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

The Fourth Kind - n investigator (Jovovich) is dispatched to Nome, Alaska to puzzle out a 40-year-long mystery involving an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances in the town. Her videotaped evidence looks to present the most convincing evidence of alien abduction ever documented.

The Box - A young couple is gifted with a mysterious box that promises them a handsome windfall with deadly consequences.

The Men Who Stare at Goats - In Iraq, reporter Bob Wilton (McGregor) meets Lyn Cassady (Clooney), whose seemingly wild claim - that he's a member of the U.S. Army's First Earth Battalion, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions - causes Wilton to join Cassady's hunt for the battalion's founder, whose gone missing.

Movies coming out on DVD and Blu-ray!

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

The Taking of Pelham 123
I Love You, Beth Cooper
Food, Inc.

Box Office results for the weekend!

1 Michael Jackson's This Is It$21.3 M

2 Paranormal Activity $16.5 M

3 Law Abiding Citizen $7.3 M

4 Couples Retreat$6.0 M

5 Saw VI $5.5 M

6 Where the Wild Things Are $5.0 M

7 The Stepfather $3.4 M

8 Astro Boy $3.0 M

9 Amelia $3.0 M

10 Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant $2.8 M

Michael Jackson's return from the dead has earned him a fair amount of money ($101 million over the full five days), but not as much as the studio estimated (which was $250 million). That is why the limited two-week engagement of the film has been lengthened until Thanksgiving. I say stop dragging the corpse around to earn money and bury the guy already (last sentence meant to be metaphorical, not literal).

"Paranormal" still has lots of activity as it stays near the top for Halloween weekend (and it will be up there for a few more weeks at least).

Lots of films just keep falling except for "Couples Retreat" getting an extra boost and "Amelia" actually made the Top 10 as it opened in more theaters the past weekend.

What do you think will win the next weekend?

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