Sunday, December 6, 2009

Box Office Results and Weekly Movie News

Movies coming out this week!

The Princess and the Frog - A fairy tale centered on a young girl named Princess Tiana who lives in New Orleans French Quarter during the Jazz Age.

Invictus - A look at life of Nelson Mandela (Freeman) after the fall of apartheid in South Africa during his first term as president when campaigned to host the 1995 Rugby World Cup event as an opportunity to unite his countrymen.

The Lovely Bones - Young Susie watches over her family from "the in-between" as they deal with the aftermath of her brutal rape and murder.

The Slammin' Salmon - Cleon Salmon (Duncan), a former prizefighter turned restaurateur, hatches a plan to repay his debts to a Yakuza gang: for one night, the waiter who sells the most food wins $10,000 -- the loser, however, gets a beating from Cleon himself.

Movies coming on on DVD and Blu-ray!

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Public Enemies
Julie and Julia

Box Office results for the weekend!

1 The Blind Side $20.4 M

2 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $15.7 M

3 Brothers $9.7 M

4 Disney's A Christmas Carol $7.5 M

5 Old Dogs $6.9 M

6 Armored $6.6 M

7 2012 $6.6 M

8 Ninja Assassin $5.0 M

9 Planet 51 $4.3 M

10 Everybody's Fine $4.0 M

In its third week, "The Blind Side" managed to take over the box office and finally topple "New Moon" to become No. 1 over the weekend with $20.4 million. So far it has earned $129 million domestically (a hit for Warner Bros.), but "New Moon" has earned almost $500 million dollars worldwide. Oh the power of teen angst.

"Brothers" had a decent debut but for being so depressive might not survive for very long. "Everybody's Fine" and "Armored" pretty much tanked while ""Ninja Assassin" and "Planet 51" dropped miserably. Other films will keep petering out, but expect "2012" and "A Christmas Carol" to probably be in the lower numbers next weekend.

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