Posted by: steveonfilm | June 7, 2009

Weekend Box Office June 5, 2009 – June 7, 2009

Land of the Lost tanked this weekend. No other way to put it. I don’t know if I’d blame Will Ferrel, or the fact they turned a cheese ball show from the 60s (that most people thought sucked even back then) into a multi million dollar summer “blockbuster.”

Up stayed strong in it’s second weekend barely edging out the newcomer and R rated comedy The Hangover. Hangover’s 43 some odd million box office was the third highest opening ever for an R rated comedy. That tells me that regardless of what the studio suits think, there is still VERY MUCH an audience and market for adult comedies. People are tired of watered down PG-13 fare. Adults will show up for a comedy if you make it for adults.

Nice to see Drag Me To Hell still doing pretty well.

Anyway, here’s the formal top ten…

1. Up $44,244,000
2. Hangover, The $43,275,000
3. Land Of The Lost $19,523,945
4. Night At The Museum: Battle Smithsonian $14,650,000
5. Star Trek $8,400,000
6. Terminator Salvation $8,175,000
7. Drag Me To Hell $7,341,750
8. Angels & Demons $6,500,000
9. My Life In Ruins $3,225,000
10. Dance Flick $2,000,000

Not a whole lot coming out next week. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 should do okay, though I don’t hear a whole lot of good buzz about it. Moon is being released in NY and LA, hopefully it does well enough to encourage them for a decent sized national release because I REALLY want to see that one.

Releasing June 12th…
– Call of the Wild 3D (limited)
– Food, Inc. (limited)
– Imagine That
– Moon (NY, LA)
– Sex Positive (limited)
– The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
– Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love (NY; LA release: July 3)

Enjoy.
-Steve

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Responses

  1. UP = awesome

    Taking of Pelham 123 = Inside Man Pt2, it doesn’t look that good overall

    I wonder if the studios thought Will Ferrell could take the “Hangover” audience, staging 2 comedies against each other. You’d think studios would learn. It works best when comedies are pit against the drama, most people will pay to see both, but making people choose between 2 big comedies, well, it divided the audience guaranteed. As well tho, Will Ferrell and Danny McBride have been desperately advertising this movie, meaning it most likely will suck.

    I’m still excited to see Transformers


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