Posted by: steveonfilm | June 15, 2009

Weekend Box Office June 12, 2009 – June 14, 2009

The Hangover continues to lead the box office staying at number one for a second week. Though this will likely end after this weekend. Up hung on to second place. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 opened okay at number three, though the studio can’t be too pleased with that. After all, it was the “biggest” film to open last weekend, so if it was going to land number one this was it’s shot. That didn’t happen, which is a shame because I’ve heard good things about Denzel and Travolta.

Outside of Imagine That, which opened at 6, the remaining spots on the top ten are filled with the also-rans that have littered the top ten since the start of May.

From what I’ve read Moon did pretty well in LA and New York, so I hope that means that it will see positive support for it’s national release. I just hope they show it here in Atlanta sometime soon.

Opening up this weekend is the Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds rom-com The Proposal. I like Reynolds, and don’t have anything against Bullock, but I’m so over romcoms right now. Honestly, I’d prefer to see Reynolds take on some sort of Jack Burton in Big Trouble in Little China type character, but that’s me. The Jack Black and Wally Bleeker Michael Cera comedy Year One about…I don’t know, something about guys that are cavemen going through time or something. Obviously the trailers have done a bang up job explaining the premiss. It looks dumb, though considering it’s competition at the box office I’m sure it’ll do fine. Woody Allen’s next flick Whatever Works opens in NY and LA, so feel free to get excited if you’re into that sort of thing.

For those interested, here are the “official” numbers for the weekend:

1. The Hangover – $33.4 Million
2. Up – $30.5 Million
3. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 – $25 Million
4. Night at the Museum: Smithsonian Edition – $9.6 Million
5. Land of the Lost – $9.2 Million
6. Imagine That – $5.7 Million
7. Star Trek – $5.6 Million
8. Terminator Salvation – $4.7 Million
9. Angels & Demons – $4.2 Million
10. Drag Me to Hell – $3.8 Million

Enjoy.
-Steve

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