Just last week the This is It people were crowing about their movie being the third-highest advanced ticket seller of 2009, and AEG (the concert company) predicted it would make $250 million in the first five days. Domestically, it made $21.3 million for the weekend, which is less than Funny People made and that was considered a bomb. It was the number one movie of the weekend, but it was also the only major release, so it basically had no competition. Worldwide five-day total: $101 million. Which if you’re doing the math at home, is a lot less than $250 million. Less than a third if my numbers serve me… carry the one… aw crap I hate myself.
Elsewhere, Paranormal Activity continued to kick ass and may eventually get to $100 million. Couples Retreat and Law Abiding Citizen both held well, proving that mediocrity still holds sway, I guess. Meanwhile, Where the Wild Things Are fell another 63.8%, meaning it’ll have to try to earn back its $100 million budget on DVD.
Astro Boy and Cirque Du Freak are bombs. Guess kids are too young for a character that looks like Bob’s Big Boy, and maybe a kids movie with a French title wasn’t the best idea. Shocking, I know.
|1||Michael Jackson’s This Is It||$21,300,000||$6,119||$32,509,000|
|2||Paranormal Activity||$16,540,000 (-21.6%)||$6,880||$84,780,000|
|3||Law Abiding Citizen||$7,303,000 (-41.1%)||$2,642||$51,385,000|
|4||Couples Retreat||$6,097,000 (-42.6%)||$2,015||$86,663,000|
|5||Saw VI||$5,560,000 (-60.6%)||$1,831||$22,824,000|
|6||Where the Wild Things Are||$5,081,000 (-63.8%)||$1,394||$61,800,000|
|7||The Stepfather||$3,400,000 (-45.4%)||$1,449||$24,748,000|
|8||Astro Boy||$3,035,000 (-54.7%)||$1,005||$10,891,000|
|10||Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant||$2,809,000 (-55.4%)||$1,020||$10,521,000|
I want more like this!
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