Box Office

Box Office / April 13, 2008

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Oh My God. Prom Night, the re-make that I thought would auto-bomb this weekend at the box office not only grabbed the Number One spot but racked up $22 Million. I am flabbergasted. Prom Night, which looked like a generic garbage fest, has single-handedly generated even more remakes than have already been slated. In addition, Prom Night has justified these remakes as a viable financial risk, no matter how many bombed before it (and there were a sh*t load) and will bomb after it. The other issue this box office occurrence raises in my mind and assuredly in others is: is this remake of Prom Night any good? Does this film really warrant a $22 Million take at the box office on its opening weekend? If it does, maybe I’ll see it in theaters. That is a monolithic maybe though. Street Kings, a movie that I thought might be Number One this weekend, opened in the Number Two spot with only $12 Million. I don’t think this bolds well for the fiscal box office success of this film. 21, Nim’s Island, Leatherheads, Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!, Smart People (the last major release of the weekend, premiered in Seventh place with $4.2 Million), The Ruins, Superhero Movie, and Drillbit Taylor rounded out the top ten respectively.

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  • Harosa

    Have to agree, when something this obviously no brain and cheap to make earns some bank it justifies all the crappy ones before and after it since the risk is so low.

  • Harosa

    Have to agree, when something this obviously no brain and cheap to make earns some bank it justifies all the crappy ones before and after it since the risk is so low.

  • I just realized Prom Night is PG-13. Now we are going to see R-rated originals watered down when they are remade. PG-13 will now become the new Gold Standard.

  • I just realized Prom Night is PG-13. Now we are going to see R-rated originals watered down when they are remade. PG-13 will now become the new Gold Standard.

  • Harosa

    The PG13 trend has been around for awhile, these movies are now generally being made to get teens into the theatre and an “R” rating kills that so PG13 ain’t going anywhere. I hate it when obvious “R” rated movies are obviously watered down to a PG-13 like the last Die Hard.

  • Harosa

    The PG13 trend has been around for awhile, these movies are now generally being made to get teens into the theatre and an “R” rating kills that so PG13 ain’t going anywhere. I hate it when obvious “R” rated movies are obviously watered down to a PG-13 like the last Die Hard.

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