Box Office

Box Office: March 17, 2008

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Dr. Seuss, a family house-hold name, propelled the children’s movie Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hears a Who to the number one spot this weekend with $45.1 Million. All hail The Seuss and the power of children’s films on the Box Office. Last weeks’ number one film, 10,000 BC, dropped 54.2% of its audience (I really didn’t see that coming) from last week while earning $16.4 Million. The generic film with a hot chick (Amber Heard) thrown in, Never Back Down, premiered in third place with $8.6 Million. Since the film only cost $20 Million to make (this doesn’t include marketing costs) it should make back most of its budget before its theater run ends. College Road Trip was number four with $7.8 Million and dropped $42.0% of its audience. Vantage Point made another $5.3 Million showing in 402 less theaters than last week for the number five spot and dropped 26.6% of its audience. Number six was The Bank Job with $4.9 Million. The last major premiere of the week, Doomsday, opened in seventh place with $4.7 Million. This is a surprise. I thought Doomsday would at least have premiered in the top five before dropping like a rock. Oh well. Semi-Pro was number eight with $3 Million; The Other Boleyn Girl was number nine with $2.9 Million and The Spiderwick Chronicles rounded out the top ten with a take of $2.39 Million this weekend. And let’s not forget Juno which took in another $1.2 Million for a total of $139.8 Million. One or two more weeks and the indie film that cost $6.5 Million will have made $140 Million domestically.

Source: Box Office Mojo

 

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  • Harosa

    Cant say im surprised by Doomsday’s take, it was kind of out of place with what was coming out and is very genre-ish. I really wanted to see it but couldn’t make it this weekend, definitely will try and catch it this week. Glad Horton did good though, as much as I love Pixar, other studios need to be successful in the field besides them and Shrek.

  • Harosa

    Cant say im surprised by Doomsday’s take, it was kind of out of place with what was coming out and is very genre-ish. I really wanted to see it but couldn’t make it this weekend, definitely will try and catch it this week. Glad Horton did good though, as much as I love Pixar, other studios need to be successful in the field besides them and Shrek.

  • They released Doomsday on the wrong weekend. Going up against Pixar with a generic flick is a bad idea.

  • They released Doomsday on the wrong weekend. Going up against Pixar with a generic flick is a bad idea.

  • Harosa

    Not Pixar but i get what you mean.

  • Harosa

    Not Pixar but i get what you mean.

  • 🙁 It’s Blue Sky Studios. Go watch Infernal Affairs again!

  • 🙁 It’s Blue Sky Studios. Go watch Infernal Affairs again!

  • I look forward to when this comes out on dvd. I have watched a number of old classics. If you get a chance, watch The Better Butter Battle Book animated by Ralph Bakshi. It is a really interesting and controversial piece of animation by Dr. Seuss. Some people hate it, but others really love it. Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) was a genius. It is too bad they did such a bad job with his live action films like the Cat In the Hat.

    Book Calendar’s last blog post..Thoughts for Today

  • I look forward to when this comes out on dvd. I have watched a number of old classics. If you get a chance, watch The Better Butter Battle Book animated by Ralph Bakshi. It is a really interesting and controversial piece of animation by Dr. Seuss. Some people hate it, but others really love it. Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) was a genius. It is too bad they did such a bad job with his live action films like the Cat In the Hat.

    Book Calendar’s last blog post..Thoughts for Today

  • With the success of the live action How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), we may see additional live action Seuss films down the road.

  • With the success of the live action How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), we may see additional live action Seuss films down the road.

  • Hmm I feel bad for Doomsday. I Want this movie to do well. Happy for Horton though!

    soundtrackgeek’s last blog post..Retro Wednesday: The Kings of Television

  • Hmm I feel bad for Doomsday. I Want this movie to do well. Happy for Horton though!

    soundtrackgeek’s last blog post..Retro Wednesday: The Kings of Television

  • Why do you want Doomsday to do well?

  • Why do you want Doomsday to do well?

  • Because I love these kind of movies, besides… the soundtrack is great 🙂

    soundtrackgeek’s last blog post..Retro Wednesday: The Kings of Television

  • Because I love these kind of movies, besides… the soundtrack is great 🙂

    soundtrackgeek’s last blog post..Retro Wednesday: The Kings of Television

  • In the name of Dionysus, if you like this kind of movie so much, sit back and watch Snake Plissken in Escape from New York. I’ll check out the soundtrack though. Do a story on it.

  • In the name of Dionysus, if you like this kind of movie so much, sit back and watch Snake Plissken in Escape from New York. I’ll check out the soundtrack though. Do a story on it.

  • Yep yep, seen it 137 times, and wouldn’t mind seeing it 138 times, although it doesn’t hurt to “see other movies”. Wow, I feel like I’m cheating on it… I hope Snake doesn’t kille me in my sleep. Soundtrack review coming up tonight I think.

    soundtrackgeek’s last blog post..Retro Wednesday: The Kings of Television

  • Yep yep, seen it 137 times, and wouldn’t mind seeing it 138 times, although it doesn’t hurt to “see other movies”. Wow, I feel like I’m cheating on it… I hope Snake doesn’t kille me in my sleep. Soundtrack review coming up tonight I think.

    soundtrackgeek’s last blog post..Retro Wednesday: The Kings of Television

  • You should hear the commentary track between Carpenter and Russell on the special edition. Very informative and cool. Plus there is the deleted Bank Robbery scene that even Russell forgot he filmed for the film.

    Since you are so prolific with your soundtrack reviews, do companies send you them for free now?

  • You should hear the commentary track between Carpenter and Russell on the special edition. Very informative and cool. Plus there is the deleted Bank Robbery scene that even Russell forgot he filmed for the film.

    Since you are so prolific with your soundtrack reviews, do companies send you them for free now?

  • It’s a work in progress, maybe some day 😉

    soundtrackgeek’s last blog post..Retro Wednesday: The Kings of Television

  • It’s a work in progress, maybe some day 😉

    soundtrackgeek’s last blog post..Retro Wednesday: The Kings of Television

  • Same here when it comes to movie tickets and press screenings.

  • Same here when it comes to movie tickets and press screenings.

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