Box Office

Box Office / Feb 4th, 2008


I had heard about Hannah Montana for weeks, about how the tickets for her concerts were sold out or were very hard to come by. It seems that appeal has been transferred to the big screen as the film chronicling her and Miley Cyrus concert tour was number one this weekend, bringing in $29 million. This lurid take will no doubt spawn a new series of concert movies, dulling our senses and draining doting parents’ bank accounts. The latest Jessica Alba vehicle, The Eye, a remake of the Pang Brothers’ superior flix of the same name from 2002, opened this weekend with a lackluster $13 million and the number two spot. This occurrence is most likely do to the fact that Alba’s Eye looked unoriginal and had uninspired television commercials promoting it. In its third week, 27 Dresses added another $8.4 million to its coffers for the number three spot, bringing its three week total to $57.1 million. Juno, the hilarious and well-written indie-that-could, in its ninth week in theaters, claimed the number four spot with almost $7.5 million this weekend for a total of over $110.2 million. Juno was in seventh place last weekend and its performance illustrates how powerful word-of-mouth can be. Speaking of last weekend, the number one and two films from last week found themselves in fifth and sixth place respectively this weekend. I never expected Meet the Spartans to do anything at the Box Office but folks seem love brainless comedies. What is really disappointing is that Rambo is in 6th place in only its second weekend. Many people expected Rambo to do better than it has, including myself. Cloverfield, in ninth place, made another $4.9 million for a total of $71 million in its third week of release. The other two new releases for this weekend, Over Her Dead Body and Strange Wilderness, boomed, not even cracking the top ten.

Source: Box Office Mojo

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A Political Science and MBA grad who started FilmBook during an eCommerce B-School course in 2008. Cinema and TV addict. Former writer at Empire Movies, Blogcritics, and Alternative Film Guide. In addition to writing for FilmBook, he also edits the copy published on the website, manages its writing staff, manages the back-end operations, site finances, its social network accounts, and works with publicists, actors, and companies on press coverage and promotions. He has also created and Trending

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