Monday, May 19, 2008

Daily Rounds....

So apparently Blogger had been having fun at my expense ALL LAST week. What in my mind were posts, were apparently saved drafts and even though I went in and updated the posts, they remained drafts. Ironically traffic was up, so maybe y’all like reading the same posts over and over. I will try and do better my friends and this week we can make up for very lost time. The Daily Rounds will be a today only feature this week, as I am preparing for a very long weekend in NEW ORLEANS!!!! I am extremely excited about the visit and the chance to see a part of America that I have never been to. I would love to hear any ideas about favorite restaurants, sights or simply favorite bars from my readers. I am heading out this Friday, so please email them before that.
So let’s get to the box office news…..
This weekend was a bit of a bummer for the execs at Disney with the low turnout for Prince Caspian. the second installment in The Chronicles of Narnia franchise. Not sure if it was due to the continued strength of Iron Man, the poor reviews or the lull before the summer blockbuster storm, but Prince Caspian underperformed the projections and came in $10 million less than the weekend box office total for the original movie in the Chronicles of Narnia story. This will definitely play a part in where Disney goes with the rest of the series and how they will market it in the future, since they put a lot of emphasis on it’s “Christian friendly storyline” and promoted it heavily within the Evangelical Christian markets. And since next weekend is the official start of blockbuster summer, with the highly anticipated premiere of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the first movie in the action series in almost 20 years, Caspian will most likely find a place in second or third in next week’s totals.

Here is the full list of the top 10 movies from this weekend’s box office totals.
1. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - $56.5 million
2. Iron Man - $31.2 million
3. What Happens in Vegas - $13.9 million
4. Speed Racer - $7.7 million
5. Baby Mama - $4.6 million
6. Made of Honor - $4.5 million
7. Forgetting Sarah Marshall - $2.6 million
8. Harold and Kumar 2 - $1.8 million
9. The Forbidden Kingdom - $1 million
10. The Visitor - $687 thousand

Later today, there will be reviews of “Juno”, “Stranger than Fiction” and some chit chat about “Sex and the City”. Welcome to Monday’s Movie ReCap ladies and germs!