Sunday, October 19, 2008

Monday Box Office Recap - Max Payne comes in at number one....

So this weekend proved once again American audiences wouldn’t know a good movie if it bit them on the nose. Sorry America, I don’t want to blame you for the doldrums your in with the economy in the shitter and the election taking as long as the 100 years war at this point, but Max Payne in the top spot at this weekend’s box office? AS a friend said on Friday “I just saw the number one movie this weekend” and then explained how bad the movie was. I mean it could have been worse, it could have been the Chihuahua movie at number one again, but really people? Anyways, as I already stated, Max Payne Max Payne, the action flick based on the video game of the same name came in at number one this weekend at the box office. At least Mark Wahlberg can boast about being a movie star again. Beverly Hills Chihuahua was robbed of its number one spot and with an $11.2 Million draw, came in second this weekend. I bet those puppies and Jamie Lee Curits are planning a sequel to this movie as we speak. And in third place was The Secret Life of Bees, a family favoritebased on the book, which was a New York Times Bestseller after its release in 2002. The movie starring Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys and Dakota Fanning, is becoming the new favorite of women moviegoers and Hollywood, specifically Steven Spielberg and Will Smith, producers of the film about sisters in the 1960’s, are looking at this as a case study for changing the template of box office successes. Sadly, even at the box office, George W. Bush is a lame duck. Yep, Oliver Stone’s revealing documentary into Bush’s life, W., came in fourth place, hopefully meaning most Americans would like to forget the guy who is our current leader and move onto whoever will take his place. I can’t wait to see the movie because as much as I do not agree with the man’s policy, dude knows how to make me laugh. And finally, in fifth is weekend, is the Shi LeBeouf blockbuster Eagle Eye.

Here is the rest of the Box Office Top ten, courtesy of Box Office Mojo.
1. Max Payne - $18 million
2. Beverly Hills Chihuahua - $11.2 million
3. The Secret Life of Bees - $11 million
4. W. - $10.5 million
5. Eagle Eye - $7.3 million
6. Body of Lies - $6.9 million
7. Quarantine - $6.3 million
8. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist - $3.9 million
9. Sex Drive - $3.6 million
10. Nights in Rodanthe - $2.7 million