Monday, October 13, 2008

Monday Movie Box Office ReCap - The Dog is still number one!

So last weekend’s box office winner could have been just a fluke and I wouldn’t have to go WHAT??? once I found out Beverly Hills Chihuahua came in number one this weekend as well. Yes, the movie that I affectionately described as Look Who’s Talking meets Legally Blonde has retained its hold on the number one spot at the box office for another week. So far, the flick as grossed more than $50 Million. I get that there aren’t any other kids’ movies out right now and I know they all had off for holidays and such, but really? I mean America let’s see if this can pull in these kind of numbers every weekend. We should try and see if it can upset The Dark Knight and its amazing pull at the box office this year. Quarantine, a thriller starring no one of importance, came in second with just under $15 Million and Body of Lies, the Ridley Scott movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe pulled in $13 Million, bringing into the third spot. The low numbers on this can just continue to prove to Hollywood that the American audience is not jazzed up about seeing any movie depicted war time situations, specifically Iraq. Eagle Eye, which is still pulling strong numbers, came in at fourth place, with teen flick Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist bringing in $6.5 Million and having it come in at fifth place for its second week.

Here is the rest of the Box Office Top ten, courtesy of Box Office Mojo.
1. Beverly Hills Chihuahua - $17.5 million
2. Quarantine - $14.2 million
3. Body of Lies - $13.1million
4. Eagle Eye - $11 million
5. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist - $6.5 million
6. The Express - $4.7 million
7. Nights in Rodanthe - $4.6 million
8. Appaloosa - $3.34 million
9. The Duchess - $3.32 million
10. City of Ember - $3.2 million