Monday, November 10, 2008

Monday Movie Box Office Recap

So Madagascar basically kicked a lot of ass this weekend at the box office, where they filled about 4,000+ theaters and pulled in $63 million in the opening weekend. To be honest, this could have been because there hadn’t been a children friendly movie since the Chihuahua hot mess a few weeks ago or the fact that even in NYC my local theater was playing this 21 times on Saturday alone. Whatever got them the second highest grossing weekend after The Dark Knight this past July, it worked. The movie has received praises from audiences and critics alike and the only I have against it is the commercials drive my dog Oliver f’ing crazy. Role Models, the comedy starring Sean William Scott and Paul Rudd, came in strong at second place with nearly $20 million in its first weekend. The hilarious movie, which scored as well as Madagascar II with critics and audiences, focuses on two jerks forced to become big brothers to children. This is also the highest grossing movie Paul Rudd has played the lead in, so congrats. High School Musical 3 remains strong with a third place finish, pulling in an additional $9.3 million. Clint Eastwood’s Changeling remained strong, coming at fourth place with $7.3 Million and Kevin Smith’s romantic comedy, Zack and Miri Make a Porno moved down three places from last weekend to a fifth place finish and pulled in $6.5 Million. My review on the comedy is forthcoming on this here lovely blog and get ready folks – it’s a doozey!

Here is the rest of the Box Office Top ten, courtesy of Box Office Mojo.
1. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa - $63.5 million
2. Role Models - $19.3 million
3. High School Musical 3: Senior Year - $9.3 million
4. Changeling - $7.3million
5. Zack and Miri Make a Porno - $6.5 million
6. Soul Men - $5.6 million
7. Saw V - $4.2 million
8. The Haunting of Molly Hartley - $3.5million
9. The Secret Life of Bees - $3.1 million
10. Eagle Eye - $2.6 million