SATURDAY PM: Here’s first look at early North American box office numbers for today…
1. G-Force 3-D (Disney) $11.7 million Saturday & $32M this weekend. Jerry Bruckheimer attempted his first 3-D foray featuring secret agent guinea pigs. Which just goes to show that sometimes moviegoers will watch anything. But this CGI family fare was incredibly expensive so the pic’s profitability is a real question mark.
2. Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince (Warner Bros) $11.2M & $29M weekend. It continues to drop harder than the last one. Cume is now $221M.
3. The Ugly Truth (Sony) $9.7M & about $27.5M weekend. This Katherine Heigl-Gerard Butler pic, directed by Legally Blonde‘s Robert Luketic, barely received 15% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, and The New York Times‘ Manola Dargis stuck it to Sony’s Amy Pascal for making such anti-feminist crap. But audiences liked it, judging by the surprising “A-” CinemaScore.
4. Orphan (Dark Castle/Warner Bros) $4.7M; $12.7M weekend. (OK, I hoped this would bomb. It didn’t. But Joel Silver still should be ashamed both for making this revolting movie and then marketing it so callously that adoptive parents groups were very vocally protesting.)
5. Ice Age 3-D: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs (Fox) $3.1M; $8.4M weekend; cume $170M.
6. Transformers 2: Revenge Of The Fallen (Paramount) $8M weekend. Its $379M cume passed Lord Of The Rings 3‘s $377M as the 10th highest grossing film of all-time.
Weekend’s total box office should add up to $140M, down 33% from last year which had The Dark Knight.
SATURDAY AM: Here’s first look at early North American box office numbers for Friday…
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1. G-Force 3-D (Disney) $11.5 million today & around $35M this weekend.
2. The Ugly Truth (Sony) $11M today & about $29M weekend.
3. Harry Potter/Half-Blood Prince (WB) $9.5M today & probably $30M weekend.
4. Orphan (Dark Castle/Warner Bros) $5M today & near $13M weekend. (Ouch! Then again, Joel Silver should be ashamed both for making this revolting movie and then marketing it so callously that adoptive parents groups were very vocally protesting.)
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