Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Box Office Destruction

Funny little B.O. note: take just one second to look it over, and you realize this week's numbers are about as lop-sided as they've been at any week all year. The top two films hauled in a combined $87.5 million...the next eight took in around $35 million. In fact, you could scroll down to number 50 on the list and those bottom 48 movies still wouldn't match the top two.

I'm not trying to drag down any particular films, and I'm not going to pretend that most of the time it's always the top few movies on the list that take in the highest percentage of the weekly haul...that's just the way the business works. But it seems pretty glaring this week just where moviegoers want to put their money...and all the more glaring that a movie where an f/x hack systematically destroys all world landmarks can take in more money in a single week than Robert Zemeckis' latest innovative 3-D feature can in two weeks.

Of course, The Twilight Saga: New Moon may just take in $80 million by itself this coming weekend, so...

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