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    Did It Bomb? Weekend of 11/16/07

Hello to all of you! Welcome to another edition of DIB?, where you get the official recap of all of the films that were released this past weekend! I know that all of you must be itching to find out if my predictions were correct or not! Let’s get right to it!

Beowulf: Robert Zemeckis uses a familiar type of technology to bring forth another adaptation of the epic tale of man versus monster, featuring a great cast!
Will It Bomb? Lots of marketing usually equals big bucks! However the competition may prevent it from hitting a high mark in the Top 10. This will probably go in the 5th or 6th position!
Did It Bomb? Wow, did I misjudge this one!!! Absolute hit! # 1 in the country, with $27.5 million raked in!
Outcome: Mezza-mezza. ½ out of 4

Love in the Time of Cholera: Gabriel García Márquez’s story of young lovers who are torn apart, but seem to maintain a lifelong passion brings Javier Bardem’s presence to yet another audience.
Will It Bomb? This is the choice for the romantics this time around, and they’ll probably be bringing big boxes of tissues. Also, awards season is on its way! We have a contender for plenty of trophies! Overall, I vote that it will go into the middle of the Top 10.
Did It Bomb? I just missed the target with this one. It held up at a #10 standing, with a respectable $1.92 million in revenue.
Outcome: Mezza-mezza. 1 out of 4.

Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium: A magical toy store is being run by one unusual man and his cheerful assistant. However, when some changes are in the air, things start to get a little dicey
Will It Bomb? Beowulf is more for the big kids and Bee Movie is this film’s direct competition for the kiddie market. It will probably end up right in the middle of the 10, with a possible advancement this holiday weekend.
Did It Bomb? Bull’s eye! It did land in the middle of the 10! #5, to be exact, pulling in $9.63 million.
Outcome: Score! 2 out of 4

Southland Tales: I didn’t quite get if the trailer was supposed to be funny, but this film has interesting premise and mixes up a bunch of different elements.
Will It Bomb? The director of Donnie Darko may have created another cult classic here, so his fans will dash to see it. However, I don’t think it’ll bring in the bucks. It’ll stay in the low end of the Top 20.
Did It Bomb? Making roughly over $116,500 in a small range of markets over the weekend, it may be too soon to tell. But I don’t think it’s looking very good. Let’s see what happens this coming weekend.
Outcome: To be continued…

As promised, I would like to give you all a little update as to how No Country for Old Men has been faring, now that it’s in wide release! I am happy to report that it has officially made the Top 10! With a weekend earning of $3.08 million, it has climbed up to the #7 spot!

***Official Box Office tallies and positions according to Variety (variety.com), The Hollywood Reporter (hollywoodreporter.com) and the Internet Movie Database (imdb.com).

All right, everyone! That takes care of this week, in which I think my predictions weren’t that bad! Hopefully, I can back to top form soon! It’s a good thing that I’m back in a couple of days to give you the rundown on the new films hitting the cinema this Thanksgiving weekend over at WIB?! This column is back early next week with the results! I’ll see you then!

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