Good day, folks! So, now that the Box Office numbers from this past weekend have come back, it’s time to see whether I’ve nailed it right on the head, or if I’m full of hot air. That’s right! Welcome to DIB?!
Without any further ado, on to the results!
Fred Claus: Big brother Fred Claus comes to stay with his more famous and revered sibling. It’s time for some dancing with elves and making life a bit crazier up at the North Pole. Will It Bomb? Nope! This is the first flick to officially ring in the holiday season! It will make it into the Top 5, most likely at #3, with the possibility of bypassing Bee Movie for #2. Did It Bomb? Talk about precise! This brought in #19.2 million, and landed, in fact, at #3. Outcome: Score! 1 out of 4
Lions for Lambs:Politically charged drama directed byRobert Redford and starring himself, Meryl Streep, and Tom Cruise? Wow. Just those names alone will bring in the revenue. Will It Bomb? This will go into the 10, but a chance at the 5? That’s a tough call. The subject matter (the war and responsibility) may be what hinders the viewership. Chances are, if it gets into the Top 5, it will be in a lower position. Did It Bomb? It came in at #4, with a fairly decent take of $6.71 million. Basically, this ended up where I thought it would. Outcome: Score! 2 out of 4
No Country for Old Men: Ah! The Coens have made a new film, with lots of elements that interweave. When Josh Brolin finds a bunch of money left from a drug-running deal that ends in violence, there are going to be plenty of people who are trying to track him down. Javier Bardem co-stars as the main antagonist who everyone should definitely be afraid of. There’s also a great supporting cast. Whew! Will It Bomb? Coen fans are rabid, and the industry loves them, so this will propel a very strong Box Office take. It will land in the Top 5, with a spot either at #4 or #5, considering the films occupying those spots are losing their luster. Did It Bomb? Apparently earning $1.2 million from limited screenings means it is well on its way to bringing in more bucks! I’ll have to wait until its wide release to make the final analysis. Outcome: To be continued! 2 out of 4
P2: Blonde girl ends up being stalked and held hostage by the guy who works in the parking garage. I thought that they were kidding, but apparently, I was wrong. Will It Bomb? Oh yeah!There is no way that anyone will go to see this! It will probably end up at the very bottom of the heap if any money comes in. Did It Bomb? Technically, it made it to # 8 on the charts. Since the overall earning of the film was a paltry $2.2 million, compared to how much the #1 flick pulled in this past weekend ($26 million), I still consider it a bomb. Outcome: Score! 3 out of 4.
***Official Box Office tallies and positions according to Variety (variety.com), The Hollywood Reporter (hollywoodreporter.com) and the Internet Movie Database (imdb.com).
Well, kids! My track record has been pretty steady these past few weeks, and this week just had a minor setback. I’m pretty pleased, though! I will see all of you back here in a couple of days, where I’ll put up my opinions on the new stock of flicks over at Will It Bomb?! Did It Bomb? returns early next week with the recap! Until then!