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    Did It Bomb? Weekend of 2/15/08

Hey, everybody! I’m back! It’s time to find out just how close my predictions came to the reality of the Box Office scores! Are you ready? I know I need to tell you all about it, or I’ll burst!

Welcome to this week’s DIB?!

Definitely, Maybe: Soon-to-be divorced Ryan Reynolds is trying to explain to his daughter (Abigail Breslin) why his relationships didn’t go the way he hoped. The girl also adds her two cents to help them both heal.
Will It Bomb? Very sweet film, plausible Top 5 slot, bringing Juno ahead and The Eye will fall behind.
Did It Bomb? Not a bad call! This landed at #5, and brought with it $12.8 million!
Outcome: Score! 1 out of 5.

Diary of the Dead: George Romero is back with his never-ending parade of the undead. Student filmmakers shooting a horror film come across those ever-so-popular zombies!
Will It Bomb? There is nothing fresh or new in the horror horizon, so that should allow this to pull up a seat in the middle of the Top 10.
Did It Bomb? Nobody was biting or chewing on this one (another pun intended). Screened at just over 40 theaters, this made a lackluster $275,000.
Outcome: Strike! 1 out of 5.

Jumper: Anybody catch on to this film’s throwback to Quantum Leap? This stars Rachel Bilson as the semi-suspecting girlfriend and Darthy himself, Hayden Christensen, as the man who can move through time and space as his mood strikes him.
Will It Bomb? Without a doubt, this will get into the 5, and will probably end up at #1.
Did It Bomb? #1! Total $33.9 million!
Outcome: Score! 2 out of 5.

Step Up 2 the Streets: Take the first Step Up movie. Switch the actors, switch a little of the background. Boom. Ready-made sequel.
Will It Bomb? More than you will ever know! No hope whatsoever.
Did It Bomb? Talk about a complete and utter surprise! This wound up at #2? Following the weekend, this made $26.3 million? Am I dreaming?
Outcome: Strike! 2 out of 5.

The Spiderwick Chronicles: A family, including Freddie Highmore and his twin (also played by Freddie Highmore) puts up stakes in a big, dusty house that’s chock-full over whatever exciting fantastical being you can think of!
Will It Bomb? Nice chance of it getting into the low end of the Top 10, because of the kids who aren’t flocking to see Miley Cyrus.
Did It Bomb? Here’s another one that performed above my expectations! This landed at the #3 position, with a total weekend take of $21.4 million
Outcome: Strike! 2 out of 5.

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

Ouch! That didn’t play out the way I thought it would! Catch me later on this week with all the newest films over at WIB?! I hope this set will come out a little rosier! I will see you all then!

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