Did It Bomb? Weekend of 2/8/08

All right, kids! Another weekend, another Box Office run. Let’s take a look at how my predictions from last week fared, shall we?

Welcome to this week’s edition of DIB?!

Fool’s Gold: Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson made such a great romantic comedy couple, that they decided to give it another go. They may be estranged, but the lure of sunken treasure may reignite the sparks between them!
Will It Bomb? I’m banking that Miley Cyrus won’t be toppled from the top spot, but this will land in the Top 5 anyway. I’m betting on the #2 slot.
Did It Bomb? It looks like Miley lost her crown! It hit #1 and brought in $22 million. Nice haul!
Outcome: Mezza-mezza, ½ out of 4.

In Bruges (Limited Release): Hitmen Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson have been instructed to hide out in a quaint town in Belgium. One of those men is impressed and enamored of its charming sights. The other isn’t too happy with the whole thing.
Will It Bomb? In limited release, this will make a good amount of dough. Although we aren’t used to Colin Farrell in a comedic role, the notion isn’t so far-fetched.
Did It Bomb? Not at all! With less than 30 showings, it brought in a phenomenal take: a bit over $471,000.
Outcome: Score! 1 ½ out of 4.

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins: As a talk show host in Los Angeles, Martin Lawrence left home and his crazy old family. As many do when they make it big, he is traveling back there to hang out with his loveable, yet screwy relatives.
Will It Bomb? Tons and tons of marketing guarantees some revenue. My vote is that it will get into the low end of the Top 5.
Did It Bomb? Looks like I underestimated this one as well. This ended up taking the #2 spot, earning $17.1 million.
Outcome: Mezza-mezza. 2 out of 4.

Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights-Hollywood to the Heartland: Stand up comedy and a nationwide tour may have worked for the Blue Collar guys, so why shouldn’t Vince Vaughn take a crack at it? He takes some comedians and embarks on a month-long tour!
Will It Bomb? Who really gets to see Vince out and about like the rest of us? What’s he really made of? This film will bring in a bit of cash. I think it should wind up in the center of the Top 10.
Did It Bomb? Unfortunately, it did. Being shown in over 960 theaters, it only made a little over $507,000. Time to take the loss, Vaughn.
Outcome: Strike! 2 out of 4.

***Official Box Office tallies and positions according to Variety (, The Hollywood Reporter ( and the Internet Movie Database (

Looks like another draw, my friends! How will I do this coming weekend? You can find that out over at WIB?, which comes at you in a couple of days! I will see you all then!

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