Did It Bomb? Weekend of 3/21/08

Good evening, everyone! It is officially Spring, but up here in New England, winter is lingering for a bit too long!

This weekend brought a couple of new movies, so now it’s time to see if they lived up to their hype! Did I get it right this time or is it back to the old drawing board?

Welcome to this week’s edition of DIB?! Off we go!

Drillbit Taylor: Starring Owen Wilson and co-written by Seth Rogen, high schoolers are jonesing for a bodyguard and hire, you guessed it, Drillbit Taylor. In order to keep an eye on his charges, he also poses as a teacher and might get some love as a result!
Will It Bomb? Not a lot of positive feedback towards this, but it should do well, regardless. It’ll make it into at least the middle of the 10, and possibility into the #5 slot.
Did It Bomb?
It did much better than I thought it would! It landed in the #4 spot, bringing along a decent $10.2 million.
Outcome: Score! 1 out of 3.

Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns: Or as I like to call it, When Angela met Madea. Single mother Angela Bassett journeys to Georgia to meet the family of the father she never knew. This features an impressive supporting cast, including Perry as his alter ego.
Will It Bomb? Tyler Perry has the touch, so this one will do just as well as his other flicks. Absolute Top 5 contender.
Did It Bomb? I got another one! This earned a tidy $20 million, and blasted into the #2 position!
Outcome: Score! 2 out of 3.

Shutter: OK. I’ll spell this one out in three short bursts. Remake of another Asian thriller (what else is new?)…starring Joshua Jackson…apparitions show up in pictures that have been developed. Any takers?
Will It Bomb? With a vague trailer and an unoriginal story, it’ll make the Low-to-Mid end of the Top 10.
Did It Bomb? What a shock! This glided into #3 and made a nice $10.7 million.
Outcome: Strike! 2 out of 3.

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

As the old saying goes, two out of three isn’t bad! It’s a lot better than before, let me tell you! It’s looking up! Everything should hopefully go smoothly all through this season!

The question is, can I pull it off again? Later on this week, you’ll get a whole new set of assessments over at WIB?! That’s where the test will lie! I will see you then!

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