Did It Bomb? Weekend of 4/18/08

Another weekend has gone by, and let me tell you, the competition was certainly the fiercest I’ve seen in quite a long time! I made my calls with WIB? right before the weekend. Did I make the right ones?

Read on, kids! It’s time for DIB?!

88 Minutes: Al Pacino’s life is put in danger after he testifies in the trial of a murderer who is sent off to death row. He’s trying to not only fend off whoever is after him within a very short amount of time, but he has to listen to the speculation by the very guy he helped put away!
Will It Bomb? Pacino is so highly regarded, it really goes without saying that it will do well! It’ll probably set up shop in the Top 5!
Did It Bomb? What a nice start! Earning a decent $6.8 million, this ended up at #4!
Outcome: Score! 1 out of 5.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall: Jason Segel is dating A-list star Kristen Bell, or he was dating her in the beginning of this movie. When she leaves him for another guy, broken-hearted Jason jets to Hawaii for some R&R. He wasn’t expecting to run into the ex, with the new guy, was he?
Will It Bomb? Everything about this film screams “gold.” With its massive marketing campaign, hot actors, popular production genre. It’s going to take down Prom Night, and hit the top!
Did It Bomb? It may have jacked Prom Night from its standing, but stopped short at the #2 position, making $17.3 million.
Outcome: Mezza-mezza. 1 ½ out of 5.

The Forbidden Kingdom
: Jet Li and Jackie Chan together in a film? Sign me up! A teenage martial arts film fanboy gets something unexpected when he wakes up in ancient China. When these two masters have the daunting task of helping him fulfill his destiny and learn Martial Arts, that’s when I get excited!
Will It Bomb? Based on the target audience of teens and tweens, I think it shouldn’t get a lot of revenue despite those leads. Middle of the 10.
Did It Bomb? Man! I definitely should have called this better! With $20.9 million, it skyrocketed far and fast where? Into the #1 slot!
Outcome: Strike! 1 ½ out of 5.

Pathology: Someone within a group of overachieving medical students decide to go off and kill a lot of people for what? Funsies? To one-up one another? Beats me!
Will It Bomb? The competition is up there, but I think this should make it into the center of the 10.
Did It Bomb? This actually was put into Limited Release, but did make $50,000 from around 46 theatres. Not bad…
Outcome: Strike! 1 ½ out of 5.

Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden? (Limited Release): Morgan Spurlock has really found his fanbase and a niche in these quirky documentaries! Judging from the trailer, he somehow peppers the topic of terrorism and his talks with Muslims with a little bit of humor. He also goes over to the Middle East to try to track down the elusive person mentioned in the title.
Will It Bomb? This should make some money! Spurlock knows a good thing when he sees it!
Did It Bomb? In about 102 theatres, this brought in a bit over $143,200. Pretty good!
Outcome: Score! 2 ½ out of 5.

***Official Box Office tallies and positions according to Variety (, The Hollywood Reporter ( and The Internet Movie Database (
I backslid a little bit this week, but I’m confident that it will get better! Come on back later this week for WIB?, where hopefully, I will be able to change it! See you then!

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