Did It Bomb? Weekend of 4/4/08

Good morning, everybody! What a way to ring in a Tuesday! The Box Office scores have been published, and you know that means – I have to put my money where my mouth is! Was I able to deliver an accurate assessment of how this past weekend’s new releases would fare? Let’s find out, shall we!

It’s time for DIB?!

Leatherheads: Starring George Clooney, Renee Zellweger and John Krasinski, you have players in the 1920’s knocking around the pigskin and fighting over a woman. Don’t forget to make it a bit more humorous by making it resemble screwball comedies!

Will It Bomb? I don’t think that this genre is really one that a lot of people will run to go see, even if some A-listers are starring. Low end of the 10, if anything.

Did It Bomb? I guess those Hollywood heavyweights have the power, no matter what! This hit the #2 slot and made a nice $13.5 million.

Outcome: Strike! 0 out of 4.

Nim’s Island: Living on an island with your dad may seem like fun to many of us. Abigail Breslin joins forces with Jodie Foster to save Gerard Butler after the latter disappears. Just what kind of connection does Foster have with the others? All that revealed and more!

Will It Bomb? The two adult leads have officially hit the kiddie market! I vote this will definitely go into the 10, possibly the 5!

Did It Bomb? How did I know? This just came in at #3, just under Leatherheads, and with it, brought $13.3 million.

Outcome: Score! 1 out of 4!

Shine a Light: Martin Scorsese follows around The Rolling Stones during a recent tour, and while all of them are getting on in years, that hasn’t stopped them from burning it up!

Will It Bomb? I highly doubt it! With major longevity in both camps by both parties, it’s raking in the money! Great chance of getting into the Top 10.

Did It Bomb? Well, I found out that although it was only shown in more than 270 theaters, it made a nice chunk of $1.5 million! Let’s hold this one over and see how it progresses!

Outcome: Mezza-mezza. 1 ½ out of 4.

The Ruins: Here’s another journey of some not-so-bright collegiate types who venture off the beaten path to a Mayan temple and come face to face with their own mortality. Sound familiar? This same movie came out (albeit in a different package) back in 2006, and it was called Turistas.

Will It Bomb? Yes, Yes, Yes, a thousand times, Yes! It’s coming in last place, or even lower!

Did It Bomb? No, No, No! I was skunked again! Apparently enough of the masses went for it that it made $7.84 million, and landed in the #5 position. However, it will fall fast!

Outcome: Strike! 1 ½ of 4.

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

Man! It was another lackluster week for me! I’m disappointed! Well, there is always room for improvement and that’s what I’ll be trying for later on this week! That’s when the newest WIB? comes at you! I can’t wait! I’ll see you then!

One Comment

  1. Christine on said:

    The Ruins had a better chance of success than Turistas because it’s based on a best-selling novel. Even though it seems to be a ripoff of Turistas, people went crazy for the novel so they assume the movie has to be good.


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