Hello, people! Up here in New England, another snowstorm hit Monday! Just what we needed! Well, at least most of you chose to go to the cinema the weekend before it all started! Are you ready to get all those nifty results to my predictions? You’ve come to the right place! This weekend’s DIB? is revved up and ready to go!
First Sunday: A desperate Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan need some dough quick, so not only do they decide to commit robbery, but to add more to that horrendous idea is the choice of locale for the crime: church. I’m rolling my eyes just pondering it. Will It Bomb? I think it’ll be either dead last on the last, or at the worst, a complete bomb. Did It Bomb? All right. I should have guessed this would happen. Much to my dismay, this pulled in $19 million and made it to #2. Outcome: Strike! 0 out of 4.
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale: Jason Statham, what have you done? You went and got yourself into quite a mess by picking a really horrific script! The badass tried to be a medieval badass to help the kingdom, but it wasn’t looking like anyone was biting. Will It Bomb? It’s going to bomb like there’s no tomorrow! If any of it is salvageable, it will be at the low, low end of the 10. Did It Bomb? Absolutely and undoubtedly a total bomb! I knew it! It only made $3.3 million! Outcome: Score! 1 out of 4.
The Orphanage: Guillermo Del Toro introduces Juan Antonio Bayona’s story of a woman living in a freaky looking house where there may be something of a supernatural nature taking place. Will It Bomb? Del Toro’s got plenty of respect from the industry, so that will shine a needed light on this newcomer. While this will make a good amount of money, I don’t think there was enough publicity and such to get in on the Top 10 so soon. Did It Bomb? $2 million made over the weekend in its Limited Release! That’s great! This will be one to keep an eye on! Outcome: Score! 2 out of 4.
The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie: The vegetables from this popular children’s series get Sparrowed in this newest installment. Will It Bomb? The fans and the kids will bring in some cash for this flick. It will do fairly well, and will probably make it into the center of the 10. Did It Bomb? Well, it didn’t go up the ladder like I thought it would, but it made a decent amount of $4.42 million and landed in the #9 position. Outcome: Mezza-mezza. 2 ½ out of 4.
I have an exciting update! A couple of weeks ago, I talked a bit about a little flick called The Bucket List. Talk about a success! This past weekend it skyrocketed to the # 1 spot, taking in a total of $21 million dollars!
***Official Box Office tallies and positions according to Variety (variety.com), The Hollywood Reporter (hollywoodreporter.com) and the Internet Movie Database (imdb.com).
All righty, kids! I’ve reached the end for this past weekend! WIB? will be coming at you in a couple of days will all the newbies. Stay tuned for next week’s edition of DIB? for all the results! I will see you all then!