Monday, January 26, 2009


Coming in at number one this weekend for the second time in the row is the from what I hear not so funny slapstick comedy "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" which brought in $21.5 Million to bring it's total to $64.8 Million.

In at #2 is a movie that I don't remember seeing even one trailer for, the latest installment in the Underworld series, "Underworld: Rise of the Lycans" which brought in $20.7 Million. A great feat considering it had minimal advertising.

Falling down two slots is the Clint Eastwood gang wars film "Gran Torino" which brought in $16 Million, bringing it's grand total to $97.6 Million.

In fourth place is the doggy dog flick "Hotel for Dogs" which brought in $12.4 million. Bringing it's total to $37 million.

Rounding out the top five this week is the movie that I didn't quite make it to see this past weekend but shall see in the forthcoming days "Slumdog Millionaire" which brought in $10.6 Million which brings it's total to $55.9 Million. I'm guessing they've finally released it wide.

And dropping all the way to tenth place this week which has to be at least a 75% drop in sales is the suprisingly good film "Notorious" which brought in $5.7 million to bring it's total to $31.8 million. I'm wondering if the theaters dropped "Notorious" for "Slumdog Millionaire" considering their two very drastic changes in weekend business at the box office.