Finally, The Scott has come back with some pretty accurate predictions. After weeks of being way off in my predictions, I can finally say that the numbers are in, and I was pretty close to what everything made.
No surprise – Race To Witch Mountain opened at #1 with $25 million. It had a decent per screen average of almost $8,000, and it should hold up over this week and next until Monsters vs. Aliens come out.
Watchmen did not have a strong hold, and dropped 67.3% from its opening weekend grossing $18 million. Word of mouth has not been strong, and the current North American total is only $86 million. Although I like the film, it’s got to be considered a bit of a disappointment to the bean counters at the studios.
Last House on the Left had a decent opening landing at #3 with $14.6 million. It’s a bit lower than other horror films that have opened this year, but that’s to be expected when you come in late to the game with genre films. Week 2 will be interesting to see if it holds up, as most horror films don’t.
Taken continues to impress, landing in at #4 with $6.6 million. It had the lowest week-to-week drop, off only 9.3%. It is the second highest grossing film of 2009 and is only $11 million behind Paul Blart: Mall Cop to be the highest grossing film of the year so far.
Madea Goes to Jail landed at number 5 with $5.1 million, but that might change when final numbers are released on Monday, as it’s only $100,000 ahead of the next film Slumdog Millionaire.
So – here were my predictions:
1) Race To Witch Mountain – $30 million
2) Watchmen – $19 million
3) Last House On The Left – $18 million
4) Taken – $5 million
5) Slumdog Millionaire – $4 million
Here are the Actual Numbers:
1) Race To Witch Mountain – $25 million
2) Watchmen – $18 million
3) Last House On The Left – $14.6 million
4) Taken – $6.6 million
5) Madea Goes To Jail – $5.1 million
It’s a decent weekend coming up for movies. We’ve got Nicholas Cage in Knowing, Julia Roberts and Clive Owen in Duplicity, and Paul Rudd and Jason Segel in I Love You, Man.