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Box Office Hell

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12 Responses to “Box Office Hell”

  1. Rob says:

    Too high on In the Land of Women. That sucker’s fighting to scrape up $3-4 million this weekend, I guarantee.

  2. teambanzai says:

    Vacancy #1 and Hot Fuzz at #6 Really? I guess I’m just out of touch.

  3. LexG says:

    Don’t underestimate the AWESOME POWER of Kristen Stewart, aka K-STEW, who ought to be the NEXT BIG THING.
    Hell, by Hollywood logic, she should already be landing 10-million dollar paydays, since THE MESSENGERS *dropped* at number one. But she’s just compulsively watching– kind of like Scarlett Johansson crossed with Evan Rachel Wood, if the former were thinner and the latter more AWESOME.
    K-STEW 4 EVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Oh, and anyone who laughs at that cross-eyed chick saying MUUUUUURRRRRRDER in the HOT FUZZ trailer deserves the death penalty. Wack-ass, unfunny British humor. Seriously, why not just bring out Mr. Bean while you’re at it?
    Why doesn’t DAVID POLAND just break down some day in this blog and say he’s chronically depressed because he covers the industry from a remove? He does good work and all, but wouldn’t ANYONE rather be an actor, all getting paid MILLIONS to make out with EvanJohansstewortman instead of working some lame job? ADMIT YOUR DEPRESSION, blogger and film reviewers of the world. I own up to it… I’d kill to be Brad Pitt or even Adam Brody for three days. Doesn’t it tear your soul apart that they get to be a part of film history, AND bang hot models and actress, just for sheer force of their fame, looks and money? How can any man or woman, but especially man, go to his NON-FAMOUS, NON-ACTOR, NON-MODEL-BANGING JOB every day of their life and not want to kill themselves? If you can;t admit you wouldn’t be happier palling around on movie sets as the STAR instead of a doughy journalist, that’s pure disingenuousness.
    Everyone on here– EVERYONE– just try justifying how you believe you wouldn’t be happier as Mark Wahlberg. Do you realize and ACCEPT that you’re never going to have sex with famous women?

  4. EDouglas says:

    Glad I saw this because the update I did last night somehow didn’t upload as I thought it had. I knew that I had upped some of those numbers since Tuesday and couldn’t figure out why they weren’t listed as such.
    Vacancy’s the same but the correct predictions are:
    Fracture 10.1
    In the Land of Women 6.9
    Hot Fuzz 6.5

  5. EDouglas says:

    “Vacancy #1 and Hot Fuzz at #6 Really? I guess I’m just out of touch.”
    I think it’s more about the fact that Hot Fuzz is in a third the number of theatres of all the other movies.

  6. Stella's Boy says:

    You could be right Rob, but I have this feeling that younger females who love Adam Brody as well females young and old who love a rom-com will want to see ITLOW this weekend since everything else is either a one-word thriller (Disturbia, Fracture, Vacancy), a comedy (Hot Fuzz, Blades of Glory) or a kid’s flick (Meet the Robinson’s). It doesn’t have much direct competition and if enough of them show up, I have a feeling ITLOW could make closer to double-digits than $3-$4 million.
    I only have one one-word thriller left to see. Vacancy is as painfully mediocre and unsatisfying as Disturbia. I do not understand the positive reviews for either. Each has an awful ending that is quite laughable and what precedes it is not anything special at all. I hope Fracture is better. If nothing else Hopkins and Gosling should make a better team than Wilson/Beckinsale and Labeouf/Morse.

  7. Jeremy Smith says:

    If young females loved Adam Brody that much, they would’ve kept watching THE O.C.

  8. “Vacancy #1 and Hot Fuzz at #6 Really? I guess I’m just out of touch.”
    Ed beat me to it, but yes, Hot Fuzz is opening on just over 800 screens.
    Moving on. It just occured to me that I had never seen a trailer for Vacancy and got on YouTube to have a look (my interest was piqued by the good reviews and that sort of amazing poster) and someone who goes by the name of IceVallejo left this amusing comment:
    “another Hostel wannabe…”
    Another… HOSTEL (!) wannabe. That amuses me to no end.

  9. EDouglas says:

    Damn, I should have kept my big mouth shut and not bothered to upload that update cause I was a lot closer on Tuesday than when I updated with actual theatre counts. Disturbia wins the weekend with over $14 million. Fracture is #2 with over $10 million. Blades of Glory and Vacancy are neck and neck for third.

  10. anghus says:

    LexG
    some people blog and work in the industry. And for the record, i wouldn’t want to be an actor, ever. Even a famous actor with money who fucks models.
    Only stupid people believe that everyone’s aspirations to work in the industry hinge on money and fucking hot women. You can have money and fuck hot women without being in the entertainment industry.
    I don’t doubt that there are a lot of armchair filmmakers/studio execs on blogs like this. But you paint with a real broad brush and sound like a real dick.
    I’ve met a lot of famous people and worked with a few, and i can tell you that the most miserable sons of bitches i ever met were actors with some degree of success. Money and sex don’t make them any happier. If you believe that those things are what makes your life ‘better’, than you obviously have never had a lot of either.
    Thanks for the laugh though.

  11. Lota says:

    The Five-0 rocks
    Hot Fuzz will be a sleeper hit. The big three one word titles suck…anyone who likes the Beastie Boys “Sabotage” will find something to like here.
    add more screens dudes

  12. ManWithNoName says:

    Not to mention, anghus, that last I checked there were a ton of beautiful women in the world, most who are not famous, so I could really care less if I can’t “have sex with famous women.”

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