Monday, September 13, 2010

Box Office Monday

I know you're all surprised but despite the fact that all three of the previous installments have ranged from mediocre to downright awful, the newest "Resident Evil" grabbed the reigns at the box office this weekend with a healthy $27 million. Obviously there's a market for these things but man I wish there wasn't. It isn't that much of a triumph, however, considering absolutely NO ONE went to their local theater this weekend. That's partly due to football (oh, glorious football, I have missed thee) but partly due to an embarrassing collection of films to choose from. Award season cannot get here fast enough. Side note, "The Last Exorcism" has gotten itself up to a $38 million dollar domestic draw. That may not sound that impressive until you consider that its entire production budget was $1.8 million, which makes it one of the most profitable films of the year.

1. "Resident Evil: Afterlife" - $27.7 million
2. "Takers" - $6.1 ($48.1 million total)
3. "The American" - $5.9 ($26.7)
4. "Machete" - $4.2 ($20.8)
5. "Going the Distance" - $3.8 ($14)
6. "The Other Guys" - $3.6 ($112.7)
7. "The Last Exorcism" - $3.5 ($38.2)
8. "The Expendables" - $3.3 ($98.5)
9. "Inception" - $3.0 ($282.4)
10. "Eat Pray Love" - $2.9 ($74.6)

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