No, listen, I have good news! We won the weekend box office!
In another weekend where it was painfully obvious that we’re all just treading water until the big movies we want to see come out, 10,000 BC easily took first place, with a reasonably respectable gross of $35.7 million. The other new major studio release of the weekend, Disney’s College Road Trip took in $14 million. Vantage Point hung around for third place with $7.5 million and Will Ferrell’s Semi-Pro continued to throw up bricks, dropping 65% in its second week out for a take of $5.9 million. The Bank Job, playing in only 1,603 theaters did respectable business with $5.7 million (figures courtesy of BoxOfficeMojo).
From indie world, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day opened in 535 locations and earned $2.5 million for a per showing average of $4,750, which seems good enough for the lighter than air pic.
Variety notes that 10,000 BC had, as expected, an audience that skewed male (61%) but interestingly was almost even in audience members under 25 and over 25; the pic had been expected to play heavily to the young kids, so an adult audience was actually encouraging. This movie probably won’t hold on long here, but seems like the type of movie to have a promising future overseas. Cultural impact of this film? None whatsoever–let’s just say it’s no One Million Years BC.
Raquel Welch in 1967′s One Million Years BC, back when a girl in an animal skin bikini meant something.
Wake me up when the good movies get here, okay?