Well, it was another losing weekend at the box office generally and for one Mr. Dane Cook in particular. His flick My Best Friend’s Girl crashed into third place at $8.3 million, allowing Samuel L. Jackson to win his own personal box office battle with a $15.6 million showing for Lakeview Terrace.
Really, what do you expect from a Dane Cook movie? This guy has appeared in so many stinkers by this point that the public is totally wise to it by now. People are unwilling to give this guy any more of their hard-earned money — and believe me, in this economy it’s hard-earned money indeed. I notice Rotten Tomatoes had nothing good to say about My Best Friend’s Girl, with a 7% drubbing over there. Life is all bad for Dane Cook.
I just hope that Dane Cook fires his agent or picks better material, or something. Isn’t it sad when you can tell whether a movie is good or bad just by looking at the movie posters and seeing who is in it? That’s the situation for Dane Cook right now — he’s turned into the male version of Carmen Electra. By the way, Cook’s female co-star has nothing to be proud of, either. Kate Hudson has starred in one stinker after another herself lately. She was in Fool’s Gold and was also in You, Me and Dupree last year. Everyone hated those movies, too. It’s too bad, because I like Kate Hudson. She’s really better than a lot of the stuff she’s been in.
Here are the final estimates for the weekend:
|1. Lakeview Terrace||$15.6 million|
|2. Burn After Reading||$11.2 million|
|3. My Best Friend’s Girl||$8.3 million|
|4. Igor||$8.0 million|
|5. Righteous Kill
|6. Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys
|7. The Women||$5.3 million|
|8. Ghost Town||$5.2 million|
|9. The Dark Knight||$2.9 million|
|10. The House Bunny
There’s not much more to add to what has been yet another modest weekend at the theaters, other than to say that The Dark Knight is still earning money and is now up to $521,925,000. So watch out, Titanic. Your all-time record might fall one of these days yet.
See you later this week for more predictions here at the Reject Report!