I often say it is “feast or famine” at the box office, and as has been the custom for the past several weeks, the trend held true as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs won the weekend with a healthy $30.1 million haul. So there’s no question about what movie was the big winner this weekend.
As for the big loser — well, I have to say the slam dunk winner was Jennifer’s Body, which turned into Jennifer’s “Dead” Body at the box office. It only hauled in $6.8 million, a truly dismal performance that exceeded everyone’s worst expectations. Well, that’s what happens when you make a lousy movie that disappoints the horror fans: they don’t show up. And if this isn’t proof that Megan Fox can’t carry a movie all by herself, I dunno what is.
I’m actually kind of surprised, given the hype over Fox and over whatever Diablo Cody does. I guess people are more interested these days in seeing a good movie than falling for any hype, and I think people just felt Jennifer’s Body just wasn’t any good.
The other results speak for themselves. My own feeling about The Informant! is that this is the kind of movie that will do a fair bit of week-in and week-out business and benefit from enough word-of-mouth to stay in the Top Ten, at least for a while.
- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – $30,100,000
- The Informant! – $10,545,000
- Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself – $10,060,000
- Love Happens – $8,456,000
- Jennifer’s Body – $6,800,000
- 9 – $5,458,000
- Inglourious Basterds – $3,603,000
- All About Steve – $3,400,000
- Sorority Row – $2,489,000
- The Final Destination – $2,375,000
That is it for this weekend! See you later for more prognostications here at the Reject Report!