This weekend was indeed a good one for the frogs, as The Princess and the Frog won the weekend box office with a solid though not overwhelming haul of $25 million. Also, Invictus opened to $9 million.
Overall: The Twilight Saga: New Moon is now up to $267 million and The Blind Side continues its strong performance with its overall haul up to $150 million.
I’m not going to go into intense psychoanalysis about the box office this weekend. The haul wasn’t so overwhelming, and I think there were a few reasons for that: lousy cold weather in a lot of places, a lack of new titles to choose from at the theaters (since lots of people have already seen the rest of them), the fact that there really weren’t any “event” movies rolling out this weekend, and so on. Make up your own reasons, they’ll probably be just as good.
I really do think this is the calm before the storm, so to speak, and that the box office will be jammed beginning next week when Avatar rolls out. I tend to think, though, that Avatar might be one of those movies that might end up doing good business over a number of weeks, rather than steamroll out of the gate all at once.
I’ll have more to say about Avatar later this week, but for now, here are the box office results for the weekend.
- The Princess and the Frog - $25,000,000
- The Blind Side - $15,450,000
- Invictus - $9,085,000
- The Twilight Saga: New Moon - $8,000,000
- A Christmas Carol (2009) - $6,871,000
- Brothers - $5,000,000
- 2012 - $4,400,000
- Old Dogs - $4,396,000
- Armored - $3,500,000
- Ninja Assassin - $2,710,000
That does it for now. See you later this week for another round of box office predictions here at the Reject Report!