Monday Morning Box Office Report – Apr. 14, 2008

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When it comes to movies, I know sometimes people aren’t interested in discussing box office numbers because they feel that it gives little to no indication about the true value of a film. I tend to agree, however, I often find it fascinating to see what actually sells to the general public, and this weekend I was pretty surprised to see that the remake of Prom Night made over $22 million. Really? I’m not complaining or saying that people are stupid for going to see it, I’m just shocked that such a generic-looking film with no big names attracted this much attention, especially after The Ruins failed to make an impression last week. I can’t imagine it was just fans of the original who bought tickets for it. I guess the key difference is that Prom Night was rated PG-13 while The Ruins was R… yet another bad omen for R-rated horror flicks. Meanwhile Street Kings sat at #2 after a $12 million weekend, and 21, Nim’s Island and Leatherheads rounded out the top 5. Horton Hears a Who! dropped to #6, while Smart People debuted at #7 with only $4.2 million.

1. Prom Night — $22.7M
2. Street Kings — $12M
3. 21 — $11M
4. Nim’s Island — $9M
5. Leatherheads — $6.21M
6. Horton Hears a Who! — $6M
7. Smart People — $4.2M
8. The Ruins — $3.25M
9. Superhero Movie — $3.11M
10. Drillbit Taylor — $2.07M

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  • Itchy-Finger

    I caught Smart People this weekend, and although it isn’t going to break any records at the box office or at the awards. I did enjoy the film, Thomas Haden Church is so fuckin’ funny. Plus I was quite surprised how much I liked Quaid in this film, I thought he did a great job.

  • Prom Night was the worst theatrical release I have ever seen. Period.