Weekend Wrap Up: The Holidays Take their Toll

December 9, 2008 by Joe 

As I said in when I previewed the movies this past weekend, I didn’t really think that the films being released were appropriate for the time of the year. Well, the box office really showed that, with Four Christmases taking home the top spot again. In fact, the films that were released did so poorly, only two of them cracked the top 10! Let’s see how the box office rounded out:

1 Four Christmases (2008) $16.8M $69.4M
2 Twilight (2008/I) $13M $138M
3 Bolt (2008) $9.8M $79.4M
4 Australia (2008) $7.05M $30.9M
5 Quantum of Solace (2008) $6.75M $152M
6 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) $5.08M $166M
7 Transporter 3 (2008) $4.67M $25.5M
8 Punisher: War Zone (2008) $4.27M $4.27M
9 Cadillac Records (2008) $3.45M $3.45M
10 Role Models (2008) $2.57M $61.6M

So, like I said, Four Christmases held strong. Twilight remained in the #2 spot. Some interesting news out of that camp though. I read over at Film School Rejects that director Catherine Hardwicke will no longer be working on the series! It seems that Summit was not happy with the direction that the film took, saying that Hardwicke did more harm than good to the movie. Everyone’s favorite superdog, Bolt, rounded out the top 3.

The holidays are quickly ramping up, and I need to see more movies. Any recommendations? This past weekend, being fairly uneventful, only had one guest who annoyed me. She called, insisting that she had checked the paper and that we did not play a show that we had advertised. I told her that if she wanted to hold on, I would definitely check to see what, if anything, caused that show not to play. She didn’t want any of that….. what I think she wanted was for me to give her some free movies. I went and checked anyway, but the show that she was talking about really wasn’t playing… the schedule was different between Saturday and Sunday… and I’m guessing she may have checked the wrong day or not at all.

I try not to let things like that get to me, so I just let it go. Other than that, I just did my thing and stayed busy.. especially with my hockey games last week!

More movies to be released this week… we’ll check em out tomorrow!


One Response to “Weekend Wrap Up: The Holidays Take their Toll”

  1. gestrica on December 9th, 2008 5:21 am

    With the lot of comments all over the world Four Christmases (2008) is getting in to hearts of people with lot of interest. I love the story of the movie. All in all it is December. The month every one thinks about their families.