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Weekend B.O. (Sept. 24-26)

WSII_b_370x278 []O.K. I confess, I admit that right now I would rather be writing about Bishop Eddie Long and that scandal he’s currently neck deep in (and you just KNOW he’s guilty don’t you?), but this is Shadow And Act we have to do what we do best. And since this is Sunday that means the weekend box office report.

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps was No. 1, but did far less than expected. But let’s be honest. Was there ANY real desire to see a sequel 23 years after the original came out? On top of that, it’s not nearly even remotely as good as the original either. That talking Aussie owl cartoon was No.2, and Ben Affleck’s superb crime drama (go see it if you haven’t yet)  The Town held strong at No. 3.

But what’s amazing is that BOTH Inception and Takers are still in the top ten. Who would have predicted that?

The rest below…

1. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (Fox)  Weekend $19M
2. Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls (Warner Bros) Weekend $16.3M
3. The Town (Warner Bros)  Cume $49.1M
4. Easy A (Screen Gems/Sony) Weekend $10.8M (-39%), Cume $32.9M
5. You Again (Disney) Weekend $8.3M
6. Devil (Universal)  Weekend $6.7M (-45%), Cume $22M
7. Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D (Screen Gems/Sony) Weekend $4.9M, Cume $52M
8. Alpha & Omega (Lionsgate)Weekend $4.7M (-48%), Cume $15.1M
9. Takers (Screen Gems/Sony)Weekend $1.6M, Cume $54.9M
10. Inception (Warner Bros)  Weekend $1.2M, Cume $287M

8 comments to Weekend B.O. (Sept. 24-26)

  • But Sergio, don’t make your move too soon. There is breaking news on the Eddie Long story. Nearly 1000 people have viewed it, so you better hurry if you want be one of the first to get your review on the table. Where is MsWoo when we really need her? Anyway, it’s and exclusive interview… *wink*

    HERE: http://careycarey-carrymehome.blogspot.com/2010/09/steve-harvey-and-eddie-long-exclusive.html

  • Lol. I feel you on wanting to discuss “the scandal” right now.

    I’m really glad that “Takers” and “Inception” are still in the top ten because.. *whispers* I have yet to see them. I’ll definitely have to get them in within the next couple of weeks.

  • Well Ms Dark Chocolate Orchid, whenever you do see Inception, take an interpreter with you, or at the very least don’t blink or go to the bathroom. I mean, although the action scenes are great, my middle of the road brain couldn’t quite understand what was going on. Don’t get me wrong, the concept was easy to follow, but dreams within dreams, within dreams, were a little too much for me. See, I don’t want to give away the movie, but to figure out that the “actors” never really went anywhere, in spite of all the action in which they were engaged, was a little baffling to me.

    But yeah, how could a person avoid the juicy scandal of the week. Well, maybe they can go see a good movie?

  • Jackson

    @Carey-Carey

    That is baffling, especially considering that I already read somewhere else that in one scene a whole group vanished at the same time, never to be seen or heard from again.

    Then the main characters were able to escape from the other madness and move on with their lives.

    Are you sure we are talking about the same movie?

    • Well Jackson, maybe we are talking about the same movie. Then again, maybe we are not. I told you it was confusing.

      But I don’t remember any great vanishing act. Check that, there’s quite a bit of “vanishing” going on in this movie. But see, I can’t drop all the secrets.

      You mentioned the actors escaping the madness and moving on with their lives. Well, again, some of them “escape” and I believe some… well, I can’t say. And see, it’s not what one wold call madness. Okay, they risk their lives to go back in time to change a few things. And in that process, some do not want to come back “home”… I think. But here’s another kicker, if they should somehow be killed while in this sleep state (yeah, sleep state)they could find themselves lost in a limbo.

      Jackson, ya gotta see the picture, and then see it again. I can’t wait for it to come out on video. I love watching the whole picture while listening to the directors commentary. There are loads of jewels in that experience. Well, maybe I should say it gives one (me) a greater insight and understanding of the movie, and the movie making process.

  • I never thought that superb and Ben Affleck would ever be in the same sentence. I have to see that movie ASAP!

  • Jackson

    CareyCarey,

    I was a little confused and thrown off before you came buck with the ‘answers’ to my questions. Now I am completely thrown off course!

    Now until I see the movie I feel like I am the one in ‘limbo’.

    *lol*

  • Yeah Jackson, take your S.O. to a mantinee, and come back and tell us what you think. Don’t get me wrong, the movie was entertaining in many ways, but I had to process it. And the ending, you’ll never figure that out before it happens. But since you’re itching for me to tell you more *smile*, I’ll just say to keep a keen eye on the opening scenes. Those scenes will be the key to the ending.

    Now, don’t come back here until you’ve seen the movie *lol*. But wait, we are talking about Inception, right?