Weekend Box Office: The Hangover Surprises, Beats Up
06.08.09 by REELZ
||Touted as "The Sleeper of the Summer" by People and several other publications, the R-rated romp backs it up in first week of release.
||Tiny Week 2 dropoff nearly allows Pixar to hold off Vegas bachelor party pic.
|Land of the Lost
||A Universal executive was quoted saying, "We didn't do the business that we hoped." Good one!
|Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
||What museum should Museum 3 take place in?
||Trek slowing but still at low-digit Warp Speed. Franchise reboot is current 2009 box office leader.
Bomb of the Week: Land of the Lost isn't just up for Bomb of the Week, it's a leading contender for Bomb of the Year, with just $19.5M in box office receipts against a $200M bill to produce, market, and distribute. Wither Will Ferrell? Or wither big-screen adaptations of cheesy '70s TV shows?
If Land of the Lost was the Fat Man, Nia Vardalos's My Life in Ruins is Little Boy. Her attempt to recapture some of that Greek Wedding magic failed with just $3.2M and an anemic $2,771-per-screen average.