Weekend Box Office: 8 Mile opens BIG!!!
It looks like Hollywood, critics, movie goers and probably Eminem himself are really surprised at 8 Mile's opening. In his acting debut the always crontroversial rapper has cleaned up at the box office this weekend with an amazing $54.4 million! It wasn't just fans that went to see his movie, but I'm sure a lot of curious people did as well as there was a lot of buzz and hype surrounding this movie. Reviews have been mixed to positive.
And falling to number 2 was last weeks champ, The Santa Clause 2. The much needed hit for Tim Allen continues to do well with $24.8 million and a $60 million total.
Word of mouth is a great thing, and so is multiple viewings, and that looks like that's what keeps happening with The Ring as it continues to stay in the top 5 making the same amount of money on average every weekend. In it's 4th week of release The Ring brought in an additional $16 million for an $86 million total.
I Spy continues to do moderately well in it's second week of release, $9 million.
Jackass continues to lure people in as well with $7.2 million this weekend and a $53 million total.
And the most successful independent film in history My Big Fat Greek Wedding should hit $200 million in about 2 weeks or less. $5.7 million got added this weekend.
Next weekend we have the first major blockbuster of the holiday season, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. While this second film doesn't have all the major hype that last year's Sorcerer's Stone did, this one, now a little darker in tone should still do VERY WELL. A couple of early reviews have been good.
And what other movie dares challenge the power of a wizard? Well Steven Segal does of course in his new movie Half Past Dead. Should be interesting if the troubled actor can get a hit or do moderately well with this one.
Here are your numbers...
1) 8 Mile- $54,464,000 ($54,464,000) NEW!
2) The Santa Clause 2- $24,800,000 ($60,100,000)
3) The Ring- $16,000,000 ($86,100,000)
4) I Spy- $9,000,000 ($24,678,000)
5) Jackass: The Movie- $7,200,000 ($53,319,000)
6) My Big Fat Greek Wedding- $5,752,101 ($192,755,261)
7) Sweet Home Alabama- $3,800,000 ($118,600,000)
8) Ghost Ship- $3,160,000 ($26,174,000)
9) Femme Fatale- $2,830,000 ($3,485,000)
10) Punch-Drunk Love- $2,600,000 ($14,600,000)
11) Frida- $2,571,000 ($4,323,700)
12) Bowling For Columbine- $1,650,000 ($6,874,000)
The Clown Prince
"All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you." -Gandalf in 'The Fellowship of the Ring'