April 25, 2006

Box Office Update for 4/21-4/23: Silent Hill Creeps to the Top

An R rated film tops the charts again. Silent Hill went right to the top, despite not being screened for critics, or perhaps because of it. It is getting decidedly mixed reaction from viewers, and pretty much negative word from critics. I have to say that I liked it, it was not completely successful, but it tried to do something different. Christophe Gans has given an interesting piece of surrealistic survival horror.

Coming in right behind our horror movie leader is a horror movie spoof. Scary Movie 4 slipped nearly 60%, but still managed to come in second. So far it has brought in nearly $68 million, which should pretty much pave the way for a fifth movie in the series. Does anyone else recall when the first film claimed there wouldn't be a sequel?

Coming in third is another new release this week, the poltical thriller The Sentinel. It was met with only so-so numbers. Of course, it is only a so-so movie. Kiefer Sutherland puts his Jack Bauer in a suit and goes toe to toe with his mentor, played by Michael Douglas. It was OK, but fell way short in the character development component. This could have used a little fleshing out.

The one other new release arrived DOA. That film is none other than the Hugh Grant/Dennis Quaid comedy, American Dreamz. This was universally panned by critics, and the few who saw it seemed to agree. I have seen nothing good on this one.

My predictions were OK this week, I went for 4 for 10. I did a little better down the middle, but towards the end there two films kind of surprised me. I hadn't even figured on Take the Lead and Friends with Money came out of nowhere.

Four films dropped off the top ten this week: Thank You for Smoking (11), Lucky Number Slevin (12), Failure to Launch (13), and V for Vendetta (14).

This Week

Last WeekMy GuessTitleWknd GrossOverallWeek in release
1N1Silent Hill$20,152,598$20,152,5981
214Scary Movie 4$16,814,942$67,478,1812
3N3The Sentinel$14,367,854$14,367,8541
422Ice Age: The Meltdown$13,284,408$168,348,1354


The Wild$8,332,068$22,240,6352
636The Benchwarmers$7,256,143$47,101,4183
75-Take the Lead$4,176,517$29,482,6133
8610Inside Man$3,748,955$81,313,5105
9N7American Dreamz$3,667,420$3,667,4201
1015-Friends with Money$3,179,025$4,960,7653

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