Monday, December 28, 2009


Avatar holds on a second week on top of the Box Office, eclipsing its performance from last week with $75 million this weekend.  The praise continues to pour in for the film shot in 3-D technology and internationally to-date it has made $615 million worldwide in two weeks alone. Hopefully this will silence Perez Hilton in his claims that this film has "tanked".  Are you serious, Perez?  Get real, girl.

Sherlock Holmes starring Robert Downey Jr., Canadian darling Rachel McAdams and Jude Law opened in second this holiday weekend with $65.4 million.  The film has received some great reviews overall.  The film broke the previous record set by Marley & Me, with $24.7 million on its opening day - the biggest Christmas Day opening film of all time.

Fox's animated feature Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel opened in third with a hefty $50.2 million in its debut.  I myself cannot believe how impressive this years' opening day numbers are.  I would attribute to this to being a result of Christmas Day falling on a Friday, normally an opening day for new films anyhow, enticing movie-goers with a wider selection of new films.

Universal Pictures' romantic comedy It's Complicated starring Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin performed very well in fourth, exceeding most expectations, taking in $22.1 million this weekend.  Read my review of it here.

Up In The Air expanded to 1,900 theatres this weekend and it took in $11.8 million alone based on all the Oscar buzz it continues to get.  Best Picture?  Not quite.

The Weinstein Company's musical Nine, which I absolutely adored and saw twice this weekend, performed well below expectations in eight spot, earning just $5.5 million.  The studio takes a severe hit after investing $80 million in this film, although hopefully it will fare better overseas when it gets a foregin release next year.  Perhaps this was an issue of timing because there certainly was enough buzz surrounding the film and the fine performances it features.  Oh well...  Check out my review of it here.

1 comment:

  1. I went and saw Sherlock Holmes with family over the break not expecting much but was pleasantly surprised. Downey is very good in that character.

    We wanted to see Nine but it wasn't playing in our theatres. I'm guessing its in limited release? That could be why it didn't debut as high as it could have...