Weekend Wrap-Up for April 20-22, 2007

Sleepy Box Office Waits for Spider-Man

By John Hamann

April 22, 2007

It really is easy to lose one's temper at Wal-Mart.

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Our number seven film this weekend is Sony's Are We Done Yet?, and the answer again this weekend is no, not yet, but very, very soon (I'll be having a party when its over). This Ice Cube schlock earned $5.2 million and was off 42%. So far, the most unnecessary of unnecessary sequels has earned $39.6 million.

Finally we have our last new release of the weekend, In the Land of Women with Meg Ryan. In the Land of Women earned $4.9 million from 2,155 venues this weekend and had an average of $2,283. This movie was ignored by distributor Warner Bros., who failed to support this film with much marketing. It was 48% fresh at RottenTomatoes, and will be forgotten very quickly.

After finishing fourth last weekend, the Bruce Willis/Halle Berry flick Perfect Stranger plummeted to ninth as moviegoers voted with their wallets. Perfect Stranger earned a mere $4.1 million this weekend, as viewers handed this one a weekend-to-weekend drop of 63%. Utterly forgettable, Perfect Stranger has now earned only $18.1 million and is an utter disaster for Sony.


In tenth, we have the film that won't go away in Wild Hogs. The Disney live actioner somehow earned another $2.9 million and was off 39%. So far, Wild Hogs has earned $156.2 million.

Overall, things weren't great, but it doesn't really matter, as everyone is taking a break prior to Spider-Man. The top ten this weekend could only generate about $70.1 million, a far cry from last year's tally of $97 million, when patrons were conned into seeing number one film Silent Hill. Next weekend will be more of the same, as the filler fest continues.

Top Ten for Weekend of April 20-22, 2007
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Percentage Drop from Last Week
Gross ($)
Gross ($)
1 Disturbia 3,015 -39% 13.5 40.7
2 Fracture 2,443 New 11.2 11.2
3 Blades of Glory 3,459 -44% 7.8 101.1
4 Vacancy 2,551 New 7.6 7.6
5 Meet the Robinsons 3,003 -43% 7.1 82.2
6 Hot Fuzz 825 New 5.8 5.8
7 Are We Done Yet? 2,944 -42% 5.2 39.6
8 In the Land of Women 2,155 New 4.9 4.9
9 Perfect Stranger 2,661 -63% 4.1 18.1
10 Wild Hogs 2,001 -39% 2.9 156.2

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