FLOP POP FIZZLE, The Obligatory Weekend B.O. Report: Tyler’s Perry’s ‘Bad’ Takes #1, ‘Halloween 2′ Fails To Scare Up An Audience
Tyler Perry had his third best opening ever at the box office this weekend with I Can Do Bad All By Myself. The melodrama, which features his trademark character Madea, took in an impressive $24 M (it only cost an estimated $13 M to produce). Bad may not have been Perry’s best opening, but its total was more than enough to secure the top spot in what was another dismal box office weekend.
The Tim Burton-produced animated kids pic, 9, also managed to have a solid opening, coming in second with $15.3 M. Holding steady in third place, Inglourious Basterds finally broke the $100 M threshold with its take of $6.55 M. The other new releases weren’t so lucky.
As was the case with Halloween II, the sub-standard slasher flick Sorority Row failed to attract an audience despite a huge marketing push by Summit Entertainment, earning $5.2 M for sixth place. Maybe somebody should give the studios the seemingly obvious advice to start releasing horror movies closer to the Halloween. The thriller Whiteout, starring Kate Beckinsale, debuted in seventh place with $5.1 M and looks to be another loser for Dark Castle Entertainment.
The holdovers from last week didn’t fare much better. The Final Destination had a steep decline, dropping from first to fifth place, and Gamer, the actioner starring Gerard Butler, plunged 66%, earning $3.5 M for tenth place.
It looks like lightning won’t be striking twice for Sandra Bullock, whose early summer rom-com The Proposal became a $100 M plus hit. In its second week of release, All About Steve slipped one notch to number four, taking in $5.8 M for a new cume of $21.8 M.