Monday, October 22, 2007
Box Office Weekend Shockers
There were some shockers at the box office this weekend. Josh Hartnett's vampire flick, 30 Days of Night, was number one at the box office with $16 million. The horror film took the bite out of all the A-listers' buzzed-about dramas. Which surprises me because I have never even heard of this movie.
One movie I expected to do well did. Ben Affleck's critically-acclaimed directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone, opened at No. 5, with $6 million. I have to say I might have to check it out. The latest Halle Berry drama, Things We Lost in the Fire, didn't even crack the top 10 which is a shocker considering she is such a big star.
But the biggest shock though is Rendition, the political drama that brought together Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon. It only clocked in at No. 9. with a dismal $4.2 million. Could it because they are hiding their romance and that they avoided eye contact on the red carpet at the movie premiere?