Box Office Predictions June 1st

5. Spider-Man 3 $7.9m
Seven point nine million dollars is not a lot of dollars. And 61.7% of the box office has come from the foreign coffers. Those two points don't really add up to much other than that I don't have a ton to say about Spider-Man 3 anymore.

 

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4. Mr. Brooks $12.6m
Serial killer flicks, by and large, don't play well with audiences. Hmm. Just did a little research. It seems as though Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal both made decent cash. Maybe what I'm getting at is that they don't make a lot of hero killer films, so it feels like a doomed enterprise. I still liked it though.

 

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3. Knocked Up $22.2m
I found it to be a fun little romp. MaryAnn hated it. Somewhere within that spectrum you stand a pretty good chance of figuring out how you feel about it.

 

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2. Shrek the Third $24.6m
Oddly Shrek didn't seem to make any international dollars. Is he overtly American, this green ogre? If so, that's a scary reflection on us yanks. Oh no, wait, I just checked, and it really hasn't been released anywhere yet. Mystery solved.

 

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1. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End $65.6m
It didn't even come close to the record. Too long, too much poor word of mouth from the second one, too much competition. Or maybe it was just that Spider-Man 3 was in more IMAX theaters (higher ticket prices). I guess it's an issue for scholars to debate, long after we're all departed.

 

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Check back with MaryAnn on Monday. She's a recapping dynamo.

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LaremyLegel.com, decent predictions since 2007.