Monday, August 24, 2009

Weekend Box Office Results: Beautiful Basterds

I nearly forgot that today necessitates haikus and recappage (which is like re-cabbage, which tastes just awful). It was a good weekend for the Weinstein company, who get to keep making crappy movies thanks to one good one. They hadn't had a movie that grossed more than $35 million total or opened number 1 in more than a year. They achieved both of those in one weekend thanks to Brad Pitt's desire for Nazi flesh. Let's take a peek at how things went.

Here are the results, haiku style:

1.) Inglourious Basterds - $37.5 million (Accuracy of prediction - 84%)

Overachieving.
Not Tarantino's forte.
Good job you bastard.

2.) District 9 - $19 million (Accuracy of prediction - 100%)

100 million
is all but guaranteed now.
An Oscar nod next?

3.) GI Joe: Rise of Cobra - $12.5 million (Accuracy of prediction - 92%)

Big worldwide grosses
means we're in for more of Joe.
I demand Shipwreck.

4.) The Time Traveler's Wife - $10 million (Accuracy of prediction - 100%)

It's not quite a flop
but not quite a hit either.
Mmm, mediocre.

5.) (WILDCARD) Julie and Julia - $9 million (Accuracy of prediction - 94%)

Four weeks is too long
My material ran out.
Time for new movies.

Overall accuracy of predictions - 94%

An all-time record!
How do you like them apples.
God bless the Wild Card!

That's it. Happy Monday movie lovers.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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August 25, 2009  
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August 25, 2009  

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