The Weekend Box Office

This weekend’s box office was essentially blah. Sure, Wallace and Gromit (grossing a whopping $16 million) bumped Flightplan off its two-week throne and that Cameron Diaz movie (In Her Shoes) came in third (with $10 million) but this weekend’s box office belonged to only one film. George Clooney’s Good Night and Good Luck.

In limited release, the top per-screen average belonged to the critically praised Good Night, and Good Luck, George Clooney‘s movie about CBS journalist Edward R. Murrow battles with Communist-baiting Senator Joe McCarthy. The PG black-and-white Warner Independent release, which stars David Strathairn in the title role with support from Clooney, Robert Downey, Jr,, Patricia Clarkson and Jeff Daniels, racked up $421,446 at just 11 sites to average a headline-making $38,313.

In otherwords, this little independent movie made quite a lot of money meaning that everyone should see it. (Personally, I’d rather see George Clooney in this movie than see him fat and un-George Clooney-esque as he will be in Syriana)

I’m going this weekend, I think. I have a very busy movie theater schedule to tackle… so many movies to see and so little time to do so. Three days is not enough time to go to three different movies, at three different theaters in three different towns.

One thought on “The Weekend Box Office”

  1. I could say so much about Good Night and Good Luck, how George Clooney is so wrong, and how Communists were really in our country in the State Department, but I won’t. I will spare ye Democrats the horror.

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