Watch the above clip. Go ahead, I'll wait.
Cool, done not laughing yet? Excellent, so that was a clip from Vampires Suck, the number two opener at the box office this weekend. Yup, it beat out the four other new movies out this weekend, as well as a couple of last week's entries, Eat Pray Love, and Scott Pilgrim (more on that tragedy later).
Granted, nobody did big bucks this weekend. The Expendables held onto the number one slot for the second week, but did it with only around $16 million to its name. Vampires Suck managed around $12.2, giving it a five-day total of $18.5 million (again, WHY did that movie open on a Wednesday?).
The next closest opener was Lottery Ticket, the Ice Cube-produced comedy about Bow Wow winning the lottery, and then engaging in endless black stereotypes for like a hundred minutes. It made $11.2 million. Gross.
The best of the lot (and I use that term somewhat loosely), Piranha 3-D and The Switch, came in 6th and 8th respectively, with Nanny McPhee, the movie no one at Screened could muster up enough gumption to actually go out and review, came in seventh.
Not much else to note except that this was a pretty lousy weekend for movies all around. With so many middling-to-terrible newcomers, all targeting pretty different audiences, the money was split all over the place. Even the 16th place movie, Toy Story 3, still made over a million this weekend (and is like $40 million away from a billion dollars, worldwide--I'm betting on next week!).
Hit the link to see the full list. But be forewarned, there be piranhas here.
Box Office Report: 08/20 - 08/22
| 1. The Expendables |
$16.5 million / $64.9 million
| 2. Vampires Suck |
$12.2 million / $18.5 million / NEW
| 3. Eat, Pray, Love |
$12 million / $47.1 million
| 4. Lottery Ticket |
$11.1 million / NEW
| 5. The Other Guys |
$10.1 million / $88.2 million
Getting real close to making back that $100 million budget domestically, and it hasn't even opened internationally yet. Still waiting for them to announce that inevitable spin-off sequel just starring Samuel L. and The Rock. I'd watch that movie...
| 6. Piranha 3-D |
$10 million / NEW
| 7. Nanny McPhee Returns |
$8.3 million / NEW
| 8. The Switch |
$8.1 million / NEW
| 9. Inception |
$7.7 million / $261.8 million
| 10. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World |
$5 million / $20.7 million
Dropped Out: Despicable Me, Dinner for Schmucks, Salt, Step-Up 3-D, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
Source: Box Office Mojo