Results at the box office are in. There is a new number one movie at the box office for the weekend of 10/2/09 – 10/4/09. There were some new releases that didn’t fare too well at the box office. I’ll have the results of those movies later on in the article. There’s only one new movie that didn’t have bad box office results.
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Zombieland is the new number one movie at the box office. It made over $24 million. Zombieland is a horror comedy starring Woody Harrelson. The movie is about people who try to survive in a world taken over by zombies. It looked like the people behind the scenes wanted to promote this movie as an action movie instead of a horror comedy about zombies. A lot of horror comedies have poor box office results so it was probably better to promote it as an action movie. I didn’t expect it to make as much as it did.
Last week’s number one movie Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs fell to number two at the box office with over $15 million. It fell 37%, but it still held on strong. The movie has made $81.5 million since its debut.
Toy Story/Toy Story 2 (3D) were re-released at the box office. It came in at number three with over $12 million. Toy Story/Toy Story 2 made a lot of money considering it is not a new movie and it is available on DVD and video. You didn’t have to see these movies in the theater if you didn’t want to do it. Isn’t that something how re-releases did better than some of the newer movies on the list?
Surrogates continued to slip on the list. It was number two last week, but it is number four this week with over $7 million. The much-hyped Fame also continued to drop. The movie went from three to seven with over $4 million. I really thought this movie would do better than it did. I even predicted that it would have been number one in my previous article box office results 2, but I was wrong.
The results are in for three other new entries in the top 10 at the box office. The Invention of Lying came in at number five with $7 million. This was a modest debut for the movie. It is a movie in which people constantly tell the truth until Ricky Gervais’ character discovers lying. This movie also stars Jennifer Garner as his potential love interest. Whip It came in at number six at the box office with over $4 million. It stumbled after its initial opening. The movie is officially in wider release now. This wasn’t a good directorial debut for Drew Barrymore. This movie was highly promoted, but it didn’t do any good. To me, it seemed like there was more focus on the fact that Drew Barrymore directed the movie than on the plot itself. Capitalism: A Love Story came in at number eight after debuting at number 31 with over $4 million. This is a Michael Moore documentary so you know it’s a political one. Political documentaries aren’t for everyone so I’m not really surprised that it didn’t debut higher in the top 10.
Here is the list of top 10 movies:
- *Zombieland – 24.7 million
- Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs – 15.8 million
- *Toy Story/Toy Story 2 (3D) – 12.5 million
- Surrogates – 7.2 million
- *The Invention of Lying – 7 million
- *Whip It – 4.7 million
- Fame – 4.6 million
- Capitalism: A Love Story – 4.4 million
- The Informant – 3.6 million
- Love Happens – 2.7 million
*Indicates new movies in the top 10