In its second weekend, Robert Luketic‘s 21 has dropped only 30% and will be the weekend’s #1 film. It’s expected to do roughly $16,634,000 by Sunday night.
Tracking had indicated George Clooney‘s Leatherheads, which opened nationwide yesterday, would earn something in the $15 to $20 million range, but it will only make $13,845,000 for the weekend. Something happened out there, enthusiasm didn’t build, people had second thoughts or actually read reviews. (Time for the Saturday morning tut-tutters to write in and say if I knew how to read tracking I would have known all along that Leatherheads was a shortfaller waiting to happen.)
Nim’s Island, a family film that opened yesterday, will be the #3 attraction with roughly $12,500,000…decent. Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hears a Who is fourth with $7.5 million. The Ruins, which opened yesterday, is fifth with a projected $7.5 million, give or take. Superhero Movie! is off over 60% from last weekend’s debut with a projected $5.2 million. Drillbit Taylor is seventh with $3.5 million. Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns will end up with roughly $3.2 million by Sunday night. Shutter will be ninthg with $2.9 million and 10,000 B.C. will be tenth with $2.7 million, give or take.
On the limited opening front Wong Kar Wai’s My Blueberry Nights, playing on six screens, will take in about $81,000 total, or $13,000 a print. And Martin Scorsese‘s brilliant Shine a Light, which I saw a second time last night at the Universal Citywalk IMAX, is only going to make about $1.3 million on roughly 350 screens, which translates to roughly $4000 a print. The IMAX theatre I saw it in last night was close to capacity. Go figure.