Hollywood Math: What This Weekend’s Box Office Means For You
1. HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3: SENIOR YEAR – $42M 2. SAW V – $31M 3. MAX PAYNE – $ 8M 4. BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA – $7M 5. PRIDE & GLORY – $7M
Obviously, it’s good to be a vapid franchise, so get pumped for High School Musical 4 and Saw VI. And quite possibly Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 — this movie about talking dogs (including one voiced by DREW BARRYMORE?) has already grossed almost 80 million dollars in just four weeks.
Max Payne isn’t doing nearly as well with audiences as skits about MARK WAHLBERG on Saturday Night Live; maybe this is the universe’s way of telling him he should stick with talking to animals.
While it stars EDWARD NORTON and COLIN FARRELL, Pride & Glory was kept in a hold pattern for two years before WARNER BROTHERS decided to release it; turns out they were right to be worried. After pulling in only six million dollars in its first week (that’s compared to HSM3‘s 42 million…), this cop drama looks destined for a life sentence in the reduced-price DVDs bin.
But back to High School Musical 4 — because you know it’s happening. Since they’ve already covered the gang’s senior year, what do you think the new movie should focus on?
And how much would you pay to see High School College Musical 4: The Freshman 15?