Box Office Prophets, in the weekend wrapup:
Eighth spot goes to Horton Hears a Who!, the six-week-old kids flick from Dr. Seuss. Horton earned another $3.5 million, and drops 41%. The CGI animated blockbuster has now earned $144.4 million, and is Jim Carrey’s seventh film to gross more than $125 million at the domestic box office. It recently crossed the $100 million mark at overseas cinemas as well.
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed is a film that I am going to decline comment on. It earned $3.2 million from 1,052 venues.
Finishing tenth is George Clooney’s Leatherheads, a gamble that didn’t pay off. Leatherheads earned $3 million in its third weekend, and falls 52% after losing 51% last weekend. It has a total now of $26.6 million, but carries a budget of $60 million.
I wonder why he has no problem commenting on any other movie? Is it because he can’t bring himself to say that Expelled broke the top ten in total box office receipts? Or maybe he could but doesn’t want to read all the hate mail from the Darwinistas if he says something honest and objective about Expelled’s performance?
I’m betting on what’s behind door #2 – he doesn’t want the hate mail.
Maybe Mr. Hamman will enlighten us someday.