Proving unequivocally that yes, female filmmakers (even one who’s won an Oscar!) can make just as crappy a movie as their male counterparts can, Jennifer’s Body (review here) tanked at the box office, coming in a mere fifth place with a measly $6.8 million (estimated). Hell, even H2 managed to cough up $16 million during its opening weekend!
Body‘s poor showing is obvious when you break down the numbers (courtesy of Box Office Mojo): 2,702 theatres, $2,517 per screen. The most comparable other premiere this weekend, Soderbergh’s The Informant, earned nearly double that: 2,505 theatres, $4,210 per screen.
THR states that 20th Century Fox had expected Jennifer’s Body (which cost $16 million to make) to open at No. 2 in the mid-teen range. Something tells me the company Fox, as opposed to the starlet Fox, isn’t getting a “wetty” over the film’s performance.
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