Is Gone Already Almost Gone from the Box Office?
Do you realize that the current box office gross of tonight’s likely Best Picture Oscar winner The Artist is still less than how much money The Devil Inside took in just on its opening weekend?
Or that The Help is the only best picture nominee to make more money than Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked? At least they can all boast they’ve made far more money than Gone ever will.
If you’ve read my review of Gone, you already know how I felt about this latest Amanda Seyfried starring vehicle. Unfortunately for Miss Seyfried, this vehicle stalled out at 9th place. I speculated in my review that the film is destined for heavy rotation on the Lifetime Network sooner rather than later; looks like it’s going to be even sooner that I thought. The serial killer thriller flopped in a big way with only $5 million for its opening weekend. That makes Gone the lowest opening for a wide release movie thus far in 2012 and the biggest dud of Seyfried’s career, according to Box Office Mojo.
Miss Seyfried can drown her sorrows with Jennifer Aniston, whose new comedy Wanderlust also tanked, opening 8th with less than $2 million more than Gone.
Another film that’ll probably be gone from the box office soon in another week is Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. Dropping 60%, down to 7th place in its second week, the $8.8 million it took this weekend brings its total coffers up to around $36 million. That’s still far, far behind what its much maligned predecessor made back in 2007. The producers might have been better off just cutting their losses and letting the Ghost Rider rights slip back into Marvel/Disney’s possession because there sure doesn’t appear to be much mileage left in this particular Marvel movie property.
The Rock continues to cook with Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Locked in at 3rd place with another $13 million for the weekend, whether or not Dwayne Johnson will return for another sequel remains to be seen, but I think it’s safe to assume that another installment of putting a 3D spin on one of Jules Verne’s classic tales is going to happen. Why do I have a gut feeling Journey from Earth to the Moon will soon become a reality?
Next week has absolutely nothing new to offer horror fans. The box office report will return in two weeks for the big screen showdown between Elizabeth Olsen being terrorized in a Silent House and the House of Mouse waiting to find out how much money they’re going to lose on the mega budget John Carter (no longer of Mars).
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