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DJ B-Naut does have a MySpace page. People have been bugging me for the link, so here it is. Enjoy.
Here’s the article about Limewire getting sued.
That’s right, kids, that means it’s time for another session of Monday Morning Box Office Quarterbacking. Make sure you follow along at Box Office Mojo.
Talladega Nights does pretty much the business I expected it to, topping even Elf for Ferrell’s best opening weekend ever. I expect it to have decent enough legs and of course, it’s a Will Ferrell flick, so the DVD sales will be formidable.
I was honestly surprised that Barnyard did as well as it did, although it’s a Nickelodeon property, so they were no doubt marketing the shit out of it on that channel. And, you know, throw enough mediocre-looking CG animated films at the wall, something’s got to stick eventually.
Pirates 2 is about to top $700 million worldwide. Incredible.
Miami Vice…well, this has got to be embarrassing. It’s dropped over 60% in its second weekend. Hell, it dropped to #2 and let Pirates 2 have the #1 spot for at least one day this past week. So that $135 million production budget will be looming over them for some time. Don’t expect a sequel.The Descent has gotten surprisingly good critical response for a horror flick. This is the guy who did Dog Soldiers (which Bailey bought me a copy of, he wants me to watch it so bad), so that’s fascinating. We don’t know its budget, but horror flicks are typically not bank busters. And they do well in DVD.
John Tucker I wish I could say I took the days since we last talked to find out more about it, but I’m a lazy bastard. So look it up yourself. All I know is it will shortly be profitable, so they must have done something right.
Monster House is leaving with a respectable take, though it didn’t come close to breaking even. I would imagine the DVD sales will be brisk, though, as you can do a single-disc then a special edition and double dip. And it’s a kids’ film, so they’ll fall for it easily, dragging their parents along with them.
Ant Bully got fried under a magnifying glass and limps to video. I wish I knew the budget on this one.
Dupree readies a video thrust as well, where I’m sure it’ll do well. Especially in rentals. “Hey, it’s got that funny Wilson guy in it? Wait, which one is he again?”
And Night Listener just shows that Robin Williams needs to stick to shitty family friendly movies if he wants to do big box office, sadly. He’ll be following Steve Martin’s footsteps soon enough, I’m sure. His last non-comedy decent opening was Insomnia in 2002. Which was pathetic in its own right. So.
Join us next time for when we’ll see Will Ferrell no doubt keeping the #1 spot, because, really, what’s there to stop him?
Special thanks to Exit Mindbomb for letting me use “Godzilla Will Rule You” from their album Happy Accident for my new WGO music. Check them out on MySpace here and I tried to link up as many songs as I could here.
Widgett Walls is the chief cook and bottle washer for Needcoffee.com. He’s also the author of Mystics on the Road to Vanishing Point and Magnificent Desolation. His personal blog is at OneTusk.com, which he updates when he feels like it. He lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. He hardly ever sleeps.
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