Sunday, August 19, 2007

Weekend box office: Superbad makes $31 million

Superbad made $31 million over the weekend to claim the number one spot, and is anyone really surprised? Sure, the movie has no big stars and a title asking for negative reviews, but after Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen delivered Knocked Up earlier in the year to great success and stunning reviews, this one had success written all over it. After all, both are behind Superbad to some degree or another (Rogen wrote the movie and Apatow produced - and Rogen also has a supporting role).

Superbad cements the crew as the new "It" factor in comedy, as once again the movie has a miniscule budget, little-known actors and a sharp, critically popular screenplay.

Then there's The Invasion, which has a near A-list pedigree of Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig... the remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers opened with such little marketing and horrid reviews that the sci-fi flick only managed to garner $6 million in the bank. Yes, another disaster for Kidman.

The Last Legion opened to 2,000 theaters but finished outside the Top Ten with less than $3 million. Since the movie looked like a tiny step up from a Uwe Boll film, this doesn't shock me in the least.

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