Saturday, October 6, 2007

The Seeker: The Dark is Rising Completely Flops

Wow. Fox's new film, The Seeker: The Dark is Rising, debuted on a large 3,100 screens across the country, but, apparently no one ever knew it was coming. The film opened to only $1 million on Friday, which means at best it will probably achieve $3 million for the weekend.

The movie looked pretty bad as previews had it appearing like a dreary yet more slapstick version of Harry Potter, despite being based on a classic fantasy kid's book by Susan Cooper. Of course, I remember reading the book when I was younger and not really liking it...

Overall, the weekend was a bust, according to Box Office Prophets. The Heartbreak Kid, directed by the Farrelly brothers and starring Ben Stiller, looks like it will achieve around $16 million for the weekend, about half of what some experts were estimating. Last week's #1 film, The Game Plan, will most likely remain in the top spot with just a million more.

Somehow, Feel the Noise, another under-advertised dance flick that looked pretty bad, managed to earn more money on Friday than The Seeker, though only by $0.1 million. Expect $3 million for that film.

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