04 June 2007

Pirates and Shrek Get Knocked Down

Knocked Up took a bite out of the box office with $29 million. Pirates maintained the top spot with another $43 mil, but the poop deck swabbers may not best Spidey after all. With a $300 million price tag, it looks like Pirates 3 may not be quite as profitable as it should have been with a reasonable budget, but still sailing past $200 is a nice milestone. Shrekers passed the $250 million point, and with a the smallest budget of the big three, is already rolling in the green. Hence Shrek 5's announcement.

Next week is a bit crowded with ho-hummers. This summer's 4th 3quel Ocean's 13 opens against Hostel 2, and Surf's Up (that other penguin movie). I think the Peng's have a chance at winning the weekend (due to penguin mania and youngins) with Ocean's coming in a close 2nd (for the record Ocean's 12 was terrible).


Current Rankings:

#5 Georgia Rule - $18,109,000 (-.-%)*
#4 28 Weeks Later - $26,577,000 (-.-%)*
#4 Knocked Up - $29,284,000 (-.-%)*
#3 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End - $216,527,000 (54.7%)*
#2 Shrek the Third - $254,611,000 (78.2%)*
#1 Spider-Man 3 - $318,264,000 (83.7%)*

*Percentages earned relative to my predictions


My Predictions:

#9 Evan Almighty - $170,000,000
#8 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer - $175,000,000
#7 The Bourne Ultimatum - $185,000,000
#6 Transformers - $205,000,000
#5 Ratatouille - $260,000,000
#4 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - $275,000,000
#3 Shrek the Third - $325,000,000
#2 Spider-Man 3 - $380,000,000
#1 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End - $395,000,000

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