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Weekend Fix: Audiences Are Obsessed With Beyoncé!

April 27, 2009

Wow, this is late, and I know it seems like that is becoming a trend, but I had 18 pages of writing due today for finals, and that’s kind of been consuming me the past couple of days. Anyway, this post just feels obligatory because its so far after the fact, but here are the weekend actuals, in which Beyoncé crushed everything else in her path, as Obsessed found a fantastic $28.6 million. Honestly, when is this woman not successful? Everything she touches is gold! A lot of that success can probably be attributed to the recession. Audiences are down and depressed, so what better to make them feel better than a girl-on-girl catfight?!

Meanwhile, Fighting‘s debut once again verifies that Terrence Howard is, in fact, box office poison. There were no overwhelmingly huge grosses at the box office this weekend, but there was certainly some solid depth, with the top 6 films all earning $8 million or more in what’s usually a terrible weekend in April! Things are going to get crazy next weekend with the debut of Wolverine! I can’t wait!

Top 12 For April 24-26
# Movie Title 3-Day Gross % Change AVG. Total
1 Obsessed $28,612,730 New $11,260 $39,823,333
2 17 Again $11,518,495 -51% $3,539 $118,042,070
3 Fighting $11,024,370 New $5,468 $11,024,370
4 The Soloist $9,716,458 New $4,775 $9,716,458
5 Earth $8,825,760 New $4,892 $14,472,792
6 Monsters Vs. Aliens $8,520,826 -36% $2,537 $174,813,830
7 State Of Play $6,848,885 -51% $2,440 $25,081,890
8 Hannah Montana The Movie $6,437,141 -52% $1,992 $65,655,057
9 Fast And Furious $6,204,940 -47% $1,740 $145,367,040
10 Crank: High Voltage $2,618,379 -62% $1,178 $11,735,952
11 I Love You, Man $1,952,921 -41% $1,249 $67,809,860
12 Knowing $1,943,154 -46% $1,045 $76,780,504
All Numbers Provided By Exhibitor Relations Co.
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Terrence Howard – Box Office Poison

December 18, 2007

     Sometimes movies perform extremely poorly, and there is not an immediately obvious reason why.  A movie that looked good enough will simply fail, and analysts are left scratching their heads.  However, occasionally you can see a pattern arise, and you notice that when ever a certain actor stars in a movie, it fails at the box office.  It is at times like this that we might declare a star box office poison.

     You might not realize it, but Terrence Howard has been in quite a few movies in the last two years.  I say that you might not realize it because none of them have been financial successes.  After his breakout role in Crash and his Oscar-nominated turn in Hustle and Flow in 2005, Terrence Howard seemed to be the next big thing in Hollywood.  Unfortunately, every role he has taken in the two years since then has been poorly chosen (see reviews), and literally none of his ventures have done well at the box office.  In just the last month he has appeared in three films (The Perfect Holiday, August Rush, Awake), all of which will finish with underwhelming totals.  It seems to me that Terrence Howard’s very presence in a movie is enough to sink its box office.  Because of this, I’m officially declaring him box office poison.  Hopefully, he can break this curse by next May.  Otherwise, the $186 million production of Iron Man should be shaking in its metal boots.  Take a look at his last eight films:
Terrence Howard Movies in 2006-2007
8/25/06 Idlewild – $12.7 million
3/23/07 Pride – $7.1 million
5/11/07 The Salon – $139,000
9/7/2007 The Hunting Party – $877,000
9/14/07 The Brave One – $36.8 million
11/21/07 August Rush – $28.1 million
11/30/07 Awake – $13.1 million
12/12/07 The Perfect Holiday – $3.6 million