For the love of all that is holy, thank GOODNESS, it finally happened, a movie that I am vaguely interested in (now that I think about it) finally took number one away from the tripe that has been rolled out recently, and managed to do so with a modest intake as well.
With a weekend gross of just under $30 million, Eagle Eye, starring Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan , took the number one spot. It’s the first time in seven weeks that a movie has made this much, since the third week of The Dark Knight.
Coming in at number two was another new release, Nights in Rodanthe, starring Richard Gere and Diane Lane. I know nothing about this movie, except that Gere is in it, which probably makes it a romance. However, though it might have scored number two, it did so with only $13.5 million.
Number three goes to last week’s number one, Lakeview Terrace, which managed $7 million even, ahead of another newbie, Fireproof, which took in $6.5 million.
The only other new movie to open in more than a thousand cinemas was Miracle at St. Anna. The movie, directed by Spike Lee, is inspired by the August 1944 Sant’Anna di Stazzema massacre perpetrated by the Waffen-SS, and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Turturro, Walton Goggins , and a number of other actors that, while acquire larger roles than these three, don’t hold the same cache.
Stats courtesy of Box Office Mojo.