This week brought the release of “The Taking of Pelham 123” for Dave and “Imagine That” for Stu.
The “Pelham” remake, starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta, made off with $25 million in its opening frame for Dave, according to estimates from Box Office Mojo.
Eddie Murphy’s second consecutive disaster, “Imagine That,” opened to $5.7 million for Stu, shades of last summer’s “Meet Dave” fiasco that I endured.
Of the holdovers, “The Hangover” continues to party, dropping only -26% in its second weekend for a 10-day cume of $105.4 million, which is great news for Stu in our contest and for Warner Bros. Pictures in general (and, by extension as a Warner Bros. Entertainment employee, for me!).
“Up” is also holding strong, down only -31% in its third weekend for a rising cume of $187 million, putting it within reach of becoming Pixar’s second-highest domestic grosser ever, behind only “Finding Nemo.” For my sake in this contest, let’s hope so.
“Star Trek” crossed the $230 million mark for Dave.
John’s only movie in theaters, “Dance Flick,” has waltzed slowly to $24 million to date.
Next week, Stu’s hopes ride on the Sandra Bullock-Ryan Reynolds romantic comedy “The Proposal,” while John finally has a second horse to ride: Jack Black and Michael Cera starring in the ultimate origin story, “Year One.” Good luck with that!
Totals to date:
Robert (five films): $457 million
Stu (five films): $412.8 million
David (four films): $371.7 million
John (one film): $24.2 million
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