Sunday, June 21, 2009

Box Office Contest Update: The Return of Sandra Bullock

“The Proposal” debuted this week at #1 for Stu, with the Sandra Bullock/Ryan Reynolds–starring comedy romancing its way to $34.1 million after three days, according to information from Box Office Mojo. This marks the biggest opening weekend ever for a Sandra Bullock film.

John’s second film to open, the Jack Black/Michael Cera–starring “Year One,” debuted at $20.1 million.

“The Hangover” party continues unabated, with the film dropping only -18% this week to add another $26.9 million for a cume of $153 million. Stu and Warner Bros. employees rejoice.

Disney/Pixar’s “Up” continues to fly, adding another $21.3 million toward my cause this weekend for a cume of $224 million.

The “Pelham” remake was off -52% for a second-frame haul of $11.3 million and a 10-day cume of $43.3 million. Probably not what Dave was looking for.

Next week, Stu appears poised to unleash hell on this year’s contest with Paramount’s release of DreamWorks Pictures’ “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.”

Dave took the counter-programming route with Warner Bros. Pictures’ “My Sister’s Keeper” and the Miramax release “Cheri,” directed by the criminally underrated Stephen Frears and starring Michelle Pfeiffer.

Totals to date:

Stu (six films): $526.1 million
Robert (five films): $501.6 million
David (four films): $403.2 million
John (two films): $44.9 million

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