‘Obsessed’ wins the weekendPublished by Clay Cane on Monday, April 27, 2009 at 12:00 am.
Regardless of bad reviews, rumors, or the other competitive movies opening this weekend – Obsessed pulled in 28 million dollars at the box office this weekend. According to Entertainment Weekly:
“Despite a widespread critical drubbing (Metacritic smacked it with a 22 score), Obsessed clearly tapped into a female-driven audience bloodlusting for some schlocky, catfighting fun with its story of a woman (Knowles) battling to keep a mentally unhinged secretary (Ali Larter) from stealing her husband (Idris Elba). Knowles’ full-court media press last week certainly didn’t hurt either: Nearly doubling many prognosticator’s estimates (including that of EW’s own Joshua Rich), Knowles pulled in her biggest three-day opening since 2002’s Austin Powers in Goldmember.”
Another success this weekend was the documentary Tyson, which was only in eleven theaters but performed well. Variety reports: “James Toback’s Tyson posted a middleweight per-screen average of $7,817 as the documentary grossed an estimated $85,982 opening in 11 theaters in New York and Los Angeles.”
Here is the complete list:
1. Obsessed $28,500,000
2. 17 Again $11,665,000
3. Fighting $11,441,000
4. The Soloist $9,715,000
5. Earth $8,554,000
What movie did you check out this weekend?