For the most part, the end of August / beginning of September is usually the worst time for movies. Everyone is still coming down from the summer blockbusters while simultaneously going back to school, so the combined effect is that (A) no one will go out to watch movies, which will result in (B) no one will want to release any big movies, which will lead to (A) which will lead to (B) and it all just sort of creates this loop of total box office failure. Anyway, this weekend was no different, if only for the fact that the combined intake was one of the worst in years.
- Just to show you how bad the weekend was, The Possession topped the box office this weekend, and it still made only $9.5 Million. Seriously: not ONE movie managed to make more than $10 Million. Which is weird, because this movie has Matisyahu as a rabbi exorcist. How could that go wrong?
- Lawless made $6 Million, and … what’s this movie about, anyway? I think Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy in old timey gangster clothes or something? I don’t know. Point is, no one went to see it.
- Wow, dismal reviews and an opening weekend of only $5 Million? I smell an Oscar in The Words‘ future!
- The Expendables 2, or as I like to call it, Saggy Old Man Balls 2: The Saggening, brought in $4.7 Million, which is what happens when you take all the swear words out of an action movie, Chuck Norris, you dumb douche.
- The Bourne Legacy only brought in $4 Million, which once again, is what happens when you take out the one selling point of your movie.