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Monday, February 02, 2009

Sean Kelly

Box Office Thoughts for the Weekend of January 30, 2009

Demonstrating how people like a good action/thriller along with their comedies, Taken topped the weekend box office with an estimated gross of $24.6M. This ends the two week reign of Paul Blart: Mall Cop, which dropped to second with an estimated $14M.

It should be noted that Paul Blart is only about $20M away from becoming the first film of the year (that wasn't released in December) to pass the $100M point. It will be interesting to keep track on when that will happen.

As for the other new releases, The Uninvited opened in third place with an estimated $10.5M and New In Town opened in eighth place with an estimated $6.8M.

And that's the box office thoughts for this week.

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).