There were a lot of new movies to choose from this weekend, none of which were particularly spectacular, but the fact that Beverly Hills Chihuahua could take the top spot, raking in almost $30 million hurts my heart like a thousand double cheeseburgers. Please, look at that picture up there and join me in my indignation. Then look at the rest of this week’s discouraging box office numbers.
I’m glad to see the Religulous made an appearance on the top 10. I thought it would take mass Christian protests to garner enough attention, but the only picketing I really heard about last week were the ones for Blindness. Apparently, they were very effective, since that flick didn’t even come close to making the top ten. We all learned a valuable lesson: Don’t mess with blind people. The Christians did have a little victory, though. Kirk Cameron’s Fireproof still managed number 8 in its second week. There’s apparently a particularly compelling scene where a banana disproves evolution. Here’s the top 10 list.
1. Beverly Hills Chihuahua $29 Million
2. Eagle Eye $17.7 Million
3. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist $12 Million
4. Nights in Rodanthe $7.3 Million
5. Appaloosa $5 Million
6. Lakeview Terrace $4.5 Million
7. Burn After Reading $4.1
8. Fireproof $4 Million
9. An American Carol $3.8 Million
10. Religulous $3.5 Million