I know, this isn’t a great time for new movies, but is it so bad that we had to make an awful talking-dog movie take the number one spot two weeks in a row? Have you even considered the repurcussions? Think of how many headlines this morning have a stupid "top dog" pun in them. And with that kind of showing, there’s no question that there’s going to be a sequel. It really is Look Who’s Talking all over again. Here’s the rest of the top 10. At least Quarantine didn’t make an embarrassing showing.
1. Beverly Hills Chihuahua $17,511,000
Something tells me Disney is out there buying tickets to this thing so it looks like it’s a success.
2 Quarantine $14,200,000
This was surprisingly good considering that it’s a remake and that Jennifer Carpenter isn’t exactly the biggest draw. In fact, I had to look up her name so I didn’t have call her "Dexter’s sister."
Body of Lies $13,120,000
It cost $38 million to make and it has all the star power you could want and yet it still managed 3rd place. If Leo, Russell Crowe and a bunch of explosions can make us care about the war, nothing can.
Eagle Eye $11,015,000
Nice work, Shia.
5 Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist $6,500,000
Its hip soundtrack and Michael Cera’s boyish charm make this the Can’t Hardly Wait for the Power Rangers set.
6 The Express $4,731,000
Apparently people realized that they can just wait a day and watch real football instead of paying $10 to see a football movie.
7 Nights in Rodanthe $4,610,000
This movie has been out for a few weeks now and I still have no idea what it’s about.
8 Appaloosa $3,340,000
Cowboy movies make more money when they’re boning each other.
9 The Duchess $3,322,000
It’s every bit as boring as the title would suggest.
10 City of Ember $3,200,000
Poor Bill Murray. If you’re going to do a movie for a paycheck, it should probably make more money than this.