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Weekend Box Office: Feb. 25-27th

People are generally stupid and a movie as horrible as the one that landed at the top spot is proof of that. With the Academy Awards ending last night you would have thought the nominated movies would make a push for the top spots. No instead a 3D silly animated movie bounced to number one spot. Gnomeo & Juliet moved back into the top spot which is obvious that kids really do control the box office sometimes. Two big surprises was the comedy Hall Pass landing in the second spot and the overly advertised Drive Angry landed in the ninth spot. This week confused me, now the number one movie only dropped to the third spot which was the film Unknown. Justin Bieber’s non-movie dropped to sixth but has made 62 million bucks. Nice to see though is Best Picture winning film The King’s Speech rose up in the ranks and has made almost 115 million dollars. Hopefully next week things will show that you know smart people go to the theaters.

1. Gnomeo & Juliet $14.2 million

2. Hall Pass $13.4 million

3. Unknown $12.4 million

4. Just Go With It $11.1 million

5. I Am Number Four $11 million

6. Just Biber blah blah blah $9.2 million

7. The King’s Speech $7.6 million

8. Big Mommas: Like Father… $7.6 million

9. Drive Angry $5.1 million

10. The Rommate $2.1 million

Let me get this off my chest, I dug the first film, it was silly and corny and I dug it. Transformers does the same thing but mixed in too much pop culture and racism to make them very enjoyable. Now the sequel is coming down the road but will have a new director behind it. Now the finalists are a very weird mix of guys. First we got Jaume Collet Serra whose current film is getting a lot of praise with Liam Neeson in Unknown. Now that movie looks like a solid action flick so why not get a serious over the top action film. The next name is F Gary Gray, his last film being Law Abiding Citizen which I thought was really cool and ballsy. Then the third name is kind of out left field, John Chu who I don’t know much about. I’d say either of the first guys would be fine but in the end they need to find someone who can do over the top. The script is finished and written by the guys who did Zombieland so I’m sure the movie will at least be solid. Will see how this ends up.