Box Office Review: Drag Queen Beats Teens
Get ready for the scrap pile, boys! | Photo courtesy of Disney
In what has to be considered terrible news by all decent Americans, Madea Goes to Jail triumphed at the box office again this week ($16.5M/$64.8M). Many had expected Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience to top the charts, but it only managed a $12.7M debut. The tween audience moves quickly and it appears that the glory days of the Jonas Brothers may already be nearing a merciful end. Fresh off it's Oscar win for Best Picture, Slumdog Millionaire surged again ($12.1M/$115.1M) in its sixteenth -- sixteenth! -- week of release.
After that it was the resilient Taken ($9.9M/$107.8M), the decent He Just Wants to Make Romance Inside Of You ($5.8M/$78.5M), the moronic Fat Mall Cop ($5.6M/$128.1M), the fabulous Coraline ($5.2M/$61.1M), the underperforming Street Fighter ($4.6M), the poorly-timed Confessions of a Shopaholic ($4.4M/$33.6M) and the dull Fired Up! ($3.8M/$10.1M). In limited release, the ambitious Crossing Over had a relatively mediocre opening ($8400 per theater) and may now be doomed to a shorter theatrical run than originally expected.