Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Gaze upon the highest grossing movies of 2006 thus far and weep

These figures are from the essential Box Office Mojo. Link in the post title takes you directly to the full chart, but here is the top five, as we stand thus far. By next week #5 will almost certainly be #1 but let's live in the present.

1)The Pink Panther - $81.6 million
2)Eight Below - $79.1 million
3)Failure to Launch - $73.0 million
4)Big Momma's House 2 - $69.2 million
5)Ice Age: The Meltdown - $68.0 million

The most popular movies of the year, ladies and gentlemen. A remake, two sequels, a dogs lost in Antarctica movie, and a movie co-starring Terry Bradshaw. We have a lot to answer for, all of us.


Anonymous jesse said...

Hey, I didn't pay to see movie one of those in the theater (though I did sneak into the Pink Panther movie out of curiosity). But, you know, it's only April. Inside Man will be up there after a few more weeks, and if there's a more satisfying massive financial loss than Basic Instinct 2, I would like to hear about it.

Did any of y'all see Brick yet?

1:26 PM  
Blogger Matt Singer said...

Pink Panther is the only one I paid to see...and I regretted all but about three minutes of that purchase decision.

You say it's only April, I say the movie year is 25% over and, beyond Inside Man and a couple other notable exceptions, it's been a pretty bleak quarter.

And no Brick for me yet, but it's on the horizon.

8:33 PM  
Anonymous jesse said...

Well, it would be *nice* if good movies came out at an even clip all year long, but it isn't the way of things. I remember 2004 had an unusual number of spring movies that were promising and many of them turned out to be fine or better... but usually it's pretty dry. At this time last year, I had only seen two really good 2005 movies: Millions and Sin City. And the year as a whole turned out OK (albeit not stellar).

3:02 PM  
Blogger Matt Singer said...

Yeah I unofficially dubbed Inside Man the Sin City of 2006 as the single ray of light to enter the bleak cinema universe through the spring.

10:36 PM  

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