7.31.1 - Yes, after Paul's show. I'm beat...Wrap it up wanted to track the odd "Cowboys and Aliens" and guess what happened? As of right now, it's too close to call as to who won the weekend between "Cowboys" and "Smurfs." Who would have thought that? A 3D blue thing with characters long thought dead in my mind emerge like a boil on the behind.
1. "Cowboys and Aliens" -
$36. 2 million/now, $36.5 million
2. "Smurfs" - $36. 2 million/now $35.6 million
3. "Captain America" - $24.9 million
SOURCE: Box Office Mojo
Notes: Before I jump all over the Smurfs again, please note that "Harry"
has now gone over $1 billion worldwide. I seldom talk about the world take because of the headaches involved. I concentrate on North America BO, because that is fresh enough for me. My top lists usually focus on that as does the above one, etc. As for "Captain America" it dropped roughly 62 percent in its second week but when I noted the "Harry" drop last week, it took almost a week for others to realize it was huge. Come on. So huge it was the biggest second week drop in movie history. To me, "Crazy, Stupid, Love" can drop the Crazy and Love and just use Stupid. I can now declare "Larry Crowne" as a dud for this year, while "Super 8" and "Bridesmaids" as pleasant and box office surprises. I want "Harry" to get a Best Picture nomination and I want one for "Super 8" as well. Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" continues to impress despite not yet arriving in 500 theaters. Get ready Oscar nomination for him and