Bucket List Is Tops In The US
Old boys beat the youngsters
It was a strong few days at the US box office this weekend. Although there were no record breakers, the entire top ten made good numbers. In at number 1 was The Bucket List, a comedy that stars Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson as a pair of old boys fulfilling a list of dreams before they pop their clogs. The film took $19.5 million. That put it just $500,000 ahead of the number two movie First Sunday, a crime comedy starring Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan. Despite its lower haul, First Sunday actually had a higher screen average by $1800.
Still going great guns at number three was Jason Reitman's Juno, which added another $14 million to its total, putting it over the $70 million mark after 6 weeks. Those are amazing numbers for a low budget indie movie.
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything was a new entry at number 9 with $4.4 million. Pirates is the latest in the Veggie Tales series, a franchise of Christian-themed movies for children starring bouncing vegetables.
The only other new entry this week was In The Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, which, with $3.3 million, proved that there is sadly still an audience for the Uwe Boll oeuvre.