Monday, February 11, 2008

No blockbusters for The Shreve yet

"Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins" brought in $17.1 million over the weekend, according to Box Office Mojo, and earned second place behind "Fool's Gold."

When you track opening weekend numbers for movies shot in Shreveport and northwest Louisiana, here is where the pic falls on a Shreve-centric domestic box office chart.

On average, Martin Lawrence pics gross a bit more than $54.2 million.

No Shreve-made flick has crossed the $20 million threshold for an weekend opening. The $100 million gross in overall domestic tickets sales remains distant.

I'm guessing that "Year One," currently in production in The Shreve, has the biggest blockbuster potential. I'm not in the business of predicting, though.

1. "The Guardian." $18M. Opened Sept. 29, 2006. (Domestic box office gross: $55M.)
2. "Premonition." $17.5M. Opened March 16, 2007. ($47.8M.)
3. "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins." $17.1. Opened Feb. 8, 2008. (TBD.)
4. "Mr. Brooks." $10M. Opend June 1, 2007. ($28.5M.)
5. "The Mist." $8.9M. Opened Nov. 21, 2007. ($25.4M.)
6. "Mad Money." $7.7M. Opened Jan. 18, 2008. ($19.8M to date.)
7. "The Great Debaters." $6M. Opened Dec. 25, 2007. ($29.7M.)

"Factory Girl," which never earned a wide released, earned a bit more than $1.6 million.

DISCLAIMER: This chart is unofficial. I round down. I left out long holiday weekends. If I've left out anything more, lemme know and we'll amend.

PHOTO: David Lee/Universal Pictures.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Movies aren't doing so well to begin with... And just look at some of those titles. Did anyone actually expect those movies to do well? I mean, Mr. Brooks? The only people who saw that movie were the Shreveporters trying to see their own faces. But let's face it - they are not going to shoot the next Titanic or Lord of the Rings in Shreveport. 100 million dollar movies are in a small club - and they're all made in New Zealand!