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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Relatively Few Watching the Watchmen?

It's not looking too good for Watchmen, I'm afraid. After a good but not quite as good as expected opening, there have been some questions as to what kind of legs the film would have. All week long, despite remaining in the top position, the movie has--according to Box Office Mojo--dropped viewers from one day to the next. Monday will obviously be down from Sunday, but some of the films in the Top 10 went up a shade on Tuesday. Wednesday, down, but Thursday, perhaps in anticipation of a weekend coming up, is up almost across the board. Not Watchmen, though--it went progressively down further every day.

Friday was a new weekend coming up, and with only Race to Witch Mountain and Last House on the Left showing real potential to draw away from the hoped-for blockbuster, Watchmen was expected to hold on to its first-place position. That didn't happen, though. Witch Mountain took the top position, and Last House opened a surprising second. And don't hold out hope that the International receipts will come to Watchmen's rescue--it's got an even more disappointing reception there.

The weekend's just starting, though, so we'll have to see what Saturday and Sunday have in store. But if things are going the way they look to be going, it appears that Watchmen may not even hold on to its No. 1 ranking.


At 8:18 PM, March 15, 2009, Anonymous mike a said...

I think I'm gonna take another look at this on the big screen before poor turnout banishes it to DVD.

At 11:09 PM, March 15, 2009, Anonymous Doug said...

From what I hear, I'm still looking to see it before it leaves the theaters, but I'm not as keen on insisting on the Imax.


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