Box Office Bummed Out

This was another disappointing week at the box office. Boxofficemojo.com reports that "overall business for the first weekend of May the lowest since 1999 at an estimated $77 million for the top 12 pictures." That's not good. Hopefully with all the fabulous movies coming out soon we will become more interested in going to the movies instead of renting them.

This week Orlando Bloom's movie, Kingdom of Heaven, took the top spot with $20M. House of Wax came in second with a measly $12.2M. Hitchhiker took in $9.129M and Crash was fourth with $9.1M. Rounding out the top 5 was The Interpreter with $7.5M.

I saw Crash this weekend. The trailer sucked me in and I had to check it out. It is not an uplifting movie, but it was outstanding. The story was intense and the acting was fabulous. Don Cheadle and Thandie Newton were the stars and Ryan Phillippe and Matt Dillon were the eye candy (also showing off their talents). I hope this movie gets more recognition - the race issues are displayed in a serious and hilarious manner and besides, it's really nice to see Sandra Bullock in a totally different role (you got to see it to understand).

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