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Box Office: 30 Days of Night Sucks Up All the Money

Not a lot of folks are going to the movie theaters lately, but those who are seem to be most interested in the super scary vampire flick 30 Days of Night, which came in at No. 1 at the box office with $16 million. What with all the highly dramatic dramas coming out, maybe it's understandable that people are drawn to the fun unreality rather than checking out movies that address the starkest aspects of human life.

Only one of the weekend's anticipated dramas even cracked the top five at the box office: Ben Affleck's Gone Baby Gone came in fifth place. At No. 2 was Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? while Disney's The Game Plan held steady at No. 3, and Michael Clayton followed up in fourth place. Rendition opened in ninth place to the tune of just over $4 million. The Halle Berry/Benicio Del Toro weepie Things We Lost in the Fire came in fifteenth place, while Reservation Road — only playing in a handful of theaters — came in at No. 39.

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niqua230 niqua230 8 years
I saw it It did not scare me a lot but i still enjoyed a lot!
colieoats colieoats 8 years
I'm such a scaredy cat when it comes to movies! I usually break down and watch them and then regret it later! This time I think I'll stick to my gut. I don't think I'll be seeing 30 Days...lol
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
I really want to see 30 Days of Night! And with all the dramas out there right now, I'd much rather spend my money on something more escapist.
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 8 years
I saw 30 days yesterday and I liked it. It scared me, I screamed, yelled and cursed at the screen! Great ingredients to a scary movie LOL.
bellanatella bellanatella 8 years
Ooh, going to see this this weekend.
Kazagirl Kazagirl 8 years
I am not really big on going to the movies. Normally I only go if they will be box office hits like Harry Potter or Spiderman. A lot of the dramatic movies I would rather just wait and rent. Sucks for Halle though, I really thought her movie would do well.
alillee alillee 8 years
30 days of night looks FREAKY!
bhilb bhilb 8 years
I also saw Gone, Baby, Gone this weekend and thought is was excellent! I couldn't stop thinking about it and what I would have done. If I'm still thinking about the movie 3 days later, that's a sign of a good movie.
jessy777 jessy777 8 years
30 Days of Night was really good. I didn't find it cheesy at all and thought the performances were understated and well done. Plus the vampires were creepy as hell, literally. I left the movie theater sore because my body was tense during the entire film. Needless to say, I liked it.
lily314 lily314 8 years
I hear that besides sucking up box office revenues, 30 Days of Night also sucked, period. I saw Gone Baby Gone this weekend, and it was phenomenal. I think Mystic River might have been better, but it's been a while since I saw Mystic River. This is definitely a worthy heir to the throne.
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