'Obsessed' wins the weekend

'Obsessed' wins the weekend

Regardless of bad reviews,  rumors, or the other competitive movies opening this weekend --  Obsessed pulled in 28 million dollars at the box office this weekend. 

Published April 27, 2009

idris1 Regardless of bad reviews,  rumors , or the other competitive movies opening this weekend --  Obsessed pulled in 28 million dollars at the box office this weekend.  According to Entertainment Weekly :

"Despite a widespread critical drubbing (Metacritic smacked it with a 22 score), Obsessed clearly tapped into a female-driven audience bloodlusting for some schlocky, catfighting fun with its story of a woman (Knowles) battling to keep a mentally unhinged secretary (Ali Larter ) from stealing her husband (Idris Elba ). Knowles' full-court media press last week certainly didn't hurt either: Nearly doubling many prognosticator's estimates (including that of EW's own Joshua Rich), Knowles pulled in her biggest three-day opening since 2002's Austin Powers in Goldmember."

Another success this weekend was the documentary Tyson , which was only in eleven theaters but performed well.  Variety reports: "James Toback 's  Tyson posted a middleweight per-screen average of $7,817 as the documentary grossed an estimated $85,982 opening in 11 theaters in New York and Los Angeles."

Here is the complete list:

1. Obsessed $28,500,000
2. 17 Again $11,665,000
3. Fighting $11,441,000
4. The Soloist $9,715,000
5. Earth $8,554,000

What movie did you check out this weekend?

Written by Clay Cane

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