Monday, Monday, so good to me. Monday, Monday, it was all I hoped it would be... Oops, sorry, can't get The Mamas and the Papas out of my head today. It's Sandie again with the box office results. I'm pleased to say that after last week's one out of five showing, Patricia is back on top, with a stellar 4 out of 5. Here's what she predicted:

  1. The Grudge 2
  2. The Departed
  3. Man of the Year
  4. Open Season
  5. The Marine

And by now, you probably know that the box office ended up looking like this:

  1. The Grudge 2, $22 million
  2. The Departed, $18.7 million
  3. Man of the Year, $12.5 million
  4. Open Season, $11 million
  5. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, $7.8 million

No surprises there. What else are people with dispoable dollars gonna go see on Friday the 13th but a horror sequel? (Well, actually, I was happily watching 'Battlestar Galactica' on SciFi, but then again, I'm a) not a teenager anymore and b) definitely not wasting money on a babysitter to see horror schlock) . Even with 'The Grudge 2' on top, we're really impressed 'The Departed' stayed on top of its game, bringing its two-week total to more than $56 million. Without a doubt, the universally adored (well, by us, anyway) mob drama should easily become Scorsese's biggest movie. As for 'The Marine,' which debuted with $7 million for the No. 6 spot, we were only $750,000 off with our top-5 prediction. John Cena apparently has just enough fans to make sure his revenge flick didn't open out of the top 10.

Oh yeah, and the presidential Robin Williams comedy 'Man of the Year' (wait, is it a comedy or a thriller? I have no idea) had a decent, third-place finish. It was bound to do well, considering there aren't many other non-animated comedies around at the moment. And it looks like parents, finding nothing else even remotely kid friendly in theaters, pushed 'Open Season' to another solid weekend.

Well, that's it folks. Until next week!

Tags:The Departed, The Grudge 2, Man of the Year, Open Season, The Marine, box office

categories Features, Cinematical