Weekend Box Office for January 16 – 18

#1 Paul Blart: Mall Cop from Sony debuts at #1 this weekend Cop earned $33.8 million in 3144 theaters this weekend. Budget for was $26 million.

#2 Grand Torino from Warner Bros. drops to #2 Torino earned $22.2 million in 2972 theaters this weekend bringing its gross to $73 million. Budget for Torino was $33 million.

#3 My Bloody Valentine 3-D from LGF debuts at #3 bringing $21.9 million in 2534 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#4 Notorious from Fox debuts at #4 bringing $21.5 million in 1638 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#5 Hotel for Dogs from Dreamworks debuts at #5 bringing $17.7 million in 3271 theaters. Budget is unknown.

Rounding out the top 10 are:

#6 Bride Wars Weekend Gross: $11,750,000, down 44% / Theaters: 3228, up 2 / Gross $37,577,000 / Budget: $30 million

#7 The Unborn Weekend Gross: $9,849,000, down 50% / Theaters: 2359, up s / Gross $33,088,000 / Budget: unknown

#8 Defiance Weekend Gross: $9,206,000 / Theaters: 1,789 / Gross $9,547,000 / Budget: $50 million

#9 Marley and Me Weekend Gross: $6,325,000, down 44% / Theaters: 2952, down 526 / Gross $132,734,000 / Budget: unknown

#10 Slumdog Millionaire Weekend Gross: $5,900,000, up 56% / Theaters: 582, down 19 / Gross $42,737,000 / Budget: $15 million

A note on “Gross”: On average, studios will earn approximately 55 percent of the final gross.


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Contest: Coraline

Movie Prize Pack Giveaway

From Henry Selick, visionary director of THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, and based on Neil Gaiman’s international best-selling book, comes a spectacular stop-motion animated adventure – the first to be originally filmed in 3D!

Coraline Jones (Dakota Fanning) is bored in her new home until she finds a secret door and discovers an alternate version of her life on the other side.  On the surface, this parallel reality is eerily similar to her real life and the people in it – only much better.  But when this seemingly perfect world turns dangerous, and her other parents (including her Other Mother voiced by Teri Hatcher) try to trap her forever, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness, determination and bravery to escape this increasingly perilous world – and save her family.

Enter to win a fun ‘Goodie Bag’ which includes the following exclusive Coraline items:

3 Grand Prize Packs will consist of:

Coraline Video Game (Wii or PS2 formats TBD), Coraline Book, Coraline Button Key, Coraline Prize Pack (each pack includes A Coraline Movie Tie in Book, Coraline Button set, Coraline Pen, Coraline T-shirt, Coraline Alphabet Collector Cards, Coraline Bookmark)

Send your name and address to contest at backseatproducers dot com.

Three winners will receive a grand prize pack that contains:

  • Coraline Video Game for the Wii video game console
  • Coraline Book
  • Coraline Button Key
  • Coraline Prize Pack
    • Coraline Movie Tie in Book
    • Coraline Button set
    • Coraline Pen
    • Coraline T-shirt
    • Coraline Alphabet Collector Cards
    • Coraline Bookmark

Contest Ends: February 16, 2009 at 11:59 PM

Back Seat Producers Season 03 Shows

BSP Episode 082: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Still catching up.  As near as we can tell/remember we are releasing these in the order that we recorded them.

We joke about this being the “Recently Dead Guy” podcast.  This is reflected once again as this episode is being released just a few days after news that Ricardo Montalban has passed away.

In this episode we discuss the second Trek film and dip into a few other trek films and topics as well… and as usual.

Let us know what you think and be sure to check out the website for a new contest we are running beginning tomorrow!

The ‘Khan!!!” send off is too easy.  

Ricardo Montalban will always first be Mr. Roarke so… for you, sir, “Smiles, everyone. Smiles!”