Audiences avoiding box office

Baby Mama posterBox office revenues were down this weekend, with the top movie, Baby Mama, grossing only $18.3 million (all figures US). Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay debuted in second place, earning $14.7 million. Last weekend’s top movie, The Forbidden Kingdom starring Jackie Chan and Jet Li, dropped to third with $11.2 million in its second weekend out. Forgetting Sarah Marshall fell to fourth from second, taking in an additional $11 million. The family movie Nim’s Island held onto fifth place, rounding out the top five with $4.5 million.

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  1. Lower the Box Office Prices • April 28, 2008 @ 12:28 PM

    Gas is getting too high and the hight prices at the box office don’t make things any better. 90% of movies I don’t watch until they release on DVD because of how expensive the box office is.

  2. KoRn-FaN • April 28, 2008 @ 1:40 PM

    well make some better !@$#ing moviez then lol u expect me to leave the house for nimz island and Baby Mama? lol riiiiight

  3. tributegirl • April 28, 2008 @ 2:06 PM

    Exactly, I’m not going to spend my money on gas to drive to the theatre (there isn’t one in my town, so I have to drive at least a 1/2 hour), and spend all that money on a ticket (prices on gas AND tickets are crazy!) on a lame movie. I’ll wait for it to be on dvd or on tv, or I’ll avoid it altogether if it is too lame. Offer up some really good movies, and I’ll be there.

  4. Alex • April 28, 2008 @ 3:33 PM

    I can’t believe people actually paid to see Baby Mama.

  5. Nancy • April 28, 2008 @ 4:13 PM

    I hear all of ya, totally!! I live pretty close to the theatre myself, and I still won’t pay the movie theatre price…not even for an awesome movie…I still wait for it on DVD or Video on Demand. You figure, tickets for 3 people, popcorn and snacks, drinks…..$50…easily!!

  6. Nancy • April 28, 2008 @ 4:17 PM

    We usually just rent it on VOD…$6 for 24 hours, buy a 2L coke, bag of chips….rewind the good parts, pause it for bathroom trips and watch it again tomorrow!! All for about $10!!

  7. cheap-o's • April 28, 2008 @ 4:38 PM

    then why are all you on TRIBUTE , a MOVIE site, mainly for theatres and not dvds…..

  8. Mere • April 28, 2008 @ 5:09 PM

    I’ll be honest, I have been watching movies on the internet BUT that is because the movies that are out right now are terrible! Maybe people will go to the theater when there are actual decent films. I will go see the new Batman and Indiana Jones films but other than those..most of what is out sucks. I am glad I did not pay any money to watch 21 or 88 minutes. Both movies were jokes and I barely got through watching both because of their stupidity…..I like to go to the theater but there has got to be some better films!

  9. Nancy • April 28, 2008 @ 5:28 PM

    Hey cheap-o’s, money to see a movie is money to see a movie, and they will take it any way they can get it! Yes, of course, they would prefer that everyone went to the theatre and spent their hard earned cash there, but they also like to sell DVD’s and rent movies as well……DUH! Where the hell have you been? Try being a single parent! Like I previously wrote, one trip to the theatre would be at least $50, whereas to stay in is $10 tops! Smart budgeting is what I call it!

  10. "Bart" • April 28, 2008 @ 8:09 PM

    Yeah alot of crap amd bad acting and nothing orginal. My theater is all of $9 a head but the snack are out to lunch. Cell phones going off people talking or laughing at whats not funny. Seen Leathers heards at 4:30 in the afternoon my wife and I and 20 others, all most perfect if it wasn’t for the other 20 people. Lets face it if we are going to watch crap I’d sooner pay $6 and stay at home!!

  11. kid • April 28, 2008 @ 11:00 PM

    theater prices are retarded i’m not going to
    pay $10 to watch a movie that is only an hour and a half long then find out i hate it. its stupid how everyones mad at movie pirates, when its the theaters that are robbing us!

  12. Anonymous • April 29, 2008 @ 9:31 PM

    I can’t figure out why the studio heads, theatre chains, etc. can’t figure it out.

    Make some good, quality movies, lower the ticket prices to a decent price and stop gouging the people at the concession stands.


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