Clint Eastwood blasts away brides at box office

grantorino.jpgClint Eastwood‘s new movie, Gran Torino (Tribute viewer rating: 4.00), took off at the weekend box office with $29 million (all figures US), despite the movie already having been out in limited release for a month (Its five-week take is $40.1 million). This marks the biggest opening of an Eastwood film in the legendary actor/director’s career. Bride Wars (Tribute viewer rating: 3.55) starring Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson as duelling brides came in second, grossing $21.5 in its box office debut. Another newly released movie was third — The Unborn (Tribute viewer rating: 2.53), earning $21.1 million. Marley & Me (Tribute viewer rating: 4.13), having enjoyed two weekends at the top spot, fell to fourth with a take of $11.4 million, making its three-week total $123.7 million. Rounding out the top five was The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Tribute viewer rating: 3.96), earning $9.5 million.

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  1. Jo-Anne. • January 12, 2009 @ 2:59 PM

    Not surprised by Clint’s opening success. Personally, on the above mentioned list, it is the only one I plan to see. I may check the Benjamin one out when it’s a rental, but in no rush to see it. I am however anxious to see Gran Torino, it looks very good.

  2. leona • January 13, 2009 @ 4:14 AM

    however goes to this movie by clint will be very happy, such a great movie he is spectacular, but be warned lots of racial comments, if u live by political values u may be offended

  3. Jo-Anne. • January 16, 2009 @ 5:25 PM

    thanks Leona, I am definitely going to see this, I expect I will not be disappointed, I really like Clint and most of his movies too. I thought Mystic River was one of his best, a fantastic film.

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