Cloverfield destroys the competition

CloverfieldThe new horror movie Cloverfield featuring a cast of unknowns dominated the weekend box office, taking in $41 million (all figures US). Another new release, the romantic comedy 27 Dresses starring Katherine Heigl, took the No. 2 spot with $22.4 million. The Bucket List starring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson dropped to third place, earning $15.2 million, while Juno dropped a spot to fourth, taking in $10.3 million. National Treasure: Book of Secrets rounded out the top five with $8.1 million.

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  1. Stephen Snell • January 21, 2008 @ 4:58 PM

    Cloverfield stinks.

  2. Anonymous • January 21, 2008 @ 5:08 PM

    People are better off staying home and watching “BRING IT ON: IN IT TO WIN IT.”

  3. Anonymous • January 23, 2008 @ 12:17 AM

    I hear the theatre managers are happy with the number of movie-goers who are puking in their seats and in the aisles. The film was shot using a hand-held camera and watching it causes a weird vertigo-like feeling.

    Glad I don’t have to clean up behind them and since I’m not going to chance it, don’t have to worry about being puked on from behind!!!

  4. That Awful Smell is Cloverfield • January 23, 2008 @ 1:19 AM

    If a movie makes you vomit you should get your money back.

  5. Anonymous • January 23, 2008 @ 7:41 AM

    “If a movie makes you vomit you should get your money back.”

    Indeed.

  6. Gayle Wind • January 23, 2008 @ 10:34 AM

    Cloverfield is just terrible; whatever happened to films with strong production values and top-tier actors???

  7. Anonymous • January 23, 2008 @ 3:00 PM

    Hollywood has been hijacked by no-talent executives who make decisions (usually erroneously) based on what they think the market wants.

    They look at various demographic figures and have no imagination. This is why we are forced to sit through re-makes of classics, movie versions of great old tv shows, and crappy sequels of mediocre films. It’s also why we have been bombarded with all these reality shows and regular series television is crap.

    I say, if this is the best they can give us, let the writers stay out on strike forever.

  8. Anonymous • January 23, 2008 @ 6:42 PM

    you guys are idiots!

  9. theoriginalme • January 23, 2008 @ 6:49 PM

    Cloverfield is one awful piece of cinema.

  10. Anonymous • January 24, 2008 @ 9:11 AM

    Anonymous, Jan 23 at 3:00pm
    Nobody is forcing you to sit through anything! Turn your tv set off and do something else if you don’t like it.

  11. Anonymous • January 24, 2008 @ 11:24 AM

    I think that was Jeff. Sounds like his style of know-it-all writing.

  12. sk8tergirl • January 27, 2008 @ 4:01 PM

    I still want to see the movie.

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