Saturday, May 10, 2008

Speed Racer just not holding up ...

The much hyped "Speed Racer" movie is off to a very rough start at the box office this weekend.

On Friday night, "Speed Racer" only pulled in $6.6 million which will likely only result in $25 million for the entire weekend. That's a very disappointing opening for a movie thas was expected to make at least $40M.

"Iron Man" will likely hold on to the top spot at the box office pushing "Speed Racer" to at least second. Let's just hope they get a matinee boost from the kiddies on Saturday and Sunday.

Most of the reviews that I have read says the movie creeps along at snail speed and seems to last forever.

"Speed Racer" is supposed to be one of those flicks that doesn't require a major time investment. You should probably even be able to fall asleep and wake up feeling like you didn't miss anything. From what I hear, you just want to fall asleep during this movie and never wake up!


IRON MAN was just too big and too entertaining of a movie to follow. Looks like it, Iron Man, will definitely be holding onto the top spot in the box office this weekend. But next week it should definitely be second with Prince Caspian AND Speed Racer on its case. My prediction? Honestly:

1. Prince Caspian
2. Iron Man
3. Speed Racer

Or who knows, maybe Iron Man will drop to three and Speed Racer will stay at two. Only time will tell, only time.

I still would like to see Speed Racer. Maybe next weekend. I'm not really looking forward to Prince Caspian. The first one was just okay to me, nothing special at all, this sequel looks even more mediocre. The next big thing, to me, this summer is Dark Knight. Can't wait for that :)


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