Scary, 10% "Boogeyman" Tops Box Office

by | February 7, 2005 | Comments

What is it with horror films these days? It doesn’t matter how badly they are reviewed, or what they’re about; they just keep raking in money at the box office. "Boogeyman," which has a very moldy Tomatometer of 8%, dominated the box office this weekend with $19M. It is directed by the director/writer (Stephen Kay) of such classics as the 0% "Mod Squad" and the 10% Stallone dud "Get Carter" — maybe it’s all those Lucy Lawless ("Xena") fans who just wanted to see her back on the screen (big or small).

"The Wedding Date," starring Debra Messing and Dermot Mulroney, had a strong debut with $11.1M, despite being clobbered by critics. It has a similarly moldy 10% on the Tomatometer. It placed second.

In third place is "Are We There Yet" with $10.6M for a side-splitting total of $51.3M in three weeks. Despite bad reviews, the film continues to hold up well from week to week, and may even eclipse "Barbershop"’s $75M total as Ice Cube’s personal best for films in which he received top billing.

Last week’s chart topper, "Hide and Seek," fell to fourth place this weekend with $8.9M. Of the films in the top 10, it has the biggest drop-off from the previous weekend at 59%. Its total in two weeks is a still solid $35.7M.

Rounding out the rest of the top 10 are "Million Dollar Baby" with $8.5M ($34.4M total); "The Aviator" with $5.4M ($75.9M total); "Meet the Fockers" with $4.8M ($265.2M total); "Sideways" with $4.7M ($46.7M total); "Racing Stripes" with $4.3M ($40.4M total); and "Coach Carter" with $4.2M ($59.3M total).

Tag Cloud

LGBTQ cops Pirates Infographic Winter TV Box Office TNT Year in Review TLC Tumblr Cartoon Network Election Action singing competition Tomatazos transformers travel crime Music Hulu Rocky Musicals boxoffice Best and Worst Showtime TIFF Toys TV Land Lifetime Disney what to watch Winners American Society of Cinematographers Comedy thriller Superheroes GLAAD Star Trek Opinion Bravo HBO Valentine's Day CNN Country social media NBC Comic Book CBS Thanksgiving CBS All Access TCA war Ghostbusters FX BET Dark Horse Comics Photos Syfy Musical President FXX ITV Nat Geo biography Polls and Games OWN 007 Logo vampires Warner Bros. discovery Teen Trivia Netflix MSNBC Disney Channel sitcom science fiction aliens cats NYCC period drama Paramount Watching Series Fantasy diversity Nickelodeon zombie APB Grammys Biopics historical drama Character Guide Martial Arts Trailer Summer based on movie PBS crime thriller Lionsgate Oscars SundanceTV supernatural Countdown psycho Amazon E! political drama First Look Extras adventure Mindy Kaling dramedy Freeform History sports Spring TV YA Video Games Schedule Mystery WGN Fall TV Premiere Dates MTV binge Sci-Fi Writers Guild of America CMT crime drama SDCC X-Men AMC IFC DirecTV Reality 2016 Super Bowl cooking Masterpiece ESPN serial killer politics BBC DC Comics Red Carpet E3 The CW Podcast Food Network Fox News Set visit Universal A&E TBS Awards Sundance Crackle VICE USA Pop TV 45 El Rey Interview DC Universe harry potter Calendar TCA 2017 24 frames GIFs docudrama Nominations Rom-Com RT History Esquire The Arrangement Ellie Kemper Marathons Horror Holidays Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt PaleyFest police drama Rock technology BBC America 2015 ABC Family Cosplay Reality Competition Drama ABC Certified Fresh Comedy Central 2017 Starz Marvel Sneak Peek GoT FOX Adult Swim comiccon Star Wars Kids & Family composers Emmys Mary Tyler Moore TruTV talk show Animation VH1 cinemax romance TCM