America Proves Its Stupidity as ‘Meet the Spartans’ Wins Friday Box-Office

I apologize for the headline if you are a RopeofSilicon reader and you actually paid money to go see Meet the Spartans because I cannot for the life of me comprehend why anyone in their right mind would pay hard earned money to see a movie featuring images such as the one above. Somehow, some way, that stupid comedy ended up winning the Friday box-office with an estimated $6.5 million over Rambo, which was close behind with $6 million.

Are all the retarded sitcoms and reality television shows not enough? Do you really have to go to the theater and spend $10+ on a ticket to watch a movie you could have made in your backyard with a crew full of transients? Why? Why would you subject yourself to a film that insults your intelligence to a level that it almost takes us back to when we were apes?

Fortunately, tracking shows Meet the Spartans losing the overall weekend to Rambo, but its opening weekend success only ensures this isn’t the end of the spoof films that can hardly be considered spoofs.

As for the rest of the Friday estimates, Cloverfield managed third place with a modest $4.5 million; 27 Dresses earned $4 million; and the awful Untraceable took in an estimated $3.5 million.

The only other new release was How She Move and it finished Friday in 11th with $1 million, but is expected to drop as low as 14th for the weekend.

It looks like the RopeofSilicon Box-Office Oracle is going to suffer his first incorrect #1 pick after a 10 week streak as Cloverfield won’t be finishing first. Here are the estimated three-day box-offce takes courtesy of Fantasy Moguls.

  1. Rambo (Lionsgate) – $17.4 million
  2. Meet the Spartans (Fox) – $17.1 million
  3. Cloverfield (Paramount) – $13.1 million
  4. 27 Dresses (Fox) – $13 million
  5. Untraceable (Sony) – $10.5 million
  6. Juno (Fox Searchlight) – $9.4 million
  7. The Bucket List (Warner Bros) – $8.85 million
  8. National Treasure: Book of Secrets (Disney) – $4.68 million
  9. Mad Money (Overture) – $4.14 million
  10. There Will Be Blood (Paramount Vantage) – $4.08 million


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