With Toy Story 3 and Jonah Hex opening today, I figured this would be of interest to GoJu Nation. I’m gonna re-post this at the end of the summer and see how much this list has changed.  Take notice of how much opening weekend is of the total gross.   That’s the gem GoJu Nation.  Now you have an understanding of why movie companies overdose on the promotion before opening week (and it more often than not disappears afterwards). Here are the top opening weekend this year in the movie industry.  Enjoy. 1.


Ok.  The most exciting time of the movie year is here.  Big movie weekends abound as the major releases line up. 1st up the franchise swap.  Dreamworks let Paramount breathe a couple of weeks with Iron Man 2 until they let go of #4 in the Shrek series (Shrek Forever After). To the tune of 71M over the weekend,  Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas etc. pad their bank accounts.  Now don’t cry for Iron Man as another 26M+ pads the Comic Book sequel. they have averages over 80M a week.  Very good numbers.


This I saw coming.  Robin Hood is a legendary tale that spans the test of time.  Problem is this current society suffers from A.D.D. in the now.   So there wasn’t any way Iron Man 2 was gonna get knocked off the #1 perch.  And if you see the budget column, Robin Hood has a long was to go to recoup budget wise. We’ll see how the next few weeks play out.


Sorry so late GoJu Nation.  Working on some GothamJungle business.  Here we go.  Iron Man 2 doesn’t surprise anyone taking the #1 spot on the charts this week ($133M over the weekend… woah).  What’s gonna be interesting is how long it will maintain that spot.. Although it’s only the 2nd week in May it’s officially summer movie season.


This is amazing that I’m even writing this.   Twenty-Six years after the original, A Nightmare on Elm Street wins the box office this weekend.  The Freddy Krueger storyline is classic, has stood the test of time and the re-invention of the classic horror movie genre has been profitable.  What’s next, I have no idea but the wunderkinds in Hollywood will figure it out.


We’re entering May GoJu Nation.  That means the real movies are on deck.  They start the summer early in Hollywood. They want to get into your pockets as much as possible so the summer blockbusters actually are now starting in Spring.  You’ll see what I mean in a lil while…

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