Box Office Special - Unmitigated Fail

$51 million dollars.

That's it. There's the box office report. That's how much the top 12 films combined made this week. Nine films have made more than that in their opening weekend this year.

To find the next lowest weekend total, one has to travel all the way back to September 5th, 2003 (the 36th and same weekend as this year's epic fail). That week the top 12 films made $50 million, and "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star" was the ignominious #1. Horror fans might remember that weekend as number two back then was "Jeepers Creepers 2."

This week the ignominious honor of being #1 goes to "Bangkok Dangerous," a Nic Cage vehicle that failed to break $8 million in its opening.

It's a bleak day for Hollywood. That's all there is to say.

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