Friday's box office numbers:
1. The Bucket List - $6.4 million ($7.82) - 18 days
2. First Sunday - $6.15 - 1 day
3. Juno - $4.6 ($61.85) - 38 days
4. National Treasure: Book of Secrets - $3.26 ($179.07) - 22 days
5. I Am Legend - $2.63 ($234.73) - 29 days
6. One Missed Call - $2.15 ($16.66) - 8 days
7. Alvin & the Chipmunks - $1.93 ($180.56) - 29 days
8. P.S. I Love You - $1.62 ($43.63) - 22 days
9. Charlie Wilson's War - $1.36 ($56.58) - 22 days
10. Atonement - $1.29 ($22.2) - 36 days
11. The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything - $1.13 - 1 day
12. Sweeney Todd - $1.06 ($41.72) - 22 days
13. In the Name of the King - $.97 - 1 day
14. The Great Debaters - $.75 ($24.03) - 18 days
Highest per-screen average belonged to There Will Be Blood on 129 screens.
The Bucket List is on course for a $17 million weekend. Not bad for a movie about two old-timers traveling the world while dying of cancer. It shows that Jack Nicholson is still a draw. First Sunday is another solid comedy opening for ice Cube. Juno is the sleeper hit of the season. National Treasure 2 will pass $200 million domestic eventually. I Am Legend will pass $250 million eventually.
Other new openings didn't fare too well. I think Veggie Tales have passed their peak in popularity, and so their second movie (Pirates) won't do as well as their Jonah movie,w hich wasn't that big a hit. But they do have a low budget, so in DVD sales they'll make their money back. In the Name of the King has a wild, weird cast for a medieval flick (Burt Reynolds? Ray Liotta?!) but it's directed by Uwe Boll, king of the terrible.