WTF? Avatar Falls to Dear John!

Avatar’s seven week reign as the box office champ ended this weekend and it wasn’t John Travolta and From Paris with Love that kicked the Na’vi in the groin. No, it was Dear John, the movie starring Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried, which is based on the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name. Yes, the movie that’s currently boasting a 29 percent fresh rating on  Dear John took first place with an estimated $32.4 million and Avatar was next in line with $23.6 million. From Paris with Love was a distant third with a paltry $8.1 million and will most likely be forgotten come next weekend.  One can only pray that Dear John will suffer the same.

Despite Avatar’s drop, it has made $630 million in eight weeks. If it wins the best picture Oscar on March 7th, you know the studio is going to milk every drop and get as much mileage from that victory as possible. I’ve shown that I suck at predicting the box office (since I was the one who said Avatar wouldn’t break the global or domestic box office grip of Titanic), but I have a feeling Avatar will settle in the record books somewhere near $695 million.

5 comments On WTF? Avatar Falls to Dear John!

  • Word is, Cameron’s PISSED. Never underestimate the power of women. Never.

  • I truthfully did not see this coming. I thought this week with Valentine’s Day, The Wolfman and Percy, but not Dear John. Ugh, just thinking about it makes me puke a little in my mouth.

  • If Cameron is pissed someone needs to slap his dumbass and remind him that his 10 year project was probably a bigger success than even his ego would have imagined.

    ..Then again it was toppled by a movie with a boytoy who couldnt act his way out of a wet paper sack.

    In other crossing my fingers The Wolfman is good, if anything m’boy Hopkins is in it and thats just about reason enough for me to go pay to see it.

  • That’s because Channing is HOT. Everyone’s in love with him. He could play almost anything and women would go and see him. It’s also taken from a Nicholas Sparks book, which women also love. Sorry guys.

  • The moral, as always: chicks are dumb.

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