AOL has reported that “The Final Destination” has earned a totally unexpected (to me) a decent 28.3 Million this weekend. It was a shocker to me anyway with the unexpected success of Rob Zombie with Halloween in 2007, and the follow up of his sequel, Halloween 2, this week. So in a one on one competition I would have expected the stronger “Halloween” to have bested the wavering “Final Destination” franchise. But to my surprise and dismay, (I was rooting for my homeboy, Zombie) it came in 3rd right behind “Inglourious Basterds”. AOL also said;
Weinstein also had the No. 3 slot with the horror flick “Halloween II,” which opened with $17.4 million. The movie is Rob Zombie’s sequel to his update of the slasher franchise about crazed killer Michael Myers.
It’s unusual for two horror movies to open over the same weekend. While “Final Destination” and “Halloween II” competed for the same audience, both managed solid receipts.
“They got their $17 million, we got our $28 million. That’s a lot of business all around,” said Jeff Goldstein, general sales manager for Warner Bros.
What are you gonna do? Be happy, TRUE BLOOD AND ITS SEASON FINALE ARE ON NOW AND THIS WEEK!!!!