Box Office Mojo has updated the numbers for Wednesday....and Ponyo had a great day! Yaayy!
Here are Ponyo's numbers for Wednesday:
Daily 8/19: $521,182
In the daily earnings, Ponyo was once again in 9th place. Nobody has moved at all since Friday. However, if we look at the per-screen average, here's what we see:
1 - District 9 - $1,268
2 - Julie and Julia - $736
3 - The Time Traveller's Wife - $688
4 - Ponyo - $562
5 - G.I. Joe - $545
Yaay!! We moved up one space to number four! And G.I. Joe got beat? Wednesday was a very good day.
I really don't have much to say about the numbers today. I think Ponyo is an excellent movie...people should go and see it...people are not going to see it...people would rather watch '80s toys blow things up...and the culture gets just a little more stupid.
Some of you have offered a more optimistic take on Ponyo's performance, anticipating a long, slow burn. I surely hope so, and perhaps the movie's low profile will work in its favor. In an ideal world, this would be a case of a movie gradually finding its audience. But we don't live in that world; we live in a world where attention spans are practically nil, and last week's movie might as well be last year.
With week 1 complete, Ponyo has earned $5.2 million. What do you think? Did that match your expectations? What are your weekend predictions? Chat away, everybody.