MOVIE NEWS: Watchmen dominates BO, in other news the world is Round.

Who isn’t surprised by the fact that the Watchmen killed at the Box Office this weekend?  Taking in $55 million clams. On the one hand I’m surprised it didn’t do better, but the other half of my brain is surprised it did so well, Watchmen always struck me as a very niche kind of thing and I thought the marketing campaign for this was horrible. It’ll be interesting to see how well it does in total grosses. What surprises me is how you people continue to run to see any movie with Madea in it. With no promotion or critic screenings, Tyler Perry films always manages to extremely well.  Here are the top five films this weekend, according to MTV.

#1 “Watchmen” ($55.7 million)
#2 “Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail” ($8.8 million)
#3 “Taken” ($7.45 million)
#4 “Slumdog Millionaire” ($6.9 million)
#5 “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” ($4.2 million)

Weekend, 03.08.09