Surely this weekend is one that will be remembered in infamy. The travesty known as Prom Night
took the tops at the box office. Although the film's producers have assured us the film isn't a remake of the Jamie Lee Curtis slasher of the same name, surely we all know better. It looks like toning the film down to a PG-13 rating payed off, however, as the film took in 22m, about as much as it was hoping to earn in it's opening weekend.
We also had to tolerate the opening of another Keanu Reeves movie. While the actor isn't anything terrible, his track record has shown his performances seem to be pretty hit or miss, with miss being what most critics have described his Street Kings
effort as. Nevertheless, the supporting cast contains every actor living in LA. The film took in 12m, exactly what was expected.
Rounding out the major releases for this weekend is Smart People
, which is being described as the Royal Tenenbaums
of 2008. The film certainly boasts a strong cast, but unfortunately it performed only average, coming in at seventh with an estimated 4.2m. Granted it had a limited release, but nevertheless, surely the producers were hoping for a stronger showing, especially given the new star power of Ellen Page.
 Prom Night -- $22,700,000 (NEW)
 Street Kings -- $12,000,000 (NEW)
 21 -- $11,000,000
 Nim's Island -- $9,000,000
 Leatherheads -- $6,207,000
 Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who -- $6,000,000
 Smart People -- $4,200,000 (NEW)
 The Ruins -- $3,250,000
 Superhero Movie -- $3,114,000
 Drillbit Taylor -- $2,070,000
 The Visitor -- $88,000 (NEW)
 Young@Heart -- $52,300 (NEW)