Won’t know until Sunday for weekend box office receipts, but if you look at Twitter trending topics – which I tend to use as a barometer – the movie District 9 is kicking the hiney of tween flicks Bandslam and Ponyo.
Right now District 9 is #1 trending topic on Twitter. Bandslam #6 and Ponyo #8, trailing New Moon that has its trailer opening during Bandslam showings.
I tend to choose stocks from indications like this. I’d be willing to bet District 9 tops both Bandslam and Ponyo when box office receipts are released Sunday evening. A lot can change between Friday evening and Sunday, but this will be a great indication of public opinion – something those public relations practitioners you pay for aren’t telling you about. They’re too busy sending press releases.
Checked just before publishing, District 9 #1, Bandslam #6, Ponyo gone.Update 8-19-9 Destrict 9 #1 at the box office with $37-million.