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February 23, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Box Office Round-Ups | February 23, 2009 |

Before the Oscar ceremonies aired last night, there were a few awards handed out off-camera, that we now present to you in this morning’s box-office round-up.

5. Slumdog Millionaire ($8 million; $98 million): In addition to the other awards Millionaire took home last night, it also received the Juno Oscar for movie most likely to unfairly succumb to a massive backlash. It begins in earnest in 3 … 2 …. 1: “OVERrated!

4. He’s Just Not that Into You ($8.2 million; $70 million): Backstage last night, He’s Just Not That Into You won the Ocean’s 12 award for biggest waste of a blockbuster ensemble cast. And just to even the Academy Award statue score with Angelina, Jennifer Aniston proudly accepted the award, fist raised to the Heavens.

3. Coraline ($11 million; $54 million): After experiencing a measly box-office drop-off of only 25 percent in its third weekend (compare that to Friday the 13th whopping 80 percent drop-off from its second weekend), Coraline won The Visitor award for the best movie no one is talking about, ironically beating out The Visitor for the Oscar.

2. Taken ($11.4 million; $95 million: The Liam Neeson action pic, which is the number 2 film so far of 2009 (behind only Paul Blart) won the prestigious “Succeeded Because of Absolutely No Competition” award, in addition to the award for Best Jason Statham movie not starring Jason Statham.

1. Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail ($41 million): Tyler Perry’s latest took home one of last night’s biggest awards, the so-called “Motherfucker!” award, as in “Motherfucker! Can you believe this piece of shit opened with $41 million?” Who the hell did Rudy Huxtable have to blow for that opening?

The Boozehound will have a review up this afternoon.

The Weekly Box-Office Round-Up / Dustin Rowles

Box Office Round-Ups | February 23, 2009 |

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