the safe water landing of Flight 1549 on January 15th, 2009. Might've been a perfect Christmas release, but oh well. As long as it qualifies for this year's Oscars, everyone's happy.
When the Bough Breaks opens at #2. It's about the emotional complications that ensue with surrogate motherhood... can't there ever be a positive movie about an emotionally normal surrogate mother? Has there been? Is The Big Chill as close as we're gonna get?
The only other debut this week is Robinson Crusoe... don't let me down, A.V. Club!!!! ...oh, wait. I thought it was a Big Idea production. Man, people can be picky. The A.V. Club reviewer says, in parentheses, the movie's references to England don't make much sense. Well, the original Robinson Crusoe was kinda from that area, for one... Still, debuting at #5 is pretty strong, considering there's not one single American star in the cast. Doogal had, like, way, way too many, and that bombed hard! Even for a Pixar wannabe.