Sunday, November 15, 2009

Box Office Results and Weekly Movie News

Movies coming out this week!

The Twilight Saga: New Moon - When Bella's blood is shed at her birthday celebration, Edward's intense reaction to the event causes his parents to pull up stakes and leave Forks, Washington for the sake of the young lovers. Heartbroken, Bella finds a form of comfort in reckless living, as well as an even-closer friendship with Jacob Black (Lautner). Danger in different forms awaits.

Planet 51 - The inhabitants of Planet 51 live in fear of alien invasion. Their paranoia is realized when astronaut Chuck Baker (voice of The Rock) arrives from Earth. Befriended by a young resident, he has to avoid capture in order to recover his spaceship and try to return home.

The Blind Side - A disadvantaged teenager is taken in by a conservative family who see tremendous promise in the young man. Despite certain obstacles, the attention and inspiration he receives helps him mature into an athletically and academically successful NFL prospect.

Movies coming out on DVD and Blu-ray!

Star Trek
Gone With the Wind: 70th Anniversary Edition
My Sister's Keeper
Fight Club: Blu-ray Special Edition

Box Office results for the weekend!

1 2012$65.0 M

2 Disney's A Christmas Carol $22.3 M

3 The Men Who Stare at Goats $6.2 M

4 Precious$6.0 M

5 Michael Jackson's This Is It $5.1 M

6 The Fourth Kind $4.7 M

7 Couples Retreat $4.2 M

8 Paranormal Activity $4.2 M

9 Law Abiding Citizen $3.9 M

10 The Box $3.1 M

The end of the world proved to be a massive attraction for moviegoers as Roland Emmerich's "2012" opened this weekend with an earth-shattering $225 million at the worldwide box office.

Ticket sales in the US and Canada brought in $65 million, with a foreign tally of $160 million from 105 countries.

Sony's Columbia Pictures said the film scored the highest worldwide opening for an original film not based on an established franchise, brand or best-seller.

In global terms, it ranks No. 9 for film openings, behind (from No. 1-8) "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," "Spider-Man 3," "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," "Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith," "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" and "The Da Vinci Code."

It surpassed June's worldwide opening for "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" but not that film's North American opening of $109 million.

The foreign box office opening for "2012" is the fifth highest of all time. The North American box office opening is marginally below the $68 million for Emmerich's 2004 disaster flick "The Day After Tomorrow," but beat the American debuts of all other movies in the disaster genre including the filmmaker's "Independence Day" from 1996 and "Godzilla" from 1998.

Other films are just surviving the earthquakes and floods. They made some money while worrying about what happens when it really is the year 2012.
Well, NASA is here to quell those fears!

The Truth about 2012 from NASA Lunar Science Institute on Vimeo.

Next weekend, the female audience flocks to "New Moon." Will that film survive the end of the world?
More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Source: The Geek Files

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