Sunday, January 10, 2010

Box Office Results and Weekly Movie News

Movies coming out this week!

The Spy Next Door - Former CIA spy Bob Ho (Chan) takes on his toughest assignment to date: looking after his girlfriend's three kids, who haven't exactly warmed to their mom's beau. And when one of the youngsters accidentally downloads a top-secret formula, Bob's longtime nemesis, a Russian terrorist, pays a visit to the family.

The Book of Eli - In a post-apocalyptic United States, a lone man (Washington) fights his way across the country in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.

The Lovely Bones - Young Susie Salmon (Ronan) watches over her family from "the in-between" as they deal with the aftermath of her brutal rape and murder.

Movies coming out on DVD and Blu-ray!

Halloween II
The Hurt Locker
In The Loop

Box Office results for the weekend!

1 Avatar$48.5 M

2 Sherlock Holmes$16.6 M

3 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel $16.3 M

4 Daybreakers$15.0 M

5 It's Complicated $11.0 M

6 Leap Year $9.1 M

7 The Blind Side $7.7 M

8 Up in the Air $7.1 M

9 Youth in Revolt $7.0 M

10 The Princess and the Frog $4.7 M

The winnings of "Avatar" finally begin to drop as the film earned less than $50 million this weekend. Considering it is now the second-highest grossing film of all time now, that really doesn't matter. But if "Avatar" wins next weekend as well, it will be the first film since "The Sixth Sense" be to at No. 1 for five weeks (and that film came out over 10 years ago).

And "Avatar" is really the only film to make money this past weekend. "Sherlock Holmes" and "Alvin and the Chipmunks" dropped a lot as did other films that hadn't just opened.

As for the films that did open, they didn't do well at all. Apparently "Youth in Revolt" and "Leap Year" had little to no audience while "Daybreakers" at least got the horror fans into theaters. I hear it is a pretty cool vampire film as well (as compared to other recent....vampire films).

Will "Avatar" take its fifth weekend in a row or will a new film reach the top?
More news to come! Catch ya' later!

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