Sunday, January 31, 2010

Box Office Results and Weekly Movie News

Movies coming out this week!

Dear John - A romantic drama about a soldier (Tatum) who falls for a co-ed (Seyfried) while he's home on leave. Their relationship is tested in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks, an event that causes him to re-enlist for service.

From Paris with Love - In Paris, a young employee in the office of the US Ambassador (Myers) hooks up with an American spy (Travolta) looking to stop a terrorist attack in the city.

Movies coming out on DVD and Blu-ray!

Love Happens
The House of the Devil

Box Office results for the weekend!

1 Avatar$30.0 M

2 Edge of Darkness$17.1 M

3 When in Rome $12.0 M

4 The Tooth Fairy$10.0 M

5 The Book of Eli $8.7 M

6 Legion $6.8 M

7 The Lovely Bones $4.7 M

8 Sherlock Holmes $4.5 M

9 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel $4.0 M

10 It's Complicated $3.7 M

Looks like Mel Gibson's return was no match for the power of James Cameron's "Avatar." For 7 weeks in a row, the sci-fi fantasy has crushed anything in its way. It will most likely beat "Titanic's" record for No.1 in domestic box office sometime this week. It has already sunk the previous record for worldwide box office gross.

"Edge of Darkness" came in a disappointing 2nd place with just $17 million. Warner Brothers was expecting this film to become No. 1 and make way more money that it actually did, but it wasn't meant to be.

"When in Rome" debuted in 3rd with $12 million and everything else flattened out under the weight of "Avatar." "Legion" dropped four places but is doing well considering how low the budget was for the film (though I don't know how much the marketing was). "Alvin and the Chipmunks" are still hanging in there, having earned over $383 million dollars worldwide (expect a third film in 2-3 years).

Can the emotion forcing "Dear John" finally send "Avatar" packing or will the action-filled John Travolta movie "From Paris With Love" win the weekend? Or...will "Avatar" topple the first weekend in February as it has tackled the past 7 weekends in a row?
(Latino Review)

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