Sunday, February 7, 2010

Box Office Results and Weekly Movie News

Movies coming out this week!

The Wolfman - Nobleman Lawrence Talbot (Del Toro) returns to his ancestral homeland, where his brother has gone missing and villagers are being killed by a nightmarish beast. The search reunites him with his estranged father (Hopkins) and draws him near to his brother's fiancée (Blunt), however, Talbot's lager concern is the discovery of a side to himself which he never could have imagined existed ...

Valentine's Day - Intertwining couples and singles in Los Angeles break-up and make-up based on the pressures and expectations of Valentine's Day.

Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief - Life changes in an instant for troubled 12-year-old Percy Jackson (Lerman) when he learns his birth father is the god Poseidon and he's looped in on a cross-country mission to settle a feud between his dad, Zeus, and Hades.

Movies coming out on DVD and Blu-ray!

Couples Retreat
A Serious Man
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Stepfather
Serious Moonlight

Box Office results for the weekend!

1 Dear John$32.4 M

2 Avatar $23.6 M

3 From Paris With Love $8.1 M

4 Edge of Darkness $7.0 M

5 The Tooth Fairy $6.5 M

6 When in Rome $5.5 M

7 The Book of Eli $4.8 M

8 Crazy Heart$3.6 M

9 Legion $3.4 M

10 Sherlock Holmes $2.6 M

"Avatar" has been knocked off its box office throne after almost 8 weeks of dominating movie theaters. "Dear John" came in at No. 1 thanks to a ton of women looking to do something for Super Bowl weekend.

"The Notebook" opened at $13 M back in 2004, so I'm not sure where the precedent was for this. Could female audiences have been starved for content, and "When in Rome" wasn't doing the trick? The budget here was $25 M, which means you can expect a ton more Sparks' content in your future.

"Avatar" came in 2nd place, so obviously it's now a financial disaster, having only grossed $2.2 billion. (Whoa).

"From Paris With Love" flattened out in 3rd place. Opening a guy focused actioner on Super Bowl Sunday is either crazy insane or insane crazy. I'm not sure which one I'm leaning towards just yet.

The rest of the movies fell as expected, with only "Crazy Heart" being bumped up into the top ten once word of mouth got out on how awesome Jeff Bridges is in it (but he's just awesome in almost everything he's in).


Mikey said...

Can't wait for The Wolfman. Hopefully it will be epic.

And I'm finally glad that something knocked Avatar off the top spot. I really like the movie, but seriously, James Cameron must have made a pact with the devil to get the grosses up that high.

Head Hero said...

I'm hearing good things about the film so far. I know I want to see it.

Nah, Cameron made a deal with a demon. He gets 10 years until they send the hellhounds after him. ;]