Movies coming out this week!
Alice in Wonderland - 19-year-old Alice (Wasikowska) returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror.
Brooklyn's Finest - In Brooklyn, New York, three veteran cops (Gere, Hawke, and Cheadle) struggling with their own personal and professional dilemmas dispatched to a notorious housing project, where they will each collide with destiny.
Movies coming out on DVD and Blu-ray!
Where the Wild Things Are
Box Office results for the weekend!
1 Shutter Island$22.2 M
2 Cop Out$18.5 M
3 The Crazies $16.5 M
4 Avatar $14.0 M
5 Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief $9.8 M
6 Valentine's Day $9.5 M
7 Dear John $5.0 M
8 The Wolfman $4.1 M
9 The Tooth Fairy $3.4 M
10 Crazy Heart $2.5 M
"Shutter Island" stayed at the top of the list as the No. 1 film, knocking off two newcomers and managing to earn decent coin while doing so. The Scorsese thriller has reached just over $79 million worldwide and will hopefully continue to do well since its budget was around $80 million.
Watching the trailers for "Cop Out" didn't make me feel good about the film, but I was still hoping to hear positive feedback from other critics. Sadly, I have heard only negative feedback. How long will it stay in the Top Ten if everyone keeps saying it's bad?
As for "The Crazies," everything I hear is good - that it is more than a remake, it is a whole horror reimagining. Besides, I just like Timothy Olyphant as an actor.
"Avatar" refuses to falter. That's eleven weekends in a row its been in the top four, a feat I'd have thought impossible these days. It has now passed $700 million in domestic dollars and is sitting pretty with a worldwide gross of $2,481,904,000. My keyboard just ran out of zeroes for the day.
The rest of the films continue to peter out with "The Wolfman" dropping like a rock and "Valentine's Day" somehow still staying above the surface. I have my theories on this, but I feel a wave of estrogen fury will come my way if I continue to mouth off - both online and off.
Next weekend, "Alice in Wonderland" tumbles into theaters and will most likely take the No. 1 spot.
(Latino Review, Rope of Silicon)