Sunday, March 7, 2010

Box Office Results and Weekly Movie News

Movies coming out this week!

Green Zone - Discovering covert and faulty intelligence causes a U.S. Army officer (Damon) to go rogue as he hunts for Weapons on Mass Destruction in an unstable region.

Remember Me - A romantic drama centered on two new lovers: Tyler (Pattinson), whose parents have split in the wake of his brother's suicide, and Ally (de Ravin), who lives each day to the fullest since witnessing her mother's murder.

She's Out of My League
- A guy (Baruchel) lets his insecurities pick away at his fledgling relationship with the perfect gal (Eve).

Our Family Wedding - The weeks leading up to a young couple's wedding is comic and stressful, especially as their respective fathers (Whitaker and Mencia) try to lay to rest their long-standing feud.

Movies coming out on DVD and Blu-ray!

Up in the Air
Old Dogs
Planet 51
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day

Box Office results for the weekend!

1 Alice in Wonderland $116.3 M

2 Brooklyn's Finest$13.5 M

3 Shutter Island $13.3 M

4 Cop Out $9.1 M

5 Avatar $7.7 M

6 The Crazies $7.0 M

7 Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief $5.1 M

8 Valentine's Day $4.2 M

9 Crazy Heart $3.3 M

10 Dear John $2.8 M

Audiences followed Tim Burton and Johnny Depp down the rabbit hole this weekend as "Alice in Wonderland" scored the sixth largest debut of all time, shattering box office records for 3-D and IMAX along the way and was the second biggest PG opening ever ($5 M behind "Shrek the Third").

The debut was nearly $40 million more than analysts predicted and gave the film the largest debut ever for a non-sequel, beating out "Spider-Man."

The film also smashed records set just a few weeks ago by "Avatar," including largest debut on IMAX.

"Wonderland" raked in $11.9 million on IMAX, surpassing "Avatar's" $9.5 million.

The 2009 Sundance hit "Brooklyn's Finest" held its own with a $13.5 million opening and beating out "Shutter Island," which came in third.

"Cop Out" came in fourth and was followed by "Avatar." After three months on screen, Avatar has racked up $720.2 million and has yet to drop out of the top five. Worldwide, it has done $2.6 billion, another record.

The rest of the films kind of did bottom barrel business as usual. Say goodbye to "Valentine's Day" as you won't be seeing it around these parts anymore.

Expect films like "Green Zone" and "She's Out of My League" to be battling for second place next weekend as I expect "Alice in Wonderland" to stay in the top spot.

More news to come! Catch ya' later
(Latino Review, Rope of Silicon, USA Today)

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