Sunday, March 21, 2010

Box Office Results and Weekly Movie News

Movies coming out this week!

How to Train Your Dragon - Young Viking Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third (voice of Jay Baruchel) is sent to the Isle of Berk in the North Sea, where he is to subdue a dragon as a rite of passage.

Hot Tub Time Machine - Four guy friends, all of them bored with their adult lives, travel back to their respective 80s heydays thanks to a time-bending hot tub.

Movies coming out on DVD and Blu-ray!

The Blind Side
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The African Queen

Box Office results for the weekend!

1 Alice in Wonderland $34.5 M

2 Diary of a Wimpy Kid$21.8 M

3 The Bounty Hunter $21.0 M

4 Repo Men$6.1 M

5 She's Out of My League $6.0 M

6 Green Zone $5.9 M

7 Shutter Island $4.7 M

8 Avatar $4.0 M

9 Our Family Wedding $3.8 M

10 Remember Me $3.3 M

"Alice in Wonderland" has cleaned house at the box office for three weeks in a row with an estimated $34.5 million. The movie has now earned over $565,000,000 worldwide. Can you say sequel?

"Diary of a Wimpy Kid," which my younger sibling loves, came in 2nd place with $21.8 million. Fans of the kids books series should rejoice at how well it did. It even beat out Jennifer Anniston's new flick.

Speaking of that new flick, "The Bounty Hunter" came in third. How is Jennifer Aniston still allowed to make movies? I haven't seen "The Bounty Hunter" - nor do I plan to.

Jude Law and Forest Whitaker's action thriller "Repo Men" flopped with a No. 4 opening of $6.2 million - far below what many (including the studio) were epecting.

Other films hung in there such as "Shutter Island" and "She's Out of My League," though "Green Zone" dropped the most over the weekend.

In its 13th week of release "Avatar" made only $4.0 million and can now be considered a financial disaster with only about $2.6 billion made worldwide. Sheesh...

Can "Alice" win four weekends in a row? I'm expecting "How to Train Your Dragon" to win the weekend with "Hot Tub Time Machine" coming in somewhere in the Top 5.

More news to come! Catch ya' later!

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