Sunday, March 28, 2010

Box Office Results and Weekly Movie News

Movies coming out this week!

Clash of the Titans - n a loose adaptation from Greek mythology, Perseus (Worthington) who was born a god but raised as a man, sets off on an epic mission to combat Hades (Fiennes) before he can seize power from Zeus (Neeson) and unleash hell on earth.

The Last Song - A drama centered on a rebellious young woman (Cyrus) who is sent to spend the summer with her estranged father, who abandoned his family in the past.

Why Did I Get Married Too? - Four couples reunite for their annual vacation in order to socialize and to spend time analyzing their marriages. Their intimate week in the Bahamas is disrupted by the arrival of an ex-husband determined to win back his recently remarried wife.

Furry Vengeance - An arrogant real estate agent gets in way over his head after he agrees to develop property on an Oregon forest and the area's animals sabotage his plans.

Movies coming out on DVD and Blu-ray!

Sherlock Holmes
An Education
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
The Baader Meinhof Complex
Alice in Wonderland: Special Un-Anniversary Edition

Box Office results for the weekend!

1 How To Train Your Dragon $43.3 M

2 Alice in Wonderland $17.3 M

3 Hot Tub Time Machine $13.6 M

4 The Bounty Hunter $12.4 M

5 Diary of a Wimpy Kid $10.0 M

6 She's Out of My League $3.5 M

7 Green Zone $3.3 M

8 Shutter Island $3.1 M

9 Repo Men $3.0 M

10 Our Family Wedding $2.2 M "Avatar" gone? really is. "Avatar" did not make the Top Ten for the weekend. It now must be considered the least bankable film of all time. Wait...I think I may have that wrong...

Joking aside, "How to Train Your Dragon" beat out "Alice in Wonderland." Except the No. 1 film's numbers aren't that impressive considering "Monsters vs. Aliens" opened last year with $59 million (and that was with lower ticket prices since 3D just went up). Meanwhile, "Alice in Wonderland" has banked $656m in worldwide cume. A huge hit for the Mouse House. And it'll kill on Blu-Ray/DVD.

"Hot Tub Time Machine" came in third with a disappointing opening weekend. Can word of mouth bring this funny film up? Maybe, but there are new films coming out next weekend...

And "Bounty Hunter" only fell 40 percent? The human race fails again.

The rest of the films continue to peter out of existence with "Repo Men" taking the hardest hit since it basically made no money in its time in theaters.

What about next weekend though? Can the dragons stay on top or will mythological battles rule the day? And then there's that Miley Cyrus flick and that Tyler Perry flick...but how many people are going to see those? Oh...right...

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