Sunday, April 25, 2010

Box Office Results and Weekly Movie News

Movies coming out this week!

Please Give - A Manhattan couple (Platt and Keener) find their plan to expand their apartment complicated when they bond with Andra (Guilbert), their elderly neighbor next door.

A Nightmare on Elm Street - Disfigured serial killer Freddy Krueger (Haley) stalks a group of young people in their dreams, forcing them to remain awake as the only alternative to death.

Furry Vengeance - A real estate developer (Fraser) looking to turn a forest into new homes faces some unusually tough competition: the local woodland creatures.

Movies coming out on DVD and Blu-ray!

It's Complicated
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
Five Minutes of Heaven
District 13: Ultimatum
Ride With the Devil: Criterion Collection

Box Office results for the weekend!

1 How To Train Your Dragon $15.0 M

2 The Back-Up Plan$12.2 M

3 Date Night $10.6 M

4 The Losers$9.6 M

5 Kick-Ass $9.5 M

6 Clash of the Titans $9.0 M

7 Death at a Funeral $8.0 M

8 Oceans $6.0 M

9 The Last Song $3.7 M

10 Alice in Wonderland $2.2 M

Low numbers this weekend. In fact, it's the smallest box office take so far this year. Expect numbers to jump drastically in the next upcoming weeks.

"How To Train Your Dragon," which actually lost to "Kick-Ass" last weekend when the final numbers were tallied, grew back its wings and soared to No. 1 again with about $355 million in the bank worldwide.

The GMA (general movie audience) continue to show just how stupid they really are. Jennifer Lopez's "The Back-Up Plan" came in 2nd with an estimated $12.2 million. Are people really missing Jennifer Lopez and are desperate enough that they'd actually pay to see her on screen in a below average rom-com? I really shouldn't be baffled by this since I know people who would see films like this.

Meanwhile, the other new release, that was actually fun to watch, came in 4th place with $9.6 million. "The Losers" lost big at the box office, making it the second comic book adaptation in two weeks to not reach studio expectations.

"Date Night" stayed in third place. I still haven't seen it and will probably catch it when it hits DVD. And if someone else pays for the rental. "Kick-Ass" had a 50 percent drop in box office and fell from No. 1 to No. 5 in its second week. So much for word of mouth. So far it has made $56 million worldwide.

Finally got around to seeing the "Clash of the Titans" remake. I'm a sucker for plot and character development - which this film had little of.

Disneynature's second film to be released, "Oceans," did a respectable $6.0 million. I need to see this movie, it looks really cool. I like nature documentaries about Oceans. My favorite parts are when they show fish swimming in the water.

"Alice in Wonderland" fills out the last slot for the Top Ten, but expect it to be gone next weekend as "Nightmare on Elm Street" scares its way into theaters along with some random films that no one heard of.
(Latino Review)

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