Sunday, May 16, 2010

Box Office Results and Weekly Movie News

Movies coming out this week!

Shrek: The Final Chapter - A bored and domesticated Shrek (Myers) pacts with deal-maker Rumpelstiltskin to get back to feeling like a real ogre again, but when he's duped and sent to a twisted version of Far Far Away -- where Rumpelstiltskin is king, ogres are hunted, and he and Fiona (Diaz) have never met -- he sets out to restore his world and reclaim his true love.

MacGruber - Ex-special operative MacGruber (Forte) is called back into action to take down his archenemy, Dieter Von Cunth (Kilmer), who's in possession of a nuclear warhead and bent on destroying Washington, D.C.

Movies coming out on DVD and Blu-ray!

Valentine's Day
Extraordinary Measures
The Messenger
The Spy Next Door

Box Office results for the weekend!

1 Iron Man 2$53.0 M

2 Robin Hood$37.1 M

3 Letters to Juliet $13.7 M

4 Just Wright$8.5 M

5 How To Train Your Dragon $5.1 M

6 A Nightmare On Elm Street $4.7 M

7 Date Night $4.0 M

8 The Back-Up Plan $2.4 M

9 Furry Vengeance $2.3 M

10 Clash of the Titans $1.2 M

"Iron Man 2" continued to dominate theaters. The film's business dropped almost 60 percent but still made a nice $53 million. So far it has made over $428 million worldwide. But it has a ways to go if it hopes to catch up to the 2010 leader "Alice in Wonderland", which made $980 million dollar worldwide. Even I'm shocked that Alice made almost a billion dollars worldwide (kids and 3D, unstoppable forces - and you know that a sequel is coming).

"Robin Hood" did okay in the domestic box office, coming in 2nd with $37 million. Internationally it did great and has already made over $100 million worldwide.

"Letters to Juliet" did ok with $13.7 million. I didn't bother to see it (and so did many others). Same goes for "Just Wright."

"How to Train Your Dragon" is still flying high in the top ten. It came in 5th with an estimated $5.1 million and has grossed over $415 million worldwide.

The rest of the movies are starting that long walk towards DVD-Land.
Expect "Shrek: The Final Chapter" to probably knock "Iron Man" down a slot or two (kids and 3D again).
More news to come! Catch ya' later!
(Latino Review)


Mikey said...

I saw promos all over TV for Robin Hood. I was actually expecting it to beat out Iron Man 2 for the #1 spot.

Shrek will definitely crush it, though. Those inflated 3-D ticket prices...

Head Hero said...

I think all films from now on should just be expected to be in 3D and the news should be when a film is not in 3D.

Will 2D get thrown out just like black and white films and be considered artistic 50 years from now?