Sunday, May 30, 2010

Box Office Results and Weekly Movie News

Movies coming out this week!

Killers - Three years into their perfectly suburban marriage, Jen (Heigl) learns that her husband Spencer (Kutcher) is not only an undercover assassin -- he's also a target worth millions of dollars to a clutch of fellow assassins who have been trailing the couple in secret since they met.

Get Him to the Greek - A record company intern (Hill) is hired to accompany out-of-control British rock star Aldous Snow (Brand) to a concert at L.A.'s Greek Theater.

Marmaduke - The Winslow family moves to a new neighborhood with their large yet lovable Great Dane, who has a tendency to wreak havoc in his own oblivious way.

Splice - Two scientists fuse DNA samples to create a new organism: a human-chimera they name Dren. As the creature rapidly develops from a deformed female infant into winged creature, her initial bond with her creators turns deadly.

Movies coming out on DVD and Blu-ray!

Alice in Wonderland
The Wolfman
The Red Baron
War of the Worlds

Box Office results for the weekend!

1 Shrek Forever After$43.3 M

2 Sex and the City 2$32.1 M

3 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time $30.1 M

4 Iron Man 2 $16.0 M

5 Robin Hood $10.3 M

6 Letters to Juliet $5.9 M

7 Just Wright $2.2 M

8 Date Night $1.7 M

9 MacGruber $1.4 M

10 How To Train Your Dragon $1.0 M

Nobody was expecting "Shrek 4" to win the weekend. Since last Memorial Day weekend "Night at the Museum 2" did the best, we should have expected this maybe.

"Sex and the City 2" probably would have been No. 1 had it not opened on Thursday with about $14 million. But adding that with its weekend numbers still shows it had a smaller oepning than the first "Sex and the City" film (which was $56.8 million). Can the film match the $152.6 million domestic total of the first film? BTW, women made up 90 percent of the audience for "Sex and the City 2." Go figure.

"Prince of Persia" pretty much bombed. A good opening for most films, but not one made on a $200 million budget. Not expecting this to become a big franchise now...

Other films slip down to DVD land with "Iron Man 2" still making some money. It is right now $35 million away from passing "Iron Man"'s total.

Next week a few new films come out. Will "Shrek 4" take the top spot again or will it fall to a new film (or one of the films that opened this past weekend)? We'll have to wait and see.

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