Sunday, June 20, 2010

Box Office Results and Weekly Movie News

Movies coming out this week!

Grown Ups - After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Knight and Day - June Havens (Diaz) finds her everyday life tangled with that of a secret agent (Cruise) who has realized he isn't supposed to survive his latest mission. As their campaign to stay alive stretches across the globe, they soon learn that all they can count on is each other.

Movies coming out on DVD and Blu-ray!

Green Zone
Remember Me
The Last Station
She's Out of My League

Box Office results for the weekend!

1 Toy Story 3 $109.0 M

2 The Karate Kid $29.0 M

3 The A-Team $13.7 M

4 Get Him To The Greek $6.1 M

5 Shrek Forever After $5.5 M

6 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time $5.2 M

7 Killers $5.1 M

8 Jonah Hex$5.0 M

9 Iron Man 2 $2.6 M

10 Marmaduke $2.6 M

"Toy Story 3" had biggest debut in June history, taking in $109 million this weekend and extending Pixar's streak of opening at the top of the box office to 11.

The last film of the franchise bested its competition — and predecessors — by a mile. The original movie opened at $39.1 million in 1995, while "Toy Story 2" made $83 million four years later.

This time around, the cartoon added 3-D and Imax to the mix, boosting repeat business as kids checked out the film in different formats.

Sadly the film doesn't have the biggest opening weekend for an animated film, as that title is still held by "Shrek the Third" at $121 million.

Still the film will continue to make big bucks as it has amazing word-of-mouth. And let me tell you it really is a great film. The first thing I did when I got home after the flick was take out all my old toys from the closet that I hadn't touched in years and play with them. I know - that's weird. But the movie practically compels you to. Go see it and tell me I'm wrong.

Other films dropped a respectable amount, with only one other film opening this past weekend.

Poor "Jonah Hex." It bombed terribly. The budget has been estimated at around $60 million and the film only made $5 million its opening weekend. And it will only drop lower from there. There goes Megan Fox's career down the toilet!

Expect "Toy Story 3" to hold the top spot next weekend as well since I don't expect "Knight and Day" and "Grown Ups" beating out the kid factor.


Mikey said...

I really want to see Toy Story 3. Maybe in a week or two. I know what you mean about the toy thing, actually. I think I also did that after Star Wars : Episode I. So I guess I'm weird, too. Maybe weirder.

As far as Jonah Hex--man, that just looked like a train wreck. I was interested in it when I first heard about it. Josh Brolin was pretty good casting, but it just looked terrible. They made it into something it wasn't. It would have made a good western, but again too many explosions, gadgets, and bad one-liners.

Head Hero said...

You'll definitely enjoy "Toy Story 3." It is a great closing to a wonderful franchise.

That's pretty much what happened to "Jonah Hex." It should have been rated-R too, though that probably wouldn't have helped the film any more than adding Megan Fox to the cast.