Sunday, July 11, 2010

Box Office Results and Weekly Movie News

Movies coming out this week!

Inception - Dom Cobb (DiCaprio) is a thief who specializes in the art of extraction, the stealing of secrets from a target's subconscious. Though his profession cost him everything he has ever loved and has turned him into a fugitive, an offer for a final job -- one that requires him to plant an idea instead of pilfering it -- could be his chance at redemption.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice - Master sorcerer Balthazar Blake (Cage) recruits a seemingly everyday guy (Baruchel) in his mission to defend New York City from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath (Molina).

Movies coming out on DVD and Blu-ray!

The Bounty Hunter
Our Family Wedding

Box Office results for the weekend!

1 Despicable Me$60.1 M

2 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse $33.4 M

3 Predators $25.3 M

4 Toy Story 3 $22.0 M

5 The Last Airbender $17.1 M

6 Grown Ups $16.4 M

7 Knight and Day $7.8 M

8 The Karate Kid $5.7 M

9 The A-Team $1.8 M

10 Cyrus $1.3 M

"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" didn't have as much bite as I thought it would, falling to 2nd place in its 2nd week behind "Despicable Me," which did huge box numbers at $60.1 million. "Eclipse" is now sitting at $450 million worldwide.

Coming in third with $25.3 million is "Predators." Not a huge success for the supposed reboot of the franchise, but this film will likely make back enough money to cover its budget. Will it warrant another Predator film? We'll have to wait and see...

Congrats to "Toy Story 3" for becoming the highest grossing domestic film of the year, knocking "Finding Nemo" off its throne as Pixar's top grossing film as well. The third film in the "Toy Story" franchise has made around $340 million domesitcally (as compared to "Finding Nemo" at $339 million and "Alice in Wonderland" at $334 million).

Now it just has to go for the worldwide box office title and "Nemo" will be No. 2 in the Pixar vs. Pixar box office battle. The 3D ticket prices helped "Toy Story 3" get there, but the fact that it's also one of the best films of the year helps as well. So far it's sitting at over $550 million worldwide (while "Nemo" earned $867 million worldwide).

M. Night Shyamalan's "The Last Airbender" rounded out the top 5 with $17.2 million, bringing its two-week total to $100.2 million. The movie is Shyamalan's first to break $100 million since 2004's "The Village."

The rest of the films dropped slightly as they will continue to dip in the next few weeks until they finally wind up on DVD in your local Wal-Mart or Best Buy (or any other store that sells movies).

Next weekend is a big one as "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" goes up against "Inception." Disney family film vs. Nolan's science fiction tale? Who will win?

(Latino Review, USA Today)

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