Sunday, July 18, 2010

Box Office Results and Weekly Movie News

Movies coming out this week!

Salt - When CIA officer Evelyn Salt (Jolie) is accused of being a spy by a Russian defector, she goes on the run, putting all of her experience and skills to use to elude capture, learn the truth of her identity, and hopefully clear her name.

Ramona and Beezus - When grade-schooler Ramona Quimby (King) senses that her family's home is danger, she uses her boundless energy and enthusiasm to save the day.

Movies coming out on DVD and Blu-ray!

The Runaways
Cop Out
The Losers

Box Office results for the weekend!

1 Inception$60.4 M

2 Despicable Me$32.7 M

3 The Sorcerer's Apprentice $17.3 M

4 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse $13.5 M

5 Toy Story 3 $11.7 M

6 Grown Ups $10.0 M

7 The Last Airbender $7.4 M

8 Predators $6.8 M

9 Knight and Day $3.7 M

10 The Karate Kid $2.2 M

"Inception" opened on the same weekend that blockbuster "The Dark Knight" was released two years ago, and director Christopher Nolan has again scored with critics and fans by winning the weekend by a landslide.

"Despicable Me" continues to do well, earning $32 million in its 2nd week. Word of mouth will keep this cute little cartoon in the top ten for a few more weeks.

I thought "Sorcerer's Apprentice" would put in a big showing, especially for the family audience, but they weren't feeling it (especially since an animated family-friendly film is already out). Is the Disney family film dying or are people just sick of Jay Baruchel already? "Sorcerer's Apprentice" looks like it'll be running out of magic sooner rather than later. Sequel? Eh...

"Eclipse." Almost $500 million worldwide on a budget of $70 million. Have to give Summit credit for knowing how to make a profit.

Meanwhile, "Toy Story 3" has made $584 million worldwide on a $200 million budget (the film is still a success and is at least good), "Grown Ups" is still in the same spot and "The Last Airbender" tries to make more profits to warrant a sequel.

"Predators" dropped like the Dow Jones with a 73 percent decrease going from 3rd to 8th. That's around the 30th biggest drop of all time.

"Knight and Day" and "The Karate Kid" won't be in the Top Ten for much longer. Expect them on DVD and Blu-ray in the fall.

Will the brain teaser "Inception" win the Comic-Con weekend as well or will Angelina Jolie's return to action in "Salt" rule the weekend?

USA Today, Latino Review, Rope of Silicon

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