Sunday, July 25, 2010

Box Office Results and Weekly Movie News

Movies coming out this week!

Dinner for Schmucks - Tim (Rudd) is a rising executive who "succeeds" in finding the perfect guest, IRS employee Barry (Carell), for his boss's monthly event, a so-called "dinner for idiots," which offers certain advantages to the exec who shows up with the biggest buffoon.

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore - The ongoing war between the canine and feline species is put on hold when they join forces to thwart a rogue cat spy with her own sinister plans for conquest.

Charlie St. Cloud - After his younger brother Sam passes away, Charlie St. Cloud (Efron) finds a way to deal with his grief by working as caretaker at the cemetery where Sam is buried. Charlie and Sam keep their bond with nightly conversations and playing catch, however, when a girl enters Charlie's life, he struggles between remaining with Sam or pursuing real-world love.

Movies coming out on DVD and Blu-ray!

Clash of the Titans
Repo Men
Batman: Under the Red Hood
"SGU Stargate Universe": Season 1.5
Jesse Stone: No Remorse

Box Office results for the weekend!

1 Inception $43.5M

2 Salt $36.5M

3 Despicable Me $24.1M

4 The Sorcerer's Apprentice $9.69M

5 Toy Story 3 $9.03M

6 Ramona and Beezus $8M

7 Grown Ups $7.6M

8 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse $7.03M

9 The Last Airbender $4.17M

10 Predators $2.85M

In a showdown of adult-themed thrillers, Christopher Nolan's trippy caper "Inception" took the top spot at the box office for a second straight weekend, beating out Angelina Jolie's return to action in "Salt."

Clearly "Inception" is a film people are talking about which is encouraging newcomers and second viewings. "Salt" is essentially Jolie as a female Jason Bourne and hasn't garnered the same rave reviews that "Inception" has.

The production budget of "Despicable Me" is at $70 million, and at $170 million worldwide, it's a pretty good success (unless those advertising costs were through the roof).

"Toy Story 3" is a success as well, something Disney needs after the fall of both "Prince of Persia" and "The Sorcerer's Apprentice."

The rest of the film begin the descent into DVD-land, including the new film "Ramona and Beezus." I guess Selena Gomez isn't as much of a draw as Miley Cyrus is.

What will win next weekend? Well, some weird flicks are opening in theaters, so the top spot winner is really a gamble this weekend.

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