Sunday, August 1, 2010

Box Office Results and Weekly Movie News

Movies coming out this week!

The Other Guys - Detectives Allen Gamble (Ferrell) and Terry Hoitz (Wahlberg) might not be New York City's finest, but when they discover a path that leads directly to one the city's biggest criminals, they seize the opportunity to become supercops.

Step Up 3D - The kids from the Maryland School of the Arts head to Paris for an international dance competition, but when Moose (Sevani) misses the flight home, he is inducted into the city's underground dance scene, which is about to have its own contest. The case of a stolen routine finds Moose looking to bring some of his friends back to the City of Lights for the event.

Middle Men - In 1995, businessman Jack Harris (Wilson) partners with two enterprising troublemakers (Ribisi and Macht) to sell adult entertainment over the fledgling Internet.

Twelve - In New York City's Upper East Side, the life of a young drug dealer (Crawford) begins to fall apart after his cousin is murdered and his best friend arrested for the crime.

Movies coming out on DVD and Blu-ray!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
A Prophet
The Ghost Writer

Box Office results for the weekend!

1 Inception $27.5 M

2 Dinner For Schmucks$23.3 M

3 Salt $19.2 M

4 Despicable Me $15.5 M

5 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$12.5 M

6 Charlie St. Cloud $12.1 M

7 Toy Story 3 $5.0 M

8 Grown Ups $4.5 M

9 The Sorcerer's Apprentice $4.3 M

10 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse $3.9 M

"Inception" became just the third film of the year to take the top spot at the box office three straight weeks, holding off a debut by the comedy Dinner for Schmucks. The other two films were "Shrek Forever After" and "Alice in Wonderland."

The science fiction thriller has made over $270 million worldwide and will continue to make box office money before it sell like hotcakes on the DVD market. Congrats to Chris Nolan and WB for such a successful run.

The Steve Carell/ Paul Rudd comedy, where Paul Rudd once again is in jeopardy of losing his relationship ("I Love You Man," "Role Models," etc. etc.) choked on its meal by coming in second place with an estimated $23.3 million. At least Carrell has the animated film "Despicable Me" still in the Top Ten after earning a total of $190.3 million.

"Salt" came in third with $19.2 million. The film is doing quite well having already made over $100 million worldwide, with more sure to come due to people who like to watch Angelina Jolie in action roles. But does that warrant a sequel?

Didn't "Cats and Dogs" come out nine years ago and only make around $93 million? The nobody asked for sequel, which was shown on 200 more screens than "Inception," came in fourth with $12.5 million. Maybe this will be a lesson to studios to stop making stupid and irrelevant sequels.

"Charlie St. Cloud" didn't do too bad. Showing on 1,000 fewer screens than "Cats and Dogs," it came in fifth place with $12.1 million.

Next weekend's top spot is actually up in the air? Will "Inception" win again or will any of the four new films succeed? We'll have to wait and see...

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