Sunday, August 8, 2010

Box Office Results and Weekly Movie News

Movies coming out this week!

Eat Pray Love - Happily married Elizabeth Gilbert (Roberts) takes a right turn in her life by enduring a painful divorce and proceeding to take a round-the-world journey of self-enlightenment and fulfillment.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World - Layabout musician Scott Pilgrim (Cera) falls for the new girl in town, Ramona Flowers (Winstead), but in order to win her heart, he must defeat her seven evil ex-lovers.

The Expendables - The fearless Barney Ross (Stallone) leads a team of mercenaries on a mission to South America, where their objective -- to overthrow a ruthless dictator -- is more dangerous than the men realize.

Movies coming out on DVD and Blu-ray!

Date Night
Death at a Funeral

Box Office results for the weekend!

1 The Other Guys $35.6M

2 Inception $18.6M

3 Step Up 3D $15.5M

4 Salt $11.1M

5 Dinner for Schmucks $10.5M

6 Despicable Me $9.44M

7 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore $6.91M

8 Charlie St. Cloud $4.7M

9 Toy Story 3 $3.05M

10 The Kids Are All Right $2.61M

After nearly a month atop the box office, Chris Nolan's thriller "Inception" lost its crown to a couple of goofs.

"The Other Guys," the well-reviewed comedy starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, won the No. 1 spot this weekend with a strong $35.6 million opening.

I've heard good things about this film and expect it to do well as compared to some other the other comedy films this summer (including poor-reviewed "Grown-Ups" and "Dinner for Schmucks").

"Inception" relinquished the top spot for second place with $18.6 million (a strong hold for being in theaters a month and not taking in 3D dollars). The film has made over $400 million worldwide since its release a month ago, thanks in no smart part to befuddled moviegoers seeing the film multiple times. Distributor Warner Bros. estimates that 15 percent of "Inception"'s audience is seeing it for the second or third time.

"Step Up 3D" slipped on its on dance moves, coming in at No. 3 with only $15.5 million. And that's even with the 3D prices. At least the budget was small because filming dancing costs little compared to massive CG sequences.

A lot of film dropped as they make their way to DVD-land while a good little drama snuck into 10th place.

Now next weekend is going to be a doozy. I'm excited not just for the flicks, but also because I'm starting my trip to head back to school. I get more sleep there than I do at home over the summer...


Panther Joe said...

Please stop acting Michael Cera. Please.

Head Hero said...

Ha. Yeah, but "Scott Pilgrim" was still a cool flick though.