Monday, August 16, 2010

Box Office Results and Weekly Movie News

Movies coming out this week!

Nanny McPhee Returns - Nanny McPhee (Thompson) arrives to help a harried young mother, Mrs. Green (Gyllenhaal), with running the family farm while her husband is away at war. With Mrs. Green's children waging a personal war with their two spoiled cousins, Nanny McPhee uses her magic to teach the kids five important new lessons.

Piranha 3D - After a tremor under the surface of Lake Victoria unleashes scores of prehistoric piranhas, a group of strangers under the direction of the local sheriff (Shue) band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food

Vampires Suck - A spoof of vampire-themed movies, where teenager Becca finds herself torn between two boys. As she and her friends wrestle with a number of different dramas, everything comes to a head at their prom.

Lottery Ticket - Over the Fourth of July weekend, Kevin Carson (Bow Wow) has to protect his new prize possession -- a lottery ticket worth $370 million -- from his greedy and conniving neighbors.

The Switch - An unmarried 40-year-old woman (Aniston) turns to a turkey baster in order to become pregnant. Seven years later, she reunites with her best friend (Bateman), who has been living with a secret ...

Movies coming out on DVD and Blu-ray!

The Last Song
Furry Vengeance

Box Office results for the weekend!

1 The Expendables$35.0 M

2 Eat Pray Love$23.7 M

3 The Other Guys $18.0 M

4 Inception $11.3 M

5 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World$10.5 M

6 Despicable Me $6.7 M

7 Step Up 3-D $6.6 M

8 Salt $6.3 M

9 Dinner For Schmucks $6.3 M

10 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore $4.0 M

In a showdown of the sexes, men defeated women at the box office this weekend as Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables" bested Julia Roberts' "Eat Pray Love."

'Expendables," which employed most of the action icons of the 1980s and '90s, muscled up $35 million while the chick flick earned $23.7 million.

The other new filmed that opened over the weekend, "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World," came in disappointing 5th place behind "The Other Guys" and "Inception" with an estimated $10.5 million.

The movie, which was a smash at Comic-Con, bombed despite earning by far the best reviews of the new films. According to survey site, 81 percent of the nation's critics recommended "Pilgrim," while just 43 percent praised "Expendables" and 39 percent gave "Love" a thumbs-up.

The fantastic movie, like "Kick-Ass," is hard to market. If you saw some of the TV spots, you had no idea what the film was about if you're not familiar with the source material. I do think the film will be in theaters as word of mouth spreads on how good it is. Showing in 400 less screens than "Expendables" and 200 less than "Eat Pray Love" doesn't help either.

"The Other Guys" continues to make people laugh while "Inception" boggles their minds. The rest of the film continue to peter off into DVD-land and we won't be seeing them around for long because HECK - a lot of new films come out next weekend. Which one will take the top spot? It's open season, so we'll have to wait and see...

(USA Today, Latino Review)


Mikey said...

The Expendables was good, but it really wasn't that memorable, unless you consider it had all those action stars.

I saw Scott Pilgrim, but that was damn awesome. I'm not a fan of Michael Cera and I haven't read any of the comics, but I loved the movie. It was one of those rare flicks that I wanted to watch again after the movie was over. Amazing movie. That's all I can say.

Head Hero said...

Haven't seen "Expendables" yet, but that has been the word around town.

As for "Pilgrim," I feel the same way about Cera and haven't read any of the comics either - but still loved it.

Sucks that it is such a niche market. Maybe years down the line it will become a cult film.

The Expendables Movie said...

Just seen the film "The Expendables".
Great Action film. You will find out lot of actions and stunts in this film. The movie is with great plot and great cast..