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‘Dear John’ Beats Out ‘Avatar’

In Celebrity News, Movies on February 7, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Shocked?? I’m not. It’s about time that blue alien flick got knocked off its pedestal. And it makes it even funnier that it was a sappy chick flick that did it in.

Dear John has become the highest grossing flick over a Super Bowl weekend ever, bringing in more than $32.4 million. The film, starring that one dude from She’s the Man and that one chick from Jennifer’s Body, has beat many experts estimates over the weekend.

The flick had a huge Friday, making more than $13 million, while Avatar only made $6 million (impressively, only a -16% drop). The storms sweeping across the nation may have had an impact on the total grosses for both films, but given the huge lead Dear John creted on Friday, Avatar didn’t have a chance of catching up.

Nice to see sappy, romance novels can still be turned into high grossing films.

That gives you hope, Julia Roberts. That gives you hope.

‘Cause we all know your career needs a resurgance. What’s the last hit flick you had?? Exactly.

dOOr cLoSeD.

-Damien

(P.S. See full weekend Box Office Gross after the jump) Read the rest of this entry »

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HOLY CRAP! “Avatar” Crosses $300 Million Domestically in 15 Days!

In Uncategorized on January 2, 2010 at 7:51 pm

Will this movie ever stop making money? I’m sure when I’m 5o years old, we will still be adding money to this movie’s total box office gross. Jesus, James Cameron, can you not make a hit?

James Cameron’s “Avatar” is showing no sign of slowing down at the box office as it crossed the $300 million mark on New Year’s Eve. Exact figures aren’t known, but some reports put the total box office gross at a staggering $800 million, only after 15 days of release!

Holy crap, Batman! Although the ticket prices are a little bit higher, this film should have no problem of taking the title of the highest grossing film EVER!

Final figures are due, and if “Avatar” has anything to do with it, the current figures will probably be a lot higher than previously expected. This movie is jus growing with more and more buzz everyday. I think this film has a lot of juice left in it and it won’t be slowing down anytime soon.

dOOr cLoSeD.

-Damien

People Love Them Some Sherlock Holmes!

In Movies on December 26, 2009 at 11:19 pm

Wow. Sherlock Holmes, that one movie starring that one dude from Iron Man, has set a Christmas Day box office record, by grossing over $24.9 million beating Avatar and new release, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.


But not by much I might add. Avatar, in its second week of release, managed to grab $23.5 million of the box office Christmas pie. And my favorite new release of the holiday season, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel is heading toward the right direction of passing its predecessor by earning $14.5 million in its third day of release. With that added in, the film has made over $41.4 million since its Wednesday release.

Not bad for a bunch of singing chipmunks. By the way, if you haven’t seen the movie, then, um, you are officially lame. Just throwing it out there.

I kid, I kid, but no seriously, go see the movie.

This holiday season is already proving to be a monstrous period for the box office. Total sales have already eclipsed last year’s total box office receipts around this time, bringing in over $82.9 million, a 31% rise.

Not bad. Oh and Warner Bros.? They set a record also for being the first movie studio to cross the 2+$billion mark in one year. And since they are few more days left in the ear, they will easily add to that total just to shove it in their competitor’s face.

Hell, I would.

Door closed.

-Damien

Avatar 2 Already Being Planned?

In Movies on December 24, 2009 at 1:16 am

That is according to director James Cameron.

While no script is in place, Cameron has stated that he has enough ideas to create at least two more Avatar films. With over $250 million worldwide in box office receipts, I think a sequel would be inevitable. But the question is: when to expect it?

Avatar took Cameron over 10 years to make, from script to screen. Developing the technology to make the film pop took a good majority of that time and of course, shooting the actual film when the technology was in place took some time. But now that the technology is ready and no longer needs to be developed, how long would it take for Cameron to spit out another Avatar adventure?

And what angle would he go for in the sequel? I’ve found this great article which gives some pretty good ideas on where Cameron could go with subsequent Avatar films.

What do YOU think? Too early to be thinking about a sequel?

Door open for discussion in the comments.

-Damien

So, “Avatar” Doesn’t Suck.

In Movies on December 18, 2009 at 6:53 pm

“Avatar,” the new flick from that one guy who directed “Terminator” and “Titanic,” has managed to gross over $3.5 million dollars in midnight sales. While that does not come close to “The Dark Knight’s” $18.5 million midnight gross, or even “New Moon’s” $26.23 million midnight gross, “Avatar” still is going strong.

Reviews are pouring in and the critics have spoken: “Avatar” is legendary. The film, which currently stands at an impressive 8.7 rating on IMDB, has broken into IMDB’s Top 250 at #168. But will that translate over to box office gold is the question? $3.5 million is great, don’t get me wrong, but for a movie whose ticket prices are much higher than other films (due to 3-D) one would think it could make more than $3.5 million bucks.

Reports have put the film’s budget in the range of $300-400 million, easily making it the most expensive film ever made. Can it recoup its budget? Although the film opened a little soft on midnight showings, analysts are predicting an “$85 million” weekend. I’m interested to see how this film will pan out. I’m sure it will make it budget back somehow, but I say not by much.

So, the question is: Are YOU closing the door on “Avatar” or are YOU already standing in line for your ticket?

-Damien

*Update: “Avatar”  has pulled in $27 million on Friday, according to Entertainment Weekly. That is nowhere near “New Moon” or “Transformer 2: The Revenge of the Fallen” total Friday grosses, with $72 million and $62 million respectively. So, what about that $80 million domestic weekend prediction? Will it hold up?