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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 »

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” Opens Big, Not Record-Breaking

In Movies on December 20, 2009 at 6:00 pm

“Avatar,” that one film about creepy blue alien people and humans pretending to be them from that one guy who directed, “Titanic, has opened to an impressive $73 million at the box office this past weekend. But even more impressive, the film opened to $232.2 million WORLDWIDE. With the estimated budget costs of $300 million, that’s not pretty damn bad. The film’s total tickets sales, however, were dampened because of the crappy weather that is slamming the east coast. But even with that hindering the film’s total gross, “Avatar” has become the highest grossing movie for a 3-D film. So, I guess that’s a okay. Right? Right, James Cameron?

Some analysts are reporting though that “Avatar” would have to make at least $750 million to break even and recoup its total cost. So the question is now: Does “Avatar” have enough in it to make $1 billion?

What do YOU think? Did YOU see “Avatar” this weekend? Door still open for discussion.

-Damien

Box Office Update

In Movies on November 30, 2009 at 4:06 pm

This past weekend, Twilight-ers proved that not even a movie about Sandra B., Tim Mcgraw, and some fat, black kid (Another movie about fat black children? Read: Precious), an unfunny Robin Williams, and the ghost of Jim Carey’s career could stop them from being number one.

New Moon, the Twilight sequel, earned more than $42 million dollars at the box office this past weekend. Even though that’s a 40% drop from the previous weekend, that’s still a shitload of money. That brings it’s total receipts, in the US, to $190 million (*final figures due later today).

But this past weekend also showed some other strong contenders, with “The Blind Side” starring Sandra Bullock bringing in an impressive $40 million (Take that, Twi-Bitches!). “Old Dogs” starring that dude from “Look Who’s Talking” and that other dude from “Patch Adams,” despite horrible, sucky, reviews, managed to pull in $17 million.

Door closed for this weekend. Let’s see about next weekend. Your prediction: Who is going to be #1 next weekend?

Let ME know! (See below for full list)

Damien

Thanks to Rotten Tomatoes for the official list…

1 1 30% Twilight Saga: New Moon 2 $42.5M $230.7M $10.6k 4024
2 2 74% Blind Side 2 $40.1M $100.3M $12.8k 3140
3 3 37% 2012 3 $18M $138.8M $5.2k 3444
4 new 6% Old Dogs 1 $16.8M $24.1M $4.9k 3425
5 5 55% Disney’s A Christmas Carol 4 $16M $105.4M $5.3k 3013
6 new 29% Ninja Assassin 1 $13.1M $21M $5.2k 2503
7 4 16% Planet 51 2 $10.2M $28.5M $3.4k 3035
8 6 91% Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire 4 $7.1M $32.4M $10.7k 663
9 24 92% Fantastic Mr. Fox 3 $7M $10.1M $3.5k 2033
10 7 54% Men Who Stare at Goats 4 $1.5M $30.5M $1.4k 1119
11 new 72% Road 1 $1.5M $2M $13.7k 111
12 16 21% Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day 5 $1.3M $5.7M $3.4k 373