Thanks to the films that were released this weekend, some films that were slipping in the top ten ranks have had a boost up in the numbers. For example, last week, "The Dark Knight" was in fourth place. But thanks to "Disaster Movie" stinking up the big screen so strongly and opening in seventh place, the Batman flick crept back up to third.
About "Disaster Movie" - I have yet to find a single good review about this film. Rotten Tomatoes rates it at zero. That's right - absolute zero. The film by creators Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, known for their other equally terrible celebrity spoof flicks, Meet the Spartans, Epic Movie, Scary Movie, and Date Movie apparently dont really care if the film is good or bad. They crank out a screenplay and get the film shot as fast and as cheap as possible because their
"jokes" (if you can call them that) have a very short lifespan. In fact, according to IMDB, many of the films spoofed in this movie werent even released when the screenplay was written.
My favorite quote comes from Todd Gilchrist from IGN Movies:
Disaster Movie is yet another bottom-feeding cash-grab that exploits current events, ridicules pop culture icons and compromises the integrity of the zeitgeist itself in order to create, oh, one-quarter to one-half of a funny joke within the shortest possible time frame that qualifies as a theatrical release.That sums it up.
Here's the top ten for the official end of the Summer season.
1 (1) Tropic Thunder $11,500,000
2 (new) Babylon A.D. $9,700,000
3 (4) The Dark Knight $8,750,000
4 (2) The House Bunny $8,300,000
5 (new) Traitor $7,900,000
6 (3) Death Race $6,228,335
7 (new) Disaster Movie $6,170,000
8 (8) Mamma Mia! $4,418,160
9 (6) The Pineapple Express $3,500,000
10 (11) Vicky Cristina Barcelona $3,003,000