Despite having the biggest one week percentage drop of any film in the top ten, "The Expendables" still manages a second week as the number one movie in the land, just narrowly edging out the gawd-awful "Vampires Suck," which made a remarkable $12.2 million in its opening bow.
And speaking of Vampires Suck...
This movie (if you can even call it that) is currently hovering at an astonishing 3% fresh over at rotten tomatoes. Out of 37 reviews, only one person liked it.
I got a chance to see an early screening of this film and it is on par with everything else "writers" Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg have churned out in their short and pathetic careers, which is to say its total garbage. If someone were handing out free DVDs of this movie, I wouldnt use the disc as a coaster. I would rather watch my cat cough up a hairball than see anything written by these two putzs. Ever.
But dont take my word for it:
Jeffery Anderson from Common Sense Media called the movie, "An exercise in lowest-common-denominator humor, in which the pop culture reference is king. Merely dropping a name or imitating a scene or a character passes for a joke in these films." Joe Leydon from Variety called it "Fairly close to worthless." And Dave White from Movies.com said, "It's not too bold a move to call Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg the two worst filmmakers alive."
Movie watchers of America: I beg of you: PLEASE stop watching films by these two idiots. Its not worth it and after watching it, you will feel violated for having pulled money out of your pocket to go see it.
My guess is that word of mouth will bury this film in no time.
Here's the top ten for the weekend, according to studio estimates released on Sunday:
1 (1) The Expendables $16,500,000
2 (new) Vampires Suck $12,200,000
3 (2) Eat Pray Love $12,000,000
4 (new) Lottery Ticket $11,125,000
5 (3) The Other Guys $10,100,000
6 (new) Piranha 3D $10,035,000
7 (new) Nanny McPhee $8,310,240
8 (new) The Switch $8,100,000
9 (4) Inception $7,655,000
10 (5) Scott Pilgrim vs. The World $5,033,700