Weekend Box Office Recap

Paramount's animated laugher "Megamind" continued to dominate the box office this weekend, bringing in $30 million in its 10th day in theaters.

Meanwhile, the runaway train story "Unstoppable" bows in at #2. Its getting great reviews, even though we all have seen this story done several times before.

On the other end of the scale, big-time scary movie flick "Skyline" premiered to less than soaring reviews.

Stephanie Zaracheck from Movieline pulled no punches:  "Skyline is a piece of junk, even in a movie climate littered with expensive -- though sometimes fun -- junkiness."

Nick Rogers' review from the Film Yap also questions just where "The Brothers Strause" (as their so arrogantly credited in the film) got their nifty idea for an alien movie in the first place:


The Strauses directed this film about the military attacking aliens that invade Los Angeles. The Strauses served as visual-effects supervisors for “Battle: Los Angeles,” a 2011 Sony film about the military attacking aliens that invade Los Angeles.

Interesting suggestion. Did these guys shark Sony? I would think that the studio would figure out some way to sue them if there were any serious similarities, but so far, I have heard nothing about it. All I have heard, is that the film sucks. And that's enough for me to advise you all to stay the Hell away from it.

Moving on, the biggest loser for this week is Tyler Perry's poorly titled and intentionally mispelled "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf."  The film fell 65% from its previous weekend numbers.

And falling out of the list completely this week were "Secretariat," "Hereafter" and "The Social Network."

Here is the top ten according to studio estimates released on Sunday:



1 (1) Megamind $30,055,000
2 (new) Unstoppable  $23,500,000
3 (2) Due Date $15,530,000 
4 (new) Skyline  $11,678,400
5 (new) Morning Glory $9,625,000
6 (3) For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf  $6,750,000
7 (4) Red  $5,114,000
8 (6) Paranormal Activity 2 $3,050,000 
9 (5) Saw VII $2,750,000 
10 (7) Jackass 3D $2,300,000 

1 comment:

Hugh Betcha said...

Unstoppable looks like a winner. I'll have to see it first to be sure. Megamind looks like more mindless humor from Will Ferrell. Paranormal Activity, Saw XXXII, and Jackass 3D are more evidence that Hollywood no longer produces films for the more cerebral among us. Thank God for Indies.

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