This week’s box office was glutted with new releases for the first time this year–the post-Christmas season doldrums may finally be over, as the top four films were all debuts! The arms race we didn’t knew existed between Adam Sandler and Justin Bieber came to a virtual draw–let’s see the numbers!
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If anyone doubted how movie studios view the Super Bowl, the raunchy pre-game ads for Adam Sandler’s Just Go With It (“Tell your girlfriend it’s a romantic comedy”) settled the matter. As “counter-programming,” the Leighton Meester thriller The Roommate took the weekend with a relatively low $15.6 million. That said, the film played in only Read More
You aren’t dreaming: Inception is tops at the box office once again. Here’s a breakdown of the top five.
1. Inception: $27.5 million ($193.3)
Over the weekend Inception joined Avatar, Alice in Wonderland and Shrek Forever After as three-peat box office champions in 2010. Christopher Nolan’s cash cow continued to experience remarkable staying Read More
As it turns out, people do still see live-action movies in theaters! Here’s a breakdown of the top five.
1. Inception: $60.4 million (new)
For an original film that runs for nearly two-and-a-half hours and doesn’t lend itself to selling lunchboxes or toys, a $60 million opening is anything but a disappointment. To wit: Inception Read More
Wondering how to make a dent in the summer box office? Be animated, in 3D or — preferably — both. Here’s a breakdown of the top five.
1. Despicable Me: $60.1 million (new)
Break up Universal! After nearly two years of disasters (Funny People, Land of the Lost, Robin Hood, The Wolfman, MacGruber), the fledgling Read More
And they said there was a slump. Buoyed by vampires and the worst reviewed movie of the year, the box office exploded this weekend like a Grucci Brothers fireworks display. Here’s a breakdown of the top five.
1. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse: $69 million ($161 million total)
There is no possible way that Read More
Neither Tom Cruise nor Adam Sandler could stop Buzz and Woody from owning both the tear ducts and wallets of audiences around the country. Here’s a breakdown of the top five at the box office.
1. Toy Story 3: $59 million ($226.5 million total)
That Toy Story 3 has grossed more than Toy Story after Read More
All hail Pixar! All mock Jonah Hex (yikes). Here’s a breakdown of the top five at the box office.
1. Toy Story 3: $109 million ($109 million total)
Better known as “The Movie That Saved Hollywood This Summer.” The $109 million opening is the biggest in the history of Pixar, besting the $70 million that Read More
The real box office story this weekend was not in America, where New Line’s A Nightmare on Elm Street dominated a weak field, but overseas. Iron Man 2 debuted in 53 foreign markets, raking in $100.2 million and building anticipation for its stateside release next weekend. (The first Iron Man pulled a $98.6 million opening Read More
Sobering statistic of the day: There have been 13 weekends in 2010, and in only four was a non-3D film the top choice for ticket buyers. Dreamworks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon was the beneficiary of the dimensional boom this weekend, leading the charts with over $43 million. As we do each Read More