It was a great weekend at the box office for a certain movie about an unlikely group of heroes having to come together to defeat an invading alien force. Unfortunately for the makers of Battleship, that movie was still The Avengers.
Last night I attended a midnight screening of Dark Shadows. Opening weekend of a big budget Tim Burton/Johnny Depp movie, and there were all of seven people in the theater, myself included. Yeah, that’s not a good sign.
Bad news for Hollywood as this weekend’s box office is poised to go down as one of the worst of 2012. The news was even worse for the star of the movie 2012; John Cusak's Edgar Allan Poe chiller The Raven had a po' showing at the box office.
It doesn't amount to a hill of beans here in the States as The Hunger Games has already ruined the American Reunion and resunk the Titanic in American cinemas, but overseas? That's far from the story as Wrath of the Titans is kicking a copious amount of box office ass!
Even ancient Greek gods going to war with each other in 3D proved no match for futuristic teenagers killing each in 2D. All other movies were again forced to fight to the death for table scraps as The Hunger Games' reign continued.
The Hunger Games was so starved for cash it ate all of it, like Galactus devouring planets. There’s none left for any other movie. $155 million opening weekend: the third biggest opening of all time just behind the final Harry Potter movie and The Dark Knight, and better than all of the Twilight flicks. Suck on that, glittering vamps.
Talk about a contrast. This weekend’s new genre offerings consist of an under $1 million chiller that was shot in (almost) one take and a $250+ million sci-fi blockbuster that’s become more newsworthy for how much money it’s expected to lose rather than if it's even worth watching.
Do you realize that the current box office gross of tonight’s likely Best Picture Oscar winner The Artist is still less than how much money The Devil Inside took in just on its opening weekend?
When a Ghost Rider sequel was announced, most people wondered why. Moviegoers must have been asking the same question judging by the film's middling box office receipts this weekend. Poor Nic Cage might have to sell his soul to Satan to get another hit movie at this point.
Did The Rock vs. Jar Jar Binks vs. The Apex Predator vs. Harry Potter Main Event the Box Office Smackdown this Weekend?
The tag team combinations of Channing Tatum & Rachel McAdams and Denzel Washington & Ryan Reynolds may have ruled the record-breaking box office, but for genre fans it was all about The Rock starring in Brendan Fraser’s sloppy seconds, George Lucas’ continuing efforts to wring every last penny out of the Star Wars brand, and round two between a found footage superpowers movie and a Hammer ghost flick starring Harry Potter.
Harry Potter & the House of Hammer Battles The Adventures of Super Carrie for Box Office Championship
At the time of my writing this box office report, we still don’t know how close the score will be in the big game between the New England Patriots and “the New York football Giants” (as Howard Cosell used to call them), but at the movie Super Bowl this weekend, a one-point difference is about all that separated The Woman in Black and Chronicle for the box office championship.
It's official: Americans love wolf fighting! It was a weekend where two of the top three films revolved around the notion of a name actor punching, kicking, and shooting lupine creatures of all kinds. Sarah Palin must be so excited today.
Underworld continues to be one of the most inexplicable franchises out there – like the Resident Evil movies – in that the films in the series are not highly regarded, nothing about the films has achieved any real notoriety within th
Just how big will the second week drop be? That’s the multi-million dollar question everyone’s been waiting to have answered since The Devil Inside opened to a surprising $34.5 million last weekend and reports coast-to-coast of audiences reacting to the film with a level of open hostility rarely seen in this day and age. The answer: huge.
After being in a slump for most of 2011, the horror genre roared back to life with The Devil Inside’s surprising $34.5 million box office take thus far. The bad news for Paramount, however, is that their hit has been reportedly getting booed off screens all over the country, has received the ultra-rare “F” Cinemascore, and has pretty much been universally reviled by everyone that doesn’t go by the moniker “Uncle Creepy”.