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Horror Rules the Box Office! Shutter Island Stays #1 and The Crazies Perform!

Shutter IslandRemember a few years ago when we acknowledged February as being the official 28 Days of Suck? All that has changed this year with three competent horror flicks performing well for your hard earned cash!

The numbers are in, and our favorite genre is kicking some ass by occupying three of the top ten slots this past weekend! Shutter Island (review here) held on to the top spot, taking in a total of $22.2M this weekend and bringing its earnings to $75.1M; The Crazies (review here) came in at number three, taking in $16.5M its opening weekend; and The Wolfman (review here) slipped down to number eight, bringing in $4.12M this weekend with its total earnings sitting at $57.2M. Not too shabby!

Gonna be interesting to see if the positive word of mouth continues to bring in the dollars next weekend for all parties concerned.

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  • Floydian Trip

    The only thing that bothers me about the top 10 grossing films of all time are the Harry Potter Films dominating it. Those movies are boring and just flat out terrible.

    • Terminal

      Meh, the top 10 grossing films indicate popularity but not quality. I mean Titanic, the Harry Potter movies, Avatar, Star Wars episode one.

      • Floydian Trip

        True that. Avatar, Titanic and of course the Lord of the Rings are personal favorites. Of course I don’t consider Titanic or Avatar in the list of what I consider to be the best but The Two Towers and Return of the King definitely are.

        As far as this weekend goes I can’t say it makes me happy seeing The Crazies and The Wolfman making money. It only further cements it in Hollywood’s minds that remakes are where the money’s at when it comes to horror. That’s not a good thing. They probably won’t be able to release Jaws soon enough.

        Thank God sci-fi hasn’t gone that way.

        • Terminal

          Good point FT. People are always going to find remakes appealing because it’s safe. We already knows what’s going on in remakes. And they’re very easy to sell. Hell look at the Day of the Dead remake. It was fairly popular on DVD.

          • Floydian Trip

            I was gonna mention that Day of the Dead remake in the Day of the Dead review but it’s just so horrible. I know the argument too, remakes get people interested in seeing the originals but that makes about as much sense as when people say Twilight is creating new horror fans.

            And maybe they are creating new horror fans but they are horror fans of a different breed than us who enjoy it for very different reasons who I just can’t see eye to eye with.

            Plenty of arguments break out on the forum over this movie and that but I think there’s alot we can all agree on. I’ve never been to Fangoria’s website but I can only imagine what those forums are like. I probably wouldn’t last a day there before getting banned. Ha.

          • Uncle Creepy

            The Day of the Dead remake is mind boggling bad. Yet I couldn’t tear my eyes away. Still, as bad as it was (and wow was it) I’ll take it over Taurus’ Day of the Dead 2: Contagium (still not a word) any day.

          • Terminal

            Creepy I would appreciate if you didn’t mention Day of the Dead: Contagium in my presence. It makes my urge to kill rise.

          • Floydian Trip

            I didn’t know there was a Day of the Dead 2. Not that I would have dared to watch it anyway. Ughh.

          • Uncle Creepy

            Avoid it like a scorching case of herpes. And if you need further reason to stay away go read my review.

          • Floydian Trip

            Funny review man. I liked the “Please don’t discuss Day of the Dead 2 in our forums.” In the index it shows up as being rated 1 so you might want to look into that. Hah.

          • Terminal

            For all that is sweet and holy, don’t watch it.

          • Uncle Creepy

            Sorry dude. I’m still trying to wipe away memories of the American Godzilla remake that were conjured up during my 2012 review.

          • Terminal

            I’ll take Faux Godzilla over DOTD: Contagium any day. Yeah, I said it. That movie sucked balls, but it doesn’t make me want to start a riot.

          • Uncle Creepy

            We’ll be sure to hook up for a game of checkers in the psycho ward.

          • Floydian Trip

            I don’t even think it’s right to call that movie Godzilla. Are there any famous iguanas?

            I’m gonna go read that review for a laugh.

    • Uncle Creepy

      I’m with you on Potter. I just could never get into those flicks, and the ones that I tried to watch seemed too kiddish for me to get into. Still, people love them so more power to ‘em!

      • Terminal

        I watched the first three Potter movies then realized they were for kids, had the same basic plots to them, and were painfully derivative, so I gave up. Glad I did.

  • Terminal

    I’m so glad something knocked Titanic off the number 1 box office list, even if it had to be Avatard.

  • Floydian Trip

    And Avatar comes in 4th with $14 million breaking the $2 billion worldwide mark which is mind boggeling, especially considering it’s a sci-fi flick. Suddenly I don’t feel like quite as much of a geek.