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Box Office Report: Beastly Has No Bite

Judging by the box office of the past two weeks, I’m beginning to think that if Nic Cage wants to jumpstart his career, he’s going to have to star in a Twilight wannabe like Beastly. Cage’s quirky mannerisms would be a plus playing some dreamy beasty, although his romancing of a quirky teenage girl would probably be considered a felony in most states.

Box Office NumbersThe Twilight-ized Beauty & the Beast tweener porn Beastly pulled in just a little over $10 million this weekend, according to Box Office Mojo. Though only good for the #3 position (well behind the Johnny Depp animated western Rango and the Matt Damon fedora-thon The Adjustment Bureau), CBS Films was expecting the ticket take to be much lower so 10m is actually considered overperforming. I wouldn’t expect it to take in much more than this initial weekend given the more high-profile Twilight bait Red Riding opens next week.

Meanwhile, Drive Angry 3D drove straight out of the top 10 to 13th place with a paltry haul of not quite $2.2 million. Beastly has already raked in more moolah in its first week than Drive Angry has in two. Feel free to use the comments section to rant and rave about how PG-13 ratings, Twilight, and Twilight-inspired fare are destroying horror as is typically the case here.

Next week brings the previously mentioned Red Riding Hood, starring “my what big eyes you have” Amanda Seyfried and directed by the woman who helmed the first Twilight pic, and the highly anticipated Battle: Los Angeles. Should make for an interesting weekend at the box office.

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  • Terminal

    Maybe Drive Angry just wasn’t good. Did people ever consider that?
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    • The Woman In Black

      Nope, that’s not it. Drive Angry is quite good. I think people just don’t know what to make of these “grindhouse” type flicks — plus they’re suffering from 3D overload, and its inflated prices just don’t fly right now.

      • GJW

        I’ve had my 3-D fill. Don’t want anymore. I’m wanting to see this but am waiting for a 2-D DVD. And the fact that they are going to do the next Silent in Hill 3-D is a bummer to me.

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        I’m not gonna kill you. Your job will be to tell the rest of them that death is coming for them, tonight. Tell them Eric Draven sends his regards.

        • Vanvance1

          I’m a fan of 3D. I’m just waiting for a universal standard for home televisions and then I’ll make the jump.

          Right now directors treat it as something special but it won’t be long before it’s simply a given. That’s when we’ll start to see the people making the movies make better/proper use of it. Right now it’s just a mandate from the studio so they can charge higher ticket prices.

      • Terminal

        Plus Amber Heard simply isn’t a big name draw yet.
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        “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

        • GJW

          Which brings me to my Netflix queue. I forgot all about “And Soon the Darkness”. I know DC had an article or two on it. I threw it on my queue, but I’m wondering……Is it worth a watch?

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          I’m not gonna kill you. Your job will be to tell the rest of them that death is coming for them, tonight. Tell them Eric Draven sends his regards.

          • Foywonder

            No.

          • GJW

            Hmmm. Direct and to the point. The fact that you didn’t even take a second to write anything other than NO, speaks volumes. It is now off my queue, LOL, thank you for the response.

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            I’m not gonna kill you. Your job will be to tell the rest of them that death is coming for them, tonight. Tell them Eric Draven sends his regards.

          • Terminal

            OR you could decide for yourself like I plan to. I’m going to compare and contrast the original with the remake.
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • GJW

            I will watch it. The question was more to assist me as to when more than anything. I took it off my queue to move others up, but I’m fairly certain that movie will be one that becomes available on “watch instantly” and will catch it then. Just no reason to waste a mailed DVD on it I figured. I saw a few clips and didn’t have high hopes anyway.

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            I’m not gonna kill you. Your job will be to tell the rest of them that death is coming for them, tonight. Tell them Eric Draven sends his regards.

      • Terminal

        I finally saw “Drive Angry” and I have to ask, did you smoke a bowl while typing your comment? Quite good? Are you seriously saying “Drive Angry” was quite good? No, it wasn’t. It was just terrible.

        I’m almost ecstatic the movie flopped now. It was almost impossible to sit through.
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        “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

        • The Woman In Black

          Not while typing the comment … but for sure before seeing the movie! Maybe if you had too you would have liked it better. :)