Monday, Monday GoJu Nation and we start it off right with da movie charts. We’re starting to get the little gems that end off the summer and swing into Oscar season and some of the numbers bear that out… “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” of course rule movie land for the second week in a row. The last of the summer blockbusters is exactly that by grossing over 100M in those 2 weeks. Which officially makes this a franchise. Look for another “Apes” movie within the coming years (will Mark Wahlberg return??). The charming movie “The Help” which breaks down the scandalous lifestyle of a small town told from the perspective of the maids comes in at number two this week. A solid 25M makes this one of the sleepers of the summer and if can gain some momentum (the in theater marketing was very strong) it may be in the Oscar conversation but it needs bigger box office to make that a possibility.
This disappointments this week are: “The Change-Up” & “Cowboys & Aliens“. Both have that star power and marketing set up. As well as a team that has been a part of major movie hits (in the past couple years). But sometimes these movies or concepts just don’t pass the “who cares” test. And that’s a variable that most of the times play out after the movie is in theaters. If the crystal ball was there for every entertainment executive we wouldn’t have any bad movies. And we know that’s not the case. There isn’t much more to discuss this week GoJu nation so I’ll leave you to da charts. It’s only Monday so we’re just getting started. Pay attention as the posts will be fast and furious (hopefully…. wink) Enjoy. 1
||Weekend Gross||Theater Count||Average||Total Gross||Budget*||Week #|
|1||1||Rise of the Planet of the Apes||$27,500,000||3,691||$7,451||$104,876,000||$93||2|
|3||N||Final Destination 5||$18,400,000||3,155||$5,832||$18,400,000||-||1|
|5||N||30 Minutes or Less||$13,000,000||2,888||$4,501||$13,000,000||-||1|
|6||3||Cowboys & Aliens||$7,613,000||3,310||$2,300||$81,476,000||$163||3|
|7||5||Captain America: The First Avenger||$7,125,000||2,835||$2,513||$156,885,000||$140||4|
|8||7||Crazy, Stupid, Love.||$6,930,000||2,635||$2,630||$55,402,000||$50||3|
|9||6||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2||$6,875,000||2,414||$2,848||$356,961,000||-||5|
and in theaters this week…
Conan the Barbarian – A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil. Starring: Jason Momoa, Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ron Perlman
Fright Night – Senior Charlie Brewster finally has it all—he’s running with the popular crowd and dating the hottest girl in high school. In fact, he’s so cool he’s even dissing his best friend Ed. But trouble arrives when an intriguing stranger Jerry moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there’s something not quite right—and everyone, including Charlie’s mom, doesn’t notice. After witnessing some very unusual activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on his neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone that he’s telling the truth, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself in this Craig Gillespie-helmed revamp of the comedy-horror classic. Starring: Colin Farrell, Anton Yelchin, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, David Tennant, Imogen Poots, Toni Collette
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World – Marissa Cortez Wilson is a retired spy who keeps that identity hidden from her clueless husband and whip-smart twin stepchildren, Rebecca and Cecil. However, when a villain called Timekeeper threatens to conquer the world, Marissa springs back into action as head of the OSS, home of the now-defunct Spy Kids Division. With help from some cool gadgets and two former spy kids, Rebecca and Cecil join the fight to save Earth. Starring: Jessica Alba, Joel McHale, Jeremy Piven, Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara
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