Another week and the summer movies are winding down GoJu Nation. We’re at the point we’re the movie studios are hoping for a late summer gem to add to their bottom line and show the industry how smart they are. This is a slot where a “Superbad” type movie slides in and becomes the movie of the season. Now I don’t know if “The Other Guys” falls in that category but, it is the #1 movie this weekend and did very respectable. It could be the star power (Eva Mendes, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Samuel L. Jackson, Will Ferrell & Mark Wahlberg) or it could be that the team behind Will Ferrell biggest hits was at the helm. Either way there’s a lil ways to go to recoup the movie budget but a solid 1st week nonetheless.
Other notes: I’m rooting for Angelina Jolie on this “Salt” project. So far the movie has done respectable numbers and it looks like it we be profitable overall. I just want some bigger numbers (150M would be wonderful). On the down side “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore” is having a very poor showing for a kids movie this weekend. I’m gonna chalk that one up to the studio putting this out on a weekend in August when school shopping and September is clearly the focus with summer movies being in the rear view mirror. Something to keep in mind for next summer execs. I’m off the soap box and I’ll let you enjoy the rest of the charts. Deuces GoJu Nation .
||Weekend Gross||Theater Count
||Average||Total Gross||Budget*||Week #|
|1||N||The Other Guys||$35,600,000||3,651||$9,751||$35,600,000||$100||1|
|3||N||Step Up 3-D||$15,500,000||2,435||$6,366||$15,500,000||$30||1|
|5||2||Dinner for Schmucks||$10,500,000||3,004||$3,495||$46,746,000||$69||2|
|7||6||Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore||$6,910,000||3,705||$1,865||$26,436,000||$85||2|
|8||5||Charlie St. Cloud||$4,700,000||2,725||$1,725||$23,500,000||$44||2|
|9||7||Toy Story 3||$3,048,000||1,714||$1,778||$396,317,000||$200||8|
|10||12||The Kids Are All Right||$2,606,000||994||$2,622||$14,011,000||$4||5|
In theaters this Friday:
Eat Pray Love – Liz Gilbert (Julia Roberts) was a woman who had it all — a loving husband, a great career, and a weekend home — but sometimes one realizes too little too late that they haven’t gotten what they truly wanted from life. On the heels of a painful divorce, the woman who had previously looked forward to a contented life of domestic bliss sets out to seek her true destiny by traveling first to Italy, where she learns to appreciate nourishment; then to India, where she discovers the power of prayer; and finally to Bali, where she unexpectedly finds the meaning of true love. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide. Starring: Julia Roberts, James Franco, Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins, Billy Crudup
The Expendables – Approached by the shadowy Church to overthrow tyrannical South American dictator General Gaza and restore order to the troubled island country of Vilena, stoic soldier of fortune Barney Ross rounds up an unstoppable team that includes former SAS soldier and blade specialist Lee Christmas; martial arts expert Yin; trigger-happy Hale Caesar; cerebral demolitions expert Toll Road; and haunted sniper Gunnar Jensen, a combat veteran who never misses his mark. Traveling to Vilena on a reconnaissance mission with his old pal Christmas, Barney meets their local contact, a cagey guerrilla fighter named Sandra. It isn’t long before Barney and Christmas have discovered that their actual target is not General Gaza but James Monroe, a former CIA operative who has recently gone rogue. Monroe won’t be easy to get to either, because his hulking bodyguard Paine is a force to be reckoned with. When their mission is compromised, Barney and Christmas are forced to flee, leaving Sandra behind to face almost certain death. But Barney isn’t the kind of soldier to abandon a mission, or a hostage, and now in order to get the job done he’ll need the help of his old crew. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi. Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Terry Crews, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World – Twenty-two-year-old Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) may not have a job, but rocking the bass for his band, Sex Bob-omb, is a tough job unto itself. When Scott locks eyes with Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), he knows she’s the girl he wants to grow old with. But Ramona has some serious baggage; her supercharged exes rue the thought of her being with another man, and they’ll crush any guy who gives her a second glance. Now, in order to win Ramona’s heart, Scott will do battle with everyone from vegan-powered rock gods to sinister skateboarders, never losing sight of his gorgeous goal as he pummels his way to victory. Shaun of the Dead‘s Edgar Wright directs the film from a script he penned with Michael Bacall. Superhero veterans Chris Evans and Brandon Routh co-star in the action comedy as two of the seven ex-boyfriends. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi. Starring: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Evans, Brandon Routh, Brie Larson