With Toy Story 3 and Jonah Hex opening today, I figured this would be of interest to GoJu Nation. I’m gonna re-post this at the end of the summer and see how much this list has changed.  Take notice of how much opening weekend is of the total gross.   That’s the gem GoJu Nation.  Now you have an understanding of why movie companies overdose on the promotion before opening week (and it more often than not disappears afterwards). Here are the top opening weekend this year in the movie industry.  Enjoy. 1.

 

Even us geniuses have to take some down time, GoJu Nation. Hope you enjoyed your holiday.  I definitely detoxed. But now we’re back on the grind.   Memorial Day weekend was billed as kid’s animation vs. Chick flick.  Will Shrek keep the #1 spot?   Or will the women charge the movies in droves for “Sex and the City 2“?

 

Ok.  The most exciting time of the movie year is here.  Big movie weekends abound as the major releases line up. 1st up the franchise swap.  Dreamworks let Paramount breathe a couple of weeks with Iron Man 2 until they let go of #4 in the Shrek series (Shrek Forever After). To the tune of 71M over the weekend,  Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas etc. pad their bank accounts.  Now don’t cry for Iron Man as another 26M+ pads the Comic Book sequel. they have averages over 80M a week.  Very good numbers.

 

This I saw coming.  Robin Hood is a legendary tale that spans the test of time.  Problem is this current society suffers from A.D.D. in the now.   So there wasn’t any way Iron Man 2 was gonna get knocked off the #1 perch.  And if you see the budget column, Robin Hood has a long was to go to recoup budget wise. We’ll see how the next few weeks play out.

 

Sorry so late GoJu Nation.  Working on some GothamJungle business.  Here we go.  Iron Man 2 doesn’t surprise anyone taking the #1 spot on the charts this week ($133M over the weekend… woah).  What’s gonna be interesting is how long it will maintain that spot.. Although it’s only the 2nd week in May it’s officially summer movie season.

 

This is amazing that I’m even writing this.   Twenty-Six years after the original, A Nightmare on Elm Street wins the box office this weekend.  The Freddy Krueger storyline is classic, has stood the test of time and the re-invention of the classic horror movie genre has been profitable.  What’s next, I have no idea but the wunderkinds in Hollywood will figure it out.

 

We’re entering May GoJu Nation.  That means the real movies are on deck.  They start the summer early in Hollywood. They want to get into your pockets as much as possible so the summer blockbusters actually are now starting in Spring.  You’ll see what I mean in a lil while…

 
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To all the kids in this country this is status quo but to the adults this movie is sliding under the radar.  But, “How to Train Your Dragon” is doing significant numbers.   Over 150M so far and will prolly recoup it’s budget by this time next week.   Animation movies are taking over the world and the 3D craze is just getting started.   This summer will tell the tale. (FYI.com, I’m excited about Toy Story 3!!!)

 

It’s the week after Easter and the movie charts are down this week.  Fret not movie goers, the next round of heat is around the corner.  Iron Man 2 is less than a month away.  But until then lets get into this week.   The NBC Thursday not comedy movie “Date Night” squeaks past “Clash of The Titans” into the #1 spot this week.   This says a lot about the pull Tina Fey/Steve Carell hold at this point.  They literally are taking their base from their Thursday night shows and proving that it translates in to box office.  Not a lot of TV stars can balance the movie genre without leaving one of their base wanting.  This is fascinating stuff.

 

“Release the Kraken!!!” When Liam Neeson (as Zeus) bellows that command, you know it’s about to get ugly.  With technology finally catching up with the storyline, “Clash of the Titans (2010) was a shoe-in for the #1 spot this week.  Lets add that Sam Worthington (on fire fresh off Avatar) as Perseus adds leading man heat to this redo.  Now they cleared 1/2 the budget in week 1 (64M+) so they should cruise to this being a solid money maker.  Other notes.  If only there were no monsters and fairy tales in the way of Tyler Perry.  Otherwise there would be no reason his newest opus “Why Did I Get Married Too?” wouldn’t be #1. But no tears for Mr. Perry, at #2 his movie claims 30M in it’s 1st weekend eclipsing it budget of 20M.  That’s why he’s Hollywood’s golden child.  He’s tapped into the psyche of middle class/lower class & church class African-Americans and has a foothold. And after co-executive producing “Precious”,  his heat meter is white hot… Outside of “The Last Song” making a cameo appearance (hunh??) at #4 there isn’t much more to report.  So enjoy the top 10 list and with Easter officially over, it’s officially spring.  Enjoy your car shows & circuses that come to town this time of year.  1.

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