Monday, Monday GoJu Nation and we start off the week with da movie charts. Rounding third base with the summer movies and we’re finishing off the last of da blockbusters with “Cowboys & Aliens”. Jon Favreau’s (director of Iron Man) latest movie project tops the charts at 36M its debut week. Not a major number but significant enough to get the number one spot. I hope this movie recoup its budget and gets into that franchise space. I personally love the premise of what this movie represents (a play on the iconic phrase Cowboys and Indians & taking it to a “now” place) and the cast blends perfectly. And I’m becoming a solid Daniel Craig fan. Now before we get to into what this movie has done, it shares the #1 spot this week with guess who?… The Smurfs… The Damn Smurfs… Now this is a couple of generations removed for where the kids are today but it seems every parent dragged their kid to this one. Thirty-six million for a summer kids movie in August is nothing to sneeze at.
Monday, Monday. So that means the movie charts are alive and well. And I can hope you can feel it. Cause they are coming… the blockbusters are starting to line up. ‘Fast Five’ and ‘Thor‘ are already burning up the net and tv with their trailers. So we’re just biding our time until it gets hectic. So let the month of Russell Brand continue. He was going to have the #1 movie this past weekend regardless (due to the animated hit ‘Hop’ not slowing down at the box office) (#1 for a second week)) with his remake of the Dudley Moore classic ‘Arthur’ making its debut Friday. I understand the scenes with him and Helen Mirren are classic. So it must be nice to be a part of Mr. Brands life right now.
Let’s begin the week off right…. Da movie charts are here GoJu Nation. And the winner this week is Russell Brand. He has the #1 movie this week with ‘Hop’ and he seems primed for the same spot next week when his remake of the Dudley Moore classic ‘Arthur’ hits the theaters this week. The overseas import is making quite a splash on US soil. ‘Source Code’ predictably comes in at #2 this weekend. Noting again GoJu Nation that we’re looking at the fillers to buy us time till we get to the official summer blockbusters.
As only we can GoJu Nation, we start your week off with da Movie charts. It’s a slow crawl but we’re heading toward the summer which means the blockbusters are coming. So for now we’ll deal with the appetizer movies that Hollywood has on deck. The sci-fi action flick ‘Battle: Los Angeles‘ moves 36M in its 1st weekend to take the #1 spot. It recoups about half of it budget which is a great start. It should be in the black after all is said and done (DVD sales non-withstanding). ‘Rango‘ (which is getting a phase 2 marketing push) is in as number two. Now the movie budget says 135M which would explain the marketing push. Because, we’ve got a long way to go before we on the upside $$$ wise. Lastly I’m surprised at the numbers on ‘Red Riding Hood‘. This movie just smelled like a flop. Taking this classic storyline seemed like a recipe for disaster but it seems GoJu Nation gave it a lil love. Fourteen million and the #3 spot is a nice landing spot. I could go through the whole list but that would be insulting the GoJu Nation’s intelligence. So I”m off the soapbox for now and I’ll leave you guys to go over the rest of the charts. If non of these movies motivates you in any way, feel free to click the links throughout this blog & get your consumer game popping. I’m done for now. Enjoy your week GoJu Nation.
Here we go GoJu Nation.. The movie charts are here. And when Anthony Hopkins is starring in a film it must be a psychological thriller. In this one he combines 2 of the scarier movie concepts in thriller history: ‘The Exorcist & Silence of the Lambs’. This results in the #1 movie in the country this weekend ‘The Rite‘. A very modest 15M gets the job done but this is the down period in the movie industry. It will pick up after the Oscars but until then don’t look for big box office numbers. ‘No Strings Attached‘ snatched #2 from ‘The Mechanic‘ this weekend adding another 13M to its number one total from last week. This puts it in the black budget wise and adds to Ashton Kutcher big screen appeal. He’s turning into the late 20′s version of George Clooney. Ok, maybe not but his screen appeal can’t be denied if you look at the numbers. The rest of the charts is musical chairs as the Oscar nominated movies are now making their money. All of my best picture predictions came to fruition along with a couple more (Toy Story 3, Inception etc.). Well it looks like its gonna be a busy GothamJungle week GoJu Nation so, I’m back at the salt mines. I’ll let you peruse the charts and we’ll see you next blog. I’m off the soapbox, Deuces.
Here we go GoJu Nation. With the iPhone hurricane taking over the tech world for the past couple days, we’ve been a lil delayed with our posts. So I’m personally putting my “nose to the grindstone” to get you what you need GoJu Nation. So here we are at the movies chart where ‘True Grit’ is looking like a monster with another 14M this past weekend. Thus putting it over 110M gross. For a western in this marketplace, this is a huge number. The Oscars will come a calling on this one. With the Coen Brothers being hit & miss with their past offerings this will solidify their place in the hierarchy of directing teams (if not already).
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.