Although both films did quite well, it seems as though more people were interested in cuddling up with a teddy bear for ‘Ted‘ than with male strippers for ‘Magic Mike‘. Both films opened in theatres this weekend taking the top two spots.
‘Ted’ opened with $54.1 million, making it the best opening for Universal Comedy for an original, non-sequel R-rated comedy – even better than ‘The Hangover‘, which opened $47.5 million). ‘Ted’, starring Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, and Seth MacFarlane tells the story of a guy named John Bennett whose teddy bear, Ted, comes to life after a childhood wish. The bear has been by his side ever since, but the friendship is put to the test when his girlfriend wants more from their relationship. Sounds cute/funny but I had no idea it would do so well!
‘Magic Mike’ brought it $39.1 million this weekend and has received good reviews. ‘Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection‘ and ‘People Like Us‘ also opened in theatres this weekend – one of them was a total dud. Find out which one by check out the Top 10 list below.
The early estimates are in for this weekend at the box office and it it is ‘Madascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted‘ that is taking the top spot with an estimated $60.5 million. The this third instalment of the series and is only slightly below what ‘Madagascar 2′ brought in. The film also boasts a great approval rating so word of mouth on the film is and will be great.
Even though a “family film” took the top spot, the highly anticipated R-Rated film ‘Prometheus‘ wasn’t too far behind, opening this weekend with an estimated $50 million. This film, starring Charlize Theron (whom I love and have personally dubbed to be the next Meryl Streep) has received good ratings and word of mouth as well.
Although now only in select theatres, ‘The Hunger Games‘ has now reached $400 million domestically since it opened, still trailing quite a ways behind ‘The Avengers‘. See how much the super hero film has brought in since opening and what other films made the top 10 list below. Also, find out what two movies I watched on iTunes this weekend as well!
This weekend, ‘Snow White and the Huntsman‘ opened in theaters and not surprisingly took the top spot at the box office. The highly anticipated film starring Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart brought in an impressive estimated $56.2 million this weekend. I haven’t yet seen the film, but it’s definitely high up on my list of must-see movies.
Coming in second place this weekend was ‘Men In Black 3,’ holding up surprising well after debuting last weekend. The film brought in an estimated $29.3 million this weekend, bringing it’s total to $112.3 million. Aside from MIB 3, it’s ‘The Avengers‘ that continues to be the blockbuster of the year. The film brought in an additional $20.2 million this weekend, bringing it’s total to a ridiculous $552.7 million. Some people are getting filthy rich off this movie. LOL.
Did you see any movies in theaters this weekend that you have something to say about? Have you seen all three of these movies? If so, which one was your favorite? Check out the top 10 films below and share your thoughts in the comments.
The early estimates for this weekend of movie watching at the box office has come out and it looks like ‘Men In Black 3‘ has come out on top. I couldn’t resist including “bitch slap” in my title, making reference to Will Smith recently slapping that reporter for kissing him.
Critics weren’t sure if ‘MIB 3′ would be able to hold up to ‘The Avengers‘, who after this weekend are at an estimated whopping $513.6 million since opening in theaters. That is just bonkers! This weekend, ‘MIB 3′ took the top spot with $55 million, while ‘The Avengers’ brought in just under $37 million.
Creepy thriller, ‘Chernobyl Diaries‘ opened this weekend with a modest $8 million. I guess people weren’t in the mood to get spooked this weekend. Check out how the other films did in the list below.
It’s no surprise that The Avengers, which opened in theaters this weekend, has broken records. With ample promotion, great reviews, and positive word of mouth, the superheros were able to accomplish some record breaking feats this weekend.
So far the film has brought in an estimated $80.5 million (which includes $18.7 million from midnight shows on Friday) and $69.7 million on Saturday. The estimates for today (Sunday) are $50.1 million which means the film will slay the $169.2 million opening-weekend record that ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2‘ previously held. This makes The Avengers the fastest film to hit $200 million domestically, and the $69.7 million Saturday gross is the highest of all time. Nicely done, Marvel!
Have you seen The Avengers yet? I still have to see it, but from what I’ve heard and of course Tommy‘s rave review, it’s a must see. Check out how the other films did this weekend in the Top 10 list below.
It was the 90s versus the future at the theaters this weekend and the latter reigned supreme. “The Hunger Games” won the box office crown for the third straight weekend with $33.5 million, bringing its cumulative total to $302,839,000. The sci-fi thriller reached the $300 million benchmark in just 17 days, making it the sixth fastest movie to reach that milestone. Since the Jennifer Lawrence flick often gets compared to “Twilight”, the only installment of the vampire series to cross $300 million was “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” and that took 81 days.
Two films from the 90s entered the market trying to dethrone the champion, but the odds weren’t in their favor. Coming in at the runner-up slot was “American Reunion” with $21.5 million. The fourth installment of the “American Pie” franchise clocked in the smallest opening weekend if you factor in inflation from 1999 when the original first hit theaters.
“Titanic“, the second all-time top grossing film, sailed away on another voyage to add to its already impressive total. It added $17.4 more million dollars. Out of all the recent 3D reissues, it came in at the lowest. “The Lion King 3D” and “Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace 3D” both raked in $30.2 million and $22.5 million respectively. The classic love story cost about $18 million to convert to the 3D format.
Rounding out the Top 5 were ” Wrath of the Titans” which cashed in $15 million representing a 55% decrease and “Mirror Mirror” which slid only 39% to haul in another $11 million. The Julia Roberts fantasy film cost about $85 million to produce so it has a lot more box office apples to sell before it recoups its cost. See what other films occupied the Top 10 this weekend below.
As was expected being the only new film opening this weekend for wide release, ‘21 Jump Street‘ leads this weekends box office estimates with $35 million. The comedy remake, starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill has received good reviews and this strong start will certainly help when it has The Hunger Games to compete with next weekend.
This is the second successful film opening in the past two months for the sexy Tatum who also starred in ‘The Vow‘. Just wait until ‘Magic Mike‘ hits theaters, with Tatum and a handful of hotties starring in a film about male strippers. I can imagine that film will also do well for obvious reasons.
Find out which film has crossed the $150 million threshold and how the rest of the films did in the top ten list below. Did you hit the theaters this weekend or were you to busy drinking green beer? Oh, and I’ve also included a clip of Tatum on Jimmy Kimmel Live where he shows a picture of Channing Tatum mooning Jonah Hill (while he’s sleeping). If you want to catch a glimpse of the side of Channing Tatum’s butt, that’s below as well.
Looks like Dr. Seuss has still got it! ‘Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax‘ opened in theatres this weekend with an estimated $70.7 million! According to Universal, with this strong opening, the film will definitely be breaking some records this week. It will be the highest non-sequel Animated/Family film opening, topping The Incredibles which opened at $70.5 million. In addition, here are some of the other notable accomplishments expected by Universal:
Also opening this weekend was the party film, ‘Project X‘. The film brought in an estimated $20.7 million, exceeded the initial expectations. Word of mouth is mixed on the film, but I still definitely want to see it. See how the rest of the films did below.