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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.

Top 10 films at the box office after the jump…

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:

  • Highest non-Sequel Animated/Family film opening (topping The Incredibles – $70.5 million)
  • Biggest opening weekend of 2012 (topping The Vow – $41.2 million)
  • Biggest opening for a Universal Animated film (topping Despicable Me – $56.4 million)
  • 4TH biggest Universal opener of all time (beating The Bourne Ultimatum – $69.3 million)
  • Biggest 2012 weekend opening for a Universal film (besting Safe House – $40.2 million)
  • Biggest opening for a Chris Meledandri film (topping Ice Age: The Meldown – $68 million)
  • Biggest opening for a Chris Renaud film (topping Despicable Me – $56.4 million)
  • Biggest opening weekend for a film based on a Dr. Seuss book (topping Universal’s own The Grinch Who Stole Christmas – $55.1 million)

‘The Vow’ Takes Top Spot At The Box Office

In: Movies, Patrick

It was an eventful box office this weekend, with four new films and some healthy numbers. The Vow, starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams took the top spot this weekend with $40.7 million, according to early estimates. The tear jerker is based on the true story of a newlywed couple recovering from an accident that puts the wife in a coma. She wakes up with severe memory loss and can’t remember any of her life with her new husband… so he has to fight to win her heart all over again. I haven’t seen it yet, but I’ll definitely have some tissue handy when I do.

Also opening this weekend was Safe House, starring Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington, bringing in an impressive $39.3 million. The two stars go head to head in this film, as a young CIA agent (Reynolds) is tasked with looking after a fugitive (Washington) in a safe house. Things get crazy when the safe house is attacked, and Reynolds is on the run with his charge.

Two other new films opened this weekend. See how they performed in the Top 10 list below and check out how Chronicle, the winner of last weekend’s box office, did in it’s second weekend.

Check out the top 10 movies this weekend after the jump…

This weekend, between Chronicle, The Woman In Black, and The Grey, it was clear that movie goers were out for a thrill. According to the current estimates, Chronicle takes the top spot in this, it’s opening weekend. The “found footage” style film about boys who obtain super telekinetic powers brought in $22 million this weekend. I saw the film and absolutely loved it (you can read my review here). In case you’re wondering, “Apex Predator” is a reference from the movie. Watch it!

Very close behind was The Woman in Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe, bringing in $21 million this weekend. In fact, it’s so close that when the actual numbers are reviewed tomorrow, The Woman in Black may actually come out on top. In it’s favor is the fact that Radcliffe has an extensive female fan base and films that capture the interest of the ladies naturally tend to hold up better on Super Bowl Sunday.

Finally, The Grey took the third spot this weekend. Last weekend, the plane crash survival thriller dominated the box office and this week in third place, the film brought in $9.5 million, bringing its total to $34.7 million. I haven’t yet seen the film, but it looks pretty freaking incredible. Check out how the other films faired this weekend below.

Top 10 list after the jump…

Underworld Comes Out On Top At The Box Office

In: Movies, Patrick

To my surprise, Underworld: Awakening has taken the top spot at the box office this weekend, with an estimated total of $25.4 million. The 3D film, starring Kate Beckinsale hasn’t received the best reviews, with one reviewer saying “Put a stake in it already”. This is the fourth film in the series, but who knows if it will be the last.

Also opening this weekend and falling in second place was Red Tails, starring Cuba Gooding Jr. The film, inspired by true events, tells the story of a crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program (having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II) that are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard. The inspiring story brought in $19.1 million this weekend.

I am surprised that Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close only brought in $11.2 since it’s opening, and Haywire only did $9 million. Extremely Loud tells a story about 9/11 (with Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks), so you might think that many would want to see it, but I suppose it can sometimes be a sensitive topic. Haywire, on the other hand, just looks amazing in terms of a fierce chick kicking some serious butt (and lots of hot eye candy in the film). Check out where these films placed below, as well as what other movies made the top 10 at the box office this weekend.

Check out the top 10 after the jump…

Contraband Is A Hot Commodity At The Box Office

In: Movies, Patrick

This weekend, the thriller Contraband which opened on Friday led the box office with an opening total of $24.1 million. The films stars the sexy Mark Wahlberg caught up in dangerous situation where in order to protect his brother-in-law from a drug lord, he has to head to Panama to smuggle millions of dollars in counterfeit bills himself. I actually watched the film myself last week with Tyrell and I loved it. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time and I’m hoping word of mouth will help this film continue to do well in the weeks to come. I certainly recommend seeing it.

Also opening this weekend was a tale as old as time with the latest Disney classic to go 3D, Beauty and the Beast. The film came in second, bringing in $18.4 million. Is it just me, or did this come out of nowhere? Personally, I don’t recall seeing a lot of heavy promotion for this one.

Lastly, Joyful Noise also opened this weekend, with the not so loud debut of Joyful Noise. Dubbed by many as the new Sister Act sequel, the film brought in $11.3 million and ranked fourth this weekend. Although not as many people seemed to have gone out to see this Dolly Parton & Queen Latifah flick, rest assured that Donovan thoroughly enjoyed the film.

How did The Devil Inside do this weekend, after terrible word of mouth since it possessed the box office it’s opening weekend last weekend? Which films are on their way to cross the $200 million threshold? Find out below.

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To end 2011 and kick off 2012, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol has taken the top spot at the box office for its second weekend in a row. The film brought in $31.2 million over the weekend, bringing its total to $134 million. It actually went up 6% over last weekend (Christmas) which of course is a very good sign. Personally, I’ve actually only heard good reviews about this film and look forward to checking it out myself.

Before I see Ghost Protocol, I’m going to check out Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows, which actually took the second place spot at the box office this weekend. In fact, I’m going to see it in a couple of hours. The film brought in an additional $22 million this weekend, up 9% from last week, bringing its total to $132 million.

Next weekend, I plan on checking out The Devil Inside, which looks like it has potential to be one of the scariest movies I’ve seen. GULP. For now, check out how the films currently playing faired this weekend in the top 10 list below.

Check out the top 10 list after the jump…

I always find it interesting to see what will do well over Christmas, and this year, it looks like Mission: Impossible, Ghost Protocol led the pack. The fourth in the series of film has had some great reviews and brought in an impressive $46.2 million, and $78.6 million in total since it opened.

Santa brought so many new films to theatres. In addition to Ghost Protocol, films that also opened earlier this week include The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Adventures of Tintin, We Bought A Zoo, War Horse, and The Darkest Hour. What to see, what to see, right!? It seems like there are almost too many new options for films to see while many people relax in holiday mode.

The only new film I have seen from the ones that came out this week is Tintin, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The 3D film came in 5th this weekend at the box office. Find out how how all the films did below. Did you hit the theatres this weekend?

Check out the Top 10 list after the jump…

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