This weekend, Identity Thief reclaimed the top spot at the box office bringing in an estimated $14.06 million. The hilarious comedy, starring Melissa McCarthy & Jason Bateman, is already at almost $100 million after only 17 days of being in theaters.
One of the films that opened this weekend was Snitch, starring Dwayne Johnson, coming in a close second with an estimated $13 million. Another film that opened this weekend (that I really want to see) is Dark Skies, starring Keri Russell. The alien abduction sci-fi horror film didn’t do as great, coming in sixth place with an estimated $5.21 million. Things are looking good for this film, considering it will have some stiff competition this coming Friday when The Last Exorcism Part II comes out.
Did any of you watch either of these three films this weekend? If so, share your thoughts in the comments. Check out the top 10 films at the box office this weekend in the list below.
With an audience of over 100+ million viewers, it’s no surprise movie studios shell out the big bucks to debut new trailers for their upcoming offerings during the Super Bowl. Can’t get a better launching platform that. Given the demographic of most of the people watching the big game, it’s not shocking that there isn’t a romantic comedy in the bunch. That would definitely be money not well spent. Can you imagine a Katherine Heigl rom-com trailer playing to a bunch of inebriated straight guys? I can only imagine the drunken banter.
While watching the game, I caught about eight trailers sandwiched in between all the action. For me, Star Trek Into Darkness, Oz The Great and Powerful and surprisingly The Lone Ranger were the best. With regards to the latter, I had no intention of ever seeing that film. I thought a big budget adaptation was unnecessary and casting Johnny Depp as Tonto was ridiculous. But I had a change of heart after seeing the trailer. It looks pretty bad ass. I was a little surprised I didn’t see a Man of Steel trailer in the mix. That is, unless I missed it. Check out all the trailers below and vote on which movies you’re looking most forward to.
The first trailer for a new action film called Snitch has just been released, telling a story that is inspired by true events that were actually chronicled in a PBS Frontline documentary.
The film stars Dwayne Johnson as a devoted father whose teenage son is wrongly accused of a drug distribution crime and is looking at a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years and up to 30 years in total. Desperate to save his son and do whatever it takes to do so, he makes a deal with the U.S. Attorney to work as an undercover informant and infiltrate a drug cartel on a very dangerous mission. Needless to say, in doing so he risks everything in the process.
Every since “The Rock” started going by Dwayne Johnson, his movie roles have gotten better and now he’s starring in a pretty serious role alongside Susan Surandon. Nice job! The film hits theatres on February 22, 2013. Check out the trailer below.