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THE HUNGER GAMES Takes Down the TITANS – Weekend Box Office Report (March 30 – April 1, 2012)

It was an expected holdover, but last weekend’s champ The Hunger Games came in at #1 again.  The Lionsgate action flick took in another estimated $61.1 million, for an estimated total of $251.0 million.  The film did drop 59.9% from last weekend’s $152.5 million opening, but it’s still holding incredibly well.  At this point, nearly everyone who had interest has seen the film, so for these next few weeks, the box office for The Hunger Games is likely relying on fans that are going back for multiple viewings (Click here for my review of The Hunger Games). Read more…

21 JUMP STREET Arrests the Competition – Weekend Box Office Report (March 16 – 18, 2012)

March 18, 2012 Leave a comment

A trend of successful movies last year was R-rated comedies.  The Hangover Part II, Bridesmaids, Horrible Bosses, and Bad Teacher all crossed the $100 million mark.  This year, the Todd Phillips-produced Project X has already grossed way over its budget, and a sequel has already been announced.  And with this weekend’s opening of 21 Jump Street, this year seems to be following a similar pattern.  The buddy cop comedy opened at #1 with an estimated $35.0 million, which is great considering its production budget was only $42 million.  This is also great news for stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, as they have more releases coming out later this year (Click here for my review of 21 Jump Street). Read more…

JOHN CARTER Can’t Defeat the Colossal LORAX – Weekend Box Office Report (March 9 – 11, 2012)

March 11, 2012 Leave a comment

Well, many predicted it, many said it was doomed from the start, and this weekend’s domestic box office results prove that John Carter will not make back its $250 million production budget, at least here in the U.S. Read more…

THE LORAX Chops Down Competition; PROJECT X Has a Good Turnout; THE ARTIST Taps into the Top 10 – Weekend Box Office Report (March 2 – 4, 2012)

Due to a lack of family movies out, Universal had the advantage by releasing the year’s first mainstream one, The Lorax, which opened big at #1, taking in an estimated $70.7 million dollars.  Not only does that match the budget of the film, but it also marks the highest opening weekend to date for a Universal animated feature, topping Despicable Me’s $56 million opening back in 2010.  The odds are now in Universal’s favor for their release of Despicable Me 2 in Summer 2013, as audiences for The Lorax were even treated to a short teaser trailer of it (Click here for my review of The Lorax). Read more…

THE LORAX – Movie Review

March 3, 2012 1 comment

I grew up reading Dr. Seuss books, from classics like The Cat in the Hat, to more offbeat ones like Hop on Pop and Go Dog Go.  One book I didn’t read quite as much as the others was The Lorax.  That being said, I had mild interest in the new animated adaptation, as I think Seuss’ stories have the potential of translating into fun family films.  However, while it isn’t a bad adaptation (looking at you, The Cat in the Hat), it’s so painstakingly mediocre. Read more…