Stoney's Weekend Box Office Recap
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Let's All Go To the Movies.. Or Not

6/18/12 in Locker Room   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   24915 respect

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And now for something completely different.
Noticing an opportunity to kill a few minutes of my work day and the desire by some to get some locker room content up, I present you my take on the past weekend take at the ol' box office.

Winning the weekend was Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted for the 2nd week in a row, taking in $35.3M and bringing it's total gross to $120.5M.. I'd like to be able to tell you what this is about, but I don't have kids of my own and I'm pretty sure it's illegal to attend this movie alone if you're a 31 year old man. So I'm guessing this film is the animated reboot cross of In Bruges and Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo.  No wonder it's making a killing.

Prometheus took 2nd place with $20.2M in its second weekend bringing the 2-week total to $88.9M.. I still think it's everything you want in a summer movie, even though a lot of people are obsessing about what it's not.  When it comes to the box office numbers, it also helps to remember that this is an R-rated film.

Uh oh, we have a first timer coming in at #3.  Rock of Ages debuts this week to a disappointing $15.1M weekend.  Are you kidding me? People didn't show up to watch two awful lead actors and a host of cameos by people 100+ times as famous all singing and dancing around, and frankly I'm just shocked.  I mean, I will never see this movie, but from what I've read, I'm shocked. A little bit. More disinterest maybe, but still

In 4th place was the Snow White movie that DIDN'T star a horse and a girl with annoying caterpillar eyebrows.  Thor and Bella took in $13.8M in their 3rd week, leaving Snow White and the Huntsman at a total of $122.6M.
I almost saw this, this weekend but was able to excuse my way out of it.  It seems there weren't

Don't worry, it's almost over.  In 5th place came Adam Sandler's first R-rated attempt.  That's My Boy opened with a $13M take.  My brother certainly enjoyed it, and according to him, the reviews they use in the commercials should include "fu**ing hilarious".  It's Adam Sandler, I'm sure it's an awful movie with some belly laughs and memorable lines.  Take it for what it's worth.

Of interest (mainly to me): Moonrise Kingdom led all films on a per average basis, taking in $2.2M on 174 screens for an average of $12.3K.  Indie favorite Mark Duplass had a respectable weekend as Your Sister's Sister averaged $9K per the 13 screens it was shown and Safety Not Guaranteed took in an average of $6.3K per 47 screens. 

The Avengers tally: $586.7M

Opening this week:
Brave
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
To Rome With Love
Seeking A Friend For the End of the World

So what did you waste your money on this past weekend? How was it?
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6/27/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61235 respect

Moonrise Kingdom! (I should've read these in order). You're so good. (twss)

6/21/12   |   JenX63   |   32446 respect

Kudos...I want to see Lincoln slay some Vampires the boys want to see Brave....good thing I like red heads!

6/19/12   |   Oddfool   |   10612 respect

Last big movie viewed in the theaters was The Avengers.    My wife just won a pass for 2 to go see a screening Brave tomorrow night.

My daughter and I were at the movie theater last night and saw a viewing of the Drum Corps International opening event.  The Cadets took first place with their performance "12-25"   (Christmas in June!)   My daughter and I both enjoyed the Blue Coats and the Phantom Regiment.

We're hoping to get tickets to the competition in Riverside on July 1st.

6/19/12   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   24915 respect

ms_hippie_queen wrote:
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good article stones! i definitely want to check out moonrise kingdom. what do you know about bernie?

I've heard and read good things about it.  It's a Richard Linklater flick so that has to be good, and from all accounts, Jack Black turns it down 26 notches so I really want to see it. 

6/19/12   |   ms_hippie_queen   |   29943 respect

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good article stones! i definitely want to check out moonrise kingdom. what do you know about bernie?

6/19/12   |   mojo   |   4370 respect

I haven't been to the movies in a long time and don't even remember the lst one I went to. Although I have thought about going to see Ted, but are the trailers going to be the best parts of hte movie. Madagascar 3 looks good and we watched Madagascar 2 the other night.

6/19/12   |   VIOLET   |   11320 respect

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I watched Prometheus last Friday and I liked it. I'm a big fan of sci-fi and of course of Alien saga, I couldn't miss it and I enjoyed it a lot. Special effects are awesome and I liked to see where the space jockey came from, that image captivated me since the first movie, H.R. Giger is a genious. Ridley Scott's lightning, a little bit dark, as usual.

Before the movie started they showed the trailer of "The expendables" I almost clap when I saw Chuck Norris, lol. Kidding, I didn't clap or intended to do it (OK I did it in my mind)  I'll watch it for sure to relax a little bit.

Definitely I'll watch Madagascar. For me, the best part of the movies are the penguins, they are hilarious, I watch the cartoons on TV when I have the opportunity and I always get a good laugh. I'm sure they won't dissapoint me this time. smiley

I don't care too much about Snow white or any of the movies based on fairy tales that are being totally changed, why are all the girls fighting with swords and acting like wariors and such. If I wanted to see Snow White I'd stole the DVD from my niece's Disney collection. angry

I saw the comment about For greater glory just after posting mine, yes it's not a familiar topic even for  new generations of Mexicans, they  don't know too much about this, basically it was a fight church vs. state, and cristeros (catholics that tried to defend their right of cult) and priests were prosecuted and killed. It was filmed, here in my City and some other municipalities in Durango. If you see it, you'll meet my hometown.  

I think that's all for now, Maybe I'll come back later.

Great job, Jonathan. yes

6/18/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

There's the movie out called For Greater Glory that my favorite actress (Catalina Sandino Moreno) is in it. Normally that would mean I'd see it, but there are the following constraints:

1.) Time. Still in CPA mode until July 3rd. Thus, no fun allowed.

2.) The movie is apparently about some war in Mexico no one's ever heard of, and the movie itself has a very pro-Catholic bent. Not exactly my cup of tea.

3.) The reviews barely mention CSM, if they do at all, so is it really worth it.

4.) It's playing at the "normal" theater, which is mostly a breeding ground for obnoxious teenagers to congregate.

The AFI theater here is supposed to have Moonrise Kingdom at some point. It won't be this week though because it's the annual documentary festival this entire week. I usually try to get to 2 or 3 of the docs, but well, see point #1. If Moonrise is still playing after the 3rd, maybe I'll go see it.

6/18/12   |   janet011685   |   25874 respect

Jesus, s**t changed again?  I can't keep up any more, I'm working late everyday from now on.  

PS - Good job, dear.  yes

6/18/12   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3292 respect

Good stuff, Stoney. I'm not going to the theaters until Dark Knight Rises, but did consider Prometheus. Outside of Fassbender being awesome, I haven't heard many good things about it at all. 

I do have Shame and A Dangerous Method on queue, though. So that will be my Fassbender fix. 

6/18/12   |   jswol54   |   20819 respect

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
I think they were forced out due to a UN peacekeeping mission gone awry.  Again, that's all speculation

Sounds plausible. 

6/18/12   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   24915 respect

jswol54 wrote:
I thought Madagascar was in Africa?  Color me confused. 

Did anyone see Rock of Ages?  Not going to lie....after Marky Mark's rockstar movie exceeded my expectations, I kind of want to see it.  Not saying it's going to be great, but with all the crap Hollywood is putting out these days, it can't be much worse. 

Good stuff, Stoney.  I'm not into movies like you and Marcus, but this feature helps my cause when wanting to see a movie.  With the heatwave hitting the Midwest, it'll be movie time this weekend. 

I think they were forced out due to a UN peacekeeping mission gone awry.  Again, that's all speculation

6/18/12   |   Jess   |   34419 respect

YAY! Stoney makes me happy cheeky

I did not go to the movies this past weekend, though I'd hoped to go to Snow White and the Huntsman. We will be going to Brave, I'm sure. I kind of want to see the Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter movie too,

6/18/12   |   ohwell_   |   16324 respect

The boys rented "The Grey" last night.  I believe you recommended that (TIC).
Well, spoiler alert. They all die.  We had bets on when the only black guy in the movie would
be eaten by wolves.  I won. 

6/18/12   |   jswol54   |   20819 respect

I thought Madagascar was in Africa?  Color me confused. 

Did anyone see Rock of Ages?  Not going to lie....after Marky Mark's rockstar movie exceeded my expectations, I kind of want to see it.  Not saying it's going to be great, but with all the crap Hollywood is putting out these days, it can't be much worse. 

Good stuff, Stoney.  I'm not into movies like you and Marcus, but this feature helps my cause when wanting to see a movie.  With the heatwave hitting the Midwest, it'll be movie time this weekend.