Stoney's Weekend Box Office Recap
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Let's All Go To the Movies.. Or Not (6/25)

6/25/12 in Locker Room   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   24942 respect

Blog Photo - Stoney's Weekend Box Office RecapHappy Monday everyone.  This is the part of the locker room where I talk about the most popular movies in the country for the previous week, and give you a heads up for what's coming up next.

And this week's winners were....

#1 - Brave (Opening weekend - $66.7M).. Kids movies kill in the summer, so this is no big surprise.  I'm not gonna lie, I don't know the exact plot of Brave, and I'm sure I can find that out on RT or imdb, but I can't say that I really care.  I did, see a commercial though, and it looks like Ariel the mermaid grew legs and traveled back in time to battle in the hunger games.  Don't quote me on that. I do know that Walt Disney pictures needed a hit movie after their 2012 failures John Carter and Battleship. 

#2 - Madagascar 3:Europe's Most Wanted: (Week 3 - $20.2M, $157.6M total).. I learned something about this movie in my research.  It stars Chris Rock, David Schwimmer and Sacha Baron Cohen. Wow wow wee wow. Also, this is a huge franchise in the 4-6 year old demo.  It's seriously like heroin to them. I also found a perfect example of why movie critics are d-bags, courtesy of Michael O'Sullivan of the Washington Post "[It] may be the best of the bunch, simply because it busts the leash that tethers it to anything resembling reality." It's a fu**ing cartoon with talking animals. If that's not enough to bust the leash that tethers it to reality, you have serious issues.

#3 - Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer: Opening Weekend - $16.5M).. Quick, tell me another movie Benjamin Walker was in.  Ok, that's not really fair, I don't even know who he is, and I see everything.  Chalk it up to that being your lead, the weak trailers, and the 37% on Rotten Tomatoes, and it's not hard to see why this movie had a rough go at the box office.  I really don't see this one earning more than half it's estimated budget of $70M.  I'm still gonna see it though, but probably on Blu-Ray

#4 - Prometheus: (Week 3 - $10M, $108.5M total) Really, just see it

#5 - Snow White and the Huntsman: (Week 4 - $8M, $137.1M) No further comment

Of other news and notes - There were two other movies opening, both, I'm curious about seeing, mainly due to the awful word of mouth they are generating.  Seeking a Friend for the End of the World with Steve Carell and Keira Knightley took in $3.8M and Woody Allen's newest, To Room With Love with an all-star cast cashed in $0.4M on just 5 screens. 

The Avengers tally: $598.3M

Opening this week:
Ted
Magic Mike (you thought Florida was wet this past weekend? Wait until you see the theater seats around the country after groups of lonely or unsatisfied women read their chapters of 50 Shades of Gray then head to the theaters to cap off their night on the town)
Beasts of the Southern Wild
People Like Us
Take This Waltz
Madea's Witness Protection
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6/27/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61277 respect

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
Oh, I give the businessman Tyler Perry mad props because he has struck a goldmine.  From the situation he comes from, you can't blame him for milking every last nickel out of that drying teet. 
I will watch them, if nothing else but to try and UNDERSTAND them. 

YAY! 

6/27/12   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   24942 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
Oh, I see comments now! Did you double poll? WTF?! You always break articles.

Here's the thing about Tyler Perry, IMM. First, I was just f***ing with you because I know how you feel about it already. Second, I think part of the attraction was more about how he went from homeless at some point  to multimillionaire by writing plays about something so unrelatable to a lot of people. Inspiration, I guess it was. lol. I don't like musicals much or care for plays in general, but I saw them and they were okay, not worth watching ever again. I don't love the all churchiness, and the same basic storyline in everyone, but I understand it. Personally, his characters are based on things relatable to me, so I can tolerate them, I get why most people don't. If you've never known a "Madea", it just seems asinine. Tomfoolishness. But so are Sandler movies... and Eddie Murphy's. I don't mind the character, though I don't love the movies. He's sick of the character himself, but his fans keep wanting more of it apparently. I prefer the movie with the white people in them... The Family That Preys. (that was racist, in case you missed it) I think he did pretty well with that one. In general, I just take them for what they are worth. Low-budget stage plays about a certain demographic and the same problems put on the big screen. It is what it is. You SHOULD watch them, I would thoroughly enjoy you and Nyce discussing them.

p.s. I laughed during all of them way more than I did watching **********.

Oh, I give the businessman Tyler Perry mad props because he has struck a goldmine.  From the situation he comes from, you can't blame him for milking every last nickel out of that drying teet. 
I will watch them, if nothing else but to try and UNDERSTAND them. 

6/27/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61277 respect

kteacher wrote:
I've seen all of Tyler Perry's movies...............my sis loves them. I never want to see them but always enjoy them when I'm made to.......it's the oddest thing. 

You know, I think I was forced to watch them all too (including the plays) except for The Family that Preys and Why Did I Get Married. I forgot about that, I l do like that one.

6/27/12   |   kteacher   |   34320 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
Oh, I see comments now! Did you double poll? WTF?! You always break articles.

Here's the thing about Tyler Perry, IMM. First, I was just f***ing with you because I know how you feel about it already. Second, I think part of the attraction was more about how he went from homeless at some point  to multimillionaire by writing plays about something so unrelatable to a lot of people. Inspiration, I guess it was. lol. I don't like musicals much or care for plays in general, but I saw them and they were okay, not worth watching ever again. I don't love the all churchiness, and the same basic storyline in everyone, but I understand it. Personally, his characters are based on things relatable to me, so I can tolerate them, I get why most people don't. If you've never known a "Madea", it just seems asinine. Tomfoolishness. But so are Sandler movies... and Eddie Murphy's. I don't mind the character, though I don't love the movies. He's sick of the character himself, but his fans keep wanting more of it apparently. I prefer the movie with the white people in them... The Family That Preys. (that was racist, in case you missed it) I think he did pretty well with that one. In general, I just take them for what they are worth. Low-budget stage plays about a certain demographic and the same problems put on the big screen. It is what it is. You SHOULD watch them, I would thoroughly enjoy you and Nyce discussing them.

p.s. I laughed during all of them way more than I did watching **********.

I've seen all of Tyler Perry's movies...............my sis loves them. I never want to see them but always enjoy them when I'm made to.......it's the oddest thing. 

6/27/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61277 respect

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
To your first point, I agree..

As far as Madea, I am unbelievably apathetic.  One of these days I do plan on seeing at least one of those movies.  I'm fascinated by the juggernaut that is Tyler Perry with little to no interest in anything he does.  That could be a summer project

Oh, I see comments now! Did you double poll? WTF?! You always break articles.

Here's the thing about Tyler Perry, IMM. First, I was just f***ing with you because I know how you feel about it already. Second, I think part of the attraction was more about how he went from homeless at some point  to multimillionaire by writing plays about something so unrelatable to a lot of people. Inspiration, I guess it was. lol. I don't like musicals much or care for plays in general, but I saw them and they were okay, not worth watching ever again. I don't love the all churchiness, and the same basic storyline in everyone, but I understand it. Personally, his characters are based on things relatable to me, so I can tolerate them, I get why most people don't. If you've never known a "Madea", it just seems asinine. Tomfoolishness. But so are Sandler movies... and Eddie Murphy's. I don't mind the character, though I don't love the movies. He's sick of the character himself, but his fans keep wanting more of it apparently. I prefer the movie with the white people in them... The Family That Preys. (that was racist, in case you missed it) I think he did pretty well with that one. In general, I just take them for what they are worth. Low-budget stage plays about a certain demographic and the same problems put on the big screen. It is what it is. You SHOULD watch them, I would thoroughly enjoy you and Nyce discussing them.

p.s. I laughed during all of them way more than I did watching **********.

6/27/12   |   Oddfool   |   10618 respect

Saw S.W. and the Huntsman last weekend.  IMO it was ok.  Story done well.  Eye candy Thor for my wife was ok, (But no skin. clothing stayed on, to her disappointment.)  Stewart was meh. (As expected.  Also no skin showing, thank the heavens.) 

Also saw Madagascar (Brave was sold out)  Good job, laughs throughout.  Was disappointed that they did not show any penguin antics during end credits. No extra scenes. (I'm spoiled that way.)

6/27/12   |   AlwaysSunshine   |   7349 respect

LOVED Brave.  Merida and Ariel look nothing alike to me.   Merida's little brothers stole the show.

I've seen 4 of the five and considering seeing the fifth today.  May have more comments later.

6/27/12   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   24942 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
I love this. Why people no speak in this thread?! Dumb.

Battleship bombed? Cause R**anna was in it. C***.

I love the penguins, that's enough to make me see Madagascar 7.

I meant to ask you last week about how excited you were for a new Madea movie?

Oh, I wanna see....dammit...with Bill Murray and Ed Norton, something about moonshine or rise. Looks interesting.

To your first point, I agree..

As far as Madea, I am unbelievably apathetic.  One of these days I do plan on seeing at least one of those movies.  I'm fascinated by the juggernaut that is Tyler Perry with little to no interest in anything he does.  That could be a summer project

6/27/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61277 respect

I love this. Why people no speak in this thread?! Dumb.

Battleship bombed? Cause R**anna was in it. C***.

I love the penguins, that's enough to make me see Madagascar 7.

I meant to ask you last week about how excited you were for a new Madea movie?

Oh, I wanna see....dammit...with Bill Murray and Ed Norton, something about moonshine or rise. Looks interesting.

6/25/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

I admit I haven't seen the point of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer, but that's probably because I've seen Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter (look it up, it's real).

6/25/12   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   24942 respect

kteacher wrote:
This isn't a movie released in theaters.......just a documentary on HBO......but seriously........everyone needs to see One Nation Under Dog. Heartbreaking.

(Oh...and you bet your ass I'm going to be seeing Magic Mike, but I'm seeing People Like Us first)

yes.. heartstrings - tugged

6/25/12   |   Jess   |   34472 respect

I'll be going to Brave for sure, and maybe even the Huntsman this week. Kiernan wants to see both Brave and Madagascar, but I told her 1 was plenty, and I get to pick which one since I'm paying for it. I dig Madagascar (especially the penguins), but Brave looks like it might be more fun to see in the theaters...plus Merida looks like a badass tough little tomboy, and you can never have too many of those in your arsenal of characters for your 10yo to idolize.

6/25/12   |   ms_hippie_queen   |   29947 respect



solid.

6/25/12   |   kteacher   |   34320 respect

This isn't a movie released in theaters.......just a documentary on HBO......but seriously........everyone needs to see One Nation Under Dog. Heartbreaking.

(Oh...and you bet your ass I'm going to be seeing Magic Mike, but I'm seeing People Like Us first)