Weekend box office chart
2 Guns debuts at #1 with 27 million on a budget of 74 million. Let's hope the overseas box office kicks in soon. Maybe I'm speaking too soon, though. Last week I was all about The Wolverine (which is at #2 this week with 21 million). It's now up to 95 million and an extra 160 million from the international box office, so the 115 million budget is more than covered for. The Conjuring has surpassed the 100 million mark and Blue Jasmine has seen a 240% increase in theatres, now up to 50 where it's taking in just over 37,000 per theatre. The closest movie to that per theatre amount is 2 Guns...at just under 9,000 per theatre.
Onto this week's movies. The major releases (in bold) followed by some smaller films not mentioned yet. And my thoughts at the end.
August 9th - Elysium - Futuristic Sci-Fi with Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley and Diego Luna
12.5 million views
August 9th - We're the Millers - Comedy with Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Ed Helms and Jason Sudeikis
7.6 million views
August 7th - Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters - Family Adventure with Logan Lerman, Nathan Fillion, Anthony Head and Stanley Tucci
4.6 million views
August 9th – Planes - Family comedy with Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, John Cleese, Cedric the Entertainer, Val Kilmer and Anthony Edwards
2.3 million views
August 9 - I Give It a Year – Romantic comedy with Rose Byrne, Minnie Driver, Jayson Flemyng, Olivia Colman and Anna Faris
2 million views
August 9 - In a World... – Comedy with Nick Offerman, Rob Corddry, Geena Davis, Ken Marino, Demetri Martin and Lake Bell
August 9 - The Good Son: The Life of Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini – Documentary. From imdb.com: “The outcome of the 1982 WBC Lightweight title bout between Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini and Duk Koo Kim is examined.”
August 9 - Jug Face – Horror thriller with Sean Young and Sean Bridgers
August 9 - Blood – Crime thriller with Mark Strong, Paul Bettany, Brian Cox
August 9 - Lovelace – Biographical drama with Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Juno Temple, Sharon Stone, Robert Patrick, Chris Noth, Adam Brody, Hank Azaria, James Franco, Eric Roberts, Chloë Sevigny, Bobby Cannavale and Debi Mazar
2 million views
August 9 - Prince Avalanche – Comedy drama with Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch
August 9 - Off Label – Documentary. From imdb.com: “A road trip through medicalized America, examining the pervasiveness of pharmaceutical drugs through the lives of eight very unique characters.”
I Give It A Year and In A World... both look hilarious, can't wait to see them. The Good Son looks like a well-made movie, but I think it'd depress me, so I'm skipping it. I'm interested in Jug Head, it looks more like a scary drama more than a horror movie, though. Like Shirley Jackson's stories. I found the trailers for the last three movies to be kind of vague and meandering. I was interested after checking out the imdb.com entry, but then less so after watching the trailers. None are going on my To See list...well...maybe Lovelace as Hank Azaria was on the Daily Show last week to promote the movie. The first hour is the story told in the fantasy-like Hollywood way and the second hour is the story re-told as more real, gritty and true-to-life. This idea of telling the story in two varied ways has me kind of interested. What say you about this week's releases?