|TW||LW||Title (click to view)||Studio||Weekend Gross||% Change||Theater Count /Change||Average||Total Gross||Budget*||Week #|
|1||N||Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted||P/DW||$60,316,738||-||4,258||-||$14,166||$60,316,738||$145||1|
|3||1||Snow White and the Huntsman||Uni.||$23,058,790||-59.0%||3,777||+4||$6,105||$98,537,475||$170||2|
|5||3||Marvel's The Avengers||BV||$11,249,738||-45.1%||3,129||-541||$3,595||$572,300,463||$220||6|
|6||6||The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel||FoxS||$3,267,156||-27.1%||1,298||+4||$2,517||$31,040,735||-||6|
|7||7||What to Expect When You're Expecting||LGF||$2,788,226||-36.8%||2,087||-820||$1,336||$35,823,598||-||4|
Madagascar features top H-town comedians namely Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and Sacha Baron Cohen to name a few. And plus it's an animated feature in 3-D that is bound to be an above average grosser. The previous two parts were super-hits, and this one's on the trail to box office glory.
The Avengers just needs a few more weeks to gross $600m in the States. It is the 3rd highest-grossing film of all time behind Titanic and Avatar. I'm surprised this hero flick didn't gross up to $2b. It had such a high opening but may be people didn't catch it another time probably waiting for the blu-ray release. But still, it's way better than the first 2 films.
It's comic-book competitor The Dark Knight rises is scheduled to release in late July. But I can say the film won't have an iconic opening (or ending) as The Avengers has. MiB3 will probably end up with $150m in the US. It will gross approximately $500m worldwide next week off a production value of $225m.
Another new entry to the chart is Moonrise Kingdom. It's not a commercial film and stars Bruce Willis and Edward Norton in lead roles - 2 of my fav. actors. The movie's directed by Wes Anderson an Academy Award Winner. Moonrise Kingdom has a high rating of 96% on Rotten Tomatoes and may be worth a watch to take our tires eyes off the CGI effects of modern cinema.
The only horror film in months Chernobyl Diaries from the producers of Paranormal Activity leaves the top 10 chart in its 3rd week. It made a disappointing $16m off $1m worldwide compared to PA's grosses. Hopefully, PA's creator Oren Peli has produced The Lords of Salem due to be released this summer. This horror flick is generating a lot of Internet glamour and I can't wait to see it.
As of June 12, Prometheus has made $145m off a budget of $120m-$130m. It'll probably finish with $300m-$350m at the end of its theatrical run. But given the grosses of blockbusters nowadays, Prometheus might probably end up as a commercial disappointment, although critics have cheered it on relentlessly. Sir Ridley Scott's reputation perhaps? The IMAX tickets sold very bad as well compared to it's 3-D and 2-D versions. Still, I'll catch this in 2-D or the 3rd dimension next week for sure. I've been eagerly awaiting Theron's comeback. My next cinematic anticipations are Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter releasing worldwide on June 22. Catch the trailer it's intriguing:
So catch me next Tues. for more actual and forecast BO grosses. Cheers.
(Chart from Box Office Mojo)