Tuesday, June 19, 2012

US box office weekend June 15-17


TWLWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend Gross% ChangeTheater Count /ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
11Madagascar 3: Europe's Most WantedP/DW$34,055,474-43.5%4,263+5$7,989$119,006,006$1452
22PrometheusFox$20,712,174-59.4%3,442+46$6,017$89,370,301$1302
3NRock of AgesWB (NL)$14,437,269-3,470-$4,161$14,437,269$751
4NThat's My BoySony$13,453,714-3,030-$4,440$13,453,714$701
53Snow White and the HuntsmanUni.$13,265,635-42.5%3,701-76$3,584$122,062,670$1703
64MIB 3Sony$10,047,575-27.7%3,135-657$3,205$152,726,558$2254
75Marvel's The AvengersBV$8,905,467-20.8%2,582-547$3,449$586,794,371$2207
86The Best Exotic Marigold HotelFoxS$2,283,218-30.1%1,184-114$1,928$35,216,713-7
910Moonrise KingdomFocus$2,237,726+43.5%178+82$12,571$6,839,462$164
108BattleshipUni.$1,248,150-45.2%942-1,012$1,325$62,151,820$2095
  Two new contestants enter the arena. One is rock musical featuring tunes from the likes of Guns N' Roses along with Bon Jovi (one of my favs.). It stars an ensemble cast of singer Julianne Hough, Alec Baldwin, Russel Brand and Tom Cruise who has been critically praised for his role. It is based on a rock Broadway musical by Adam Shankman. Although most box officers note that the film's opening is disappointing, it's competing against an array of CGI-filled movies.

  That's My Boy opens at no.4 and it stars veteran Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg and actress Leighton Meester. For a comedy with such a household name this has underachieved its start-up.
  The Avengers will most probably reach the $600m milestone is USA 2 weeks later. And I'm sure it will leave after that because there are few competitors (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Brave). Prometheus drops to about $21m this weekend but stays strongly at the second spot. Madagascar 3 surprisingly went to the top spot last week considering the box office mogul that Sir Ridley Scott (Prometheus filmmaker) is.
  Madagascar will definitely gross to $150m in the States and foreign-wise it is currently in the lead. This proves very dull for producers of Prometheus. Also considering that it is one of the lesser thriller released in 2012 and the first to have a debut in the summer.
  Charlize Theron's other starring venture Snow White and the Huntsman has grossed just about $250m off a budget of $170m. This also certifies that actor Chris Hemsworth has not had a single flop since his first lead role in Thor. Surprisingly, all his films have been superhits after that one. Kristen Stewart has also had a rocking career after the overrated Twilight. So may be I'm not surprised at The Huntsman's financial success after all.
  In other news, G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation has been shipped to a March 13, 2013 release date. The reason is a 3-D post conversion. And after making everybody crave for a quick 2012 summer release they decided to embark on 3-D. Also Vin Diesel is teaming up with director David Twohy (who directed the previous two installments of Riddick) for Riddick. Pitch Black was a horror sci-fi film that was a major success relative to its small budget that had Diesel in the lead role, as well as in its action-orientated sequel The Chronicles of Riddick. Although, I haven't seen the first part and found the 2nd ridiculous, the 3rd might be better as it an independent film like Pitch Black. So I expect something different that the lead character jumping through every planet unknown to man.
  The film is due for a 2013 release.
  Here is the official HD trailer for the Spider-man reboot. Releases on June 28 in Europe, with a July 3 date in the States. Pundits expect it to be very successful in India due to starring critically-acclaimed actor Irrfhan Khan in the supporting cast. To be in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D.

(Chart from Box Office Mojo)

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