|TW||LW||Title (click to view)||Studio||Weekend Gross||% Change||Theater Count /Change||Average||Total Gross||Budget*||Week #|
|3||1||End of Watch||ORF||$7,812,077||-40.6%||2,780||+50||$2,810||$25,980,710||$7||2|
|4||3||Trouble with the Curve||WB||$7,277,385||-40.2%||3,212||-||$2,266||$23,473,347||-||2|
|5||2||House at the End of The Street||Rela.||$7,122,347||-42.0%||3,083||-||$2,310||$22,193,316||$10||2|
|7||4||Finding Nemo (3D)||BV||$4,035,826||-58.1%||2,639||-265||$1,529||$36,444,806||-||3|
|8||5||Resident Evil: Retribution||SGem||$2,986,356||-55.4%||2,381||-635||$1,254||$38,691,289||$65||3|
|10||N||Won't Back Down||Fox||$2,603,370||-||2,515||-||$1,035||$2,603,370||-||1|
Genndy Tartakovsky is best-known for his association with Cartoon Network creating Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack and many popular others. In 2011, he joined Sony Pictures Animation and his directorial debut has set the record for the highest-grossing September weekend. And it's also refreshing that it grossed above $25m as this month was very slow in earnings.
Hotel Transylvania stars Adam Sandler as Dracula along with the voices of Selena Gomez, Adam Sandberg, Kevin James, etc. The latter famous for their comedy roles in film. With over $8m worldwide, its opening amounts to $51m.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a good actor if you've seen the film Killshot. He was also in Chris Nolan's Inception and The Dark Knight Rises in prominent roles. He finally had a lead role in last month's Premium Rush that flopped but with critical acclaim. His other lead movie Looper has a start-up of $20.8m in the US off a budget of $30m. It also stars my favourite Hollywood action-star Bruce Willis with actress Emily Blunt.
Looper plot synopsis: In 2027, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is set 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Someone like Joe, who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by transporting back Joe's future self.
The storyline is original and clearly sci-fi. Writer/director Rian Johnson has directed mystery flicks in the past (although without science fiction themes), and episodes of the show Breaking Bad.
With a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, and with IMDB users citing it as 'best of the year', it has been certified an unofficial must-watch of 2012.
Dredd has dropped to 11 from 6 predictably and has earned a foreign $21m off $50m and this is disappointing. Still it is cited by both critics and viewers as one of the best action flicks this year, and way better than the original Judge Dredd.
Pitch Perfect, a musical comedy based on a non-fiction book, opens up at number 6 with lesser-known starrers and will wash away at the American box office by next week. It premiers wide on October 5. Won't Back Down lands at the last of the top. It stars Maggie Gylenhaal (Rachel in The Dark Knight) and is a drama film on education. It looks too typical and thus its BO beginning. The budget is estimated to be $25m with an opening IMDB score of 4.9/10.
Finding Nemo was re-releasing on September 14 in 3D and its international total is now $914m becoming the 4th highest-grossing animated feature of all time. The first being Toy Story 3. The top 4 were all originally released in the 21st Century except for the 2nd The Lion King (1994)!
That's all from me folks, check out the trailer for Looper and I'll catch you all next week:
(Chart by Box Office Mojo)