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Weekly Box Office & Film Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jvcarroll, May 20, 2012.

  1. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I definitely would be interested in a sequel, especially if the same people are involved. The Felix Senior plot does seem like a likely plot hook.
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Hopefully, they'll be able to clear more video game character rights this time. And maybe give Mario a cameo.
  3. MrBabySpencer

    MrBabySpencer Active Member

    This Weekend's Estimates, Before The Hobbit Storm Comes Next Week.
    1 2 Skyfall Sony $11,000,000 -33.6% 3,401 -62 $3,234 $261,620,000 $200 5
    2 3 Rise of the Guardians P/DW $10,540,000 -21.3% 3,639 -33 $2,896 $61,914,000 $145 3
    3 1 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Sum. $9,200,000 -47.2% 3,646 -362 $2,523 $268,735,000 $120 4
    4 4 Lincoln BV $9,115,000 -31.9% 2,014 -4 $4,526 $97,335,000 $65 5
    5 5 Life of Pi Fox $8,300,000 -31.7% 2,946 +18 $2,817 $60,918,000 $120 3
    6 N Playing for Keeps FD $6,000,000 - 2,837 - $2,115 $6,000,000 - 1
    7 6 Wreck-It Ralph BV $4,904,000 -29.4% 2,746 -341 $1,786 $164,448,000 $165 6
    8 8 Red Dawn (2012) FD $4,261,000 -34.4% 2,754 -27 $1,547 $37,265,000 $65 3
    9 9 Flight Par. $3,130,000 -30.1% 2,431 -172 $1,288 $86,202,000 $31 6
    10 7 Killing Them Softly Wein. $2,748,000 -59.7% 2,424 - $1,134 $11,772,000 $15 2
    11 11 Silver Linings Playbook Wein. $2,238,000 -27.6% 371 - $6,032 $14,031,000 $21 4
    12 12 Anna Karenina Focus $1,538,000 -31.5% 422 +38 $3,645 $6,602,000 - 4
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Glad to see Guardians finally topple Twilight. Kick Butt Santa Claus is so much cooler than Sparkling Vampires.

    Still... they do know the film takes place over Easter, not Christmas, right?
  5. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Twilight has been toppled? :excited:

  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Not too surprised. I'd say everyone who wanted to see it saw it in the first 2 weeks. Plus, let's face it, this is the same weak box office period in between Thanksgiving and Christmas that hampered the Muppet Movie last year. It's just that Guardians overtook it that kinda gets me. It wasn't doing oh so well... it was the top kid's movie out of 2 kids movies because the other one was out since the second of November (A wise choice for Disney considering, as I said, same weak weeks that hurt The Muppets after a strong opening weekend).

    Shame, because it was one of the GOOD Dreamworks films. William Joyce worked on it based on his own books. I tell yah... give North his own spinoff movie, you have one of the best Christmas films in decades.
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I didn't see or hear of this until now.



    Trying to do the same thing as the Lotso commercial, I see.
  8. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    This was released a couple of weeks before the movie. Very 80's style, perfect. It fits the game in the movie perfectly.
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    It wasn't as readily available as the Lotzo commercial. I only found that out through TV Tropes.
  10. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    I believe it was posted on Disney's Youtube page. I remember hearing about it on Inside The Magic about two weeks before the movie's release...
    Anyway, a Sugar Rush and Hero's duty one was also made. I haven't seen them yet, but I know they were all released at the same time.
  11. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    I saw that commercial (and a few others) on the Wreck-it Ralph website before the film opened.
  12. MrBabySpencer

    MrBabySpencer Active Member

    Smurfs 2 Trailer Has Been Posted

    P.S. It Already Sucks
  13. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

    A Smurfs sequel???!!!
    WHAT DID I DO TO DESERVE THIS???
    DrDientes and charlietheowl like this.
  14. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I don't know what you're talking about. I'm looking at the next Citizen Kane.
  15. SSLFan

    SSLFan Well-Known Member

    That's the best storyline they could've come up with?
    Muppet fan 123 likes this.
  16. MrBabySpencer

    MrBabySpencer Active Member

    This Weekend's Actuals, Sorry They Took Long
    1 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey WB $84,617,303
    2 Rise of the Guardians P/DW $7,143,445
    3 Lincoln BV $7,033,132
    4 Skyfall Sony $6,555,732
    5 Life of Pi Fox $5,413,066
    6 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Sum. $5,136,074
    7 Wreck-It Ralph BV $3,216,043
    8 Playing for Keeps FD $3,146,443
    9 Red Dawn (2012) FD $2,408,882
    10 Silver Linings Playbook Wein. $2,109,274
    11 Flight Par. $1,910,666
    12 Argo WB $1,170,1
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    You realize that they planned a sequel the second the Box Office receipts for that came in, right? The movie was meh, which is frankly better than it looked. Hank Azaria carried the whole thing, and there still was no call to bring them into the "real world." I'm pretty annoyed they're doing the same with the sequel, but considering I did nothing but blow up at the first movie and actually didn't hate it, I'll keep my mouth shut. Even though this one's just Hangover 2ing.

    It's till better than Yogi Bear. That was really bad. It's a sad thing that the human cast pretty much made the Smurf movie tolerable, but the human cast took the Yogi Bear movie and destroyed it with their suckiness.
  18. MrBabySpencer

    MrBabySpencer Active Member

    Teaser Of Dreamworks Turbo Has Been Posted, And I Can't Even See It Because My Mom Spilled Chocolate Milk All Over My Computer, Anyways, You're Probaly Wondering What I'm Using Right Now, Well, I'm Using My PS3, Anyways. Back On Topic, Here's The Link
    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=98280
    And If You Have iTunes, Then You're Good
  19. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    When this movie comes out, I'll say to people (to quote Wreck-It Ralph,)
    "You're not going to Turbo, are you?"
    CaseytheMuppet likes this.
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    You're lucky. You didn't see it. Yeah, I'm going to complain and then wind up seeing it and maybe liking it... but it's a pretty stupid concept and a desperate attempt to get that sweet, sweet Cars money. Dreamworks went back to it's Sharktales roots for this one. I just hope Peabody and Sherman is good. At the very least, let's not try to be worse than Dudley Do-Right.

    You know what? No one has been able to put 2 and 2 together. The first character to say "Going Turbo" was M. Bison from Street Fighter... or should I say Street Fighter 2 Turbo.


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