The previous movie in the series, Live Free or Die Hard, managed to gross $33,369,559 on its opening weekend back in 2007. For its five-day debut, A Good Day to Die Hard will likely make under $40 million, which is slightly disappointing due to the franchise’s strong history and marketing effort. | Full Story
Mama managed to stir up some screams at the box office for the holiday weekend, as it grossed $10 million on its debut Friday.
The Guillero Del Toro produced horror film is set to make $30 million by the end of Monday night. The film, which stars Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, is battling it out with Chastain’s other movie Zero Dark Thirty, the film which she received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. | Full Story
Brad Pitt’s Killing Them Softly had a soft opening nationwide this past weekend, earning a reserved F CinemaScore with viewers and landing at number seven on the box office chart. The film becomes only the eighth movie ever to receive the rare failing grade. Wow! Even though the film cost only $15 million to make, it opened to a mediocre $7 million, which is considered a disappointing number.
Killing Them Softly is based on hit-man Jackie Cogan(Pitt), who is paid to investigate a robbery at a mob poker game. | Full Story
Cloud Atlas is undeniably one of the weirdest movies ever to be handed a hundred million budget. The Wachowski siblings / Tom Tykwer collaboration explores themes of fate, love, and human nature through six interweaving storylines that feature the same actors in different roles, sometimes playing different sexes or races. That’s not exactly the most mainstream premise. And until now, the gamble seems to have resulted in a loss for the film’s German backers. | Full Story
Ice Age: Continental Drift falls short of a stellar opening, but still manage to prove that there is still a lot of interest in the prehistoric animation.
The fourth installment in the Ice Age franchise opened up to an mediocre $46 million this weekend. In comparison with other animations that came out this year, that number is noticeably off. The Lorax opened with $70 million, Brave opened to a $66.3 million weekend and Madagascar 3 hit the screens making $60.3 million for its first weekend. | Full Story
Things are heating up in the race to top the box office this weekend. Prometheus was able to edge out Dreamworks’ animation Madagascar 3 after all the sales were in this morning. Both movies are in a very strong position to hit that $50 million mark in the three day time period.
Prometheus opened to an estimated $21.4 million on Friday. That put the film at the 10th highest opening day for any R-rated movie. | Full Story
It was a dismol opining for Conan and Fright Night. The Help takes the lead and Planet of the Apes falls to number 2. That takes The Help to 71.8 Million in 10 days. The story about maids and their employers in the racially
driven time during the 1960′s has become a hit. Check out the The 6 leaders
in the Box Office This weekend.
Boy Office Numbers 8/21/11
1. The Help Weekend Rev- 20,479,000 Cume 71,8001,170
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