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Weekend Box-Office: August 13-15, 2010

08.15.2010


WEEKEND BOX-OFFICE

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Is it possible that 64-year old "action star" Sylvester Stallone is back and here to stay?!? After the great success of both RAMBO and ROCKY BALBAO, his latest new venture entitled THE EXPENDABLES -- and featuring a ton of other action stars -- became the #1 movie this week and by a long shot at that! Julia Roberts movies used to open at #1 in the good ol' days, but it seems as though the power of the macho men was too much for her in 2010, as EAT PRAY LOVE opened with a decent $24M in second place. For fans of Stallone (like myself), it's great to see him back in the saddle, doing what he does best and hopefully keeping it going with a possible sequel

Oddly enough, despite 75% of EAT PRAY LOVE movie-goers being women, close to 40% of EXPENDABLES' audience were also women! That probably bodes really well for the film's future (much like 300), but as per usual, only time will let us know how the film performs in the long-term.

Unfortunately for fans of Edgar Wright and his extremely well-received SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD, not enough people went to see the film this past weekend, leaving it with a decent (but not mind-blowing) $11M and 5th place opening. Normally that figure would be awesome for any Wright movie (SHAUN OF THE DEAD opened with $3M and ended up with $14M, while HOT FUZZ opened with $6M and ended up with $23M), but word on the street is that PILGRIM cost upwards of $60M, so the film will have to perform a lot better around the world, and on home video, if they want it to become profitable. I personally don't doubt that it will, since pretty much everyone I know who saw it, loved it, but I guess only time will tell.

The rest of the top 10 remained pretty much the same, with the biggest drop in audience coming from STEP UP 3D which went from 3rd to 7th place (60% drop). Last week's #1 movie, THE OTHER GUYS, also kept making money, adding another $18M to its coffers, while one of the best surprises of the summer, INCEPTION, kept rolling along with another $11M added to its grand total of close to $250M now. The three films to get bounced from the top 10 this week included THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT ($17M), the misfire CHARLIE ST. CLOUD ($29M) and the most successful animated movie of all-time, TOY STORY 3.

And that's pretty much it for the "awesome movies" of the summer, boys and chicks! Next week begins the "dog days of summer" movies including shit like VAMPIRES SUCK, THE SWITCH, THE LOTTERY TICKET, NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS and the fun-looking PIRANHA 3D. Out of the shitty looking movies coming out, which one looks like the crappiest to you? VOTE HERE!!!

1. The Expendables $ 35 Million
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2. Eat, Pray, Love $ 23.7 Million
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3. The Other Guys $ 18 Million $ 70.5 Million
4. Inception $ 11.4 Million $ 248.6 Million
5. Scott Pilgrim vs... $ 10.5 Million
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6. Despicable Me $ 6.8 Million $ 221.9 Million
7. Step Up 3D $ 6.6 Million $ 29.6 Million
8. Salt $ 6.4 Million $ 103.6 Million
9. Dinner for Schmucks $ 6.3 Million $ 58.8 Million
10. Cats & Dogs:... $ 4.1 Million $ 35.1 Million

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2:17PM on 08/17/2010
Toy Story 3 STILL hasn't beaten the original in terms of attendance, not to mention it won't come CLOSE to beating Shrek 2 in America. HELLO! The Expendables is not in any way comparable to 300. It won't come anywhere near that movies gross. Scott Pilgrim has a retarded haircut. These box office updates are really starting to piss me off.
Toy Story 3 STILL hasn't beaten the original in terms of attendance, not to mention it won't come CLOSE to beating Shrek 2 in America. HELLO! The Expendables is not in any way comparable to 300. It won't come anywhere near that movies gross. Scott Pilgrim has a retarded haircut. These box office updates are really starting to piss me off.
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11:23PM on 08/16/2010
Congratulations, Mr. Stallone! You've done what many considered to be impossible and made a legitimate comeback.

I can't even express in words how thrilled I am about this. His excruciatingly hard work paid off and the man is back! $35,000,000 opening weekend--take that critics, shove it up your uninformed, prissy, smug little asses and set fire to it! HAHAHA!!! :)
Congratulations, Mr. Stallone! You've done what many considered to be impossible and made a legitimate comeback.

I can't even express in words how thrilled I am about this. His excruciatingly hard work paid off and the man is back! $35,000,000 opening weekend--take that critics, shove it up your uninformed, prissy, smug little asses and set fire to it! HAHAHA!!! :)
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11:43AM on 08/16/2010
Enough please with the shaky camera in today's action movies. I would like to see whats going on. Thats what ruined the expendables for me.
Enough please with the shaky camera in today's action movies. I would like to see whats going on. Thats what ruined the expendables for me.
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10:32AM on 08/16/2010
I figured Scott Pilgrim would open 4th or 5th--not well known enough for mass audiences to take a chance on.

Certainly does seem to be a slate of shit coming down the pike. When's Machete come out, though? Thought that was this summer..
I figured Scott Pilgrim would open 4th or 5th--not well known enough for mass audiences to take a chance on.

Certainly does seem to be a slate of shit coming down the pike. When's Machete come out, though? Thought that was this summer..
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10:23AM on 08/16/2010

Sweet

I saw the Expendables, and fucking loved it. Great action film all in all and that is all it was meant to be. I 'm glad to see Scott Pilgrim didn't beat the Expendables, or Inception that has been out for weeks now... but, then again, I am nowhere near wanting to ever see that movie. Oh well, maybe this is a sign that there is something right with the movie going world.
I saw the Expendables, and fucking loved it. Great action film all in all and that is all it was meant to be. I 'm glad to see Scott Pilgrim didn't beat the Expendables, or Inception that has been out for weeks now... but, then again, I am nowhere near wanting to ever see that movie. Oh well, maybe this is a sign that there is something right with the movie going world.
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9:29AM on 08/16/2010

Shit

The Expendables blew Donkey Balls. I was looking foward to a balls to the wall action flick. There were shitty cuts in all the fight scenes. No payoff with the carnage. The only thing that was good about the movie was Steve Austin.
The Expendables blew Donkey Balls. I was looking foward to a balls to the wall action flick. There were shitty cuts in all the fight scenes. No payoff with the carnage. The only thing that was good about the movie was Steve Austin.
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5:40AM on 08/16/2010

To be fair...

Last week Step Up 3D made $15.5 Million and Joblo was laughing saying that we wouldn't "have to put up with" a Step Up 4 but now $10.5 Million is "decent (but not mind-blowing)". Granted you can say Scott Pilgram did well "for an Edgar Wright movie" while Step Up 3D did poorly "for a Step Up movie" but in the end it's $5 Million less. The one consolation is that Step Up 3D's ticket prices were higher which means that in terms of asses in seats they are both either winners or losers this year.
Last week Step Up 3D made $15.5 Million and Joblo was laughing saying that we wouldn't "have to put up with" a Step Up 4 but now $10.5 Million is "decent (but not mind-blowing)". Granted you can say Scott Pilgram did well "for an Edgar Wright movie" while Step Up 3D did poorly "for a Step Up movie" but in the end it's $5 Million less. The one consolation is that Step Up 3D's ticket prices were higher which means that in terms of asses in seats they are both either winners or losers this year.
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2:30AM on 08/16/2010
Good for the expendables, saw it tonight, great old school action flick which is exactly what i expected. Should finish number one again next week. Really surprised about Scott Pilgrims low debut, i will see it this week.
Good for the expendables, saw it tonight, great old school action flick which is exactly what i expected. Should finish number one again next week. Really surprised about Scott Pilgrims low debut, i will see it this week.
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2:21AM on 08/16/2010
Friggin crime. I'm all for The Expendables doing great, and I still plan to see it, but Scott Pilgrim deserves better than this. Fifth place? This is a great film that was endlessly entertaining and it was beat out by four films. The worst part is that this is going to become a box office failure, and that saddens me because its such a great film. Thats just a shame.
Friggin crime. I'm all for The Expendables doing great, and I still plan to see it, but Scott Pilgrim deserves better than this. Fifth place? This is a great film that was endlessly entertaining and it was beat out by four films. The worst part is that this is going to become a box office failure, and that saddens me because its such a great film. Thats just a shame.
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1:44AM on 08/16/2010

wow

wow some what surprising box office
wow some what surprising box office
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1:07AM on 08/16/2010
The more money a film makes the better I feel about myself. Got it, EP, thanks!
The more money a film makes the better I feel about myself. Got it, EP, thanks!
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12:02AM on 08/16/2010
With The Expendables making bank, the adults are back in charge!
With The Expendables making bank, the adults are back in charge!
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11:59PM on 08/15/2010

Why is it that...

...people feel that Scott Pilgrim was only for middle school kids and emos. Can't you love balls out action like the Expendables and a trippy funny good time like Scott Pilgrim? Some people aren't ever going to be pleased
...people feel that Scott Pilgrim was only for middle school kids and emos. Can't you love balls out action like the Expendables and a trippy funny good time like Scott Pilgrim? Some people aren't ever going to be pleased
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10:50PM on 08/15/2010

Why did PILGRIM fail at the box office?

It's actually very simple. It's a basic combination of marketing that makes no sense to your non-internet movie fans with a story/look that seems just laughable and stupid to your average person.

I remember seeing the trailer in the theatre for the first time and most people just laughed and said "WTF was that?". This movie was not meant for a mass audience because from what I've seen in the trailers/marketing as it seems just too goofy. Most people here and abroad on the net/comic nerds
It's actually very simple. It's a basic combination of marketing that makes no sense to your non-internet movie fans with a story/look that seems just laughable and stupid to your average person.

I remember seeing the trailer in the theatre for the first time and most people just laughed and said "WTF was that?". This movie was not meant for a mass audience because from what I've seen in the trailers/marketing as it seems just too goofy. Most people here and abroad on the net/comic nerds loved the movie but I can see why so many have no interest in it.

I foresee the movie doing very well in the long-run including on DVD/Blu-Ray and it will gain a cult status like FIGHT CLUB did 10 years ago. But you can't expect the general audiences around the world to embrace this movie nor should they.
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10:52PM on 08/15/2010
And Michael Cera definitely can't help matters much. He brought nothing to YEAR ONE.
And Michael Cera definitely can't help matters much. He brought nothing to YEAR ONE.
10:28PM on 08/15/2010

Piss on both of them...

congrats to stallone and crew....and good luck to edgar.....however, since day one on both movies...they were redboxers for me.
congrats to stallone and crew....and good luck to edgar.....however, since day one on both movies...they were redboxers for me.
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10:28PM on 08/15/2010

Wow!

I'm so happy for Stallone but sad for Wright at the same time. I understand why PILGRIM didn't do as well. It's very simple really when you think about it.
I'm so happy for Stallone but sad for Wright at the same time. I understand why PILGRIM didn't do as well. It's very simple really when you think about it.
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9:30PM on 08/15/2010
I want to know if this is the first time Eric Roberts has opened a movie on the same weekend as his sister and actually beat her at the box office.
I want to know if this is the first time Eric Roberts has opened a movie on the same weekend as his sister and actually beat her at the box office.
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8:48PM on 08/15/2010
awesome
awesome
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8:39PM on 08/15/2010

Ease up on the Scott Pilgrim hate

Sly specifically made his movie to be as mainstream as mainstream can get, and frankly it wasn't that visually interesting, it was a very "safe" movie. SP is based on a cult comic book that few know about and is VERY visually different flick. That and people hate Michael Cera (Don't get me wrong, I do too).
Sly specifically made his movie to be as mainstream as mainstream can get, and frankly it wasn't that visually interesting, it was a very "safe" movie. SP is based on a cult comic book that few know about and is VERY visually different flick. That and people hate Michael Cera (Don't get me wrong, I do too).
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7:46PM on 08/15/2010
Damn right we DID it. Cera's little testicles were no match for Sly's balls. Now let's hope the second week-end will be good as well.
Damn right we DID it. Cera's little testicles were no match for Sly's balls. Now let's hope the second week-end will be good as well.
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7:46PM on 08/15/2010
Haha, take that emos! FUCK YEAH!
Haha, take that emos! FUCK YEAH!
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7:46PM on 08/15/2010

EXPENDABLES!

THE EXPENDABLES was badass!! It was really nice to see a real good ol' fashoined action movie again.

SCOTT PILGRIM didnt look good at all. marketing was terrible, Cera is terrible, and the comic book fans deserved a much better version of it. Not crazy about 3D but this shoudve have been an animated 3D movie. Makes a lot more sense. I do enjoy Wrights movies but this one i was not a fan.

Good to see INCEPTION keep on blowing minds. Sad to see TOY STORY 3 fall out finally.
THE EXPENDABLES was badass!! It was really nice to see a real good ol' fashoined action movie again.

SCOTT PILGRIM didnt look good at all. marketing was terrible, Cera is terrible, and the comic book fans deserved a much better version of it. Not crazy about 3D but this shoudve have been an animated 3D movie. Makes a lot more sense. I do enjoy Wrights movies but this one i was not a fan.

Good to see INCEPTION keep on blowing minds. Sad to see TOY STORY 3 fall out finally.
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7:30PM on 08/15/2010
YES! We did it!
YES! We did it!
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7:24PM on 08/15/2010
Good for Sly.
But Man, Scott Pilgrim was a bit low, poor Edgar, the guy puts in so much work, makes a great film, and very few people go see it. Poor guy. At least he can take solace in the fact he's an awesome film maker.
Good for Sly.
But Man, Scott Pilgrim was a bit low, poor Edgar, the guy puts in so much work, makes a great film, and very few people go see it. Poor guy. At least he can take solace in the fact he's an awesome film maker.
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6:25PM on 08/15/2010

"Don't call it a comeback!"

Damn, Stallone is back with a vengeance! I mean, Rambo and Rocky did well but a $35 million opening is pretty badass. I can't wait for "The Expendables II: Suck on This." Scott Pilgrim was decent but honestly, I saw this coming a mile away. I cannot believe Universal spent $60 million on it. It seems like it should have had a more indy-like budget. I mean, District 9 only cost $30 million.
Damn, Stallone is back with a vengeance! I mean, Rambo and Rocky did well but a $35 million opening is pretty badass. I can't wait for "The Expendables II: Suck on This." Scott Pilgrim was decent but honestly, I saw this coming a mile away. I cannot believe Universal spent $60 million on it. It seems like it should have had a more indy-like budget. I mean, District 9 only cost $30 million.
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6:21PM on 08/15/2010
Toy Story 3 is closing in 1 billion worldwide, and will pass Transformers and Spider-man on the domestic list by next week.
Toy Story 3 is closing in 1 billion worldwide, and will pass Transformers and Spider-man on the domestic list by next week.
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6:09PM on 08/15/2010

i also

went to see the expendables and scott pilgrim on saturday as a fun double feature and i enjoyed them both alot and also happened to give both movies a 10/10 but enjoyed scott pilgrim more.to bad it's not a success it's one of the best movies i seen this year and so is the expendables so i'm happy to see that at least that's a success and who knows it might make $100 million domestic if it has at least a 50% drop next week,we'll just have to wait and see.
went to see the expendables and scott pilgrim on saturday as a fun double feature and i enjoyed them both alot and also happened to give both movies a 10/10 but enjoyed scott pilgrim more.to bad it's not a success it's one of the best movies i seen this year and so is the expendables so i'm happy to see that at least that's a success and who knows it might make $100 million domestic if it has at least a 50% drop next week,we'll just have to wait and see.
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6:02PM on 08/15/2010
the marketing for scott pilgrim was pretty terrible, i love edgar wright and went into the movie with hardly any expectations (and was subsequently blown the hell away by it), so its disappointing but not surprising that it did so poorly. it's an incredible film though, and will make up for it in the UK and with dvd sales. i'm sure it'll be marketed as an edgar wright film in the UK, rather than a cera film as it was in the states.
the marketing for scott pilgrim was pretty terrible, i love edgar wright and went into the movie with hardly any expectations (and was subsequently blown the hell away by it), so its disappointing but not surprising that it did so poorly. it's an incredible film though, and will make up for it in the UK and with dvd sales. i'm sure it'll be marketed as an edgar wright film in the UK, rather than a cera film as it was in the states.
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5:53PM on 08/15/2010
Great to see a great movie on top. Stallone still has the magic magic magic in him and this movie only proves that he still king of action. Scott Pilgrim was expected though, a cult classic awaiting.
Great to see a great movie on top. Stallone still has the magic magic magic in him and this movie only proves that he still king of action. Scott Pilgrim was expected though, a cult classic awaiting.
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5:50PM on 08/15/2010

Saw the two men movies..

Expendables was good. It could have been a lot better. The one thing that really bothered me was the fact that Stallone used computer generated blood instead of real blood. It took me out of the movie. All in all though, I thought it was a fun little action movie. Believe what you hear about that movie dripping with masculinity...I felt like going to the gym after seeing that.

Pilgram was ok... you can clearly see it caters to the A.D.D. generation. It was just too all over the place
Expendables was good. It could have been a lot better. The one thing that really bothered me was the fact that Stallone used computer generated blood instead of real blood. It took me out of the movie. All in all though, I thought it was a fun little action movie. Believe what you hear about that movie dripping with masculinity...I felt like going to the gym after seeing that.

Pilgram was ok... you can clearly see it caters to the A.D.D. generation. It was just too all over the place at times. The action scenes were great though. I loved when they battled the two Asian twins.
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5:45PM on 08/15/2010
Not surprised for Pilgrim unfortunately, I wanna see it, but I just thought it was a bad idea to release it up against 'Expendables' and 'Eat, Pray, Love'. Not to knock it at all, but woulda held up better if it didn't have competition because it's a kinda tough sell to a wide audience. Hopefully word of mouth keeps it going a bit and I'm sure UK will give Wright some love.
Not surprised for Pilgrim unfortunately, I wanna see it, but I just thought it was a bad idea to release it up against 'Expendables' and 'Eat, Pray, Love'. Not to knock it at all, but woulda held up better if it didn't have competition because it's a kinda tough sell to a wide audience. Hopefully word of mouth keeps it going a bit and I'm sure UK will give Wright some love.
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5:37PM on 08/15/2010
Hell yeah, Stallone! Too bad about Pilgrim, though ...
Hell yeah, Stallone! Too bad about Pilgrim, though ...
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5:02PM on 08/15/2010
Great for Stallone and for The Expendables! Macho movies still live! Hipsters didn't get Scott Pilgrim.
Great for Stallone and for The Expendables! Macho movies still live! Hipsters didn't get Scott Pilgrim.
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4:47PM on 08/15/2010
I can believe Scott Pilgrim did so badly. It honestly didn't look good and I stand by the fact that most people excited for it were either loyal to Wright (who has earned that too) or fans of the comic. I didnt know a single person excited for that movie. I had a crapload of people ask me why they even made it.
I can believe Scott Pilgrim did so badly. It honestly didn't look good and I stand by the fact that most people excited for it were either loyal to Wright (who has earned that too) or fans of the comic. I didnt know a single person excited for that movie. I had a crapload of people ask me why they even made it.
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4:30PM on 08/15/2010
I can't believe scott pilgrim did so badly!
I can't believe scott pilgrim did so badly!
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7:51PM on 08/15/2010
I can.
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4:18PM on 08/15/2010
I happen to catch both movies this weekend and I enjoyed both movies. I won't lie though that I enjoyed Scott Pilgrim much more and is actually in my top 5 movies of the year. I am very disappointed at its box office numbers but will admit it was marketed towards a certain audience and I don't think its a film everyone will enjoy. Expendables was still good and I'm glad Stallone is still making and banking on great films. I hope Vampires Suck bombs next weekend
I happen to catch both movies this weekend and I enjoyed both movies. I won't lie though that I enjoyed Scott Pilgrim much more and is actually in my top 5 movies of the year. I am very disappointed at its box office numbers but will admit it was marketed towards a certain audience and I don't think its a film everyone will enjoy. Expendables was still good and I'm glad Stallone is still making and banking on great films. I hope Vampires Suck bombs next weekend
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4:10PM on 08/15/2010
Glad to see Expendables at #1. It shows there is still a market for old school action flicks.

I wish Scott Pilgrim did better, since I'm a fan of Wright. From the start I knew this movie was aiming for a very niche market so I didn't expect it to hit #1. I plan to see it next weekend though, so I hope it lives up to the hype. The trailer (and Cera) were a bit too goofy for me, and as for Winstead, she's hot but she seemed really "bland" in the trailers (thus the premise of defeating ex's
Glad to see Expendables at #1. It shows there is still a market for old school action flicks.

I wish Scott Pilgrim did better, since I'm a fan of Wright. From the start I knew this movie was aiming for a very niche market so I didn't expect it to hit #1. I plan to see it next weekend though, so I hope it lives up to the hype. The trailer (and Cera) were a bit too goofy for me, and as for Winstead, she's hot but she seemed really "bland" in the trailers (thus the premise of defeating ex's for her seemed kind of weak). Like Kick-ass, I'm sure positive word-of-mouth will help this film find an audience on dvd/blu-ray.
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3:54PM on 08/15/2010

Is it possible to be both thrilled and disappointed at the same time?


I'm so thrilled for Stallone (regardless of the quality of the film). I don't want him to retire any time soon, but if he does... he can be damn proud of himself for fighting his way back to the top.

At the same time, I'm extremely disappointed for Edgar Wright and SCOTT PILGRIM. I had a feeling the film wouldn't do massive business opening up against Rambo's movie, but I had hopes it'd at least beat Mary Reilly's suckfest.

You take the good, you take the bad and there you have... the

I'm so thrilled for Stallone (regardless of the quality of the film). I don't want him to retire any time soon, but if he does... he can be damn proud of himself for fighting his way back to the top.

At the same time, I'm extremely disappointed for Edgar Wright and SCOTT PILGRIM. I had a feeling the film wouldn't do massive business opening up against Rambo's movie, but I had hopes it'd at least beat Mary Reilly's suckfest.

You take the good, you take the bad and there you have... the weekend box office, I guess.
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3:54PM on 08/15/2010

3 things

1. Where is that studio exec - er, uh - i mean, one guy from last week's poll who said "you are kidding yourself if you think an R-rated movie will be #1"?

2. Scott Pilgrim may have gotten good reviews, but it looked awful. Whoever did the marketing is to blame. The poster for it read "An epic of epic epicness." With a tagline like that, you'd expect to also see "From the guys who brought you 'meet the spartans'". And is it a teen movie, is it a saturday morning cartoon, is it targeted for
1. Where is that studio exec - er, uh - i mean, one guy from last week's poll who said "you are kidding yourself if you think an R-rated movie will be #1"?

2. Scott Pilgrim may have gotten good reviews, but it looked awful. Whoever did the marketing is to blame. The poster for it read "An epic of epic epicness." With a tagline like that, you'd expect to also see "From the guys who brought you 'meet the spartans'". And is it a teen movie, is it a saturday morning cartoon, is it targeted for adults, is it a music-oriented movie? Too much of a marketing mess, if you ask me.

3. Way to go Stallone. The movie kicked ass both with movie fans (who don't take action movies too seriously) and obviously also at the box office.
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3:45PM on 08/15/2010

I will blow my brains out

if Vampires Suck makes more money opening weekend than Scott Pilgrim.
if Vampires Suck makes more money opening weekend than Scott Pilgrim.
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6:59PM on 08/15/2010
Step Up 3D made more money its opening weekend. Granted, 3d tix cost more, but still... if it was 2d, the 15 mil wouldve translated to around 10 mil in sales

And as crazy and some of those girls are about vampire movies, no matter how ridiculous any of them are, you might wanna get your piece locked and loaded.
Step Up 3D made more money its opening weekend. Granted, 3d tix cost more, but still... if it was 2d, the 15 mil wouldve translated to around 10 mil in sales

And as crazy and some of those girls are about vampire movies, no matter how ridiculous any of them are, you might wanna get your piece locked and loaded.
3:41PM on 08/15/2010

2nd bmcapers

5th place opening is bomb status for a wide major release.
5th place opening is bomb status for a wide major release.
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3:41PM on 08/15/2010
so the site is capable of double-posting on its own now? Can there be a straight-off delete option for posts?
so the site is capable of double-posting on its own now? Can there be a straight-off delete option for posts?
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3:37PM on 08/15/2010
Saw both Scott Pilgrim and the Expendables this weekend and honestly I liked Scott Pilgrim a lot more. From the first frame to the last it never lost my attention, was visually inventive in every way, had a very funny storyline and some really bad ass action. But I did leave feeling a little weary about how the average audience member would receive it as it literally is a film unlike anything before it. I liked Cera in it, I liked his "plight" and I thought Wright really had a vision for the
Saw both Scott Pilgrim and the Expendables this weekend and honestly I liked Scott Pilgrim a lot more. From the first frame to the last it never lost my attention, was visually inventive in every way, had a very funny storyline and some really bad ass action. But I did leave feeling a little weary about how the average audience member would receive it as it literally is a film unlike anything before it. I liked Cera in it, I liked his "plight" and I thought Wright really had a vision for the film which is nice to see.

The expendables, although I had a woody for nostalgia like the rest of us, did feel quite tedious for the first two acts. POSSIBLE SPOILERS! You never get any reasonable explanation as to who these guys are and I was kind of sad to see no one was expended. It felt like a sequel instead of a first film in that I was just supposed to know who these characters were already. My girl thought the film was an ego trip for Stallone and that Statham should have been the lead character (had to sort of agree). That being said I LOVED the Lundgren/Li throwdown and the fight sequence in the tunnels! That easily saved the film for me.
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6:33PM on 08/15/2010
Fuck the thumbs-down guys, you're right- Expendables was way way underwhelming. Spent the whole time wishing Scott Pilgrim had come out the same day in the UK so I could've seen that instead.
Fuck the thumbs-down guys, you're right- Expendables was way way underwhelming. Spent the whole time wishing Scott Pilgrim had come out the same day in the UK so I could've seen that instead.
3:30PM on 08/15/2010
I'm checkin out The Expendables Tuesday for a two for one deal... but I'm pretty pleased that a man's movie destroyed another chick flick.
I'm checkin out The Expendables Tuesday for a two for one deal... but I'm pretty pleased that a man's movie destroyed another chick flick.
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3:29PM on 08/15/2010

11 million is not decent

Not these days and especially in the summer.
Not these days and especially in the summer.
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3:26PM on 08/15/2010

Good for Sly

BTW regarding next week's releases, Piranha 3D is only film that looks any good
BTW regarding next week's releases, Piranha 3D is only film that looks any good
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