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08.22.2010


WEEKEND BOX-OFFICE

Expendables takes out all competition!

Despite 5 new releases finishing in the top 8 this week, it was Stallone and his action hero buddies that managed to retain the #1 spot with another $17M added to their impressive $65M total after only 10 days of release. Unfortunately for SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD, it got further lost in the shuffle this weekend, dropping from 5th to 10th place, despite it being only $2M shy of becoming director Edgar Wright's highest grossing movie of his career (HOT FUZZ finished with $23M). Unfortunately for everyone with taste in movies, VAMPIRES SUCK somehow managed to finish in 2nd place, although only $2M separated the #2 and #6 movies this weekend, so it wasn't a complete bust.

The week's biggest disappointment had to be THE SWITCH starring Jennifer Aniston (as Jennifer Aniston!!), which managed only an 8th place opening, despite Aniston doing the talk show rounds like you wouldn't believe last week. Even friggin' NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS scored higher numbers! The film that we've been touting all weekend, PIRANHA 3D, also managed a decent opening with $10M, but I believe the studio messed this opportunity up for themselves, when they decided not to screen the film to critics before it opened. You guys have heard of online critics, right guys? We loooooove shit like this! In fact, even "regular critics" loved this movie, as it's now scoring a whopping 81% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and an average score of 7.7/10 from our reviewers on Movie Fan Central. If they're smart, Dimension Films will release a barrage of new TV spots this week featuring all the great quotes, even if they're one week late.

INCEPTION continued its merry way, despite being pushed down on the list by all the newcomers, adding another $8M to its impressive total of $261M, which now makes it the 5th highest grossing movie of 2010 behind TOY STORY 3, ALICE IN WONDERLAND (??), IRON MAN 2 and ECLIPSE. With 5 new entries into the top 10, five films also had to get booted from the big list including CATS & DOGS 2 ($39M), STEP UP 3D ($36M), SALT ($110M), DINNER WITH SCHMUCKS ($66M) and DESPICABLE ME ($231M). It's note that DESPICABLE ME is the 7th highest grossing movie of the year so far, and the 2nd highest grossing animated film behind TOY STORY 3.

Next weekend is the dreaded "dump week" with films like CENTURION, TAKERS and THE LAST EXORCISM being dropped into theaters in the hopes that nobody notices. Oh and something called AVATAR: SPECIAL EDITION which will be re-released in about 700 theaters as well. Bugh. Is it possible that THE EXPENDABLES remain the #1 movie again next weekend? Yeah, I think so. But for now, let's look ahead at the half-decent slate that we're being offered in September. What film do you most wanna see in September? VOTE HERE!!!

1. The Expendables $ 16.5 Million $ 64.9 Million
2. Vampires Suck $ 12.2 Million
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3. Eat, Pray, Love $ 12 Million $ 47.1 Million
4. Lottery Ticket $ 11.1 Million
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5. The Other Guys $ 10.1 Million $ 88.2 Million
6. Piranha 3D $ 10 Million
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7. Nanny McPhee Returns $ 8.3 Million
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8. The Switch $ 8.1 Million
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9. Inception $ 7.7 Million $ 261.8 Million
10. Scott Pilgrim vs... $ 5 Million $ 20.7 Million

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9:35PM on 08/24/2010

Haters gonna hate...

Cry if you want, but "The Expendables" is #1...again. Deal with it. That movie rocked, imo. As for any of you out there calling us crazy for any of us to think it would open at #1 to begin with, let us know how that crow is tasting.

As for "Scott Pilgrim"...Eh, they screwed themselves by casting Michael "I play the same guy in every movie" Cera and horribly marketing the film to hipster d-bags and geeks. No way they were gonna make "mainstream" money with that one. I knew that from the
Cry if you want, but "The Expendables" is #1...again. Deal with it. That movie rocked, imo. As for any of you out there calling us crazy for any of us to think it would open at #1 to begin with, let us know how that crow is tasting.

As for "Scott Pilgrim"...Eh, they screwed themselves by casting Michael "I play the same guy in every movie" Cera and horribly marketing the film to hipster d-bags and geeks. No way they were gonna make "mainstream" money with that one. I knew that from the second I saw the trailer. Though, I kinda feel bad for Edgar Wright. That guy has serious talent and I do enjoy his work. Too bad Cera is in this, or I'd give it a shot. Oh well, I'm sure Wright will still get plenty of work.

As for Pirahna 3D, that movie was WIN. Period. I'm looking forward to "Centurion" and then "MACHETE"!!!! *lol*
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7:47PM on 08/23/2010
I think more people are in love with the idea of The Expendables and not so much the movie itself, there wasn't anything cool in that movie between Lundren blowing up that random terrorist at the beginning and the last 28 mins. I found the rest of the movie is really boring;can anyone tell me why every action movie this year has a well dressed, quirky white man as it's villain?
I think more people are in love with the idea of The Expendables and not so much the movie itself, there wasn't anything cool in that movie between Lundren blowing up that random terrorist at the beginning and the last 28 mins. I found the rest of the movie is really boring;can anyone tell me why every action movie this year has a well dressed, quirky white man as it's villain?
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1:21PM on 08/23/2010
I'll be seeing Centurion for sure. Piranha was pretty awesome and also glad the other guys is still doing well. SP is looking more like a cult classic..
I'll be seeing Centurion for sure. Piranha was pretty awesome and also glad the other guys is still doing well. SP is looking more like a cult classic..
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8:56AM on 08/23/2010

I LOVED VAMPIRES SUCK! It was HILARIOUS!

Be honest: even though I was lieing, it's hard to fight the compulsion and momentum to thumbs down the crap out of this post.
Be honest: even though I was lieing, it's hard to fight the compulsion and momentum to thumbs down the crap out of this post.
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3:04AM on 08/23/2010

SPOILER Expendables was a let down SPOILER

I thought the whole point was that they were expendable? A bunch of tough guys killing everyone is noble, but have a guy or two die to ramp up the tension and make this actually feel like a dangerous situation
I thought the whole point was that they were expendable? A bunch of tough guys killing everyone is noble, but have a guy or two die to ramp up the tension and make this actually feel like a dangerous situation
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3:31AM on 08/23/2010
YES!!! That's exactly what I've been saying! They should have just called the movie the UNexpendables because they weren't ballsy enough to let anyone go.
YES!!! That's exactly what I've been saying! They should have just called the movie the UNexpendables because they weren't ballsy enough to let anyone go.
3:35AM on 08/23/2010
I agree, but I think your post is lacking a spoiler tag.
I agree, but I think your post is lacking a spoiler tag.
7:42PM on 08/23/2010
EXACTLY!!! I don't get why the movie was even called that.
EXACTLY!!! I don't get why the movie was even called that.
2:50AM on 08/23/2010

The Switch Official Synopsis

Jennifer Aniston plays an over 40 selfish egotistical cunt, who views orphaned and abandoned babies as garbage, who decides to spend a disgusting amount of money to have a doctor pump her full of hormones, steroids, and some rent boy's (Patrick Wison) sperm. Her weird friend (Jason Bateman) masturbates in her bathroom during a party and eight years later thinks his cum might have gone into her.
Jennifer Aniston plays an over 40 selfish egotistical cunt, who views orphaned and abandoned babies as garbage, who decides to spend a disgusting amount of money to have a doctor pump her full of hormones, steroids, and some rent boy's (Patrick Wison) sperm. Her weird friend (Jason Bateman) masturbates in her bathroom during a party and eight years later thinks his cum might have gone into her.
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7:01AM on 08/23/2010
You mean "synopsis"?
You mean "synopsis"?
2:09AM on 08/23/2010
People need to see Piranha 3D instead of seeing something like Inception multiple times. Piranha is a blast and way more fun and light-hearted than that movie.
People need to see Piranha 3D instead of seeing something like Inception multiple times. Piranha is a blast and way more fun and light-hearted than that movie.
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2:15AM on 08/23/2010
I like them both.
I like them both.
12:39AM on 08/23/2010

INCEPTION

just saw Inception for my 4th time and the theater was almost completely full! i could not be happier for this movie.
just saw Inception for my 4th time and the theater was almost completely full! i could not be happier for this movie.
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1:43AM on 08/23/2010
4 times? what's the point?
4 times? what's the point?
2:28AM on 08/23/2010
Yeah for real...you could've just seen Scott Pilgrim...
Yeah for real...you could've just seen Scott Pilgrim...
9:14AM on 08/23/2010
oh damn ur right.. i should've told all the friends i went with(who hadn't seen inception yet) to go see that lame ass movie. dammit if only i'd gotten on here to check ur guys' advice... :/
oh damn ur right.. i should've told all the friends i went with(who hadn't seen inception yet) to go see that lame ass movie. dammit if only i'd gotten on here to check ur guys' advice... :/
12:36AM on 08/23/2010
I really enjoyed Centurion saw it a few weeks ago and its worth a couple of hours of your time.
I really enjoyed Centurion saw it a few weeks ago and its worth a couple of hours of your time.
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12:22AM on 08/23/2010

Great, now "Vampires Suck Harder" is coming.

I cannot for the life of me understand why people go see absolute garbage like "VS." Damn kids. Great, now I sound like an old man.
I cannot for the life of me understand why people go see absolute garbage like "VS." Damn kids. Great, now I sound like an old man.
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11:39PM on 08/22/2010
Fucking tragedy. Justice, where art thou?
Fucking tragedy. Justice, where art thou?
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11:10PM on 08/22/2010
Hell fuckin' yeah, Expendables!
Hell fuckin' yeah, Expendables!
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11:04PM on 08/22/2010
This has been an absolutely massive year for animation. Four $215 mil+ big ones. And the possibility for more...Guardians of Ga'Hoole and Megamind. We'll see, though. Hard to believe animated movies could keep having such good luck.
This has been an absolutely massive year for animation. Four $215 mil+ big ones. And the possibility for more...Guardians of Ga'Hoole and Megamind. We'll see, though. Hard to believe animated movies could keep having such good luck.
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11:01PM on 08/22/2010
wow thought piranha would do a lot better.
wow thought piranha would do a lot better.
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10:23PM on 08/22/2010
Did my part to support Scott Pilgrim this weekend, and really enjoyed it. Too bad it ain't doing better, but I'm certain blu-ray and dvd sales will help this film make a profit. I guess since smart people got Inception, its only fair morons get their movie too (Vampires Suck). Personally I'd prefer watching paint dry.
Did my part to support Scott Pilgrim this weekend, and really enjoyed it. Too bad it ain't doing better, but I'm certain blu-ray and dvd sales will help this film make a profit. I guess since smart people got Inception, its only fair morons get their movie too (Vampires Suck). Personally I'd prefer watching paint dry.
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10:20PM on 08/22/2010
Of all the top 10 moves, I have only seen Inception. I want tos ee Expendables and that is the only one I want to see in theaters. As for the rest, The Switch looks good as does Scott Pilgrim and Pirahna but I will wait for those on dvd, which I am sure many are doing. As for Vampires Suck doing good...well there are more 14-17 year olds out there than maybe the rest of us 30 somethings. At least they are having a good time at the movies.
Of all the top 10 moves, I have only seen Inception. I want tos ee Expendables and that is the only one I want to see in theaters. As for the rest, The Switch looks good as does Scott Pilgrim and Pirahna but I will wait for those on dvd, which I am sure many are doing. As for Vampires Suck doing good...well there are more 14-17 year olds out there than maybe the rest of us 30 somethings. At least they are having a good time at the movies.
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10:08PM on 08/22/2010
Sucks to see Vampires Suck at number 2 and something good like Scott Pilgrim doing so crappy. The people who go see movies like Vampires Suck are idiots and need to never go see movies again. The Switch could have done better if advertised better and I am sure Piranha 3D will have legs. Will be a hit on dvd.
Sucks to see Vampires Suck at number 2 and something good like Scott Pilgrim doing so crappy. The people who go see movies like Vampires Suck are idiots and need to never go see movies again. The Switch could have done better if advertised better and I am sure Piranha 3D will have legs. Will be a hit on dvd.
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9:57PM on 08/22/2010
I haven't seen The Expendables, and I'm not really planning to. I'm not to interested in 80's acton movies besides "Die Hard" and "Terminator", and it doesn't even look that good. I'm really sad to see Scott Pilgrim drowning (It's weird that it is a Trending Topic on Twitter). I'm hopping all the new movies this week sink from being so horrible.
I haven't seen The Expendables, and I'm not really planning to. I'm not to interested in 80's acton movies besides "Die Hard" and "Terminator", and it doesn't even look that good. I'm really sad to see Scott Pilgrim drowning (It's weird that it is a Trending Topic on Twitter). I'm hopping all the new movies this week sink from being so horrible.
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8:47PM on 08/22/2010
I was expecting great things from The Expendables because of what everyone on here was saying, but after having seen it this afternoon all I have to say is 'Meh'. Three to Four action scenes in a nearly two hour 'action' movie with dialog so badly written (and delivered) that it actually repeats.

And then the very few action scenes there were were ruined by tying the camera down to a paint mixing machine and setting it to 'frappe'. Stallone is better than this. We've all seen it. This was a
I was expecting great things from The Expendables because of what everyone on here was saying, but after having seen it this afternoon all I have to say is 'Meh'. Three to Four action scenes in a nearly two hour 'action' movie with dialog so badly written (and delivered) that it actually repeats.

And then the very few action scenes there were were ruined by tying the camera down to a paint mixing machine and setting it to 'frappe'. Stallone is better than this. We've all seen it. This was a video rental at best, and I'm being VERY fucking generous. And poor Jet Li, you could tell he didn't want to say that dumb line he said in the plane after the Dolph Lundgren scene. He actually looked pissed about it. And Bruce Willis actually looked embarrassed instead of bad ass at having to say that dick sucking line. And can someone please fucking wipe up Mickey Rouke's spittle or at least put one of those dentist suction tubes in his mouth if you're going to do a closeup on his face that lasts so long that you can actually see the stubs of his teeth he burned down with all his crackpipe use?

So bring on the negative votes. No one likes opinion here anyway.
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7:59PM on 08/22/2010

Sly's da man!!!

I am utterly amazed that Sly has made a comeback this huge. First, Rocky, then Rambo, and now The Expendables. Can this man do no wrong. Oh yea, "Stop or my Mom will Shoot!"
I am utterly amazed that Sly has made a comeback this huge. First, Rocky, then Rambo, and now The Expendables. Can this man do no wrong. Oh yea, "Stop or my Mom will Shoot!"
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7:59PM on 08/22/2010
"vampires suck "debuting at number 2 at the box office kind of shakes my faith in humanity. Thank God The Expendables is still number 1, and Inception is still making bank. all hope is not lost yet...
"vampires suck "debuting at number 2 at the box office kind of shakes my faith in humanity. Thank God The Expendables is still number 1, and Inception is still making bank. all hope is not lost yet...
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1:30AM on 08/23/2010
go to a public school in southern california....it will push you over the edge.
go to a public school in southern california....it will push you over the edge.
7:13PM on 08/22/2010

Expendables = Platinum!

C'mon EXPENDABLES for #1 in week three!

CENTURION won't be seen by anybody as no one knows about it, TAKERS looks like dog-shit and THE LAST EXORCISM hasn't been well advertised either.
C'mon EXPENDABLES for #1 in week three!

CENTURION won't be seen by anybody as no one knows about it, TAKERS looks like dog-shit and THE LAST EXORCISM hasn't been well advertised either.
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6:55PM on 08/22/2010
Alright Expendables!

For those who saw Vampires Suck, please go fuck yourselves.
Alright Expendables!

For those who saw Vampires Suck, please go fuck yourselves.
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6:49PM on 08/22/2010
Expendables was freaking AWESOME! About time an R rated movie I like is in the #1 slot. As far as Piranha 3D that movie is great as well, saw it last night and only 17 people were sitting in the seats. If you haven't seen it you must go....
Expendables was freaking AWESOME! About time an R rated movie I like is in the #1 slot. As far as Piranha 3D that movie is great as well, saw it last night and only 17 people were sitting in the seats. If you haven't seen it you must go....
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6:48PM on 08/22/2010
Scott Pilgrim just looks terrible - good reviews or not. A teen doing magical battle with other guys for a teen girl thats not even that hot ... thats basically Twilight minus vampires, isn't it? Outside of the fanboys and the people that follow comic con, it just doesn't look appealing to anyone, and the numbers arent lying. Fanboys & nerds can be disappointed all they want, but the movie obviously looks terrible to your average joe.

oh yea, and way to keep kickin ass, stallone.
Scott Pilgrim just looks terrible - good reviews or not. A teen doing magical battle with other guys for a teen girl thats not even that hot ... thats basically Twilight minus vampires, isn't it? Outside of the fanboys and the people that follow comic con, it just doesn't look appealing to anyone, and the numbers arent lying. Fanboys & nerds can be disappointed all they want, but the movie obviously looks terrible to your average joe.

oh yea, and way to keep kickin ass, stallone.
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8:03PM on 08/22/2010
So any love story set in a fictional world is "sort of like Twilight"? Moron.
So any love story set in a fictional world is "sort of like Twilight"? Moron.
7:00AM on 08/23/2010
where in my post do i say "any movie in a fictional world"? I implied that teens doin magical battles over a girl sounds a lot like twilight. learn to read.
where in my post do i say "any movie in a fictional world"? I implied that teens doin magical battles over a girl sounds a lot like twilight. learn to read.
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6:38PM on 08/22/2010

Sixth Place?

I finally caught Expendables this weekend, truly awesome. BUT how did Piranha only open at 6th? not to mention Scott Pilgrim is probably one of the best films out right now that no one happens to be seeing
I finally caught Expendables this weekend, truly awesome. BUT how did Piranha only open at 6th? not to mention Scott Pilgrim is probably one of the best films out right now that no one happens to be seeing
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6:14PM on 08/22/2010
Really thought Piranha 3D was gonna get a little more love than ten mill, it was some of most fun I've had in awhile at the movies....
Really thought Piranha 3D was gonna get a little more love than ten mill, it was some of most fun I've had in awhile at the movies....
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6:05PM on 08/22/2010

KICKASS FOR EXPENDABLES

But don't people realize that now there's gonna be a 'Vampires Suck 2' next summer. This $@#! isn't even funny enough to be a crappy 2 minute sketch on MAD TV let alone an hour an a half long movie.
But don't people realize that now there's gonna be a 'Vampires Suck 2' next summer. This $@#! isn't even funny enough to be a crappy 2 minute sketch on MAD TV let alone an hour an a half long movie.
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6:00PM on 08/22/2010
I'm sure Piranha 3D will do a lot of business when it hits DVD. Teens who couldn't get into the theater version because of the rating are going to eat it up. Pun maybe intended.
I'm sure Piranha 3D will do a lot of business when it hits DVD. Teens who couldn't get into the theater version because of the rating are going to eat it up. Pun maybe intended.
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5:46PM on 08/22/2010
Great for "Expendables", didn't see that coming.

Next week check out "Centurion", guys and gals, it's a solid movie.
Great for "Expendables", didn't see that coming.

Next week check out "Centurion", guys and gals, it's a solid movie.
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5:39PM on 08/22/2010

I saw Piranaha and it was great!

I also took the kids to Nanny McPhee and they loved it. I have to admit it was much more entertaining than the first film.

As far as Vampires Suck being successful, who really carees. Yes it is shit, but here are some quotes from the trailer comments on Youtube:

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1vikki1
11 hours ago
OMG twilight is my fav movie but I LOVE THIS MOVIE MAN

1vikki1 11 hours ago rrpauldoran
12 hours ago Sad how a movie trying to make fun of Twilight sucked more than
I also took the kids to Nanny McPhee and they loved it. I have to admit it was much more entertaining than the first film.

As far as Vampires Suck being successful, who really carees. Yes it is shit, but here are some quotes from the trailer comments on Youtube:

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1vikki1
11 hours ago
OMG twilight is my fav movie but I LOVE THIS MOVIE MAN

1vikki1 11 hours ago rrpauldoran
12 hours ago Sad how a movie trying to make fun of Twilight sucked more than Twilight itself.

rrpauldoran 12 hours ago carter061
16 hours ago I -3 twilight but I really want 2 c this

carter061 16 hours ago Pearlgirl15
16 hours ago the actors here look much better than in the movie... i mean just look at bella and edward and jacob too!!!

Thumbs up if u agree!!

Pearlgirl15 16 hours ago magicj125
17 hours ago finally someone makes a movie about the gay ass movie twilight

magicj125 17 hours ago carter061
18 hours ago Haha sooooooooo funny!!!!!!!!!

carter061 18 hours ago genevieve1928
19 hours ago @ha347282 thanks! 

genevieve1928 19 hours ago genevieve1928
19 hours ago @beatleslovelucy thank you!

genevieve1928 19 hours ago twix8882
20 hours ago it was good but not as good as u think it would be it kinda sucked
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