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Weekend Box-Office: January 28-30, 2011

01.30.2011


WEEKEND BOX-OFFICE

The Rite is just right this weekend...

This weekend's box-office isn't too different from last weekend's box-office. In fact, the biggest drop compared to last week's figures came from THE DILEMMA, which lost 40% of its audience from last weekend. Most films didn't lose much ground compared to last week, in fact, THE KING'S SPEECH actually made 41% more money this week, than last (which is very rare). Granted, the film widened its release by about 900 theaters, but TRUE GRIT also made 4% more this week than last, and it actually lost about 350 theaters since last week.

In fact, if you look over the TOP 10, you'll notice that many of the December / Oscar releases are still hanging around, including THE FIGHTER, BLACK SWAN, the aforementioned films and of course....YOGI BEAR!!

The only 2 new films to be released this weekend include Anthony Hopkins' THE RITE, which managed to snag the #1 spot with $15M and Jason Statham's THE MECHANIC, which managed a #3 opening with about $12M. Last week's #1 movie, NO STRINGS ATTACHED, managed an impressive second-week gross, adding another $14M to its total, which is now $40M after only 10 days of release. THE GREEN HORNET, despite middling reviews, is also "hanging around" in 4th place, as it increased its total to about $80M. Oh and the limited release of FROM NADA TO PRADA opened in 17th place with about $1M in grosses. God help us all.

The two films to finally get booted from the top 10 this weekend included TRON: LEGACY, which managed a pretty decent total of $167M, which compared nicely to its alleged $170M budget (the film has made an additional $180M from foreign markets). LITTLE FOCKERS was the other film to get pushed from the top 10, but it too had a decent run and ended up with $145M when all was said and done (and it too, added another $145M to its overall total via worldwide markets). For those scoring at home, TANGLED finished in 12th place this weekend, and ended up with around $190M, but managed another $232M from those pesky foreigners...

Next week sees the release of two new thrillers, the first of which is called THE ROOMMATE, a loose remake of SINGLE WHITE FEMALE featuring hotties Leighton Meester and Minka Kelly (call me!). The other thriller, SANCTUM, has James Cameron's name all over it, as it involves 3D and underground water, yet features a cast of no-names. THE ABYSS meets THE DESCENT meets AVATAR? Or just a piece of shit? We'll find out soon enough. But since this week's slate of movies is kinda boring, we're focusing today's poll question on the big news of the day: Would you have preferred that the actor cast as Superman was American? VOTE NOW!!! PS: CLICK HERE to check out what our revamped Box-Office section will look like.

# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. The Rite $15 M
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2. No Strings Attached $13.7 M $39.7 M
3. The Mechanic $11.5 M
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4. The Green Hornet $11.5 M $78.8 M
5. The King's Speech $11.1 M $72.2 M
6. True Grit $7.6 M $148.4 M
7. The Dilemma $5.5 M $40.6 M
8. Black Swan $5.1 M $90.7 M
9. The Fighter $4.1 M $78.4 M
10. Yogi Bear $3.2 M $92.5 M

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9:40AM on 01/31/2011
Can you believe that True Grit is about to catch up to Tron Legacy? It might surpass it! Thats amazing!
Can you believe that True Grit is about to catch up to Tron Legacy? It might surpass it! Thats amazing!
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3:54AM on 01/31/2011
Finally got to see Black Swan this past Friday, it's 100% deserving of its success.
Finally got to see Black Swan this past Friday, it's 100% deserving of its success.
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3:06AM on 01/31/2011

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The Green Hornet kicked ass!
The Green Hornet kicked ass!
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2:25AM on 01/31/2011

GH

The Green Hornet sucked ass!
The Green Hornet sucked ass!
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12:15AM on 01/31/2011
So awesome to see Black Swan, True Grit and The Fighter doing great. Black Swan being the biggest surprise. A true sleeper hit, which is something that really doesn't exist in todays BO.
So awesome to see Black Swan, True Grit and The Fighter doing great. Black Swan being the biggest surprise. A true sleeper hit, which is something that really doesn't exist in todays BO.
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11:01PM on 01/30/2011
True Grit shows no sign of stopping anytime soon. Im dreaming of a $200M finish, but it wont happen.

Its now official that Black Swan will cross $100M, which is much deserved.

But the biggest feat is probably King's Speech, the audience showed the Weinsteins that there is no need to recut the film to attract people in the movie theater for that film.
True Grit shows no sign of stopping anytime soon. Im dreaming of a $200M finish, but it wont happen.

Its now official that Black Swan will cross $100M, which is much deserved.

But the biggest feat is probably King's Speech, the audience showed the Weinsteins that there is no need to recut the film to attract people in the movie theater for that film.
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8:46PM on 01/30/2011
Tue Grit closing in on 150 mill.. so happy for the Coen Bros.
Tue Grit closing in on 150 mill.. so happy for the Coen Bros.
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4:12AM on 01/31/2011
150mil for a western. Now thats what I like to see. Hopefully it'll pave the way for more. :-)
150mil for a western. Now thats what I like to see. Hopefully it'll pave the way for more. :-)
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6:18PM on 01/30/2011
Doesn't the Sanctum star Ioan Gruffold? I know he's not a A-lister, but certainly not a no-name. The guy was Mr. Fantastic, and was good in King Arthur and Amasing Grace. I guess you were referring to the general public moreso than movie fans.
Doesn't the Sanctum star Ioan Gruffold? I know he's not a A-lister, but certainly not a no-name. The guy was Mr. Fantastic, and was good in King Arthur and Amasing Grace. I guess you were referring to the general public moreso than movie fans.
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6:17PM on 01/30/2011

Bring on the Green Lantern?

Look I'm excited for that too, but there's so many other awesome looking films coming out. Bring on Drive Angry 3D, Sucker Punch, Battle LA (fuck the subtitle, it's Battle LA), and Paul.
Look I'm excited for that too, but there's so many other awesome looking films coming out. Bring on Drive Angry 3D, Sucker Punch, Battle LA (fuck the subtitle, it's Battle LA), and Paul.
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4:10AM on 01/31/2011
When I go to buy my ticket for it I'll be saying 1 for Battle LA please. yes I agree with you. Fuck the subtitle. Cant wait for Suck Her punch either. lol
When I go to buy my ticket for it I'll be saying 1 for Battle LA please. yes I agree with you. Fuck the subtitle. Cant wait for Suck Her punch either. lol
5:14PM on 01/30/2011
I also second Darkwind's BRING ON THE GREEN LANTERN!!!!
I also second Darkwind's BRING ON THE GREEN LANTERN!!!!
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10:17PM on 01/30/2011
What the hell?
What the hell?
10:49PM on 01/30/2011
Haha, poor Soloist. Sorry dude, I don't know why your shit is always downranked for no reason.
Haha, poor Soloist. Sorry dude, I don't know why your shit is always downranked for no reason.
4:57PM on 01/30/2011

The Mechanic

I went to see "The Mechanic" last night with my girlfriend & her brother (it was his birthday), and some friends. It wasn't a bad movie, but I don't think that it was worth the 15 bucks to get in. It would be a DVD rental IMO. BRING ON THE GREEN LANTERN!!!!
I went to see "The Mechanic" last night with my girlfriend & her brother (it was his birthday), and some friends. It wasn't a bad movie, but I don't think that it was worth the 15 bucks to get in. It would be a DVD rental IMO. BRING ON THE GREEN LANTERN!!!!
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