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Weekend Box-Office: June 11-13, 2010

06.13.2010


WEEKEND BOX-OFFICE

"Everybody was Kung-Fu fighting...!"

We're six weeks into the 2010 "summer blockbuster season" and so far, only 2 films have managed to break the illustrious $100M mark, and even then, they are two movies that pretty much everyone in the world expected to break that mark, since they were both sequels to extremely popular franchises (IRON MAN 2 - $299M so far and SHREK FOREVER AFTER - $210M so far). Not one other movie has been able to scrounge up $100M this summer. Yup, so far, so bad, boys and chicks.

This week's big winner will definitely be surpassing that amount though, as the remake of THE KARATE KID managed a massive $56M opening, which was $30M (!!) more than the 2nd place finisher THE A-TEAM. Since KARATE KID only cost about $40M to make, the film is already highly profitable and will likely mean more sequels and more money for the "Will Smith clan". The A-TEAM's mediocre numbers were disappointing for a film that was slated as one of this big summer action flicks, and even moreso for a movie that cost $110M to make. Maybe next summer we can see a remake of GYMKATA versus the big-screen version of THE FALL GUY? A man can dream.

In defense of THE A-TEAM, the reviews posted on MOVIE FAN CENTRAL so far give the film an average of 9/10, despite the film getting laced by most traditional critics. Despite SHREK FOREVER AFTER topping the charts for the past 3 weeks, and managing another $15M this weekend, the fourth installment of the SHREK series is still the least prolific of the franchise, as it's still trying to catch the original film's total, which made the least money of the films so far, with $267M -- SHREK FOREVER AFTER is currently at $210M, but remember that next weekend marks the release of TOY STORY 3, the Pixar juggernaut that will surely dwarf Shrek's figures.

The rest of the top 10 didn't offer much to discuss, although SPLICE had the biggest drop at about 61%, GET HIM TO THE GREEK has already made most of its budget back ($40M) and IRON MAN 2 is on the cusp of surpassing the $300M mark, which would make it only the second movie of the year to do so. It also doesn't look like the sequel to SEX AND THE CITY will surpass the original's box-office total of $153M, as it currently sits at around $85M and is dropping like a rock. The two films to drop out of the top 10 this week included ROBIN HOOD ($99M) and LETTERS TO JULIET ($47M).

Next week sees the release of one of the biggest movies of the summer, one which topped most of our internal staff's "JoBlo.com Box-Office Summer Contest" lists, and one which our podcast host Jim Law is totally stoked about (if you don't believe me, check out THIS PICTURE of his kids, yo!). The film is called TOY STORY 3 and if you haven't heard of it, you are not a big movie fan. The other release may be considered "counter-programming" but from what I hear, feels more like a "dump" as JONAH HEX has been receiving some pretty bad buzz so far, and the fact that the studio isn't screening it for critics (a la KILLERS), is generally another bad sign (my oh my, what will Megan Fox do after this?). But I guess the really big question of the week is: how much $$$ do you think TOY STORY 3 will open with next weekend? VOTE HERE!!!

1. The Karate Kid $56 Million
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2. The A-Team $26 Million
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3. Shrek Forever After $15.8 Million $210.1 Million
4. Get Him to the Greek $10.1 Million $36.5 Million
5. Killers $8.2 Million $30.7 Million
6. Prince of Persia:... $6.6 Million $72.3 Million
7. Marmaduke $6 Million $22.3 Million
8. Sex and the City 2 $5.5 Million $84.7 Million
9. Iron Man 2 $4.6 Million $299.3 Million
10. Splice $2.9 Million $13.1 Million

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7:57PM on 06/14/2010

Whatever

I'm sick of people complaining about the title "Karate Kid". Traditional Chinese martial arts doesn't use the amount of kicking that Karate does and yet we do see the kid kicking in the trailers. If Mr. Han wants to teach the waiguoren karate then let him.
I'm sick of people complaining about the title "Karate Kid". Traditional Chinese martial arts doesn't use the amount of kicking that Karate does and yet we do see the kid kicking in the trailers. If Mr. Han wants to teach the waiguoren karate then let him.
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4:21AM on 06/14/2010
I honestly could care less about either one of the new releases. I'll wait till next weekend for Toy Story 3 and Cyrus. Then wait again till Inception and Animal Kingdom.

The season finale of Breaking Bad was better than anything this weekend or this summer has had to offer.
I honestly could care less about either one of the new releases. I'll wait till next weekend for Toy Story 3 and Cyrus. Then wait again till Inception and Animal Kingdom.

The season finale of Breaking Bad was better than anything this weekend or this summer has had to offer.
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2:55AM on 06/14/2010

It's a shame Splice hasn't appealed to a larger audience.

Brody and Polley really hold an interesting story together.

BTW, I can't wait to check out Big Will's kid in the remake, and I sighed when I saw how high Killers was. Fnck the boring robots in that movie.
Brody and Polley really hold an interesting story together.

BTW, I can't wait to check out Big Will's kid in the remake, and I sighed when I saw how high Killers was. Fnck the boring robots in that movie.
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8:37PM on 06/15/2010
totally dude. splice was the shit
totally dude. splice was the shit
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2:06AM on 06/14/2010
A-Team deserved better... Karate Kid deserved way worse (and yes, i saw them both)... hopefully A Team can have some semblance of legs
A-Team deserved better... Karate Kid deserved way worse (and yes, i saw them both)... hopefully A Team can have some semblance of legs
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12:51AM on 06/14/2010
Splice is the kind of movie you just don't see released very often. It was thought provoking, disturbing psychological horror. Hopefully it will find it's audience on dvd/blu-ray.

As far as Get Him to The Greek is concerned, I have to say I'm surprised it hasn't caught on more. It was funny and actually had some heart.

A-Team seems to be getting some intensely polarizing reactions. I recently rewatched the awesome movie that is Narc, and I'm curious to see what Joe Carnahan did with it.
Splice is the kind of movie you just don't see released very often. It was thought provoking, disturbing psychological horror. Hopefully it will find it's audience on dvd/blu-ray.

As far as Get Him to The Greek is concerned, I have to say I'm surprised it hasn't caught on more. It was funny and actually had some heart.

A-Team seems to be getting some intensely polarizing reactions. I recently rewatched the awesome movie that is Narc, and I'm curious to see what Joe Carnahan did with it.
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11:47PM on 06/13/2010
Honestly, I hated A Team. I was surprised there were so many positive reviews from the general public. The film fell flat with me. The cast (besides the villains) was fine, but the story and action (regardless how over the top) didn't pull me in. I'm glad it bombed....:-/
Honestly, I hated A Team. I was surprised there were so many positive reviews from the general public. The film fell flat with me. The cast (besides the villains) was fine, but the story and action (regardless how over the top) didn't pull me in. I'm glad it bombed....:-/
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11:24PM on 06/13/2010

what the fuck?

I was not expecting Karate Kid to do that well.
I was not expecting Karate Kid to do that well.
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10:00PM on 06/13/2010
Maybe the figures has something to do with that world cup thing everyone is going on about
Maybe the figures has something to do with that world cup thing everyone is going on about
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8:32PM on 06/13/2010
I'm happy for Karate Kid, Chan hasn't had a US hit in ages and the reviews are indeed surprisingly favorable.
I'm happy for Karate Kid, Chan hasn't had a US hit in ages and the reviews are indeed surprisingly favorable.
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8:10PM on 06/13/2010
There are still people out there who think big money equates to quality? Damn how uninformed.
There are still people out there who think big money equates to quality? Damn how uninformed.
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11:38PM on 06/13/2010
I agree with you.

Money DOES NOT = quality...unless you are a producer.
I agree with you.

Money DOES NOT = quality...unless you are a producer.
11:46PM on 06/13/2010
What a bullshit excuse. If it was a movie YOU liked that went to number 1 and made a shitload of money, would you be ragging on it's lack of quality? NO, YOU WOULDN'T, PLAIN AND SIMPLE. The ovie made lots of $$$ AND was great. When the 2 go hand and hand it's a fantastic thing. Lots of good movies make a ton of money btw. You're argument is flawed if you're trying to convince yourself only shit movies make money. No one is saying Because the Karate Kid made lots of money it's good, we're saying
What a bullshit excuse. If it was a movie YOU liked that went to number 1 and made a shitload of money, would you be ragging on it's lack of quality? NO, YOU WOULDN'T, PLAIN AND SIMPLE. The ovie made lots of $$$ AND was great. When the 2 go hand and hand it's a fantastic thing. Lots of good movies make a ton of money btw. You're argument is flawed if you're trying to convince yourself only shit movies make money. No one is saying Because the Karate Kid made lots of money it's good, we're saying it's a good film that deserves to have made lots of money, which it did. Understand the difference, and also understand if it were a movie you liked, you'd be praising it's Box Office success yourself.
1:07AM on 06/14/2010
No, money doesn't necessarily mean quality . . . unless you're Pixar.
No, money doesn't necessarily mean quality . . . unless you're Pixar.
10:57AM on 06/14/2010
Hey kickass, don't you have to be at least 13 years old to post on joblo?
Hey kickass, don't you have to be at least 13 years old to post on joblo?
8:41PM on 06/15/2010
kickass is absolutely correct
kickass is absolutely correct
7:50PM on 06/13/2010

Can't wait...

Can't wait for Scott pilgrim to bomb as well. then see how many people get up in arms about it lol.

Shame about A-Team though, thought it was at least fun, lot of movies have missed that this summer.
Can't wait for Scott pilgrim to bomb as well. then see how many people get up in arms about it lol.

Shame about A-Team though, thought it was at least fun, lot of movies have missed that this summer.
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1:30PM on 06/14/2010
Why would you want Scott Pilgrim to bomb? The comic is excellent, and if the film adaptation is excellent, then there's no reason for it to fail.
Why would you want Scott Pilgrim to bomb? The comic is excellent, and if the film adaptation is excellent, then there's no reason for it to fail.
7:46PM on 06/13/2010
Saw the a-team and thought the cgi was way way way too over the top. the only thing that kept me interested was the great cast besides Rampage who needs to retire from acting immediately.
Saw the a-team and thought the cgi was way way way too over the top. the only thing that kept me interested was the great cast besides Rampage who needs to retire from acting immediately.
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7:42PM on 06/13/2010
I'm happy A team bombed and for those who think it will get strong word of mouth think again, word of mouth did nothing for Asskick or Get him to the greek and both those movies got big time reactions from the audiences i saw them with.. meanwhile watching audiences pour out of the cinema after Alice and the Kraken movie looked like they just had part of their frontal lobes removed, they looked completely void of thought and completley unmoved by what they had seen, yet those flicks went on to
I'm happy A team bombed and for those who think it will get strong word of mouth think again, word of mouth did nothing for Asskick or Get him to the greek and both those movies got big time reactions from the audiences i saw them with.. meanwhile watching audiences pour out of the cinema after Alice and the Kraken movie looked like they just had part of their frontal lobes removed, they looked completely void of thought and completley unmoved by what they had seen, yet those flicks went on to continue gobbling up the cash..
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7:36PM on 06/13/2010
Splice deserves an audience. It and Iron Man 2 have been my high points so far this summer.
Splice deserves an audience. It and Iron Man 2 have been my high points so far this summer.
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7:06PM on 06/13/2010

THAT SUCKS

A-TEAM was BIG, LOUD, FUN and everything this summer seemed to be missing with exception to IRON MAN 2. A good ol'fashioned summer popcorn movie.
A-TEAM was BIG, LOUD, FUN and everything this summer seemed to be missing with exception to IRON MAN 2. A good ol'fashioned summer popcorn movie.
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6:51PM on 06/13/2010

dont care

just waiting for The Last Airbender.
Hope m.shamayalan doesnt screw it up
just waiting for The Last Airbender.
Hope m.shamayalan doesnt screw it up
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6:46PM on 06/13/2010

Agreed Soundgirl...

Splice is one of the better movies playing right now, too bad it couldn't find an audience. It's not for everyone but worth checking out. Though summer season isn't the best time for horror flicks...
Splice is one of the better movies playing right now, too bad it couldn't find an audience. It's not for everyone but worth checking out. Though summer season isn't the best time for horror flicks...
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6:40PM on 06/13/2010

Nothing but haters!

Jealous, jealous haters. Karate Kid FTW! :D
Jealous, jealous haters. Karate Kid FTW! :D
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9:03PM on 06/13/2010
Do you ever post anything on here that doesn't involve you calling someone a "hater"?
Do you ever post anything on here that doesn't involve you calling someone a "hater"?
6:40PM on 06/13/2010
Poor SPLICE. I just watched it this afternoon and thought it was great.
Poor SPLICE. I just watched it this afternoon and thought it was great.
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1:08AM on 06/14/2010
Splice's biggest problem (and I've heard this from other critics, too) is that they gave too much away in the promos. In posters for horror films, DON'T SHOW THE MONSTER!!!!
Splice's biggest problem (and I've heard this from other critics, too) is that they gave too much away in the promos. In posters for horror films, DON'T SHOW THE MONSTER!!!!
4:36PM on 06/14/2010
I'll agree that the promos were a little revealing, but I don't think that's such a problem. Most recent "monster" movies that I can think of have given away the creature in promos (with the obvious exception of Cloverfeild).

If anyone gave too much away it was the many, many film critics who couldn't help spoiling some of the third act.
I'll agree that the promos were a little revealing, but I don't think that's such a problem. Most recent "monster" movies that I can think of have given away the creature in promos (with the obvious exception of Cloverfeild).

If anyone gave too much away it was the many, many film critics who couldn't help spoiling some of the third act.
6:31PM on 06/13/2010

I wouldn't stand there

That's one of the first places to get hit during meteor showers and alien invasions.
That's one of the first places to get hit during meteor showers and alien invasions.
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6:27PM on 06/13/2010

oh yea

And they definitely should have called it "The Kung Fu Kid" -- Weak on their part for using "The Karate Kid".
And they definitely should have called it "The Kung Fu Kid" -- Weak on their part for using "The Karate Kid".
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6:26PM on 06/13/2010

I'm down.

Like most of you, I hated the idea of a Karate Kid remake. However, as everyone that has WATCHED the film will tell you, this isn't a remake of the 80s classic we all loved. It's, for all intents and purposes, a different flick that lamely used the name of the original. It's insane to see the amount of hate some of you guys have. I mean, seriously, are you verbally berating and attacking a CHILD because of a movie? And who cares if he's Will Smith's kid. Personally, I've seen my fair share of
Like most of you, I hated the idea of a Karate Kid remake. However, as everyone that has WATCHED the film will tell you, this isn't a remake of the 80s classic we all loved. It's, for all intents and purposes, a different flick that lamely used the name of the original. It's insane to see the amount of hate some of you guys have. I mean, seriously, are you verbally berating and attacking a CHILD because of a movie? And who cares if he's Will Smith's kid. Personally, I've seen my fair share of entertaining stuff from Will Smith and I have no complaints about him or any of his family. These personal attacks though are ridiculous and show just how truly ignorant some people can be. If you have that much hate for this movie..there is a simple solution. DO NO WATCH IT.
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7:45PM on 06/13/2010
I agree 100% with you. If it didn't have the title and call itself a remake, I doubt it would have been #1.
I agree 100% with you. If it didn't have the title and call itself a remake, I doubt it would have been #1.
9:20PM on 06/13/2010
Couldn't said it better myself. It sucks that they used the title of the original but in all honesty, it's surprisingly a good film with a lot of heart.
Couldn't said it better myself. It sucks that they used the title of the original but in all honesty, it's surprisingly a good film with a lot of heart.
5:27PM on 06/13/2010
It's a mini-Will Smith starring with Jackie Chan in a remake. Of course it made money.

I'll give a shit when a good movie actually comes out this year.
It's a mini-Will Smith starring with Jackie Chan in a remake. Of course it made money.

I'll give a shit when a good movie actually comes out this year.
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5:24PM on 06/13/2010
I'd be ok with the sucess of this new Karate Kid movie if they would have just called it "The Kung-Fu Kid." I guess they figures audiences are a bunch of morons. And seeing that Marmaduke is actually #7 on the box-office list, I can see why.
I'd be ok with the sucess of this new Karate Kid movie if they would have just called it "The Kung-Fu Kid." I guess they figures audiences are a bunch of morons. And seeing that Marmaduke is actually #7 on the box-office list, I can see why.
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5:17PM on 06/13/2010

Bullcrap

I hope word of mouth for A-team at least keeps in in the top 5 for the next few weeks.
I hope word of mouth for A-team at least keeps in in the top 5 for the next few weeks.
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5:04PM on 06/13/2010

F*** this movie...

F*** this move, Will Smith, and his stupid kid. How did this piece of crap make so much money? I would rather stay home and watch TV.
F*** this move, Will Smith, and his stupid kid. How did this piece of crap make so much money? I would rather stay home and watch TV.
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4:49PM on 06/13/2010
I'm glad TKK is doing exceedingly well. WOM will definitely give the film some legs.
I'm glad TKK is doing exceedingly well. WOM will definitely give the film some legs.
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4:40PM on 06/13/2010

Bullcrap

I hope word of mouth for A-team at least keeps in in the top 5 for the next few weeks.
I hope word of mouth for A-team at least keeps in in the top 5 for the next few weeks.
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4:38PM on 06/13/2010

Cheer up everybody...the summer has only just begun.

To be perfectly honest, I think the summer has been just fine so far as I loved IRON MAN 2 and ROBIN HOOD. Only the last two weeks of May were disappointing in my opinion. But we've still got some awesome flicks ahead like:

Toy Story 3
Predators
Inception
The Last Airbender
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Knight & Day
Salt
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
The Expendables
The Other Guys

A shit-load of potential awesomeness this summer folks. The summer has only just begun...
To be perfectly honest, I think the summer has been just fine so far as I loved IRON MAN 2 and ROBIN HOOD. Only the last two weeks of May were disappointing in my opinion. But we've still got some awesome flicks ahead like:

Toy Story 3
Predators
Inception
The Last Airbender
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Knight & Day
Salt
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
The Expendables
The Other Guys

A shit-load of potential awesomeness this summer folks. The summer has only just begun...
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4:33PM on 06/13/2010

A-TEAM deserved more...

I'm disappointed that A-Team didn't make a shit load more as it was so much fun and breath of exciting air that everybody needs. I think I'll be seeing it again soon.

I'm disappointed that A-Team didn't make a shit load more as it was so much fun and breath of exciting air that everybody needs. I think I'll be seeing it again soon.

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4:24PM on 06/13/2010
Jackie Chan deserved to have another hit after a string of crappy movies. Seeing as how bad this summer has been, I'm surprised you're all so quick to say that Toy Story is going to break records. Let's just wait and see. Theres plenty of family fare out there right now.
Jackie Chan deserved to have another hit after a string of crappy movies. Seeing as how bad this summer has been, I'm surprised you're all so quick to say that Toy Story is going to break records. Let's just wait and see. Theres plenty of family fare out there right now.
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4:15PM on 06/13/2010
glad to see Shrek 4 having the worst numbers of the Shrek franchise.. maybe they'll get the hint that people don't want unnecessary lazy sequels.

BTW.. worst summer movie season in years?? Unfortunately.. yes.
glad to see Shrek 4 having the worst numbers of the Shrek franchise.. maybe they'll get the hint that people don't want unnecessary lazy sequels.

BTW.. worst summer movie season in years?? Unfortunately.. yes.
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4:28PM on 06/13/2010
don't get your panties in a twist, it's not over just yet
don't get your panties in a twist, it's not over just yet
4:32PM on 06/13/2010
and oh, so you saw shrek forever after then? you know for a fact that it's a lazy sequel? don't forget that dreamworks has TWO $200 million + animated hits this year and we're only halfway through. Don't count out Will Ferrell and Megamind either, my main man.
and oh, so you saw shrek forever after then? you know for a fact that it's a lazy sequel? don't forget that dreamworks has TWO $200 million + animated hits this year and we're only halfway through. Don't count out Will Ferrell and Megamind either, my main man.
7:43PM on 06/13/2010
This is one of em' weaker than 2009 IMO
This is one of em' weaker than 2009 IMO
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4:05PM on 06/13/2010
I hope Megan Fox fades away into oblivion like Lindsey Lohan.
I hope Megan Fox fades away into oblivion like Lindsey Lohan.
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3:50PM on 06/13/2010
Talk about a Summer of dry bones and slim pickins...Hollywood best better get rockin' before the fiscal bottom falls out.
Talk about a Summer of dry bones and slim pickins...Hollywood best better get rockin' before the fiscal bottom falls out.
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3:43PM on 06/13/2010

Hiiiiyaaa!

I enjoyed it - Made me want to have a Kung Fu Battle with someone.
I enjoyed it - Made me want to have a Kung Fu Battle with someone.
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3:42PM on 06/13/2010
Wake me up when Inception is out.
Wake me up when Inception is out.
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3:29PM on 06/13/2010

YES!

Loved this movie!
Loved this movie!
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3:27PM on 06/13/2010

This Summer Sucks

I haven't had the desire to fork over the $$$ to see any of this Summers movies yet. And Hollywood wonders why people watch bootlegs? Morons.
I haven't had the desire to fork over the $$$ to see any of this Summers movies yet. And Hollywood wonders why people watch bootlegs? Morons.
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3:21PM on 06/13/2010
i haven't had the urge to see much this summer, tho Toy Story will get me in a theater opening night. As for Jonah Hex, who cares? What was more annoying than racist robots in Transformers 2? A whiny talentless female lead. Megan Fox, my personal vendetta against your films continues!
i haven't had the urge to see much this summer, tho Toy Story will get me in a theater opening night. As for Jonah Hex, who cares? What was more annoying than racist robots in Transformers 2? A whiny talentless female lead. Megan Fox, my personal vendetta against your films continues!
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