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Weekend Box-Office: November 5-7, 2010

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WEEKEND BOX-OFFICE

Megamind comes out on top...

Last Sunday, we asked you what film you thought would be the #1 movie this weekend and the top picks were extremely close between DUE DATE with 48% of the vote and MEGAMIND with 45% of the vote. Seems like you guys were pretty close, but not right on as MEGAMIND blasted its way into theaters with over $47M in the first three days of its release, while DUE DATE debuted in 2nd place with an extremely reasonable $34M (although that number may drop drastically next weekend as the reviews for the film weren't too kind, including the 5/10 average from our readers on the MFC).

Tyler Perry's FOR COLORED GIRLS also opened with decent numbers in 3rd place with about $20M, which is pretty great considering that his films usually don't cost much money and are extremely profitable (in this case, FOR COLORED GIRLS only cost $20M to make). In contract, MEGAMIND is purported to have cost about $130M, while DUE DATE cost a hefty $65M to produce.

Despite opening in first place with $23M last weekend, SAW 3D appears to be headed toward the 2nd-lowest gross of any SAW movie ever, second only to last year's SAW VI which only made $28M (the 3rd highest grossing SAW film was the original, which made $55M). The film dropped 64% of its audience from last weekend, which was easily the biggest decrease in the top 10. All that to say, even if they were planning on not making this the "last SAW film", it appears as though the lessening interest in the franchise may lead them to that same conclusion anyway. It was a fun ride while it lasted, kids...or was it??

The entire weekend as a whole was highly successful as the sales from the top 12 films came in at about $146M, which was the highest total since the July 23-25 weekend, which included INCEPTION continuing to roll in first place while the top 12 totaled $155M. The three films to get drop-kicked from the top 10 this weekend included LIFE AS WE KNOW IT ($49M), CONVICTION ($5M) and yes...THE TOWN, which was finally cut loose at $89M. Kudos to Ben Affleck and crew for hanging in the top 10 for just under 2 months though!

Next weekend sees the release of 3 more "big flicks" including MORNING GLORY starring Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton and Rachel McAdams, which opens on Wednesday November 10th. On Friday, November 12th, we'll see the new releases for the somewhat cool-looking (yet something seems "off") sci-fi flick SKYLINE and the latest Tony Scott/Denzel Washington thriller UNSTOPPABLE (another film that looks somewhat cool, yet something seems "off" -- can they really maintain tension during the entire film?). So just as we asked you last weekend, we ask you again this time around: which film do you think will be the #1 movie next weekend? VOTE NOW!!!

1. Megamind $ 47.7 Million
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2. Due Date $ 33.5 Million
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3. For Colored Girls $ 20.1 Million
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4. Red $ 8.9 Million $ 71.9 Million
5. Saw 3D $ 8.2 Million $ 38.8 Million
6. Paranormal Activity 2 $ 7.3 Million $ 77.2 Million
7. Jackass 3D $ 5.1 Million $ 110.8 Million
8. Hereafter $ 4 Million $ 28.7 Million
9. Secretariat $ 4 Million $ 50.9 Million
10. The Social Network $ 3.6 Million $ 85 Million

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12:18PM on 11/08/2010
Honestly, I don't like Wil Ferrell. I've found him to be kind of worn out. However, in Megamind as just a voice I didn't mind. Megamind was funny, and even better than Despicable Me. I think it was the both the sight gags and the jokes that poked quite a bit of fun at the Superman mythos that did it for me.

Especially the "space Dad" character, and all the little Easter eggs in the MetroMan museum (my favorite was the blink-and-you-miss-it homage to the only good scene in Superman Returns,
Honestly, I don't like Wil Ferrell. I've found him to be kind of worn out. However, in Megamind as just a voice I didn't mind. Megamind was funny, and even better than Despicable Me. I think it was the both the sight gags and the jokes that poked quite a bit of fun at the Superman mythos that did it for me.

Especially the "space Dad" character, and all the little Easter eggs in the MetroMan museum (my favorite was the blink-and-you-miss-it homage to the only good scene in Superman Returns, the plane rescue).

Due Date looked like it was past its expiration date, so I decided to skip it. I can wait the three months until it's released on DVD.
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12:32AM on 11/08/2010
"Due Date" and "Paranormal Activity 2" only two I'm interested in seeing from this weeks top ten grabbers.
"Due Date" and "Paranormal Activity 2" only two I'm interested in seeing from this weeks top ten grabbers.
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12:17AM on 11/08/2010

Afflecks's career will end up like Eastwoods.

I've been waiting for an actor to become a actor/director such as Clint Eastwood. Sean Penn kind of does that, but it seems to be a rare occurrence & it seems most his films most people don't want to see. I didn't necessarily think Affleck would have become that Actor/Director, but I'm all for it. I think the fact people delved too much into his questionable personal life (which is none of any of our damn business)& is becoming something great. It seems we can thank Jennifer Garner for his
I've been waiting for an actor to become a actor/director such as Clint Eastwood. Sean Penn kind of does that, but it seems to be a rare occurrence & it seems most his films most people don't want to see. I didn't necessarily think Affleck would have become that Actor/Director, but I'm all for it. I think the fact people delved too much into his questionable personal life (which is none of any of our damn business)& is becoming something great. It seems we can thank Jennifer Garner for his new & stable self plus fatherhood has helped him too. Just watch Ben Affleck will someday win an Oscar for either acting(not too likely) but almost certainly for directing. Everyone keep their eyes open for his name to mean quality sometime soon in the future. It might take a couple more movies, but soon he will have that power that Eastwood has. He might turn out to be a better director than he ever was as an actor.

As far as Tyler Perry's movie(s) I know it's not targeted for me in the least & I find Perry to be a brilliant businessman, it's just too bad just about everything he does is crap. His movies & his God awful insulting TV shows. Once there is another Black actor or actress that can direct & produce their own QUALITY PRODUCT. People will hopefully realize that stuff he does isn't actually good. It will put all his garbage to shame. He might actually have the ability to make a good quality movie or TV show, but he spreads himself so thin, that everything he does is terrible. Have you actually tried watching either of his 2 TV shows? They are beyond terrible, they're an insult to such a great show that was "The Cosbys." Again I'm not ripping on him for his obvious brilliance in Selling himself, I just wish it was something worthwhile. I'm hoping that once he becomes the male Oprah equivalent (AKA Billionare) He'll concentrate on making some great stuff. I'm sure someday it will happen, but why should he if he can make a film for $20 mil & make back it's entire budget on the opening weekend? It doesn't make financial sense to work 10 times as hard if you're already raking in the cash right? One can only hope.
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10:38PM on 11/07/2010

due date

was hilarious, i dont care what the reviews the whole theater was laughing...and the part with Downey and the Lil boy had me in tears.
was hilarious, i dont care what the reviews the whole theater was laughing...and the part with Downey and the Lil boy had me in tears.
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8:55PM on 11/07/2010

Boo.

Though i liked due date, they ruined the movie with the fifty different trailers they released for it. You cant put 75% of the jokes in the trailers. Underwhelming story line as well.
Though i liked due date, they ruined the movie with the fifty different trailers they released for it. You cant put 75% of the jokes in the trailers. Underwhelming story line as well.
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7:33PM on 11/07/2010
Due Date was a great movie and I had a blast. Downey Jr. and Galifinakis made for a great team. Just a good time at the movies and just a good way to spend a Saturday night.
Due Date was a great movie and I had a blast. Downey Jr. and Galifinakis made for a great team. Just a good time at the movies and just a good way to spend a Saturday night.
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10:42AM on 11/08/2010
...says the studio plant.
...says the studio plant.
6:51PM on 11/07/2010
Megamind was a pretty good movie (beside the major plothole) but it will be easily forgettable in a few weeks. The Incredibles still is the better cg animated superhero movie in my opinion. I still dont get why they portray Metro Man in black on some of the posters. Bizarre.
Megamind was a pretty good movie (beside the major plothole) but it will be easily forgettable in a few weeks. The Incredibles still is the better cg animated superhero movie in my opinion. I still dont get why they portray Metro Man in black on some of the posters. Bizarre.
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7:30PM on 11/07/2010
what did you consider to be the major plot hole? i honestly didnt notice any glaring ones that i can remember
what did you consider to be the major plot hole? i honestly didnt notice any glaring ones that i can remember
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5:11PM on 11/07/2010
Yes, NeoAnakinPotter, it is just you. Look at the picture above and tell me you've seen that smirk before. It's a new smirk. If you watch the movie, it's obvious the three main characters all have distinct visual styles and facial expressions. Before it was Dreamworks movies only have talking animals, now that they move to humans, it's, Oh, that smile again. You're running out of things to bitch about...
Yes, NeoAnakinPotter, it is just you. Look at the picture above and tell me you've seen that smirk before. It's a new smirk. If you watch the movie, it's obvious the three main characters all have distinct visual styles and facial expressions. Before it was Dreamworks movies only have talking animals, now that they move to humans, it's, Oh, that smile again. You're running out of things to bitch about...
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6:13PM on 11/07/2010
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Just look at that and tell me that facial expression isn't the same as the picture.
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Just look at that and tell me that facial expression isn't the same as the picture.
8:11PM on 11/07/2010
And once again, since time immemorial, you get flamed by everyone on here only to rise from your perpetually pissed on ashes to suck the collective mediocre dicks of Dreamworks.
We should all take a look at you and with it a good lesson on how to properly earn the collective hatred of a community.
And once again, since time immemorial, you get flamed by everyone on here only to rise from your perpetually pissed on ashes to suck the collective mediocre dicks of Dreamworks.
We should all take a look at you and with it a good lesson on how to properly earn the collective hatred of a community.
8:14PM on 11/07/2010
Also this:
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Also this:
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2:10AM on 11/08/2010
lol everyone who neg banged this needs to umm.. i don't know, not be dumb. It was CLEARLY sarcasm!
lol everyone who neg banged this needs to umm.. i don't know, not be dumb. It was CLEARLY sarcasm!
4:41PM on 11/07/2010

Ok, is it just me or....

Does the main character in an animated Dreamworks movie make that same stupid-ass smirk in EVERY movie (or ad campaign)? Don't get me wrong...i'm not bashing the other Dreamworks Ani. flicks, but there has to be 1 animator or retarded dude in marketing that constantly does this. Anyone else notice?
Does the main character in an animated Dreamworks movie make that same stupid-ass smirk in EVERY movie (or ad campaign)? Don't get me wrong...i'm not bashing the other Dreamworks Ani. flicks, but there has to be 1 animator or retarded dude in marketing that constantly does this. Anyone else notice?
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4:34PM on 11/07/2010
The Saw bus is finally running out of gas. So stop it right now. Great for Will Ferrell and Megamind. The mans has finally starring in great films since The Wrong Guys.
The Saw bus is finally running out of gas. So stop it right now. Great for Will Ferrell and Megamind. The mans has finally starring in great films since The Wrong Guys.
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3:06PM on 11/07/2010
I'm happy with Saw 3D's drop... because I am a HUGE fan of the series and have seen everyone of them in Theaters at the Midnight showing. But this one HAD to be the last one, it ended excellently. So in a way the low gross is bittersweet, bitter because i would like to see these movies make more money, but sweet because they ended this one the way the series should end and that should be it.

I was waiting to see Due Date til during the week, but it appears to be getting some lackluster WOM,
I'm happy with Saw 3D's drop... because I am a HUGE fan of the series and have seen everyone of them in Theaters at the Midnight showing. But this one HAD to be the last one, it ended excellently. So in a way the low gross is bittersweet, bitter because i would like to see these movies make more money, but sweet because they ended this one the way the series should end and that should be it.

I was waiting to see Due Date til during the week, but it appears to be getting some lackluster WOM, so who knows?!
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