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Twice as Despicable!

The big question this week seemed to be whether director Guillermo del Toro's robots-versus-monsters epic PACIFIC RIM could overcome Adam Sandler's second buddy reunion GROWN UPS 2.

As it turned out, neither new release packed enough punch to knock Gru and his crew from the top -- DESPICABLE ME 2 ruled the box office for a second weekend with another $44.7 million.

The Steve Carell-voiced 3D CG sequel is up to $229.2 million domestically after just 12 days in theaters and is a worldwide sensation with $472.4 million globally, on track to even outpace the first movie's $543.1 million finish (it also appears likely to surpass Pixar's latest release as well).

Sandler and his chums weren't far behind, as the PG-13 comedy sequel GROWN UPS 2 came in second with $42.5 million. That opening is a tiny bit higher than the first GROWN UPS, which opened in 2010 with $40.5 million (and somehow went on to $162M).

GROWN UPS 2 also marks the biggest opening for Sandler since 2005's THE LONGEST YARD ($47.6 million), not counting the recent Sandler-voiced CG-toon HOTEL TRANSYVLANIA (also $42.5 million). The sequel (Sandler's first) got an unexceptional 'B' CinemaScore from paying audiences, but as usual for Sandler's movies, it got pasted by critics with a miserable 7% average on Rotten Tomatoes.

In third place was the futuristic rumble PACIFIC RIM with $38.3 million. One of the summer's rare offerings that's not a sequel, prequel, based on an existing property or fronted by an A-list star, the expensive sci-fi clash of metal and beast was alternately seen as a symbol of hope for original material and the target of speculation over disappointing early tracking reports. Ultimately, audiences and critics alike enjoyed the smash-em-up (an 'A-' CinemaScore and currently 71% on Rotten Tomatoes), and the monster-buster has also made an additional $53 million overseas.

Coming in fourth was the resilient R-rated buddy-cop comedy THE HEAT with $14 million, burning past the $100 million mark in its third weekend of release. In fifth place was Johnny Depp's exorbitant vanity project THE LONE RANGER with $11.1 million. With just $119.1 million worldwide, the almost universally chastised Western looks to be a costly fiasco for Disney and could indicate some fractures in Depp's former global glory (we'll see with next year's TRANCENDENCE and INTO THE WOODS, or 2015's PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5).

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY leads the bottom half of the chart with $10.6 million; Pixar's prequel has also squeaked past the domestic total of last summer's BRAVE ($237 million), and is likely to get up to the original MONSTERS INC.'s $255 million. Brad Pitt's zompocalypse WORLD WAR Z was right behind with another $9.4 million, followed by Channing Tatum's underperforming actioner WHITE HOUSE DOWN.

The stand-up routine KEVIN HART: LET ME EXPLAIN is still performing strong on less than a thousand screens, and MAN OF STEEL is preparing to make his exit from the Top 10, but has racked up nearly $600 million worldwide. THIS IS THE END and NOW YOU SEE ME excused themselves to make room on the list for the week's big new releases.

Next weekend is one of the summer's most crowded: Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds battle ghosts in R.I.P.D., Reynolds voices the speedy CG snail in the Dreamworks 'toon TURBO, Bruce Wills and his fellow senior spies return in RED 2, director James Wan provides more chills in the supernatural creeper THE CONJURING, and Ryan Gosling wants to fight in ONLY GOD FORGIVES.

What movie do you think will be #1 at the box office next weekend? VOTE HERE!

# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Despicable Me 2 $44.7 M $229.2 M
2. Grown Ups 2 $42.5 M
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3. Pacific Rim $38.3 M
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4. The Heat $14 M $112.3 M
5. The Lone Ranger $11.1 M $71.1 M
6. Monsters University $10.6 M $237.7 M
7. World War Z $9.4 M $177 M
8. White House Down $6.1 M $62.9 M
9. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain $5 M $26.3 M
10. Man of Steel $4.8 M $280.9 M

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7:19AM on 07/16/2013

NO BIG STARS

Back in the day we had big name stars to carry summer blockbusters, today they trying the opposite and while it may work with superhero movies not so much with others! None of the stars of Pacific Rim is high caliber for big budget movies. Hollywood is in the cross roads of no name stars with big budget movies. I also can't believe the amount of high profile films out there now, no wonder some get hit harder. Lone Ranger is a real joke. It's a disgrace what they did to the iconic Cowboy and
Back in the day we had big name stars to carry summer blockbusters, today they trying the opposite and while it may work with superhero movies not so much with others! None of the stars of Pacific Rim is high caliber for big budget movies. Hollywood is in the cross roads of no name stars with big budget movies. I also can't believe the amount of high profile films out there now, no wonder some get hit harder. Lone Ranger is a real joke. It's a disgrace what they did to the iconic Cowboy and Indian. The jokes are fine but don't make the charter a wimp. The film is called Lone Ranger and he is treated like a joke. The Legend Of The Lone Ranger is a far superior movie with a spirit adventure. Green Hornet somehow managed to balance both ends with lesser running time!
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7:11AM on 07/16/2013

NO BIG STARS

Back in the day we had big name stars to carry summer blockbusters, today they trying the opposite and while it may work with superhero movies not so much with others! None of the stars of Pacific Rim is high caliber for big budget movies. Hollywood is in the cross roads of no name stars with big budget movies. I also can't believe the amount of high profile films out there now, no wonder some get hit harder. Lone Ranger is a real joke. It's a disgrace what they did to the iconic Cowboy and
Back in the day we had big name stars to carry summer blockbusters, today they trying the opposite and while it may work with superhero movies not so much with others! None of the stars of Pacific Rim is high caliber for big budget movies. Hollywood is in the cross roads of no name stars with big budget movies. I also can't believe the amount of high profile films out there now, no wonder some get hit harder. Lone Ranger is a real joke. It's a disgrace what they did to the iconic Cowboy and Indian. The jokes are fine but don't make the charter a wimp. The film is called Lone Ranger and he is treated like a joke. The Legend Of The Lone Ranger is a far superior movie with a spirit adventure. Green Hornet somehow managed to balance both ends with lesser running time!
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1:31PM on 07/15/2013
Sad to see PACIFIC RIM, WHITE HOUSE DOWN or even the rather entertaining LONE RANGER bomb, while pieces of shite like GROWN UPS 2 or THE HEAT are hits... Disappointing but, sadly, not even surprising anymore !
NB are you sure Charlie Day is playing in Pacific Rim ? I could have sworn it was J.J. Abrams... Hehehe...
Sad to see PACIFIC RIM, WHITE HOUSE DOWN or even the rather entertaining LONE RANGER bomb, while pieces of shite like GROWN UPS 2 or THE HEAT are hits... Disappointing but, sadly, not even surprising anymore !
NB are you sure Charlie Day is playing in Pacific Rim ? I could have sworn it was J.J. Abrams... Hehehe...
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12:10PM on 07/15/2013

PEOPLE ARE IDIOTS

PACIFIC RIM WAS AWESOME AND TOTALLY DELIVERED. JUST SAD THAT PEOPLE ARE DUMB AND DON'T KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOING TO THE THEATRE FOR A MOVIE THEATRE MOVIE AND A MOVIE YOU COULD WATCH AT HOME AND NOT MISS A BEAT. PACIFIC RIM WAS SO GOOD IN IMAX 3D!!! BEST MOVIE THEATRE EXPERIENCE IN MY LIFE. AND WHAT'S REALLY SAD, IS THERE COULD BE MORE AMAZING STORIES TO TELL WITH GIANT FUCKING ROBOTS FIGHTING GIANT FUCKING MONSTERS. BUT BOX OFFICE, NO GO. people ripping pacific rim are idiots, and
PACIFIC RIM WAS AWESOME AND TOTALLY DELIVERED. JUST SAD THAT PEOPLE ARE DUMB AND DON'T KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOING TO THE THEATRE FOR A MOVIE THEATRE MOVIE AND A MOVIE YOU COULD WATCH AT HOME AND NOT MISS A BEAT. PACIFIC RIM WAS SO GOOD IN IMAX 3D!!! BEST MOVIE THEATRE EXPERIENCE IN MY LIFE. AND WHAT'S REALLY SAD, IS THERE COULD BE MORE AMAZING STORIES TO TELL WITH GIANT FUCKING ROBOTS FIGHTING GIANT FUCKING MONSTERS. BUT BOX OFFICE, NO GO. people ripping pacific rim are idiots, and people being glad that something so fun bombed are frustrating and fucking clueless as to what the summer at the movies is all about. what a pitiful and miserable existence.
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1:25PM on 07/15/2013
ME LIKE PACIFIC RIM IF YOU DON'T YOU DUMB BOOM BANG BIFF POW LIKE!!!!!
ME LIKE PACIFIC RIM IF YOU DON'T YOU DUMB BOOM BANG BIFF POW LIKE!!!!!
2:54AM on 07/16/2013
I'm so glad we have you here to enlighten everyone as to exactly how movies, summer movies especially, should be. Cunt.
I'm so glad we have you here to enlighten everyone as to exactly how movies, summer movies especially, should be. Cunt.
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8:13AM on 07/15/2013

It just shows

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8:09AM on 07/15/2013

It just shows

That an original idea (Pacific Rim) needs to be more than just popcorn filler with terrible/shallow characters, which strikingly reminds you of how Independence Day was cool when it came out, but corny in retrospect...welcome to Pacific Rim. You know its bad when it has a $200 million budget and actually opened to less money than the The Heat. Folks what we have here is a bomb through and through
That an original idea (Pacific Rim) needs to be more than just popcorn filler with terrible/shallow characters, which strikingly reminds you of how Independence Day was cool when it came out, but corny in retrospect...welcome to Pacific Rim. You know its bad when it has a $200 million budget and actually opened to less money than the The Heat. Folks what we have here is a bomb through and through
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1:29PM on 07/15/2013
I keep seeing similar commments like this. People need to buy tickets to know what the characters are like.

It bombed because of poor marketing & stiff competition not "terrible/shallow characters."
I keep seeing similar commments like this. People need to buy tickets to know what the characters are like.

It bombed because of poor marketing & stiff competition not "terrible/shallow characters."
1:47PM on 07/15/2013
I saw the same movie as you did and it did have "terrible/shallow" characters, just like every review said and just about everyone who saw it. I mean the names alone were terrible and so forgettable, except for Stringer Bell....uh I mean Max Overload or whatever teh hell is name was "were gonna cancel the apocalypse"....I mean did he really just say that?
I saw the same movie as you did and it did have "terrible/shallow" characters, just like every review said and just about everyone who saw it. I mean the names alone were terrible and so forgettable, except for Stringer Bell....uh I mean Max Overload or whatever teh hell is name was "were gonna cancel the apocalypse"....I mean did he really just say that?
8:08AM on 07/15/2013
I love all the people that just made fun of the Lone Ranger (which was fine) for flopping, are now all, "well 3rd's not bad," and, "It should be (sniff, sniff), enough for a (sniff) sequel right?(sniff)" Get over it movies bomb, even good one like this.
I love all the people that just made fun of the Lone Ranger (which was fine) for flopping, are now all, "well 3rd's not bad," and, "It should be (sniff, sniff), enough for a (sniff) sequel right?(sniff)" Get over it movies bomb, even good one like this.
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2:12AM on 07/15/2013

Eye Sex and Proper Expectations.

I'm shocked at the kind of heat Pacific Rim is getting from readers on this site. What the f*ck is wrong with you people? You wait years for this and call it the most must-see movie of the year, then when it delivers exactly as promised you whine and moan and cry all over the place. This is f*cking Prometheus all over again. I, on the other hand, watched the trailers and thought it was a cool concept, didn't expect anything other than massive robots punching big-ass monsters and came out of the
I'm shocked at the kind of heat Pacific Rim is getting from readers on this site. What the f*ck is wrong with you people? You wait years for this and call it the most must-see movie of the year, then when it delivers exactly as promised you whine and moan and cry all over the place. This is f*cking Prometheus all over again. I, on the other hand, watched the trailers and thought it was a cool concept, didn't expect anything other than massive robots punching big-ass monsters and came out of the cinema a happy camper. Internet moviegoers need to finetune their expectations and learn to expect what a director promises, not what they THINK a movie will deliver. Del Toro made a live-action cartoon with typecast cardboard cutout characters, cheesy dialogue, paid homage to the monsters of old, and did it with visuals so stunning it felt like my eyes were having sex with my brain in the most passionate way. So f*ck you, Pacific Rim was awesome in terms of scale and size and visual quality and it's a damn shame it made less than Sandler's bullshit sequel. End of rant.
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8:13AM on 07/15/2013
Well problem was that Prometheus gave you something to think about while this movie gave you nothing to think about and it took 2.5 hrs to get there, if its just gonna be an action spectacle with badly shaped characters, then it could have been a bit shorter. Oh and some kind of marketing actually explaining the story and what the movie was about would have been nice too. But again as we saw in the movie there was no story or character development so maybe that is why every trailer (like 6 of
Well problem was that Prometheus gave you something to think about while this movie gave you nothing to think about and it took 2.5 hrs to get there, if its just gonna be an action spectacle with badly shaped characters, then it could have been a bit shorter. Oh and some kind of marketing actually explaining the story and what the movie was about would have been nice too. But again as we saw in the movie there was no story or character development so maybe that is why every trailer (like 6 of them) all looked to be the same 5 minutes of film.
10:11PM on 07/15/2013
@cricker : Really? I don't mean to boast, but I could determine the vibe, tone, and type of movie Pacific Rim was going to be based on the trailers alone. The trailers weren't misleading or devoid of plot details, people just started making up their own baseless assumptions as to what THEY thought this movie was going to be like. The marketing department was spot-on for this. They said "insanely giant robots vs badass monsters", and that's what we were given. And the run-time wasn't bad because
@cricker : Really? I don't mean to boast, but I could determine the vibe, tone, and type of movie Pacific Rim was going to be based on the trailers alone. The trailers weren't misleading or devoid of plot details, people just started making up their own baseless assumptions as to what THEY thought this movie was going to be like. The marketing department was spot-on for this. They said "insanely giant robots vs badass monsters", and that's what we were given. And the run-time wasn't bad because the film was paced out nicely and took its time. Awesome cinematography and just surreal CGI work. I'm just pissed that people are bitching about this when it was their fault to have completely off-radar expectations in the first place. I can understand people being pissed about Iron Man 3. But this? Get a f*cking grip, seriously.
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11:03PM on 07/14/2013
i saw nothing, ha.
i saw nothing, ha.
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10:15PM on 07/14/2013
About right I guess. I thought Pacific Rim would have done better but it also matches my perception of the movie and others I've talked too. We expected more. I dislike when people talk about the dumb masses going to see movies like Grown Ups, when it seems just as many people would call Pacific Rim a super epic and the best movie they've ever seen. The truth is someplace in the middle about these movies. I watched the first Grown Ups at home and I wouldn't pay to see it or the sequel in
About right I guess. I thought Pacific Rim would have done better but it also matches my perception of the movie and others I've talked too. We expected more. I dislike when people talk about the dumb masses going to see movies like Grown Ups, when it seems just as many people would call Pacific Rim a super epic and the best movie they've ever seen. The truth is someplace in the middle about these movies. I watched the first Grown Ups at home and I wouldn't pay to see it or the sequel in theaters but still I enjoyed it and got a laugh out of several spots. I'm sure I will for the second as well. Guess a lot of people this week just wanted to laugh a bit and didn't want to see robots fight in the dark. I get that.
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10:02PM on 07/14/2013

Ahhh oh well...

that sucks well at least it was at # 3 and it made a fairly reasonable amount of money I think word of mouth will make PR be good. I still hope for another one if not hey I'm happy with what I got :) it was an amazing movie. brought me back to when I was a kid. And made me smile with glee so much :) and i was in a state of bliss. It felt like a amusement park ride.

Also how the fuck does grown ups make $42.5 million. Thats fuckin sad.
that sucks well at least it was at # 3 and it made a fairly reasonable amount of money I think word of mouth will make PR be good. I still hope for another one if not hey I'm happy with what I got :) it was an amazing movie. brought me back to when I was a kid. And made me smile with glee so much :) and i was in a state of bliss. It felt like a amusement park ride.

Also how the fuck does grown ups make $42.5 million. Thats fuckin sad.
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8:26AM on 07/15/2013
#3 is very very bad, for any movie with a $200 million dollar budget, take into account that no Star Wars movie or LOTR movie was ever made for that much. He literally just about spent darn near the most money ever on a movie and got squat on return. Maybe next time he will remember these things called characters and motives!!
#3 is very very bad, for any movie with a $200 million dollar budget, take into account that no Star Wars movie or LOTR movie was ever made for that much. He literally just about spent darn near the most money ever on a movie and got squat on return. Maybe next time he will remember these things called characters and motives!!
10:00PM on 07/14/2013
No idea why Sandler films do business for a week or so even with seemingly everyone saying they're bad. But take heart comedy fans in that the best comedies these days are animated and Despicable Me 2 is more successful.
Heck Sandler's biggest film was in past 5 years was probably Hotel Transylvania.
No idea why Sandler films do business for a week or so even with seemingly everyone saying they're bad. But take heart comedy fans in that the best comedies these days are animated and Despicable Me 2 is more successful.
Heck Sandler's biggest film was in past 5 years was probably Hotel Transylvania.
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9:55PM on 07/14/2013
Those damn Minions are EVERYWHERE. I saw them in an insurance commercial. No wonder they're #1 for a second time. And while Pacific Rim had its great parts, on a whole, the movie did not live up to the hype, and is definitely a low point for Del Toro, who is already a very niche director. At least Grown Ups 2 wasn't #1.
Those damn Minions are EVERYWHERE. I saw them in an insurance commercial. No wonder they're #1 for a second time. And while Pacific Rim had its great parts, on a whole, the movie did not live up to the hype, and is definitely a low point for Del Toro, who is already a very niche director. At least Grown Ups 2 wasn't #1.
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9:21PM on 07/14/2013
Jaegers bomb. Sorry, had to do it. . . Saw P.Rim this morning. Maybe 6 to 8 people in the theater in addition to my friend and I. The action was out of this world good. My only beef is w/ how close-up a lot of it was. Got lost in what I was supposed to be seeing here & there. The constant night and rain scenes didn't help much either. Still, epic battles. I was grinning ear to ear so hard I could feel it.

I'm surprised by how much the non-action didn't work for me. I LOVE Del Toro,
Jaegers bomb. Sorry, had to do it. . . Saw P.Rim this morning. Maybe 6 to 8 people in the theater in addition to my friend and I. The action was out of this world good. My only beef is w/ how close-up a lot of it was. Got lost in what I was supposed to be seeing here & there. The constant night and rain scenes didn't help much either. Still, epic battles. I was grinning ear to ear so hard I could feel it.

I'm surprised by how much the non-action didn't work for me. I LOVE Del Toro, but MAN, I really think he needs help in the dialogue department. All of his English language films, which I have really liked, have kind of suffered for it, if you ask me.

I had SUCH high hopes for this. Got the idea a while back that it would get beat by Grownups 2 so I'm not totally bumbed. Pleasant surprise to see Grownups 2 bomb as well. I liked Despicable Me 2, so good for it.
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8:08PM on 07/14/2013
Some of you give way too many fucks how much Grown Ups 2 made, when all you should really care about is how much money Pacific Rim didn't make. Baby drop his binky? Seriously, it's not the end of the world. But hey, any excuse to bitch about America is a good one I guess, so knock yourself out.
Some of you give way too many fucks how much Grown Ups 2 made, when all you should really care about is how much money Pacific Rim didn't make. Baby drop his binky? Seriously, it's not the end of the world. But hey, any excuse to bitch about America is a good one I guess, so knock yourself out.
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7:33PM on 07/14/2013
As much as I love "Pacific Rim" and I hate to say this (and you know it's true) but the only reason why films like this and others in the past (Dredd, Kick-Ass, Scott Pilgrim etc.) weren't big hits because they were made with a very small specific audience in mind (the Geek audiences) rather than a mass audience. To be honest I think people put too much emphasize on the box office these days. I mean so what if the film wasn't a hit at the box office. In the end no matter what happens, "Pacific
As much as I love "Pacific Rim" and I hate to say this (and you know it's true) but the only reason why films like this and others in the past (Dredd, Kick-Ass, Scott Pilgrim etc.) weren't big hits because they were made with a very small specific audience in mind (the Geek audiences) rather than a mass audience. To be honest I think people put too much emphasize on the box office these days. I mean so what if the film wasn't a hit at the box office. In the end no matter what happens, "Pacific Rim" ended up being a hugely fun and entertaining film and to me that's all that matters. Besides "Grown Ups 2" will be forgotten about by audiences next week so dont gey too worked up about it. "Pacific Rim" will have more shelf life than that one anyway. But just that's me, so I don't expect anyone to agree with lol.
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11:03PM on 07/14/2013
Kick-Ass actually had a decent opening, but I get your point. I particularly agree with Dredd.
Kick-Ass actually had a decent opening, but I get your point. I particularly agree with Dredd.
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7:31PM on 07/14/2013

Grown Ups 2

Grown Ups 2 can only sell tickets in the USA. Here in Canada nobody cares about a pice of shit like this or The Heat. Americans are retards, but why, why do they pay for this kind of movie ? I really don't understand...
Grown Ups 2 can only sell tickets in the USA. Here in Canada nobody cares about a pice of shit like this or The Heat. Americans are retards, but why, why do they pay for this kind of movie ? I really don't understand...
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7:23PM on 07/14/2013

Grown Ups 2

Grown Ups 2 can only sell tickets in the USA. Here in Canada nobody cares about a pice of shit like this or The Heat. Americans are retards, but why, why do they pay for this kind of movie ? I really don't understand...
Grown Ups 2 can only sell tickets in the USA. Here in Canada nobody cares about a pice of shit like this or The Heat. Americans are retards, but why, why do they pay for this kind of movie ? I really don't understand...
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7:17PM on 07/14/2013

yay go sandler

pacific rim sucked it deserves to bomb,sharknado is probably more enjoyable
pacific rim sucked it deserves to bomb,sharknado is probably more enjoyable
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6:57PM on 07/14/2013

Hope for original material???

I'm not sure how you can call PR original material? The concept had been around since the 50's...
After all this I think what I am most bitter about is that he made this crap instead of In the Mountains of Madness.
I'm not sure how you can call PR original material? The concept had been around since the 50's...
After all this I think what I am most bitter about is that he made this crap instead of In the Mountains of Madness.
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8:26PM on 07/14/2013
What's more fuckin original, an adaptation or Pacific Rim??
What's more fuckin original, an adaptation or Pacific Rim??
6:56PM on 07/14/2013
I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
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6:51PM on 07/14/2013
R.I.P.D. is going to bomb so hard.
R.I.P.D. is going to bomb so hard.
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5:48PM on 07/14/2013
accidental double post
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5:36PM on 07/14/2013

Pacific Rim vs Transformers 2

I am curious to know how many people are complaining that Pacific Rim got a raw deal yet also bitched about Transformers 2 and the 'robot balls'. In my opinion they are both in similar arenas of disbelief. Giant robots and aliens causing mayhem to save the world.
I am curious to know how many people are complaining that Pacific Rim got a raw deal yet also bitched about Transformers 2 and the 'robot balls'. In my opinion they are both in similar arenas of disbelief. Giant robots and aliens causing mayhem to save the world.
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6:45PM on 07/14/2013
The main difference is the fact that pacific rim didn't have racist twin robots, robots with dick guns, girls straddling motorcycles only seen in softcore porn, mini robots humping girls legs, robots farting out parachutes....want me to continue? These two movies aren't even close to comparable. Pacific Rim is in a completely different league.
The main difference is the fact that pacific rim didn't have racist twin robots, robots with dick guns, girls straddling motorcycles only seen in softcore porn, mini robots humping girls legs, robots farting out parachutes....want me to continue? These two movies aren't even close to comparable. Pacific Rim is in a completely different league.
8:30PM on 07/14/2013
TF2 spent ages on lingering, fetishistic shots of military helicopters taking off at sunset. Pacific Rim spent ages showing us robots actually punching things. Enough said.
TF2 spent ages on lingering, fetishistic shots of military helicopters taking off at sunset. Pacific Rim spent ages showing us robots actually punching things. Enough said.
5:26PM on 07/14/2013

Let's hope.....

That Pacific Rim picks up steam next weekend with all of the good reviews.
That Pacific Rim picks up steam next weekend with all of the good reviews.
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5:04PM on 07/14/2013

Grown ups 2 made more money than Pacific Rim

Today we re-schedule the apocalypse!
Today we re-schedule the apocalypse!
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4:55PM on 07/14/2013
It's really not as bad as it looks. 38.2 mil is actually a little more than projections indicated. Losing to Despicable Me 2 right now might be a foregone conclusion. As sad as it is to say you knew Sandler was going to rake it in opening week with a hit sequel, despite having the worst reviews I've read in recent memory. People are willfully stupid. What can you do?

40 mil and a positive cinemascore should give this film some legs, not unlike WWZ. Haven't seen the foreign grosses yet but
It's really not as bad as it looks. 38.2 mil is actually a little more than projections indicated. Losing to Despicable Me 2 right now might be a foregone conclusion. As sad as it is to say you knew Sandler was going to rake it in opening week with a hit sequel, despite having the worst reviews I've read in recent memory. People are willfully stupid. What can you do?

40 mil and a positive cinemascore should give this film some legs, not unlike WWZ. Haven't seen the foreign grosses yet but I will bet they are pretty large for PR. Del Toro will live to fight another day and at the very least the studi shouldn't lose money. It is definitely not the hit all involved were looking for but it could have been worse.
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4:53PM on 07/14/2013
Dear America:

Fuck you.

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Dear America:

Fuck you.

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4:42PM on 07/14/2013
It's too bad Pacific Rim didn't make more money. I was really looking forward to seeing sequels and where else Del Toro could of taken the story and characters.
It's too bad Pacific Rim didn't make more money. I was really looking forward to seeing sequels and where else Del Toro could of taken the story and characters.
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4:27PM on 07/14/2013
As an interesting factoid, I don't know if its the same everywhere but Pacific Rim only played five times a day at any theater I live near. Grown Ups 2 and Despicable Me 2 had at least ten showings a day. Not saying it would have necessarily changed the results in some unbelievable way but if that ratio is consistent in most places I'd say Pacific Rim could have done much better.
As an interesting factoid, I don't know if its the same everywhere but Pacific Rim only played five times a day at any theater I live near. Grown Ups 2 and Despicable Me 2 had at least ten showings a day. Not saying it would have necessarily changed the results in some unbelievable way but if that ratio is consistent in most places I'd say Pacific Rim could have done much better.
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5:30PM on 07/14/2013
You are correct, sir. We went to Movie Tavern to watch it last night & they only had 2 showings. Very disappointed.
You are correct, sir. We went to Movie Tavern to watch it last night & they only had 2 showings. Very disappointed.
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4:19PM on 07/14/2013

Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim was awesome in IMAX 3D. The CGI effects were crisp and clear on the giant digital screen, unlike Man Of Steel blurry crappy effects.. And it looks like Man Of Steel is this year's John Carter or Battleship.. not much box-office gross for its overbloated budget, and its already almost out of the top 10 after a month..
Pacific Rim was awesome in IMAX 3D. The CGI effects were crisp and clear on the giant digital screen, unlike Man Of Steel blurry crappy effects.. And it looks like Man Of Steel is this year's John Carter or Battleship.. not much box-office gross for its overbloated budget, and its already almost out of the top 10 after a month..
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5:04PM on 07/14/2013
You aren't that bright are you? Man of Steel is one of this year's biggest successes. Sadly Pacific Rim is another mega flop.
You aren't that bright are you? Man of Steel is one of this year's biggest successes. Sadly Pacific Rim is another mega flop.
4:00PM on 07/14/2013

Ugh.

I would say Adam Sandler is one of those people who should be strapped to a rocket & shot to the Moon (or Mars), but it'd get awfully crowded, considering that everyone who has paid to see Grown Ups and/or the sequel and any other Sandler vehicle in recent years deserves the same fate. Also, I would think 2x before inflicting his existence on another poor defenseless planet.
I would say Adam Sandler is one of those people who should be strapped to a rocket & shot to the Moon (or Mars), but it'd get awfully crowded, considering that everyone who has paid to see Grown Ups and/or the sequel and any other Sandler vehicle in recent years deserves the same fate. Also, I would think 2x before inflicting his existence on another poor defenseless planet.
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3:00PM on 07/14/2013

Idiocracy?

Its pretty sad when a movie like "Grown Ups 2" makes more money at the box office than "Pacific Rim". Our society is becoming more and more like the one seen in the movie the movie "Idiocracy". Stupid people really need to stop breeding.
Its pretty sad when a movie like "Grown Ups 2" makes more money at the box office than "Pacific Rim". Our society is becoming more and more like the one seen in the movie the movie "Idiocracy". Stupid people really need to stop breeding.
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2:54PM on 07/14/2013

Not that bad

It stinks Pacific Rim didn't do better, even if it didn't live up to the hopes. At least it made almost as much as the top two and Grown Ups 2 didn't finish in first. Unfortunately grown ups still made enough to keep the Happy Madison crap train rolling down the tracks. Hopefully Pacific Rim's earnings are enough to allow Del Toro to continue making his fun and original creature features.

Also, I find it slightly humorous that a large group of fanboys bash Pacific Rim, but also bitch that
It stinks Pacific Rim didn't do better, even if it didn't live up to the hopes. At least it made almost as much as the top two and Grown Ups 2 didn't finish in first. Unfortunately grown ups still made enough to keep the Happy Madison crap train rolling down the tracks. Hopefully Pacific Rim's earnings are enough to allow Del Toro to continue making his fun and original creature features.

Also, I find it slightly humorous that a large group of fanboys bash Pacific Rim, but also bitch that Grown Ups 2 is banking. Sometimes you have to support filmmakers even when a movie doesn't live up to expectations. That is, up until said filmmaker churns out turdball after turdball. Thankfully Del Toro is nowhere close to doing that yet. The more support a filmmaker gets, the more leeway they get from the studio. The more leeway they get, the more likely they are to bring a true unadulterated version of their original concept to the screen, which makes the result more likely to be a good film. It's one way to make the Hollywood money-machine to work in your favor.
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2:52PM on 07/14/2013

Not that bad

It stinks Pacific Rim didn't do better, even if it didn't live up to the hopes. At least it made almost as much as the top two and Grown Ups 2 didn't finish in first. Unfortunately grown ups still made enough to keep the Happy Madison crap train rolling down the tracks. Hopefully Pacific Rim's earnings are enough to allow Del Toro to continue making his fun and original creature features.

Also, I find it slightly humorous that a large group of fanboys bash Pacific Rim, but also bitch that
It stinks Pacific Rim didn't do better, even if it didn't live up to the hopes. At least it made almost as much as the top two and Grown Ups 2 didn't finish in first. Unfortunately grown ups still made enough to keep the Happy Madison crap train rolling down the tracks. Hopefully Pacific Rim's earnings are enough to allow Del Toro to continue making his fun and original creature features.

Also, I find it slightly humorous that a large group of fanboys bash Pacific Rim, but also bitch that Grown Ups 2 is banking. Sometimes you have to support filmmakers even when a movie doesn't live up to expectations. That is, up until said filmmaker churns out turdball after turdball. Thankfully Del Toro is nowhere close to doing that yet. The more support a filmmaker gets, the more leeway they get from the studio. The more leeway they get, the more likely they are to bring a true unadulterated version of their original concept to the screen, which makes the result more likely to be a good film. It's one way to make the Hollywood money-machine to work in your favor.
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2:50PM on 07/14/2013
The big Imax theater where I live was only showing Pacific Rim twice a day in their DBOX theater. It was the only non IMAX theater they were showing it in. Grown Up's 2 on the other hand, was playing every hour. How fucking sad is that?
The big Imax theater where I live was only showing Pacific Rim twice a day in their DBOX theater. It was the only non IMAX theater they were showing it in. Grown Up's 2 on the other hand, was playing every hour. How fucking sad is that?
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2:41PM on 07/14/2013
Really wish that Pacific Rim did better, I know I will get some thumbs down, because it is "cool" to hate on it at the moment, but it was a good movie. We need more variety in summer blockbusters with the Mecha v. Kaiju genre which has never been done on this level in the United States. I like Superhero movies as much as the next guy, but I don't want that to be my only choice for summer blockbusters in the future, some variety would be appreciated and it is sad once we get this variety
Really wish that Pacific Rim did better, I know I will get some thumbs down, because it is "cool" to hate on it at the moment, but it was a good movie. We need more variety in summer blockbusters with the Mecha v. Kaiju genre which has never been done on this level in the United States. I like Superhero movies as much as the next guy, but I don't want that to be my only choice for summer blockbusters in the future, some variety would be appreciated and it is sad once we get this variety people don't go support the film. I not only wanted it to do well because of that fact, but because I want Del Toro to get budgets for his other movies like Justice League Dark or At The Mountains of Madness.
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2:37PM on 07/14/2013
Pacific Rim deserves more love and ticket sales.

Why does Adam Sandler continue to cater to the dumb masses?
Pacific Rim deserves more love and ticket sales.

Why does Adam Sandler continue to cater to the dumb masses?
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11:07PM on 07/14/2013
Because they pay him for it.
Because they pay him for it.
2:37PM on 07/14/2013
This why original content is lacking in Hollywood no one goes to see it even when it gets great reviews
This why original content is lacking in Hollywood no one goes to see it even when it gets great reviews
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2:20PM on 07/14/2013
Im hoping Let Me Explain gets a wider release so I can catch it in my area. Hart is one of the few black comedians that doesnt rely on race discussions for his routine and can appeal to everyone.
Im hoping Let Me Explain gets a wider release so I can catch it in my area. Hart is one of the few black comedians that doesnt rely on race discussions for his routine and can appeal to everyone.
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