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Weekend Box Office Report: March 28-30, 2014

Mar. 30, 2014by: Dave Davis

Noah floats to the top!

The great animal-filled ark constructed by doomsday prepper Russell Crowe survived the box office waters this weekend as NOAH opened with $44 million!

Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky's epic interpretation of the well-known biblical apocalypse tale seemed to cause some controversy for its artistic liberties, and while critics were generally pleased by the scope and performances (76% on Rotten Tomatoes), paying crowds showed less appreciation with a chilly 'C' CinemaScore.

With a cost of at least $125 million, the faith and FX filled spectacle was Aronofsky's most ambitious project, and marked his best opening to date (although that's unsurprising as most of his previous films started in limited release rather than immediately washing onto 3500 screens). NOAH has also already made an additional $51.1 million internationally, but that massive boat needs to maintain structural integrity in order to reach the $329 million worldwide total of Aronofsky's previous release BLACK SWAN.

Last week's winner, the young-adult adaptation DIVERGENT, lost around half its opening business and slipped to second place with $26.5 million as its ten-day total approaches the $100 million mark (it doesn't arrive in key foreign markets until next week). It pushed MUPPETS MOST WANTED down to third with $11.3 million (a decent 33% loss), and MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN also goes down a notch to fourth with $9.5 million as it approaches the $100 million mark domestically (it already crossed $200 million worldwide).

GOD'S NOT DEAD (he's at the multiplex) continued spreading its message to almost the same numbers as last week -- the religious indie again landed in fifth place with $9 million. Wes Anderson's acclaimed THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL continues to draw visitors, rising to sixth with $8.8 million as it added another 673 theaters this week.

Opening way down in seventh place was the R-rated SABOTAGE with just $5.3 million. The latest comeback attempt by former box office superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger got an even worse start than last year's THE LAST STAND ($6.2 million) and his team-up with fallen blockbuster chum Sly Stallone in ESCAPE PLAN ($9.8 million).

The violence and profanity-packed action flick by David Ayer (END OF WATCH) definitely didn't blow away critics (22% on Rotten Tomatoes), and audiences gave it a middling 'B' CinemaScore. Looks like Arnie's best bet for former glory now is his intended return to established material like TERMINATOR and CONAN.

The vehicular videogame adaptation NEED FOR SPEED slowed to eighth place with $37.7 million. Although it may be running on fumes domestically, it's made over $130 million from international crowds, which could actually justify putting fuel in the tank for a sequel (NEED FOR SPEED reportedly cost $66 million). At the bottom of the list, 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE (another overseas hit) plunged from fourth but crossed $100 million this weekend, and Liam Neeson's NON-STOP is now in the landing pattern.

Outside the chart, THE LEGO MOVIE and TYLER PERRY'S THE SINGLE MOMS CLUB fell away as the biopic CESAR CHAVEZ opened on 664 screens for $3 million. Jason Bateman's R-rated comedy BAD WORDS rolled out to 842 locations and made another $2.6 million, while the limited release of THE RAID 2 kicked up a per-screen average of $25k. And the Disney powerhouse FROZEN became the tenth highest-grossing worldwide movie as well as the all-time biggest animated release, snatching that title from TOY STORY 3.

And North America ironically won't get CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER until after its international opening, but Marvel's first Avenger has been slinging his shield overseas already for a heroic $75 million.

CAP gets the run of theaters next weekend, but limited releases include Jude Law's DOM HEMINGWAY, the Scarlett Johansson sci-fi movie UNDER THE SKIN, and the Gina Carano actioner IN THE BLOOD.

What April release are you most interested in seeing? VOTE HERE!

# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Noah $44 M
NEW
2. Divergent $26.5 M $95.2 M
3. Muppets Most Wanted $11.3 M $33.2 M
4. Mr. Peabody and Sherman $9.5 M $94.9 M
5. God's Not Dead $9 M $22 M
6. The Grand Budapest Hotel $8.8 M $24.4 M
7. Sabotage $5.3 M
NEW
8. Need for Speed $4.3 M $37.7 M
9. 300: Rise of an Empire $4.3 M $101.1 M
10. Non-Stop $4 M $85.1 M

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5:27PM on 03/30/2014
Go figure. An gritty action film with balls bombs again. I guess people just want superhero films and glossy, PG-13 rated cookie-cutter action. Oh and of course the shallow women who have to have their "hot guys." I mean God forbid fans of the old-school tough guy genre are allowed to have a movie here and there for them. Boo fucking hoo, they aren't 18-year-old pretty boys. Waaaa. Cry me a river. What I find interesting is people pass judgment without even knowing anything about these actors,
Go figure. An gritty action film with balls bombs again. I guess people just want superhero films and glossy, PG-13 rated cookie-cutter action. Oh and of course the shallow women who have to have their "hot guys." I mean God forbid fans of the old-school tough guy genre are allowed to have a movie here and there for them. Boo fucking hoo, they aren't 18-year-old pretty boys. Waaaa. Cry me a river. What I find interesting is people pass judgment without even knowing anything about these actors, people like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. All of these "young" people haven't even seen their best movies and yet they act like they are acquainted enough with their work to disrespect them and dismiss them. Then they have the balls to praise people like Channing Tatum and Ryan Gosling. What an absolute fucking joke. Age is irrelevant.
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5:28PM on 03/30/2014
An "old school," gritty...
An "old school," gritty...
6:01PM on 03/30/2014
Woah. I don't know if I should stand and applaud, or go hide and cower.
Woah. I don't know if I should stand and applaud, or go hide and cower.
8:41PM on 03/30/2014
Amen.
Amen.
9:03PM on 03/30/2014
I couldn't hit the theaters this weekend, but if I go during the week it'll either be Sabatoge or The Raid 2 (if I'm lucky enough to find a theater showing it). I'm with you....if we want more R rated action films, we have to support them.
I couldn't hit the theaters this weekend, but if I go during the week it'll either be Sabatoge or The Raid 2 (if I'm lucky enough to find a theater showing it). I'm with you....if we want more R rated action films, we have to support them.
4:58AM on 03/31/2014
Captain America is brilliant, easily my favorite Marvel film so far.
Shame about Sabotage though.
Captain America is brilliant, easily my favorite Marvel film so far.
Shame about Sabotage though.
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8:55PM on 03/30/2014
Awful for Arnie. As the poster below stated, this generation only regards Arnie as camp. Sickening, really. He is a true movie star.
Awful for Arnie. As the poster below stated, this generation only regards Arnie as camp. Sickening, really. He is a true movie star.
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6:29PM on 03/30/2014
My understanding regarding the C for Noah is that most of the audience were Christians who were quite close-minded (google Glenn Beck's review of Noah before he even watched it) about the film being more of a realistic human-centered story as opposed to the happy go lucky story portrayed in Bible school.
My understanding regarding the C for Noah is that most of the audience were Christians who were quite close-minded (google Glenn Beck's review of Noah before he even watched it) about the film being more of a realistic human-centered story as opposed to the happy go lucky story portrayed in Bible school.
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7:36PM on 03/30/2014
It's not about people being "close-minded," but more about this was marketed as the story of Noah from the Bible. Watch the previews again. There is nothing in any of the trailers to think that this WOULDN'T be a religious movie. The studio knew that people would not go see this if they marketed it to what the film really is... someone's weird, twisted view of Noah. I went to a sold out showing and 98% of the people were over the age of 70 (which most likely are Christians). If they would have
It's not about people being "close-minded," but more about this was marketed as the story of Noah from the Bible. Watch the previews again. There is nothing in any of the trailers to think that this WOULDN'T be a religious movie. The studio knew that people would not go see this if they marketed it to what the film really is... someone's weird, twisted view of Noah. I went to a sold out showing and 98% of the people were over the age of 70 (which most likely are Christians). If they would have marketed this HONESTLY then there is no way it would have made over $5m... max!
9:00PM on 03/30/2014
Your facts are wrong. There is no way to know who voted in the Cinemascope poll. Also, Paramount did a screening for Beck and his entire staff, and he reviewed the movie AFTER he saw it. Google has that link too. He panned it, but he explained all the things he didn't like, and it wasn't just about Aronofsky intentionally making the movie as little about the Bible as he could.

BTW, most people I've heard complain about the film have been annoyed at the heavy-handed environmental
Your facts are wrong. There is no way to know who voted in the Cinemascope poll. Also, Paramount did a screening for Beck and his entire staff, and he reviewed the movie AFTER he saw it. Google has that link too. He panned it, but he explained all the things he didn't like, and it wasn't just about Aronofsky intentionally making the movie as little about the Bible as he could.

BTW, most people I've heard complain about the film have been annoyed at the heavy-handed environmental message shoe-horned in (not to mention the rock monsters and psychopathic vegan Noah). I've yet to ever hear anyone call the story of the extermination of almost all of mankind a "happy go lucky story."
11:28AM on 03/31/2014
Huh? What?

A realistic human-centered story? Watchers made of stone are realistic? Neolithic vegans are realistic? Is that a serious comment?

It's bizarre how fringe leftists are more concerned with whether or not the film offends conservative Christians, as opposed to whether or not it's a good adaptation of a piece of literature. In the original story, Noah sacrifices animals. In the film, Noah is a vegan mad man. These are two entirely different characters even if they carry
Huh? What?

A realistic human-centered story? Watchers made of stone are realistic? Neolithic vegans are realistic? Is that a serious comment?

It's bizarre how fringe leftists are more concerned with whether or not the film offends conservative Christians, as opposed to whether or not it's a good adaptation of a piece of literature. In the original story, Noah sacrifices animals. In the film, Noah is a vegan mad man. These are two entirely different characters even if they carry the same name.

It's typical how they single out Christians, being blissfully ignorant with regards to the fact that the Old Testament is scripture for Jews and Muslims as well. So they unwittingly offend people of all three faiths, not just Christians.

It's also amusing how they want to tout the impressive box office numbers with proof that Christians are out of touch and in the minority, while simultaneously blaming poor reviews and grades on the influence of Christians. Pick one!

Happy go lucky story? Wiping out every human on Earth with a flood is happy go lucky?

You know, leftists like to ask critics of the film if they've even saw it. But I think we should be asking critics of Christians and Old Testament tales if they've ever read them. Do they even know what the story of Noah is beyond the Aronofsky film?

It's also funny how they think that exchanging a Christian sermon for a Liberal sermon makes sermons in general any less tedious or tiresome.
3:34PM on 03/30/2014

Arnold Star Power Is Dead :-(

Sadly, the late 70's, 80" generation like myself must admit the fact that the new generation of movie goers doest ot care about our generetion of action-stars.... They want to see CGI, not pyrotechnic explosions, nor blood bags, they want to see young, elegant, fit like an abercormbie & fitch model, heroes, not a totally ripped guy...
It"s sad, but this how it goes
Arnold, you will always be my all time favorite action star, I thank you for all the hours of happiness you gave me and I will
Sadly, the late 70's, 80" generation like myself must admit the fact that the new generation of movie goers doest ot care about our generetion of action-stars.... They want to see CGI, not pyrotechnic explosions, nor blood bags, they want to see young, elegant, fit like an abercormbie & fitch model, heroes, not a totally ripped guy...
It"s sad, but this how it goes
Arnold, you will always be my all time favorite action star, I thank you for all the hours of happiness you gave me and I will always watch your movies at the theater as long as possible !
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3:54PM on 03/30/2014
If they don't care then why is The Expendables franchise such a huge hit every few years?
If they don't care then why is The Expendables franchise such a huge hit every few years?
4:28PM on 03/30/2014

IMHO, the succes of the expendables if the nostalgia of a generation, not because of the new generation> The figures of boxofficemojo show that the majority of the aundience is 30+ years old, not 15 - 30 ; besides, they need a team of 10 actions stars to have those numbers....
The Last Stand, Bullet in the head, escape plan = all bombs

IMHO, the succes of the expendables if the nostalgia of a generation, not because of the new generation> The figures of boxofficemojo show that the majority of the aundience is 30+ years old, not 15 - 30 ; besides, they need a team of 10 actions stars to have those numbers....
The Last Stand, Bullet in the head, escape plan = all bombs
4:37PM on 03/30/2014
But those 30 year olds were either not even born in the 80s when Arnold and Stallone were huge or very very young. And i bet those younger people flock to see Arnold next year in Terminator: Genesis.

While The Last Stand did bomb it was praised by critics. So there is at least an upside there.

Escape Plan came nowhere close to bombing. It nearly tripled its budget. That is a huge success.
But those 30 year olds were either not even born in the 80s when Arnold and Stallone were huge or very very young. And i bet those younger people flock to see Arnold next year in Terminator: Genesis.

While The Last Stand did bomb it was praised by critics. So there is at least an upside there.

Escape Plan came nowhere close to bombing. It nearly tripled its budget. That is a huge success.
5:15PM on 03/30/2014
C'mon ! If you are 30 in 2014, so you grew up with sly and arnold, I started to watch their movies since I am 4 years old !
Escape plan, you are right, but considering the overseas box office (they are still huge stars internationaly), but with a poor domestic box office (9 millions opening, 25 millions in total), you can't deny the flop it was in the US.... Grudge Match was a flop too
Terminator Genesis, we'll see what happens, but I do not think it will be be a phenomema, mailny because of
C'mon ! If you are 30 in 2014, so you grew up with sly and arnold, I started to watch their movies since I am 4 years old !
Escape plan, you are right, but considering the overseas box office (they are still huge stars internationaly), but with a poor domestic box office (9 millions opening, 25 millions in total), you can't deny the flop it was in the US.... Grudge Match was a flop too
Terminator Genesis, we'll see what happens, but I do not think it will be be a phenomema, mailny because of the huge budget it will be... but I bet, they will not advertise it only in Arnold 's presence...
5:45PM on 03/30/2014
I'm 30 and grew up with all those great flicks. You have to remember whats popular gets circulated on TV nonstop and films also had a new staying power because of VHS arriving on the scene.
I'm 30 and grew up with all those great flicks. You have to remember whats popular gets circulated on TV nonstop and films also had a new staying power because of VHS arriving on the scene.
3:19PM on 03/30/2014
Hooray! We need more smart directors able to make thought-provoking big budget films without too much constraint.
Hooray! We need more smart directors able to make thought-provoking big budget films without too much constraint.
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9:05PM on 03/30/2014
You realize that $44 million (if it actually meets it's projection) is nothing on a film that needs to make back $300 million, right? It's a good start (especially with the $50 million overseas), but with Captain America coming up next week and several new films after that, it's going to struggle to bring in money after Thursday.

If it makes another $40 million next week (or at least bounces back after a week or two), then it should at least keep from losing money overall.
You realize that $44 million (if it actually meets it's projection) is nothing on a film that needs to make back $300 million, right? It's a good start (especially with the $50 million overseas), but with Captain America coming up next week and several new films after that, it's going to struggle to bring in money after Thursday.

If it makes another $40 million next week (or at least bounces back after a week or two), then it should at least keep from losing money overall.
9:36PM on 03/30/2014
What I do realize is that you have a lot of ill will towards this film but I don't really understand why. Because it questions human behaviour? Our divine right to destroy the ecological balance of the world that our descendants will have to live in?
What I do realize is that you have a lot of ill will towards this film but I don't really understand why. Because it questions human behaviour? Our divine right to destroy the ecological balance of the world that our descendants will have to live in?
12:04AM on 03/31/2014
Er....what "ill will" did I display? I cited facts and numbers. That's the beauty of facts and numbers, they aren't swayed by emotion (positive or negative).

I don't care for the film, but my opinion has no bearing on how much money it will make. I know it made $10 million less than Divergent did last week (and about $50 million less than Captain America should make next week). If your goal is for it to be an overwhelming success that ensures more directors follow Aronofsky's style, it
Er....what "ill will" did I display? I cited facts and numbers. That's the beauty of facts and numbers, they aren't swayed by emotion (positive or negative).

I don't care for the film, but my opinion has no bearing on how much money it will make. I know it made $10 million less than Divergent did last week (and about $50 million less than Captain America should make next week). If your goal is for it to be an overwhelming success that ensures more directors follow Aronofsky's style, it will need to make at least $400 - $500 million total.
12:46AM on 03/31/2014
It would seem, by the rather strong opinions you voiced about the review, that your numbers here are more of a willing the movie ill than anything else. Really, I'm curious, what bothers you so much that you refuse to even see the film?
Yes I do hope it does well cause we don't get enough big expensive films that are also intelligent.
It would seem, by the rather strong opinions you voiced about the review, that your numbers here are more of a willing the movie ill than anything else. Really, I'm curious, what bothers you so much that you refuse to even see the film?
Yes I do hope it does well cause we don't get enough big expensive films that are also intelligent.
1:24AM on 03/31/2014
Des1 - To make profit Noah only needs to hit 250 million dollars. Double the budget to hit profit level. Noah stands right now at 95 million worldwide. It will likely have a drop next weekend of near 60 percent, but even still. At that rate Noah should easily hit 80 million domestically by the end of its run. So it all depends on how well in holds overseas in the month of April.
Des1 - To make profit Noah only needs to hit 250 million dollars. Double the budget to hit profit level. Noah stands right now at 95 million worldwide. It will likely have a drop next weekend of near 60 percent, but even still. At that rate Noah should easily hit 80 million domestically by the end of its run. So it all depends on how well in holds overseas in the month of April.
11:48AM on 03/31/2014
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3:13PM on 03/31/2014
I agree completely Dude. It's probably going to make less than $100 million domestically, and I have no idea how well it will do overseas (although Pacific Rim seems to be the gold standard pulling 3 times as much abroad). It could make a small profit or lose a small amount of money (for Hollywood) but I'd be shocked if it made a huge profit. Timing hurts it as much as anything....Cap is going to really kick it in the groin and I don't know how it gets a second wind. A lot of films are
I agree completely Dude. It's probably going to make less than $100 million domestically, and I have no idea how well it will do overseas (although Pacific Rim seems to be the gold standard pulling 3 times as much abroad). It could make a small profit or lose a small amount of money (for Hollywood) but I'd be shocked if it made a huge profit. Timing hurts it as much as anything....Cap is going to really kick it in the groin and I don't know how it gets a second wind. A lot of films are going to suffer from that this year.....there are 3 in May that could all make $600 million if they had a clean run. With them all bunched together, you could see one or even two really disappoint.

Aerketype, my complaint with the movie has always been the silly environmental message shoe-horned in to a story that had nothing to do with that originally. It kills any enjoyment the film could provide for me (as did Elysium with the horrifically heavy-handed political message). I was also annoyed that so many people were fudging the facts of the film to convince people to go. I've had at least a dozen tell me there was no environmental message....that I was just making it up. Now I've got that article from Vanity Fair in my bookmarks with Aronofksky saying it is the "least Biblical Bible movie ever" and that he wanted to make Noah "the first environmentalist.

If that's what you liked about the film (or if you just didn't care), then more power to you. I don't want to browbeat anyone into agreeing with me. Heck, I enjoyed Avatar, and that was one of the silliest tree-hugger plots ever! But I'm pretty burned out on "message movies" for now (and not a big fan of the rock monsters).
4:53PM on 03/31/2014
Des1, thanks for the answer. I will most likely enjoy the film a lot. It sounds like it is one of the rare ones that is both a huge action spectacle + an intellectually challenging one. And that it doesn't stifle itself trying to please everybody. As far as I understand, wasn't the flood sent to punish man for his destructive deeds? Even if the destruction of nature was not in the bible, yes I think it very relevant to the present situation. Whatever you might believe about global warming,
Des1, thanks for the answer. I will most likely enjoy the film a lot. It sounds like it is one of the rare ones that is both a huge action spectacle + an intellectually challenging one. And that it doesn't stifle itself trying to please everybody. As far as I understand, wasn't the flood sent to punish man for his destructive deeds? Even if the destruction of nature was not in the bible, yes I think it very relevant to the present situation. Whatever you might believe about global warming, surely the pollution, the extinctions of flora and fauna, the increase in contaminations and cancers is obvious? As for the rock monsters, I understand giants and fallen angels were part of the ancient tales , even being described as having fallen into the earth or something like that. I don't think that is meant to be disrespectful at all and it sounds like a mighty interesting concept to me.
9:59PM on 03/31/2014
When it comes to the rock monsters, there is a mention of fallen angels in the Bible, but not having much to do with the flood. On the interesting side, Aronofsky cut several hundreds years out of the story (which makes the story far more interesting) by having them help build the ark. It also makes it easier to film the scenes when people would have made a mad dash for the ark to save themselves. Instead of having to show some invisible hand of God intervening, you have an actual CGI fight
When it comes to the rock monsters, there is a mention of fallen angels in the Bible, but not having much to do with the flood. On the interesting side, Aronofsky cut several hundreds years out of the story (which makes the story far more interesting) by having them help build the ark. It also makes it easier to film the scenes when people would have made a mad dash for the ark to save themselves. Instead of having to show some invisible hand of God intervening, you have an actual CGI fight that can look cool, so I understand why he did it (and to be fair, it's kind of a clever way to do it).

The biggest loss in the story is Noah being a man of God who is singled out to be saved because of his commitment in the face of enormous pressure. Instead of being saved for his faith, this film makes it more about his love of all things Green. A fine sentiment, but again it has nothing to do with the original story, so I'd be watching it rolling my eyes about Aronofsky's ham-handed attempts to convert me to Liberals' version of environmentalism.

The flood was a punishment, but there's no indication that mankind was destroying the environment or over-populating 10,000 years ago. It was because of how they were turning away from God and how they treated each other (at least that's the story). I'm not sure why Aronofsky thought that was a less interesting story, but to each their own. I do think from what I've heard (especially from the passionate defenders of the film) is that he made it truly compelling and deep along with being epic. Everyone has raved about the performances from the actors, so there will be a lot to take from it. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.....even those who objected to the liberties he took with the story have complimented the style and scope of the film. Like I said, I just can't take another message movie right now. Life is stressful enough without feeling like I'm being preached to by someone whose goal in life is to convince people that listening to preaching is a bad idea. ;-)
9:58AM on 04/01/2014
Ok, I can understand that. It bothered me that some of you guys seemed to be preaching against this film. According to a christian writer in Variety," Why ‘Noah’ Is the Biblical Epic That Christians Deserve", "Aronofsky approaches Scripture not with a purist’s reverence but with a provocateur’s respect, teasing out the hard, soul-searching questions that the Word of God, if you take it as such (and I do), was always meant to inspire".
You don't like the "Liberals' version of
Ok, I can understand that. It bothered me that some of you guys seemed to be preaching against this film. According to a christian writer in Variety," Why ‘Noah’ Is the Biblical Epic That Christians Deserve", "Aronofsky approaches Scripture not with a purist’s reverence but with a provocateur’s respect, teasing out the hard, soul-searching questions that the Word of God, if you take it as such (and I do), was always meant to inspire".
You don't like the "Liberals' version of environmentalism". That to me sounds like you are defending the destruction of our ecosystem. What is to you the correct version of environmentalism? This I am truly curious about.
10:56AM on 04/01/2014
That just takes too long to go over. In general, Liberals (I used to be one) are knee-jerk and get behind causes, even if they don't fully understand the science. It makes it easy for charlatans like Gore to get in front of a movement and make hundreds of millions while being completely insulated from criticism (really, it never struck you as odd that he has ALWAYS refused to debate anyone and would only speak about the subject for $250,000 a pop?).

A good example is DDT. It's a chemical,
That just takes too long to go over. In general, Liberals (I used to be one) are knee-jerk and get behind causes, even if they don't fully understand the science. It makes it easy for charlatans like Gore to get in front of a movement and make hundreds of millions while being completely insulated from criticism (really, it never struck you as odd that he has ALWAYS refused to debate anyone and would only speak about the subject for $250,000 a pop?).

A good example is DDT. It's a chemical, but not a particularly dangerous one. Liberals (behind some bad science and social pressures) pushed to ban the substance because it supposedly made bird eggs membranes thin. The result has been a huge outbreak in malaria in Africa over the last 20 years that has killed millions. We don't have that problem because for decades we sprayed DDT in every neighborhood in America (we used to play right after the trucks would go by). So while I'm against too many chemicals being poured into the environment, I'm MORE against letting millions die due to unproven science.

It would be better to work on real problems like ocean pollution, the plastic bottle problem, and our clean water supply. So I'm a "pragmatic environmentalist." If you can show me a real problem that I can be convinced is pressing, I'm all for finding good solutions and pushing for them.

BTW, don't forget to post what you thought of the movie. I'm interested to hear your take.
1:50PM on 04/01/2014
True there is a lot of disinformation around, even if I believe most it comes from powerful transnationals protecting their interests and not caring at all about the consequences. Too bad about this perception of leftists and rightists, the ones I worry about are the manipulators.
But Aronofsky probably comes from a pragmatic environmental position also, maybe a more emotional one but he sounds too smart and opinionated to be part of some delusional or sinister agenda. He even sounds less
True there is a lot of disinformation around, even if I believe most it comes from powerful transnationals protecting their interests and not caring at all about the consequences. Too bad about this perception of leftists and rightists, the ones I worry about are the manipulators.
But Aronofsky probably comes from a pragmatic environmental position also, maybe a more emotional one but he sounds too smart and opinionated to be part of some delusional or sinister agenda. He even sounds less atheistic than he might claim he is. I'm glad to hear you do care, I hope you'll get around to watching it someday. I'm not sure when ill be able to see the film but ill try to pass on my opinion.
9:35PM on 03/30/2014
Bad Words was hilarious. Much better than I thought it would be and Bateman did a great job with his first directorial film. Love the twists that the film threw our way.

Sabotage could have been a bit better. The trailers were really misleading and the film could have used a bit more character development.
Bad Words was hilarious. Much better than I thought it would be and Bateman did a great job with his first directorial film. Love the twists that the film threw our way.

Sabotage could have been a bit better. The trailers were really misleading and the film could have used a bit more character development.
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12:06AM on 03/31/2014
It looks so funny! I remember seeing Bad Santa in the theaters and it absolutely killed me. This looks like it could be similar.
It looks so funny! I remember seeing Bad Santa in the theaters and it absolutely killed me. This looks like it could be similar.
10:19AM on 03/31/2014
It's the same type of crude humor with heart.
It's the same type of crude humor with heart.
12:16PM on 03/31/2014
I thought all the best parts were showed in the trailer. Generally mediocre film.
I thought all the best parts were showed in the trailer. Generally mediocre film.
1:56AM on 04/01/2014
I didn't like Sabotage either. That's got to be one of the most asshole-ish teams ever put on screen. How do they even get any drug busting done?
I didn't like Sabotage either. That's got to be one of the most asshole-ish teams ever put on screen. How do they even get any drug busting done?
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9:14PM on 03/30/2014

People are getting ready for the main event next week.....

Thor 2 made $75 million opening weekend (domestic), I'm thinking that with all the hype and advertisements, Cap is going to be even higher.
Thor 2 made $75 million opening weekend (domestic), I'm thinking that with all the hype and advertisements, Cap is going to be even higher.
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10:42AM on 03/31/2014
$85 million.. And Cap is going to do $100 +
$85 million.. And Cap is going to do $100 +
8:08PM on 03/30/2014
Sabotage deserved better. Sure it was only an average Schwarzenegger film that I would put up their with Eraser, but goddamnit it deserved to make more money. With each failed movie I see my dreams for a Conan 3 shrinking. The Terminator series can go F' itself.
Arnold is a legend, but sadly this generation sees him as campy. This generation of kids piss me off!!!!!!!!
Sabotage deserved better. Sure it was only an average Schwarzenegger film that I would put up their with Eraser, but goddamnit it deserved to make more money. With each failed movie I see my dreams for a Conan 3 shrinking. The Terminator series can go F' itself.
Arnold is a legend, but sadly this generation sees him as campy. This generation of kids piss me off!!!!!!!!
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8:25PM on 03/30/2014
I agree with you man. I am still hoping for conan. I have been waiting since childhood for it.
I agree with you man. I am still hoping for conan. I have been waiting since childhood for it.
11:14PM on 03/30/2014
im 28 and love Arnold grew up watching his movies i miss old school action flicks
im 28 and love Arnold grew up watching his movies i miss old school action flicks
7:25PM on 03/30/2014
I would have paid to go see Sabotage, it wasn't released in Canada this weekend though as I found out when I went to the theatre today (release date here is April 11.) Oh well, at least Noah was a decent film. Gotta wait for Ahnuld another 2 weeks I guess.
I would have paid to go see Sabotage, it wasn't released in Canada this weekend though as I found out when I went to the theatre today (release date here is April 11.) Oh well, at least Noah was a decent film. Gotta wait for Ahnuld another 2 weeks I guess.
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9:28PM on 03/30/2014

Arnold

This is my first post, been on here for a long time and love reading everyone's comments. I grew up an Arnold fan and I agree, he deserves better. Kids these days do not understand what an action star looks like and seeing these movies fail sort of ticks me off. I hope action movies make a serious comeback, but I just don't see it.
This is my first post, been on here for a long time and love reading everyone's comments. I grew up an Arnold fan and I agree, he deserves better. Kids these days do not understand what an action star looks like and seeing these movies fail sort of ticks me off. I hope action movies make a serious comeback, but I just don't see it.
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8:32PM on 03/30/2014

Sabotage wouldve been in the top 5

If it opened in Canada. It wouldve raked in at least another 3 million. There are "rumours" that we are getting it on the 11th but after a few phone calls to the major cinemas (cineplex. Amc. Empire) they dont have a release date.
If it opened in Canada. It wouldve raked in at least another 3 million. There are "rumours" that we are getting it on the 11th but after a few phone calls to the major cinemas (cineplex. Amc. Empire) they dont have a release date.
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5:17PM on 03/31/2014
Watched Noah today, and while some of the adaptation is silly I enjoyed the film and its overall message.
Watched Noah today, and while some of the adaptation is silly I enjoyed the film and its overall message.
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5:43PM on 03/31/2014
Careful you don't turn into a commie trehugger now. Good to hear you liked it.
Careful you don't turn into a commie trehugger now. Good to hear you liked it.
12:21PM on 03/31/2014

ACTION FILMS HAVING A REVERSAL OF FORTUNE

Arnie could take on anyone at the box office till the mid nineties. Now it seems otherwise. Overcrowded superhero/kiddies flicks action films need to find better month to launch. It does't help that cinemax puts down these movies during trailers or discussions like Epad makes them look extremely campy.
Captain America 2 looks really good and will look forward to it but Thor 2 was a serious let down .
Arnie could take on anyone at the box office till the mid nineties. Now it seems otherwise. Overcrowded superhero/kiddies flicks action films need to find better month to launch. It does't help that cinemax puts down these movies during trailers or discussions like Epad makes them look extremely campy.
Captain America 2 looks really good and will look forward to it but Thor 2 was a serious let down .
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6:14PM on 03/30/2014
I think the problem with sabotage (and I haven't seen it because it's not out where I am yet) is that it just looks like your run-of-the-mill action film. There's no x-factor to draw in audiences who aren't Arnold fans. If it wasn't for Aronld, I probably wouldn't see it until it was out on bluray.
I think the problem with sabotage (and I haven't seen it because it's not out where I am yet) is that it just looks like your run-of-the-mill action film. There's no x-factor to draw in audiences who aren't Arnold fans. If it wasn't for Aronld, I probably wouldn't see it until it was out on bluray.
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6:09PM on 03/31/2014
I really don't understand why anybody would find it offensive if Noah is portrayed as an ecologist. How could it be offensive religiously if man is supposed to have started out in the Garden of Eden? Wasn't man entrusted to be the caretaker of nature? The guardian, not the despoiler? Is caring for the ecology offensive politically? Yet people on all political sides do care and worry. If we believe in global warming are we ignorant tools? Aren't the ones that deny it the tools of Big Greed
I really don't understand why anybody would find it offensive if Noah is portrayed as an ecologist. How could it be offensive religiously if man is supposed to have started out in the Garden of Eden? Wasn't man entrusted to be the caretaker of nature? The guardian, not the despoiler? Is caring for the ecology offensive politically? Yet people on all political sides do care and worry. If we believe in global warming are we ignorant tools? Aren't the ones that deny it the tools of Big Greed business? We probably don't know how much the changes are natural, how much is because the sun is having its time of the month. But the destruction we are dealing our garden of Eden is not deniable. Is it?
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5:00PM on 03/30/2014

I wonder if the box office is low because...

...of the earthquakes in the Greater Los Angeles area...
...of the earthquakes in the Greater Los Angeles area...
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9:10PM on 03/30/2014
Or maybe it's because they've made movie prices so high that people are actually saving up to see the really special movies they're looking forward to. Honestly, I don't know....
Or maybe it's because they've made movie prices so high that people are actually saving up to see the really special movies they're looking forward to. Honestly, I don't know....
3:55PM on 03/30/2014
Tomorrow I'm going to see Noah. Not sure what to expect.
Tomorrow I'm going to see Noah. Not sure what to expect.
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7:24PM on 03/30/2014
Don't do it... you'll be very upset you spent the money!
Don't do it... you'll be very upset you spent the money!
1:28AM on 03/31/2014
I have always known the subject matter wouldn't be very kind to Christans. That is fine since its only a movie. Aronofsky while not one of my favorite filmmakers can still make an enjoyable film. And its only five dollars for the ticket. I have spent more on trash like the Paranormal Activity films.
I have always known the subject matter wouldn't be very kind to Christans. That is fine since its only a movie. Aronofsky while not one of my favorite filmmakers can still make an enjoyable film. And its only five dollars for the ticket. I have spent more on trash like the Paranormal Activity films.
3:30PM on 03/31/2014
DO IT ITS GREAT
DO IT ITS GREAT
3:30PM on 03/31/2014
DO IT ITS GREAT
DO IT ITS GREAT
10:05PM on 03/31/2014
LOL.....I don't want to watch it but even I will promise you'll enjoy it more than that piece of crap!

Don't you wonder every once in a while what your life would be like if you could have back all the money you wasted on bad movies, CDs, DVDs, and other useless crap we don't even use anymore? Crap....I think I could buy a house.....in cash!
LOL.....I don't want to watch it but even I will promise you'll enjoy it more than that piece of crap!

Don't you wonder every once in a while what your life would be like if you could have back all the money you wasted on bad movies, CDs, DVDs, and other useless crap we don't even use anymore? Crap....I think I could buy a house.....in cash!
1:37AM on 03/31/2014

Noah

I saw Noah this weekend and it was pretty bad. Decent start but the second the giant rock monsters appeared I could not help but laugh my way through the rest of the movie. The argument below that it may be disapproved because of the realism of the story should re-read the actual story lol... Not DA's best work thats for sure... 5.5/10
I saw Noah this weekend and it was pretty bad. Decent start but the second the giant rock monsters appeared I could not help but laugh my way through the rest of the movie. The argument below that it may be disapproved because of the realism of the story should re-read the actual story lol... Not DA's best work thats for sure... 5.5/10
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