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Weekend Box-Office: September 10-12, 2010

09.12.2010


WEEKEND BOX-OFFICE

Resident Evil 4 kicks ashe...!!

Despite only 14% of critics on Rotten Tomatoes giving RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE a positive review (which includes our very own JoBlo.com review, despite any quote from our site you may have seen on any TV spots -- we did NOT recommend this movie!), it seems as though audiences were starving for some good ol' fashioned 3D action, as the film opened with a monstrous $28M in the first three days of its release.

It's to note that this total beats all previous RE openings as RESIDENT EVIL opened with $17M (ended with $40M), RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE opened with $23M (ended with $51M) and RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION opened with $24M (ended with $51M). On Movie Fan Central, seven different schmoes have posted reviews of the film so far, with an average rating of 5/10.

The rest of the top 10 wasn't too exciting, with last week's #3 film, TAKERS, moving up a notch to #2, with only $6M in receipts. The weekend after Labor Day is known to be pretty crappy every year, and this year was no different, as this weekend turned in the lowest grossing weekend of the year. Not surprisingly, George Clooney's THE AMERICAN dropped 55% of its audience from last weekend, which is probably not as bad as anticipated since audiences apparently despised that film (the average grade for all ticket buyers was a D-).

In fact, the biggest drop in percentage from last weekend turned out to be for MACHETE, which lost 63% of its audience from last week (which wasn't that big to begin with), but did cross the $20M mark, which is probably fine with the studio since Robert Rodriguez's picture only had a $20M budget anyway. In the meantime, THE EXPENDABLES appears to be close to crossing the $100M mark, while INCEPTION just spent its 9th week in the top 10, and is close to the $290M mark now. The only film to get booted from the top 10 this week was NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS ($26M).

Next weekend will bring about a lot more changes as 4 new films hit theaters including the M. Night Shyamalan-produced film DEVIL, which was supposed to be directed by him originally, but ultimately got directed by someone else (hmmmmmm), a kid's animated movie called ALPHA AND OMEGA (great title...not), the latest teen "hip flick" starring Emma Stone entitled EASY A and my personal favorite of the week, the Ben Affleck-directed/written/starring film called THE TOWN. Which film do you think will be the #1 movie next weekend? VOTE NOW!!!

1. Resident Evil: Afterlife $ 27.7 Million
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2. Takers $ 6.1 Million $ 48.1 Million
3. The American $ 5.9 Million $ 26.7 Million
4. Machete $ 4.2 Million $ 20.8 Million
5. Going the Distance $ 3.8 Million $ 14 Million
6. The Other Guys $ 3.6 Million $ 112.7 Million
7. The Last Exorcism $ 3.5 Million $ 38.2 Million
8. The Expendables $ 3.3 Million $ 98.5 Million
9. Inception $ 3 Million $ 282.4 Million
10. Eat Pray Love $ 2.9 Million $ 74.6 Million

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4:24PM on 09/14/2010

TO JOBLO:

Shrek 2 is the #1 animated movie of all time domestically. You say most people care about domestic numbers. So why the hullabaloo over Toy Story 3 becoming the highest grossing animated movie of all time internationally without so much as mentioning that it hasn't and won't surpass Shrek 2 at home, on the big list? I challenge your biased box office coverage to express some sort of even-handedness on this matter. An article would be nice. I know that will never happen. Just like Toy Story
Shrek 2 is the #1 animated movie of all time domestically. You say most people care about domestic numbers. So why the hullabaloo over Toy Story 3 becoming the highest grossing animated movie of all time internationally without so much as mentioning that it hasn't and won't surpass Shrek 2 at home, on the big list? I challenge your biased box office coverage to express some sort of even-handedness on this matter. An article would be nice. I know that will never happen. Just like Toy Story 3 will never surpass Shrek 2 as the highest grossing animated movie of all time.
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4:05PM on 09/14/2010

LET ME REPHRASE

I was sorely misunderstood below. I DO NOT want international box office numbers! I'm fine with the domestic numbers that i've been following for years! i was being facetious (whatever the word) to point out that some on this site are hypocritical because Toy Story 3 is apparently the highest grossing animated movie of all time! You yourself, Joblo, are pointing out that DOMESTIC NUMBERS are what we mainly care about. So why not give Shrek 2 some of its DOMESTIC credit. Follow me? Geez,
I was sorely misunderstood below. I DO NOT want international box office numbers! I'm fine with the domestic numbers that i've been following for years! i was being facetious (whatever the word) to point out that some on this site are hypocritical because Toy Story 3 is apparently the highest grossing animated movie of all time! You yourself, Joblo, are pointing out that DOMESTIC NUMBERS are what we mainly care about. So why not give Shrek 2 some of its DOMESTIC credit. Follow me? Geez, guys. Look at BOTH sides here. I know there's a hate campaign, but damn.
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2:00AM on 09/13/2010

A Dog's Ass

Even the sun shines on a Dog's Ass every once in a while. Unlike the video game, RE4 is a piece of CRAP.
Even the sun shines on a Dog's Ass every once in a while. Unlike the video game, RE4 is a piece of CRAP.
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12:05AM on 09/13/2010
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11:55PM on 09/12/2010
Scott Pilgrim bombs but this crap banks in the money. Ugh whats wrong with American audiences?
Scott Pilgrim bombs but this crap banks in the money. Ugh whats wrong with American audiences?
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5:30AM on 09/13/2010
nothing they realised how crap scott pilgrim actually was and not bothered and went to a film that has more awesome in it than that great steaming turd
nothing they realised how crap scott pilgrim actually was and not bothered and went to a film that has more awesome in it than that great steaming turd
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11:21PM on 09/12/2010
Just saw Evil in 3D IMAX, without the 3D this one should have gone straight to dvd. I don't give two shits to see the next one....
Just saw Evil in 3D IMAX, without the 3D this one should have gone straight to dvd. I don't give two shits to see the next one....
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8:37PM on 09/12/2010
I'm probably the only person who actually enjoyed The American. That was a very nice change of pace among a crop of big studio popcorn flicks.
I'm probably the only person who actually enjoyed The American. That was a very nice change of pace among a crop of big studio popcorn flicks.
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7:26PM on 09/12/2010
Makes sense. The RE franchise is one of the more popular franchises out there, and that is despite the movies. Of course these films are always going to pull in an audience (and that audience is ALWAYS going to be extremely front loaded). When the games stop doing good, then so will the movies.
Makes sense. The RE franchise is one of the more popular franchises out there, and that is despite the movies. Of course these films are always going to pull in an audience (and that audience is ALWAYS going to be extremely front loaded). When the games stop doing good, then so will the movies.
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6:17PM on 09/12/2010
Androgynous action star+director fetishizing said androgyny+3D+gullible audience+eye candy=Box Office gold!
Androgynous action star+director fetishizing said androgyny+3D+gullible audience+eye candy=Box Office gold!
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6:05PM on 09/12/2010
If there was ever a film franchise in need of reboot, its RE. That they've allowed this disgrace of the original subject material to go on for so many films is a sin.
If there was ever a film franchise in need of reboot, its RE. That they've allowed this disgrace of the original subject material to go on for so many films is a sin.
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5:47PM on 09/12/2010
well, at least RE4 was SHOT in 3D and you can tell by watching it... And it was better than the 3rd one. The RE movies are dumb but fun movies and they don't pretend to be anything else.
well, at least RE4 was SHOT in 3D and you can tell by watching it... And it was better than the 3rd one. The RE movies are dumb but fun movies and they don't pretend to be anything else.
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11:05PM on 09/12/2010
Unfortunately, Anderson is such a piss poor director that he only used the new 3D tech to throw as much shit as possible at the screen which is the kind of garbage that made old 3D go away due to gimmick.
Unfortunately, Anderson is such a piss poor director that he only used the new 3D tech to throw as much shit as possible at the screen which is the kind of garbage that made old 3D go away due to gimmick.
5:40PM on 09/12/2010
With this success, they make a new movie and they want drag Leon into this
With this success, they make a new movie and they want drag Leon into this
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5:39PM on 09/12/2010
Uwe Boll sucks.
Uwe Boll sucks.
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5:37PM on 09/12/2010

Hey guys, Resident Evil 5 just came out...

So we need to toss in everything from that game into this movie no matter if it makes sense or not.

Seriously, the 3D was cool, but that's about it. The story is non-existent, the acting is mediocre, the characters are one-note, and of course they'll disrespect the games in any way they can.

Sigh... but I'm gonna see part 5 anyway just because I'm a huge fan of the games.
So we need to toss in everything from that game into this movie no matter if it makes sense or not.

Seriously, the 3D was cool, but that's about it. The story is non-existent, the acting is mediocre, the characters are one-note, and of course they'll disrespect the games in any way they can.

Sigh... but I'm gonna see part 5 anyway just because I'm a huge fan of the games.
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5:15PM on 09/12/2010

Ironic really

...that these terrible films about zombies make so much money, it makes me think the world probably would benefit from a zombie outbreak.
...that these terrible films about zombies make so much money, it makes me think the world probably would benefit from a zombie outbreak.
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4:40PM on 09/12/2010

Lowest Grossing Weekend Of Year

I'd just like to take this opportunity to point out that Joblo visitors have overwhelming endorsed the view that International Box Office is of greater importance than Domestic Box Office (as is my personal observation and witnessed by the gloating and bragging when Toy Story 3 became the top grossing INTERNATIONAL animated movie of all time). In THIS country (and Canada) Shrek 2 is tops. Since this has been determined by YOU ALL to be insignificant, why shouldn't Joblo be the first website
I'd just like to take this opportunity to point out that Joblo visitors have overwhelming endorsed the view that International Box Office is of greater importance than Domestic Box Office (as is my personal observation and witnessed by the gloating and bragging when Toy Story 3 became the top grossing INTERNATIONAL animated movie of all time). In THIS country (and Canada) Shrek 2 is tops. Since this has been determined by YOU ALL to be insignificant, why shouldn't Joblo be the first website to prioritize international box office numbers? We hardly ever even hear those.
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5:20PM on 09/12/2010
you are a cunt. shut the fuck up. that is all.
you are a cunt. shut the fuck up. that is all.
6:02PM on 09/12/2010
This guy's obsession with 'Shrek 2' borders on freakish.
This guy's obsession with 'Shrek 2' borders on freakish.
6:45PM on 09/12/2010
Dude, WTF are you talking about? Close to 80% of our traffic is in North America, and most of those people care about NORTH AMERICAN box-office figures, as they have since 1998, when we started posting them on our website.

I have NEVER received 1 email or request from ANYONE who asked us to post INTERNATIONAL BOX-OFFICE figures, and we have no intention of doing so, because it's a waste of our resources and time (which are not unlimited, incidentally).

There are DOZENS of legit box-office
Dude, WTF are you talking about? Close to 80% of our traffic is in North America, and most of those people care about NORTH AMERICAN box-office figures, as they have since 1998, when we started posting them on our website.

I have NEVER received 1 email or request from ANYONE who asked us to post INTERNATIONAL BOX-OFFICE figures, and we have no intention of doing so, because it's a waste of our resources and time (which are not unlimited, incidentally).

There are DOZENS of legit box-office websites that deliver int'l box-office figures, and even more international websites that deliver that info as well, so stop talking about it on JoBlo.com, because that will NOT happen here. Comprende? ;)
8:02PM on 09/12/2010
damn! you sir, got told.
damn! you sir, got told.
11:00PM on 09/12/2010
the gods of joblo have spoken, all hail joblo!
the gods of joblo have spoken, all hail joblo!
11:11PM on 09/12/2010
Miguelito, it's quite simple: the domestic box office figures are estimates because when they are posted the weekend isn't even over. Now you can guess that the international box office (including the domestic figures) would be twice that... but because movies don't open in all counties at the same time (and may never do so in some countries if the movie bombs domestically) those international figures won't be available for another month. It's also meaningless to talk about the "opening
Miguelito, it's quite simple: the domestic box office figures are estimates because when they are posted the weekend isn't even over. Now you can guess that the international box office (including the domestic figures) would be twice that... but because movies don't open in all counties at the same time (and may never do so in some countries if the movie bombs domestically) those international figures won't be available for another month. It's also meaningless to talk about the "opening weekend" internationally if these movies are going to open on different weekends in different countries and face different competition (including locally made movies). Stay tuned to Boxofficemojo if you want the total International Box Office figures when all is said and done. And, yes, the total international box office is more important when it comes to determining whether or not a film is a success: money is money is money; it doesn't matter if it's dollars, euros or pesos. (Which reminds me: exchange rates would make the International figures a pain to calculate.)
4:09PM on 09/14/2010
Joblo, you're making my point for me! Why haven't we heard about the domestic numbers and the competition between Toy Story 3 and Shrek 2? There is something to be said for a movie making more money 6 years ago with no 3D.
Joblo, you're making my point for me! Why haven't we heard about the domestic numbers and the competition between Toy Story 3 and Shrek 2? There is something to be said for a movie making more money 6 years ago with no 3D.
4:26PM on 09/12/2010

RE 4 ...

... was a good one-time watch, nothing more, nothing less. I personally don't mind seeing fifth installment, but the story has to be BETTER this time ...
... was a good one-time watch, nothing more, nothing less. I personally don't mind seeing fifth installment, but the story has to be BETTER this time ...
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4:08PM on 09/12/2010
RE is like Twilight, all the films are crap but for some reason there still fans of the franchise. Caught Machete, it was good not great.
RE is like Twilight, all the films are crap but for some reason there still fans of the franchise. Caught Machete, it was good not great.
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2:35PM on 09/12/2010

I Love these TRASHY RE MOVIES!

I can watch 10 of these and be constantly smiling at how absurd and fun it is!
I can watch 10 of these and be constantly smiling at how absurd and fun it is!
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2:15PM on 09/12/2010
Sigh.. RE4 making almost 30 million in it's opening weekend means that Resident Evil 5 : Rebirth is inevitable. These movies are trash.. and not even in the fun way.
Sigh.. RE4 making almost 30 million in it's opening weekend means that Resident Evil 5 : Rebirth is inevitable. These movies are trash.. and not even in the fun way.
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