Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Welcome to the box office results ! Let's get started shall we:
Lee Daniels' The Butler
The Weinstein Company
starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey and an impressive ensemble cast, remained atop the box office with $17 million in its second weekend, a strong 69% hold from its opening weekend as it brought its gross to $52.3 million. The independently-financed movie that took five years to get made and experienced issues when its title was put into question in a lawsuit looks to be another solid hit for The Weinstein Company who will likely ride the film's box office success all the way to Oscar night as they have with past films.
New Line Cinema (Warner Bros.)
For a third weekend in a row, the R-rated road comedy We're the Millers (New Line/WB), starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis, retained second place, a milestone that's often unheard of even during the slower month of August. It brought in an additional $13.5 million this weekend, down just 25% last week, and it's well on its way to cross $100 million by Labor Day with $91 million grossed thus far.
Screen Gems (Sony)
After opening on Wednesday and grossing $4.7 million in its first two days, Screen Gems' adaptation of Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, starring Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower, brought in $9.3 million over the weekend to take third place with $14.1 million grossed in its first five days.
Director Edgar Wright reunited with his long-time collaborators Simon Pegg and Nick Frost for the third chapter in their "Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy," The World's End, which was released into 1,548 theaters on Friday--more than either of the previous installments Hot Fuzz or Shaun of the Dead. It grossed $8.9 million over the weekend or $5,620 per location, which was the best per-theater average in the Top 10, to take fourth place. That was a stronger opening than Hot Fuzz, which opened with $5.8 million in 825 theaters back in April 2007, although that also expanded into 400 more theaters in its second weekend. There's no word whether Focus plans on capitalizing on the film's buzz to expand over Labor Day weekend.
Walt Disney Pictures
Disney's Planes dropped to fifth place in its third weekend where it held well with $8.5 million added to its total take of $59.5 million.
TriStar Pictures (Sony)
20th Century Fox
Sony Pictures Classics
Open Road Films
Friday, August 23, 2013
Alright ladies and gents it is FRIDAY !! That means its time for the latest batch of films in theaters. Check back with us on monday for the results of the box office battle. Will "The Butler" maintain it's position at the top of the box office ?? We shall see. Until then yall, PEACE !!!
THE WORLD'S END
Gary King (Simon Pegg) is an immature 40-year-old who's dying to take another stab at an epic pub-crawl that he last attempted 20 years earlier. He drags his reluctant buddies back to their hometown and sets out for a night of heavy drinking. As they make their way toward their ultimate destination -- the fabled World's End pub -- Gary and his friends attempt to reconcile the past and present. However, the real struggle is for the future when their journey turns into a battle for mankind.
Kate (Olivia Wilde) and Luke (Jake Johnson) work together at a craft brewery. They have one of those friendships that feels like it could be something more. But Kate is with Chris (Ron Livingston), and Luke is with Jill (Anna Kendrick). And Jill wants to know if Luke is ready to talk about marriage. The answer to that question becomes crystal clear when Luke and Kate unexpectedly find themselves alone for a weekend.
One of the smartest and most terrifying films in years, YOU'RE NEXT reinvents the genre by putting a fresh twist on home-invasion horror. When a gang of masked, ax-wielding murderers descend upon the Davison family reunion, the hapless victims seem trapped...until an unlikely guest of the family proves to be the most talented killer of all.
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Wong Kar Wai, THE GRANDMASTER is an epic action feature inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master, Ip Man. The story spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China’s last dynasty, a time of chaos, division and war that was also the golden age of Chinese martial arts. Filmed in a range of stunning locations that include the snow-swept landscapes of Northeast China and the subtropical South, THE GRANDMASTER features virtuoso performances by some of the greatest stars of contemporary Asian cinema, including Tony Leung and Ziyi Zhang.
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