Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Box Office, VHS Releases, and other Stuff I Missed



Well I'm back after a long weekend conference. Nothing too crazy happened in the movie world while I was gone, but I'll play some catch-up anyway.

--The Avengers movie poster got leaked. I'm pretty sure this is real, but fuzzy Hawkeye looks a bit too much like a Resident Evil 5 model. Still, I'm liking it.

--Super 8 was number one at the box office, making $36 million and finding tons of good reviews. While this movie had a very small budget of $50 million, this was still below most expectations. I mean, it is practically the sequel to ET, the fourth highest grossing movie of all time after inflation. The Summer of Flops continues. Maybe next time the producers will learn, and Super 9 will be exclusively in IMAX 3D with D-Box.

--X-Men was #2, bringing in $24 million for a total of $98m in two weeks. It still has a ways to go before it gets out of the red.

--Pirates 4 surpassed Fast Five as the year's highest grossing movie ($208 million), only for it to be passed by Hangover 2 ($215 million) in the same week.

--Someone asked where I get my box office stats at. That would be from Box Office Mojo.com, the best place for anything money-related with movies.

--Some definitive "Meh" movies were released today. Now you can own Battle: Los Angeles, Red Riding Hood, and Hall Pass if for some reason you want to own them. There's also Big Momma's House 3 if you really hate yourself. Jackass 3.5 might be good, until you consider it is basically a bunch of deleted scenes sold as a full movie. Your best bet would be getting Haven, the SyFy (I hate writing that) TV show based on a Stephen King western novel.

--At least there are a few decent Blu-ray releases today, namely Johnny Mnemonic, Point Break, and Heavy Metal.

--Michael Bay was inducted into the Transformers Hall of Fame, or something stupid like that. Also, sometime recently, Transformers 3 got moved back from July 1st to June 29th. It's moving the wrong way.

--The producers are considering giving the new Conan movie PG-13 rating now. This wouldn't be crazy news, but the first two trailers had nothing but blood and nudity.

--Sean Bean of Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings fame got stabbed at a pub in London. Boromir he is not, as he was fine and even continued drinking afterwards.

--Finally, the audition tape of Tom Selleck trying out for Indiana Jones surfaced. It is only like four seconds long -- and in Spanish for whatever reason -- but I almost have to say he would have made a better Indy than even Harrison Ford.

20 comments:

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  2. Biggest budget and lowest grossing X-Men movie. I haven't been happy with many movies at all, lately. =( mid-life crisis maybe.

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  3. How could Heavy metal be released on Blue ray... whats the point other then to have it on a different format.. the audio and video could not have gotten any better then the 70s quality it was originally produced in.

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  4. Wow didn't know the Hangover made that much.

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  5. Conan with a PG-13, this can't be good.

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  6. Indy with a stache would have been epic.

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  7. I'm glad that Sean Bean, at least, survived that encounter.

    Also, Michael Bay in a Hall of Fame? What the bloody... That just grinds my gears :/

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  8. Michael Bay...? What? I don't get it.

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  9. i cant wait for the avengers movie!

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  10. can't wait for the avengers movie but that poster looks bush league

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  11. cant wait for the avengers. it's going to be awesome

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  12. The poster looks maaaad lazy.

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  13. The poster looks more like comics...

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  14. can't wait the avengers too.

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  15. >>-Sean Bean of Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings fame got stabbed at a pub in London. Boromir he is not, as he was fine and even continued drinking afterwards.

    Dang.

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