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Tuesday
Jun192012

Box Office: Stacey Jaxx is Flop?

Even with a big drop for Conversation Starter Prometheus, the two new wide releases couldn't make a big dent; nobody was holding up their lighter for Tom Cruise or sending Father's Day cards to Sandler. But I'm still curious to see if Rock of Ages can pick up any guilty pleasure WOM and have a non disastrous second weekend. Truth: I always root for musical success -- even when the musicals aren't great -- because I can't live without musicals. Sometimes you gotta take one for the team. If you want more musicals on screen, go see them all!

The best news this weekend was for Moonrise Kingdom which is expanding quite successfully. Your Sister's Sister had the weekend's best per screen average for a brand new film.

box office top five (actuals)
01 MADAGASCAR 3 $34 (cum. $119)
02 PROMETHEUS  $20.7  (cum. $89.3) Premiere Fashions
03 ROCK OF AGES new $14.4 Review & Premiere Fashions
04 THAT'S MY BOY new $13.4 
05 SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN $13.2 (cum $122) Review & Sequel Plans

What did you see this past weekend?
Did you take your father? Or maybe you just watched father figures on the big screen? The weekend's best opening, 

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Saw Prometheus - thought the parts (actors, effects, etc.) were better than the whole. It also suffered from a little too much "Bourne"-esque editing and the philosophies driving their mission weren't very compelling to me, but it was still an entertaining movie with pretty, talented people to look at.

Then watched "Cabaret" for the umpteenth time. It was good to add a little Liza-diva action to the weekend.

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDJDeeJay

I wonder whose brilliant idea it was to open a musical on Father's Day. Next year I hope they open up a new Katherine Heigl flick! But seriously, I would've rather seen something like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter come out this past weekend. History/fantasy/action would've seemed like a better bet for Father's Day than Rock of Ages.

Didn't see anything over the weekend except for Shakespeare in the Park. Was tempted to bring my dad to see Avengers (seems like other people had this idea as it was the only top film to increase its daily take this Sunday), but just didn't have the time.

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRyan T.

I took my father to see Monsieur Lazhar (at his suggestion- bless the father who likes an arthouse movie, right?). Everyone loved it including my dad. It made him very emotional. I'm really glad I saw it; it would have passed me by if not for him and it's a great movie.

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAR

I saw Lola Versus this past weekend. I thought it was pretty ordinary and perfectly okay. Greta Gerwig has an offbeat charm. The rest of the cast was fairly forgettable. I'm not quite sure why the critics have hated it so much. It's certainly inessential, but is that enough reason to drag out the poison pen?

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDave in Alamitos Beach

I saw "Prometheus" in IMAX 3 -D and was very disappointed- after that stunning opening sequence the film went from a serious "2001" space epic to just another gory "Alien" pre-quel. Fassbender's H.A.L. like android was the best but really after all these years this is the best script they could come up with?!

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJaragon

"Un amour de jeunesse" by Mia Hansen-Løve. French cinema is flying high lately!

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

Saw "Moonrise Kingdom" and loved it... I have LIKED Wes Anderson films in the past... but this one I loved!

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrick

@Ryan T

Did you enjoy the Shakespeare in the Park? You sounded so casual about it ... I live on the West coast and would have flown in to NY just to see that cast...

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrick
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