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Box Office Quickie

There's not much to report with this weekend's box office. It's more of the same as every studio, shaking from fear of the Bat, avoiding getting anywhere near opening weekend of The Dark Knight Rises Ice Age #8 (No, seriously I have no idea how many there have been now. No wait, I do: Too Many.) had the weekend to itself but for Spider-Man holdover and Ted's word of mouth.

Top five chart adapted from Box Office Mojo...

Of this week's top five Ted and Magic Mike are the most profitable on account of their lower than average budgets. But once you count in merchandising I suppose Brave, despite a budget nearly the size of its domestic gross (thus far), will be the winner... eventually. Disney Princesses = Profits Happily Ever After. 

What did you see this weekend? I stayed in and watched Jeff, Who Lives At Home as you commanded. More on that one soon.


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Marathoned Batman Begins and The Dark Knight with friends in preparation for next week... of course.

July 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRyan T.

I know I should do that but i just dont wanna ;) at least not today

July 15, 2012 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Magic Mike seems destined to hit $100 million in addition to The Vow and 21 Jump Street-when was the last time an actor had three $100 million movies in one year?

July 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJohn T

Nathaniel, you should never *want* to do that unless you feel like punishing yourself for a horrible crime.

I finally screened the Spider-Man redux yesterday, and though it's a serviceable movie for a lazy weekend when one has nothing else to do, it seemed way too much like an exercise in futility. Sam Raimi's films are still so fresh in my mind that all I could do was sit there hand compare. The thrill was simply not there.

July 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTroy H.

Amazon hasn't shipped my copy of Margaret yet, so of course the only other thing to do was stay in and watch similarly "highbrow" films like Man on a Ledge and Contraband. I guess they were both better than the usual January offerings...but that's not really saying much.

Next weekend is looking pretty exciting though, obviously there's Batman, but I'm really excited to see Beasts of the Southern Wild, which will finally expand to my area on the 20th! I'm hoping to see both as soon as possible.

I can't wait to see what you thought of Jeff, Who Lives at Home, Nat. I hope you enjoyed it more than the last flick we told you to see, otherwise you may never ask for our opinions again. lol

July 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterthefilmjunkie

@John T - Not the same really, but Helena Bonham Carter was in 3 $100+ mil movies in 2010: Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter 7, and The King's Speech.

July 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRyan T.

I saw "Ted" which was very funny,gay friendly and a lot better than I expected. It has a very sweet sensibility beneath all the raunchiness.

July 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJaragon

Had a busy movie week! Ice Age on Thursday and Abraham Lincolm Vampire Hunter on Sunday. But the highlight was finally watching A Separation at home. Took my breath away!

July 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLuke
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