I didn't cover the box office last weekend in one of it's most interesting episodes. What's wrong with me? So today in honor of Channing Tatum's third consecutive $35 million plus opening last weekend (expect him to be offered every part for a 25-40 year old man in the next year, even the ones he's totally wrong for) a Magic Mike themed box office countdown to kick off Stripper Week. I'm pretending that the nation's #1 movie featured a musical stripping sequences a la Magic Mike. Just go with it. (File under: Anything to keep the commerce part of movie-going interesting. Cuz that's so notthe interesting part!)
Inappropriate Spider-Man cartoon (I made it*!)
Box office chart after the jump...
Box Office Dozen
01 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN $62 new (cum $137) Review
02 TED $32.2 (cum. $119.8)
Mark Wahlberg's true gift is comedy and people by and large seem to understand this. Even his best dramatic work comes with laughs -- most of them intentional! I'm not sure that people love talking teddy bears in the movies but they did this time.
03 BRAVE $19.6 (cum. $173.9) Capsule
Princess Merida has shed concerns about her drawin power as quickly as she busted out of that restrictive princess dress to shoot arrows and ride wild through the forest.
04 SAVAGES $16 new
05 MAGIC MIKE $15.6 (cum. $72.8) Review
06 MADEA'S WITNESS PROTECTION $10.1 (cum $45.8)
07 MADAGASCAR 3 $7.5 (cum $195.9)
08 KATY PERRY: PART OF ME $7.1 new (cum $11.2)
09 MOONRISE KINGDOM $4.5 (cum. $26.7) Capsule
This has slowly turned into Wes Anderson's most successful outing outside of The Royal Tenenbaums (in terms of general audience response). In it's seventh weekend it's still holding up well suggesting that people are telling their friends to see it.
In other box office news: Rock of Ages and Meryl Streep's Hunky Son-in-Law Vampire Hunter lost the most screens this holiday weekend so they'll be ending their runs soon with tallies under $40 million and thus way below their budgets; Beasts of the Southern Wild had the best per-screen average at 18 locations and will cross the million dollar mark soon; The failure of People Like Us is sad news, regardless of what you think of its quality... common Hollywood wisdom says not to release movies about normal non-super-powered people during the summer (Channing Tatum's pelvic thrusts are a super power) and this proves the rule.
What movies have you seen the past two weekends?
And how much money did you feel like shoving into their thongs?
*and I only wasted 2 hours of my life... same as when I watched the movie!