With Razzie nominations, a 22% rotten score on RottenTomatoes and plenty of critical derision – one reviewer said, ‘It may be the worst film, in any genre, ever made’ – I can’t say I had much hope for That’s My Boy, especially as I’m not exactly a member of the Adam Sandler fan club. However That’s My Boys wasn’t quite as dreadful as I expected – don’t get me wrong, it’s not a great movie, but it was just about watchable [Read more…]
Brave has continued Pixar’s impressive box office run, becoming the studio’s 13th straight movie to debut at number one on the box office chart. The film took $66.7 million in its first three days, ahead of expectations, which had suggested it would open in the $55-$60 million range. It’s great news for the studio, especially after slightly disappointing box office for last year’s Cars 2.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter had less to cheer about, as after a string of bad reviews, it took only $16.5 million to place third on the cart, behind the second weekend of Madagascar 3. As the film cost $70 million, it’s only chance of recouping its costs now lie with strong home video sales, especially as its resolutely American topic may make it an even tougher sell internationally.
The only other new entry in the top 10 was the Steve Carrell and Keira Knightley film Seeking A Friend At The End Of The World, which took just $3.8 million to place 10th. It’s undoubtedly disappointing as the hope had been that the presence of Carrell would at least provide a boost.
|Rank||Title||Weekend Gross (millions)||Total Gross to date (millions)|
|2||Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted||$20.2||$157.5|
|3||Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter||$16.5||$16.5|
|5||Rock Of Ages||$8.0||$28.7|
|6||Show White And The Huntsman||$8.0||$137.1|
|7||That’s My Boy||$7.9||$28.1|
|9||Men In Black 3||$5.6||$163.3|
|10||Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World||$3.8||$3.8|
I’m pretty much immune to the charms of Adam Sandler, but he’s undoubtedly popular, as even his movies that are considered flops generally turn a profit when all is said and done. To my eyes, even the trailer for That’s My Boy is painful to view, but it’ll undoubtedly be a big hit. In the movie Sandler plays an absent father who moves in with his son right before his wedding and soon begins sparring with his daughter-in-law, as well as causing chaos in everyone’s lives. It’s due out in June.