Monday, May 09, 2011

Box Office News

I was scouring the internet this morning for Atlas Shrugged Part 1 news, but there's nothing new out there. It's almost like the whole liberal news media blackout thing or whatever producer John Aglialoro was calling it is real. Except it's not. The truth is no one cares. Not even me, really. (And yet I keep writing about it. It's a sickness.)

Atlas Shrugged Part 1 dropped to 29th place at the box office, pulling a dismal $600 per screen this weekend. That is roughly about six viewers per screening. Ouch! The good news here is that it will be out of theaters ASAP and on DVD shortly. This still doesn't mean you can park wherever the fuck you want when using Redbox though. Just keep that in mind.

Meanwhile, it looks like Mel Gibson is officially box office poison. The Beaver, directed by Jodie Foster, tanked in its opening weekend. Whoops!

In better news, I guess, Thor hammered its way (See what I did there? Yeah, I know, I hate myself too) into theaters with $66M. Also at the top of the heap: two movies about heterosexuals getting married (Jumping the Broom and Something Borrowed), a Christian film (Soul Surfer) and a handful of sequels.

Note, on those sequels, I've never seen anything in the Fast and Furious franchise, not even by accident when flipping the channels. I've never heard of the Hoodwinked series, but I think it's for kids. (Any kids out there that can confirm that?) I hearby nominate Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family for most awkward film title of the year.

Rounding out the top ten was a cartoon of some sort (Rio), RPattz in a non-sparkling-dracula role (Water for Elephants), and a raunchy teen sex comedy (Prom). Go, modern cinema!


  1. I am cautiously hopeful that this is a sign that Mel Gibson's career is truly over. We have a tendency to want to forgive White males for their sexism and outright bigotry because they are fulfilling the role that they were raised to fill.

  2. oh, yeah, if this had been Lethal Weapon 5, i'm sure it would have been a huge hit.

  3. Deekster, I've seen Fast Five, it's awesome. The chase through Rio with that bank vault hanging on the Dodge Chargers made the film all by itself. Words can't describe it, just see it.

    I recommend seeing the original film and the fourth film, though, for some story background. The second film is optional but recommended, because a couple of characters from the second film show up in the fifth. Tokyo Drift is optional, and it's the only one I haven't seen yet.

    Amusingly enough, Atlas Shrugged was playing in the same theater. I don't think anyone bothered to see it, though.