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Mack Chico


2011/05/02 at 12:00am

¡’Fast Five’ is #1 in the box office!

¡'Fast Five' is #1 in the box office!

The action film ‘Fast Five‘ sped to the top of the box office this weekend, grossing $83.6 million in North America and raising movie studios’ hopes for a profitable summer after a lackluster spring.

The Fast and Furious saga just beat its own record in the United States. ‘Fast Five’ takes no less than $83.6 billion in its U.S. debut in theaters. The biggest success so far this year for any production in its first week.

Fast Five also set a record as the best debut ever for a month in April, surpassing its predecessor Fast and Furious 4, which debuted with $71 million at the box office two years ago.

In second place is the second highest grossing film of 2011 Rio with $39.2 million. “Rio slipped to No. 2 this weekend, with $14.4 million.

In third place was the comedy Tyler Perry‘s Madea‘s Big Happy Family, with $10.1 million.

Here are the 10 highest grossing films of this past weekend.

1. Fast Five, 83.6 million.

2. “Rio, 14.4 million.

3. Tyler Perry‘s Madea‘s Big Happy Family, 10.1 million.

4. Water for Elephants, 9.1 million.

5. Prom, 5 million.

6. Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil, 4.1 million.

7. Soul Surfer, “ 3.3 million.

8. Insidious, 2.7 million.

9. Hop, 2.6 million.

10. Source Code, 2.5 million.

Mack Chico


2011/04/11 at 12:00am

‘HOP’ is #1 at the box office, again!

'HOP' is #1 at the box office, again!

Many did not imagine that a story based on the popular Easter Bunny who brings chocolate eggs, could be so fruitful.

Hop,” the film that chronicles the adventures of the successor of the Easter rabbit, again led the box office this weekend to add 21.7 million in its favor. The film also was the most watched last week from the day of its release.

The actor Russell Brand, husband of singer Katy Perry, is also among the top box office earnings, as well as lending his voice to the character bunny, the film starring comedy called Arthur took second place with profit of 12.6 million dollars.

The thriller Hanna managed to steal third after adding $ 12.3 million, the film Soul Surfer with 11.1 million and fourth after the movie “Insidious in fifth with 9.7 million.

Estimated box office receipts of films for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canada.

1. ”Hop”, 21.7 millon.
2. ”Arthur”, 12.6 millon.
3. ”Hanna”, 12.3 millon.
4. ”Soul Surfer”, 11.1 millon.
5. ”Insidious”, 9.7 millon.
6. ”Your Highness”, 9.5 millon.
7. ”Source Code”, 9.1 millon.
8. ”Limitless”, 5.7 millon.
9. ”Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules”, 4.9 millon.
10. ”The Lincoln Lawyer”, 4.6 millon.

Pau Brunet


2010/06/07 at 12:00am

Monday Box Office: ‘Shrek 4’, three’s a charm

Monday Box Office: 'Shrek 4', three's a charm

This week come to the screen four strong releases but none with options to reach the first position, a position he has held comfortably Shrek Forever After. In the third week introduced the lowest down top10, 41%, and totals $ 25M and a total of $ 183M. The film has surprised this week to present a slight decrease just as a kind of negative weekend in general. This track has been negative for the other two options segment, Prince of Persia and Marmaduke. Now Shrek has just enough time to take advantage of the stretch, because in some great competitor will Toy Story 3. Word of mouth from the Dreamworks movie not made of steel and therefore it is easy to think that will be very weak before the Disney film.

On their own, Prince of Persia falls more than expected, 53% to $ 13.9 M and even below the 60M in the U.S., while Marmaduke has raised only $ 11.3 M despite leaving with more than 3,200 cinemas . The film has lacked some bad data matching The spy next door or Furry Vengeance. The promotion was colorful but not spectacular and this may translate into a little hold up the $ 25-27M.

Of the premieres this week, more strongly shining were the two comedies, Get him to the Greek and Killers, and both are what have been the best results. The first complies with the long awaited, $ 17.4 M in 2.697 theaters with an average of $ 6.400, the second is placed in the $ 16.1 M, slightly higher than previously thought and much better than expected with Friday’s data . With 2.859 copies, his average is placed in a room right $ 5,600.

Get him to the Greek achieves a success because it has been successful to be a decent offer from sector 20 to 35 years pro-comedies like thugs as Role Models or Forgetting Sarah Marshall. The film of “colleagues” did not have much competition in this bulletin and this has become strong, based on a correct positive review. On their own, Killers has positioned itself as clearly feminine and comedy for all ages, but with a radically different aroma Sex and the city 2. The Lionsgate film is raised as an option similar to Date Night, and sought the memory of his previous films lead actress, Katherine Heigl, The Ugly truth and 27 dresses.

The comedy star last week, Sex and the city in February, has fallen hard as expected. What makes an exaggerated 60% to $ 12.6 M and puts his total at $ 73m, 26 less than the previous film by now. Warner is unlikely to repeat the success of the previous movie, concerned by a terrible word of mouth and fierce competition. The film arouses the interest deducted from their followers and this suggests that jumps to $ 100M but little further.

The fourth release of the week has been the ill-fated Splice, independently of gender production fully dimensioned by Warner. The tape came out with 2.450 cinemas and surrounded by a positive review of some enthusiasm from the most fan of the genre. After its limited release on Friday, the upside is that does not sink during the Saturday, probably indicating an interesting response from the adult sector concerned by the proposal. Now the question is in the pull of recommendation, the element which should keep alive.

# TITULO Recaudación Descenso # Salas Prom/Salas Acmdo.
1 Shrek Forever After 25M$ -41% 4.386 $5.760 183M$
2 Get Him to the Greek

2.696 $6.400 17,4M$
3 Killers
16,1M$ 2.859 $5.300 16,1M$
4 Prince of Persia 13,9M$ -53% 3.646 $4.168 59,5M$
5 Sex and the City 2 12,6M$ -60% 3.445 $3.775 73,4M$
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