Well friends, one month has passed and ‘The Hunger Games’ is still in the top spot at the Box Office. Setting up shop in the top of the charts hasn’t happened since ‘Avatar’ hit theatres in January 2010 and the sexy blue cat-people of Pandora took over the Box Office.
Even stranger than those blue cat-people, is the fact that ‘The Three Stooges‘ reboot did better than Joss Whedon’s latest project?!
‘The Three Stooges’ secured the second place with about $17M. How that managed to occur is well beyond the SurlyGurls realm of understanding! There was virtually no advertising, no real pre-release reviews and the little bit we did see looked like a cinematic atrocity!!! But, men love it and it was relatively family-friendly… so we suppose all the Dads were eager to take their sons to see something that wasn’t ‘The Hunger Games‘ or ‘Mirror Mirror‘.
Like we were saying, ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ opened in third place with $14.7M. Though we haven’t had a chance to see this movie yet with all our C2E2 fun this weekend in Chicago, it simply blows our minds that this didn’t do a little better. The horror/comedy has been well-received by the critics and is currently sitting at a 92% on RottenTomatoes.com.
Oh well, we will most likely see it before the week is out, love it and then really be confused about the fact a reboot about three idiots and their out-dated vaudevillian comedy stylings was able to overtake …anything!
Barely breaking into the Top Ten, was ‘Lockout’ with $6.2M and a spot in the ninth position. Guy Pearce’s “Let’s borrow from absolutely everything” sci-fi extravaganza failed to connect with audiences in spite of the fact it ripped off all its ideas and concepts from anything that was ever even remotely popular.
Here is the estimated breakdown of the weekend totals:
|TW||LW||MOVIE TITLE||Weekend Gross||Total Gross||Week|
|1||1||The Hunger Games||$21,096,824||$336,666,363||4|
|2||–||The Three Stooges||$17,010,125||$17,010,125||1|
|3||–||The Cabin in the Woods||$14,743,614||$14,743,614||1|
|6||4||Wrath of the Titans||$6,906,209||$71,252,005||3|
|8||6||21 Jump Street||$6,558,868||$120,323,681||5|
|10||7||Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax||$3,051,285||$204,513,915||7|
[Image Credit: Lionsgate]
Big excitement this weekend in the SurlyGurls camp as ‘Cabin in the Woods‘ finally is released! We’ve been waiting for a damn long time for this movie and are pretty excited. Reviews and audience reactions are good and maybe this clever little twisted horror flick could take down Katniss and company.
At the total other end of the spectrum is 2012 update of ‘The Three Stooges‘. Why anyone would think that today’s movie audiences would pay $15 bucks to sit through an hour and a half of grown men poking each other in the eye is beyond us. This thing is going to tank; like we’re talking a ‘Bucky Larson‘ level bomb!!
Your best bet: Hands down, is ‘Cabin in the Woods’.
THE CABIN IN THE WOODS
“If an old man warns you not to go there… make fun of him.”
Directing: Drew Goddard
Writing: Joss Whedon, Drew Goddard
Starring: Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Connolly
Price of Admission will get you: a brilliant balance of horror and humour, as well as an incredible overload of pop culture and general geekery! (we ♥ you Joss Whedon!)
Running Time · 95 min
Genre · Horror / Thriller
Rating · R
THE THREE STOOGES
“Just Say Moe.”
Directing: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Writing: Mike Cerrone, Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Starring: Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos, Will Sasso, Jane Lynch
Price of Admission will get you: Essentially nothing. In fact, you will be less of a human being for having paid money to see this. Stay Away!!
Running Time · 92 min
Genre · Comedy
Rating · PG