Monday, November 19, 2012

Twilight finale makes a fantastic opening.



1-With the final chapter of Twilight ,Breaking Dawn Episode 2, made a opening weekend debut of $141.3million.This is the 8th biggest opening of all time.The final movie hasnt been getting great reviews but its said to be the best of the Twilight series.The movie has a rotten rating of 49%.The movie has already made $199million overseas, making its first
week worldwide total $340million.

2-Skyfall fell ,as expected, to #2 but made a strong collection of $41.5million.Skyfall has made $669.2million worldwide and is now the top grossing James Bond movie of all time.

3-Lincoln made a small but great start at the box office with $21million.Considering it faced direct competition with action thrillers like Skyfall & Twilight 5 ,this is a great collection from the Abraham Lincoln biopic.The movie has been garnering excellent reviews with many praising Daniel Day Lewis brilliant portrayal.The movie is rated at 90%.

4-Wreck It Ralph made $18million to bring its 3 week domestic collection to $121.4million.The animated movie will be facing competition from the new animated movie Rise of the guardians ,this week ,but with strong reviews ,Ralph just might hold strong for a couple more weeks.

5-Flight came at #5 with just $8.6million.The movie has made $61million from its $31million budget from just the domestic collections.

From India,the Shahrukh-Yash Chopra romantic movie,Jab Tak Hai Jaan, made $1.2million and came at #10 at the US box office.

With strong debuts by Twilight & Lincoln and the consistent collections from Skyfall ,this week is the 6th highest grossing week of all time. (the highest is Dec-25-09,with Avatar #1)

This week we have a fresh batch of multiple releases.But the RJG pick of the week is:-
Life of Pi
Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger,Hulk,Brokeback Mountain) directs this movie which is based on a book of the same name.The movie is about the connection between a tiger and a young man who are the only survivors of a shipwreck and are now abandoned at sea.The movie opened to fantastic reviews earlier in the film festivals.The cinematography and direction has been highly praised.The movie has an initial review of 95%

The other movies releasing this week are:-
Red Dawn -The cast is a bunch of young stars led by Chris Hemsworth (Thor) ,Josh Hutcherson ,Isabel Lucas,Adrianne P.The movie is about an American city coming under attack by a foreign country.As the residents are imprisoned ,a group of youngsters fight back.The movie has not been getting good reviews and is currently rated at 27%.Red Dawn looks like it will open with the highest total among the new releases.

Rise of the Guardians- This animated movie is a Christmas oriented movie and is about a clash between the Guardians & an evil spirit.Currently rated at 71% the movie will make a nice opening.
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