Monday, July 22, 2013

Conjuring beats competition on crowded weekend

Conjuring beats competition on crowded weekend
[Jul19-21]

#1- Conjuring opened at the top spot with $41.5million.The horror movie directed by James Wan.This is a solid opening for a horror movie ,that too one with just a $20million budget.
Critics were overall pleased with the output ,with many praising the movies horror tactics and presentation.It has a score of 85% as of now.

#2- Despicable Me2 ,refused to drop out of the Top3 ,as it made an excellent stand with $25million ,dropping by just 40%.The sequel has now overtaken its predecessor.DM2 has made a worldwide gross of $584million from just a $76million budget ,a huge success!

#3- But it wasnt all win for the animation movies ,as Turbo crashed with just $21million.The story of a super powered snail competing against cars was just too childish to be taken seriously by the adults.the critics gave it average reviews saying it was nothing but a colorful movie aimed just for kids.Turbo has a score of 66%.Its hard to say whether it can recover its $135million budget ,but it all depends on how it can fare in the overseas market.

#4- Grown Ups 2 did surprisingly well considering the horrible reviews it has got and the competition this week.Falling by 50% ,the movie managed to make $20million, bringing its worldwide total to $88million ,thus recovering its budget also.

#5- The 3rd new movie of the week was RED2 ,which also didnt do much good at the box office.The movie made $18.5million ,and will have to depend on the overseas  to recover its $85million budget.
Critics were disappointed with the movie, giving it negative reviews.Majority said the movie seemed to have lost the fun nature that was present in the first part.It was given a rating of 40%.


The 4th new release ,RIPD was a disaster.Making just $12million ,RIPD was critically panned by the critics ,giving it just 11%.The idiotic story and cliched structure of the movie ,and not to forget the over the top performances ,was the main issues.With a budget  of $130million ,its RIP for RIPD.

2013 Top 5
#5-The Croods -$582million
#4-Despicable Me 2-$584million
#3-Man Of Steel -$635million
#2-Fast & Furious 6- $712million
#1-Iron Man 3 -$1.211 billion (#5 on all time grossing list)

Despicable Me 2 charged into the top 5 ,overtaking Croods.Its the second animated movie to enter the Top 5.


This week ,another superhero descends onto the big screen ,and its THE WOLVERINE!!

The Wolverine- JUL26
story- Wolverine travels to Japan and meets an old foe after the events of X-Men 3.
+ The character ,Wolverine is a favorite among all.Huge Jackman returns.Acclaimed director ,Darren Aronofsky was set to direct ,but bowed out due to personal reasons.Considering he liked the script ,the story might be a solid one.
- Although the character is great ,his movies might not be so good.X-Men 3 & Wolverine Origins was met with poor reviews.Lack of a proper villain ,or subpar villains is another troublesome issue.

The initial reviews are mixed for the movie so far and quite contrasting.It has an initial rating of 69%.So i guess if you like Huge Jackman and are a fan of the Wolverine ,this movie is a must watch.

Remember to check out the 2013 Movie Guide
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