Monday, August 05, 2013

2 Guns & Smurf make dull debuts

2 Guns & Smurf make dull debuts

[AUG 2-4]

#1- 2Guns made $27million ,which was a bit short of initial expectations.Starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg ,the action comedy was supposed to open with around $35million ,especially considering the huge popularity of the lead stars.The $61million movie ,is about two crooked cops who unknowingly investigate each other.The movie got average reviews with most saying its a movie that sticks to the usual formula ,and is predictable.The movie has a score of 58%.

#2-Wolverine had a steep fall of over 60% ,as it made just $21.7million.But the movie has been doing extremely well overseas.Wolverine has already made $254million worldwide ,and still has plenty of markets to release in.It has yet to overtake any of the other XMen movies in terms of collection.

#3-The Smurfs 2 crashed with just $18.2million which is way below expectations.The first part was a big hit and it was expected Smurfs2 would utilize this advantage but unfortunately many say its under performance was due to the presence of strong family movies such as Monsters University and the currently running Despicable Me 2.But luckily Smurfs 2 is saving face with its overseas collection.So far the movie has made a worldwide total of $80million from a budget of $105million.
Smurfs 2 as predicted turned to be a rotten movie in terms of critics as it was critically panned worldwide.With just 12% ,critics were of the opinion that the movie would only be amusing to young kids.

#4-Conjuring made an excellent stand once again and it made $13million.The horror movie has been a huge success so far making over $108million just from domestic markets.Conjuring is close to becoming the highest grossing horror movie of the past couple years soon.

#5-Despicable Me 2 fell to 5th spot but was was least affected by the new releases.It made $10million even with direct competition from Smurfs2.The movie has been a gigantic hit for Universal Studios ,making $713million worldwide from just a small budget of $76million!The movie is still running strongly and with not much competition it has a chance to cross the $800million mark.

2013 Top 5
#5-Monsters University -$613million
#4-Man Of Steel -$644million
#3-Despicable Me 2-$713million
#2-Fast & Furious 6- $771million
#1-Iron Man 3 -$1.212 billion (#5 on all time grossing list)

Monsters University made a leap over The Croods ,to become the 5th highest grossing movie of 2013 (so far).

This week we have more new movies but most are worthless.

Percy Jackson2 -the first one was horrible and judging by the trailers ,this one doesnt seem to be any better -

We're the Millers- Trailers show it to be a fun type of movie with Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis leading the way.But i suspect it to be predictable with lame jokes.

Planes -Yet another animated movie ,Planes is a spinoff Pixar's Cars series.Again it looks predictable and cheesy.

Last is one of my anticipated movies....
Elysium- AUG9
story- In a futuristic world ,the wealthy live on space stations,while the rest live on a ruined Earth.
+ The brilliant director of District 9 , Neill Blomkamp ,is directing this one.Plus theres a solid cast of Matt Damon & Sharlto Copley.
- it looks like District9 and it could be just the same thing plus an over the top story

Reviews have been mixed ,but most say its a fun sci-fi movie.

Whats your pick?
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