Recapping Last Weekend
Non-Stop ended the three week run of The Lego Movie as it took the top spot over the weekend. The Liam Neeson airplane thriller took in $28.9 million to top Son of God‘s $25.6 million. Lego still brought in almost $21 million. It has now brought in $333 million worldwide on its $60 million budget. 3 Days to Kill finished a very distant fourth with just under $5 million and The Monuments Men finished $10,000 behind them for fifth.
RoboCop has brought in $51 million domestically in 3 weeks of release, but $136 million in the foreign markets to make back its $100 million budget. Frozen only brought in $3.6 million in its fifteenth week at the box office but it has now topped the $1 billion mark worldwide in total receipts.
Opening This Weekend
300: Rise of An Empire
The sequel to 2007’s 300 finally arrives this weekend. The original, with Gerard Butler in the leading role, opened to the tune of $71 million in March of 2007. This sequel puts Sullivan Stapleton in the leading role since Butler’s character was killed in the first movie. Lena Headey returns as Queen Gorgo. she has rather recently gained fame for her Cersei Lannister character in Game of Thrones. Forbes predicts this one will take in $40 million in its opening weekend, but finish second to the weekend’s other opening flick.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Forbes is picking this one to win the weekend. Ty Burrell voices Mr. Peabody. The dog is one-half of a time-traveling duo. Max Charles voices the other half, his adopted son.. Charles last played young Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man. Charles is the youngest of four brothers, all of whom are actors. Max has by far been the most successful. Ariel Winter, of Modern Family fame, voices Penny Petterson. All usually is the case a woman gets the guy into trouble. That’s what happens with Penny and Sherman. This is actually a big screen adaption of the Peabody’s Improbable History shorts that aired in the 1960s during The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. The New York Times said that while lots of other big screen adaptions from that era royally sucked, this one is pretty enjoyable. It’s a film made for children that adults will likely enjoy.
Catch It Before It’s Gone
The “land of misft movies” welcomes a host of movies this weekend. Keller 8 brings the R-rated version of Anchorman 2, Lone Survivor, Philomena, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Samug, That Awkward Moment and August: Osage County. Go see Lone Survior while you still can in theaters.
Make It A Redbox Night
Dallas Buyer’s Club is now available for the low, low price of $1.20. About Time should be your pick if you want a romantic movie. Free Birds is the one you want if you have kids. Baggage Claim also looks enjoyable. I’ll definitely be seeing Old Boy this weekend. One of the last movies made by the late Paul Walker also lands in the magical red box. Check out Hours.
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