Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: FOCUS, Disney, Paramount, Sony, Universal, Warner Bros, Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family, Science Fiction, Sequels, Comedy, Thrillers, Box Office, Lists, Technology
Will Ferrell is no longer stuck in the Land of the Lost.
After stinking up the theaters last summer with his science fiction remake, Ferrell has rebounded nicely with The Other Guys. Sony’s buddy-cop flick opened to $35.5 million over the weekend, giving the funnyman his second highest debut ever. (Talledega Nights rang in $47 million in August 2006.) The comedy also performed well for Mark Wahlberg. It was his best outing since Planet of the Apes’ $68.5 million kickoff in 2001.
Unfortunately, 3-D screens and So You Think You Can Dance plugs couldn’t push Step Up 3D further up the charts. The $40 million film only grossed $15.8 million in ticket sales while coming in lower than the first two installments. (Step Up premiered to $20.7 million in 2006 while Step Up 2 the Streets opened to $18.9 million in 2008.)
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Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: DreamWorks, Disney, Paramount, Sony, Universal, Warner Bros, Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family, Remakes, Romance, Sequels, Comedy, Thrillers, Box Office, Lists
Fans aren’t quite ready to wake up from the dream just yet.
Despite competition from Steve Carell, Zac Efron and cute animals, Inception managed to continue its reign over the box office. The Christopher Nolan film - which is nearing the $200 million mark - added another $27.5 million to its total and became the third entry of the year to three-peat. (Alice in Wonderland and Shrek Forever After also had three wins under their belts.)
Warner Bros.’ win meant leftovers for Dinner for Schmucks. The Paramount comedy, which cost in the neighborhood of $60 million to produce, only brought $23.5 million to the table.
Meanwhile, Charlie St. Cloud narrowly beat out Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore for fifth place. The two entries were separated by approximately $100,000.
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Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:
- Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (PG): starring Chris O’Donnell, Jack McBrayer, Christina Applegate (directed by Brad Peyton)
- Charlie St. Cloud (PG-13): starring Zac Efron, Charlie Tahan, Amanda Crew (directed by Burr Steers)
- Dinner for Schmucks (PG-13): starring Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis (directed by Jay Roach)
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