The Dark Knight Rises was set to come out on top this weekend; it was truly a no-brainer since many of the other films are lacking in, well, everything. From what I hear, The Watch is a terrible film. The Ben Stiller comedy has an abysmal rating on Rotten Tomatoes and the film earned a two dudes rating from Josh Baldwin. Step Up Revolution looks like a piece of trash, I'm surprised it made it to theaters and not on MTV2 on a Friday night. Audiences want to see Batman since this is Nolan's "last" Dark Knight film.
TDKR placed first with just above $65 million. The film dropped 60% percent from last week. My guess was that it was set to drop 55% percent, earning $72 million. I wasn't too far off, like $70 million off; I missed the mark by $7 M. All in all the film has earned over $289 million but Warner Bros. is donating a huge chunk of that to Aurora for that fatal shooting last Friday.
Ice Age: Continental Drift placed second with a low $13.3 million. The film hasn't been receiving the praise that the first film had received but, like I said many times before, kids enjoy it. Even if the film sucks kids still want to see it. Why would that damper the child's choice of any film they want to watch? It's not like they constantly check online for reviews, they simply see characters they know, or want to know, and they jump up and down begging and pleading that they want to see the new cartoon. Forgive me, that statement hit a bit close to home. (Man, I miss being a kid).
The Watch stumbled to third place with $13 million, a really great start to a film no one wanted to see. The last great film Ben Stiller was in, he directed it; Tropic Thunder was a great film that will be quoted until the end of times. Vince Vaughn is the guy that cracks a funny joke and everyone thinks is funny, then keeps cracking the same joke time and again and some people begin to stop laughing until that guy is forever known as the unfunny douche. He has played nearly the same character in every film, the neurotic, fast talking wise-ass. It worked in Old School but everywhere else, not so much.
Step Up Revolution placed fourth with $11.8 million. I'm shocked that happened. I did guess that this film would make about $18 million but watching the trailer again had me doing facepalms. Ted is holding on fans, placing fifth with an additional $7 million. I'm telling you, we are just one step closer to a profanity laced talking teddy from Universal; or just a lackluster sequel.
The Top Ten