Monday, June 2, 2008

Box Office Results and other Movie News....

So we knew it was going to happen and with all the Sex and the City: The Movie madness for the past few weeks the ladies took the reigns from Indiana Jones and nabbed the top spot for the box office totals this past weekend. The movie could be one of the only movies, whose stars are 40 + year old women, to grab the top spot. I promised my dissertation (joking, it should be much shorter than that) on the SATC madness, backlash and the actual movie, but my ass was caught up in family drama, and by that I mean a sick puppy, so I can not see it until tonight. I will be attempting to publish my review and coverage on the SATC backlash later tonight, but no promises. Odds are, first thing tomorrow.

Anyways, here is the full list of the top 10 movies from this weekend’s box office totals.
1. Sex and The City: The Movie - $55.7 million
2. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull- $46 million
3. The Strangers - $20.7 million
4. Iron Man - $14 million
5. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - $13 million
6. What Happens in Vegas - $6.9 million
7. Baby Mama - $2.2 million
8. Speed Racer - $2.1 million
9. Made of Honor - $2 million
10. Forgetting Sarah Marshall - $1 million

In other movie news, MTV televised their “live” Movie Awards last night which has truly just become a two hour block of free advertising for movie studios pushing Summer releases. I couldn’t tell you who won anything other than Johnny Depp who walked away with two awads, since he truly took the audiences and my breath away. It’s a rare find nowadays to see a movie star of his caliber and to be around it is quite something else. Other stars who showed up to peddle some new flick or remind the kids they were still alive were Lindsay Lohan, Ellen Page, Steve Carrell, Duane Johnson, Anne Hathaway, Will Ferrell and Puff Daddy. Mike Meyers hosted the hot mess, promoting his Love Guru movie any second he could and reunited with one time partner in crime, Dana Carvey for a Waynes World sketch.
It was a bit bizarre, mainly because half of the studio audience had probably never known the original. Tom Cruise did his best "cool dad" performance and gave some kind of achievement award to Adam Sandler and he accepted it graciously and quite funny. But the funniest part of the show was not the ill fated award presentation involving “fake marijuana” with Seth Rogen and James Franco, who were promoting the much anticipateted , but it was the “viral video clip” for the upcoming Tropical Thunder movie starring Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black, Ben Stiller and written by Justin Theroux, a favorite here at The Spielster. You can check out the rest of the show and clips from it at

And in other happenings at the Universal Studios lot this weekend, a fire spread across the New York City sets there damaging multiple popular backdrops, such as the clock tower from Back to the Future and part of the King Kong attraction. Poor water pressure is being blamed for the fire being able to spread to almost two blocks long of the sets lot. According to reports this morning, the fire was calmed down, but the local fire department is watching over the lot to make sure it remains contained.

1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

This "awards" show needs to stop like most of MTV's programs.

I am getting a crush on Robert Downey Jr. once again though.