Monday, July 14, 2008

Monday Movie ReCap - Hellboy 2 wins the battle!

So my prediction came true and Hellboy 2: The Golden Army owned this weekend at the box office. Following rave reviews from comic book fans and devotees of Guillermo Del Toro alike, Hellboy 2 brought in $36 million this weekend, edging out last weekend’s winner Hancock. Also as predicted, Journey to the Center did reasonably well, but wasn’t able to grab a more prominent spot than number three. But the weekend’s true loser is “Meet Dave”, the sci-fi comedy starring Eddie Murphy and from the creators of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Following poor reviews and less than exciting advertising and promotions, “Meet Dave” opened at the number seven spot with a mere $5 million for the weekend. Murphy better start figuring out how to gain his presence back at the box office or I don’t see another vehicle starring him for a long time! Another winner this weekend was Kit Kittredge:An American Girl, the first big screen adaptation of the classic series American Girl novels. The movie began as a small push in only a handful of theaters earlier in this summer, but has continually received praise from critics and audiences, securing it a spot in the box office top ten. Hopefully this encourages other film makers to look at children’s films in a different way and make sure they are enjoyable for all audiences.

Here is the rest of the Box Office Top ten, courtesy of Box Office Mojo.
1. Hellboy II: The Golden Army - $36 million
2. Hancock - $33 million
3. Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D - $20.5 million
4. Wall-E - $18.5 million
5. Wanted - $11.6 million
6. Get Smart - $7.1 million
7. Meet Dave - $5.3 million
8. Kung Fu Panda - $4.3 million
9. Kit Kittredge: An American Girl - $2.4 million
10. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - $2.3 million