Transformers continued its remarkable box office run, easily winning the weekend with a tally of $67.6 million, boxofficemojo.com reports. Ratatouille held strong in its second week in release, raking in $29 million, while Live Free or Die Hard earned $17.4 million. Last week's only other new release, License to Wed, took in just over $10 million, signalling that moviegoers might be growing a little tired of Robin Williams's trademark shtick. Rounding out the top five with a $5.2 million tally was Knocked Up, which continues to hold strong after five-plus weeks in theaters.
Does Transformers have the stuff to take on heavyweights Spider-Man 3 and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End for the summer box office crown? We'll find out this weekend, when a certain teenage wizard arrives in theaters. Posted 07.09.07 by reelz
As expected, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer dominated the weekend box office, raking in $57 million and placing well ahead of runner-up Ocean's Thirteen, which managed just a $19 million gross in its second week of release, boxofficemojo.com reports.
The weekend's other new release, Nancy Drew, didn't fare nearly as well, limping to a $7 million take and finishing outside of the top five.
Knocked Up continued its strong run, placing third overall with a $14 million tally. Its 26% drop-off was by far the smallest of all major releases.
Rounding out the top five were Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and Surf's Up, which took in $12 million and $9 million, respectively. Posted 06.18.07 by reelz
Early weekend numbers are showing that Ocean' Thirteen will be landing at number one for the weekend Box Office, proving the old Vegas adage that the house (or A-list star, in this case) always wins. Friday estimates have Ocean's leading with an estimated $12.4 million while Pirates 3 and Knocked Up placed in second and third respectively, both with just over $6 million.
Some speculations had Eli Roth's brutal Hostel Part II competing for top honors, but after a disappointing Friday take of an estimated $3.37 million, America may well be losing its taste for the torture-driven horror genre.
Check back on Reelz.com for final numbers this Monday. Posted 06.10.07 by reelz
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End topped the weekend box office for the second week in a row, raking in $43 million and easily fending off newcomers Knocked Up and Mr. Brooks, boxofficemojo.com reports.
The news wasn't all good for At World's End, however, as the flick's overall gross, $216 million, fell well short of the blistering pace set by its predecessor, last year's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, which took in $258 million over the same time span.
Though it failed to sink Pirates, Knocked Up still enjoyed an impressive opening weekend. Its $29 million take surpassed that of Judd Apatow's previous R-rated comedy, The 40 Year-Old-Virgin, by over $8 million. Buoyed by strong word of mouth, Virgin went on to top the $100 million mark. Expect Knocked Up to do the same. (Don't believe me? Check out Heather's review.)
Look for things to get really interesting at the box office this Friday, when Surf's Up, Ocean's Thirteen and Hostel II arrive in theaters. Posted 06.04.07 by reelz
At a recent press junket for Knocked Up, its star, Seth Rogen gave a little taste of what he's got in store with his next movie, the long-awaited Superbad.
"I think it just kind of was born out of a desire to see teen characters that are a lot like what [co-writer Evan Goldberg and I] were like when we were in high school," said Rogen.
He and Goldberg started writing the comedy, about two high school social rejects who go to a graduation party and impress their crushes, when they were just 14.
"We were teenagers in Vancouver. There was no real implication that it would ever get made into anything, it was just to amuse ourselves," the self-deprecating actor explained. "Unfortunately, really filthy filthy jokes is what amuses us, so that's what we wrote."
Rogen says Superbad is a return to movies like Fast Times at Ridgemont High, because it shows things like, in the MPAA's words "pervasive crude and sexual content, strong language, drinking, some drug use and a fantasy/comic violent image - all involving teens."
Sounds awesome. Posted 05.24.07 by reelz
To get fans amped up for their upcoming summer blockbuster Knocked Up (aka Judd Apatow's follow up to The 40-Year-Old Virgin), our friends at Universal have put together quite a fancy website.
The Knocked Up website has all sorts of features for fans who just can't wait for the movie to reach full term, including The Edit Bay (additional movie clips, deleted scenes, Apatow's Director's Video Diary, etc.), Freebies (a free ticket to Knocked Up for those who buy the all-new unrated Double Your Pleasure edition of The 40-Year-Old Virgin), and more.
My favorite? Easily the Knocked Up Baby-Maker. You just upload pix of you and whomever you want and it will whip you up a potential future baby. It's very easy. I took a stab at it with a picture of my husband and myself, and suffice it to say, I will be filing for divorce in the morning.
You can visit the Knocked Up website at KnockedUpMovie.com. Posted 05.19.07 by reelz