The last few weeks have seen some pretty big opens while some of them failed to impress while others did better than expected. Let’s layout of the top 5 from this weekend. After Earth and Now You See Me both opened this weekend, can you guess which one is number one? If you said neither, then you would be correct. Ouch! Let’s take a look!
5. Iron Man 3 – $8.4 Million
Iron Man 3 is doing better than Iron Man 2, which is awesome to see. The movie was great and a lot of sequels don’t do better than their predecessors. It’s not doing as well as The Avengers, who crush this 5 week total in the second week.
4. TIE – The Hangover Part III, Epic and Star Trek Into Darkness – ~$16.5 Million
This is only week 2 for The Hangover Part III and with the early reviews saying this movie just wasn’t funny plus the mix of people that are sick of paying to watch the same movie, I would say this movie is dead. Epic, on the other hand, is also at week 2 and it’s doing what kid friendly movies are doing. I wish Star Trek into Darkness was doing better into its third week, but don’t worry, they’ll recoup their budget next weekend.
3. After Earth – $27.5 Million
Speaking of dead movies, After Earth did terrible. With a budget of $130 million, I can’t see how they will come close to seeing a profit domestically. Russell said “the movie may not be as mind numbingly awful as last year’s Battleship, but cast and crew here find a way to achieve new, infuriating levels of pure, unalloyed mediocrity.”
2. Now You See Me – $29.2 Million
Barely above After Earth, this $75 million film is doing ok, I think. It looks like it’s one of those movies that certain people will like, while other just won’t. I’ve heard the complaints about the plot holes but I’ve also heard how great the cast is. I’m looking forward to seeing it soon!
1. Fast & Furious 6 (Furious 6?) – $35 Million
This is the 6th one already and there’s more in the works. Not as good as the 5th, Furious 6 takes back into the mix with more of a focus on the core characters and ties up the loose ends to finally catch up with Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift. Yeah, you didn’t know these took place before the 4th movie? I know, I know, it’s confusing as hell.