Comic Booked brings you the Weekend Box Office Showdown. I feel like maybe that needs a bigger intro…
Comic Booked brings you the Weekend Box Office Showdown!!!
Better, this was a huge weekend for movies. Well, one movie in particular as everything else was rather lackluster in comparison to Transformers: Age of Extinction. I got to go see this movie and loved it. Even at 2 hours and 45 minutes long, it was never short on action or an interesting storyline. In 3D, this movie was really cool looking as well. Mark Wahlberg gave a decent performance and Kelsey Grammer was truly a hateable villain. Withou further ado, here are you box office stats for this last weekend.
Transformers: Age of Extinction - $100M
22 Jump Street – $15.4M
How to Train Your Dragon 2 – $13.1M
Think Like Man Too – $10.4M
Maleficent – $8.2M
Jersey Boys – $7.6M
Edge of Tomorrow – $5.2M
The Fault in Our Stars – $4.8M
X-Men: Days of Future Past – $3.3M
Chef – $1.6M
There are some good movies out right now, in wide distribution. I have been able to see both X-Men and Transformers, and both were worth watching. The most interesting thing was the disparity between the movies, many of them being on their third or later week in theaters. The other openers this week were severely overshadowed.
If you have seen the news in the last day or so, there was a lot of talk of over-inflated revenues related to Transformers. Whether this was more from the fact that the studios didn’t want to admit that it could do this well or what, the numbers seem to state that this movie is the first big blockbuster of 2014. $100 million domestically and over $200 million internationally, put Transformers: Age of Extinction off the endangered species list any time soon.
One final interesting piece of news about this weekend’s movies. Snowpiercer, a movie that was released around the world a year ago, was finally released in the US this weekend. This movie stars Chris Evens and John Hurt and is based on the graphic novel that can be purchased from Amazon here. This movie, released in only 8 theaters nationwide, still added over $170,000 to it’s already massive $80 million dollar international total. I really want to see this one and guess I will have to wait for it to come out on DVD and BluRay.