it was disappointing to see Wall-E witness such a big drop. I was anticipating more like Ratatouille's second frame of around 38%, specially since the word-of-mouth has been amazing.
Jul 6 - 08:25 PM
Big Willie Did it agian. and hancock also made a HUUUUGGGEEEEE 78.3 million OS.
Jul 6 - 08:37 PM
"Of course, ticket prices were much higher a dozen years ago when Will Smith scored his first of five number one openers over this holiday and its tally today would be roughly $490M."---I think you mean that they were lower :)
Jul 6 - 09:03 PM
Hancock wasn't that bad and I am SERIOUSLY crushing, 4th-grader style, on Charlize Theron right now.
I really don't know what to make of the Hulk's gross. I really liked it but I simply don't know if this is counted a success or a failure. I suspect something like 'minor-league success' would be appropriate.
Jul 6 - 09:08 PM
You and I are totally on the same page: I thought Hancock was a lot of fun, and I was pleasantly surprised at the serious turn it took. Also, jeeeez, Charlize Theron looked smokin' fuc.kin' HOT in that black outfit! Why can't she play Supergirl, if they ever decide to do a JLA movie RIGHT?
Also, I think the memory of Ang Lee's Hulk is still messing with the new (and infinitely superior) movie's mojo. In addition to that problem, I think that while Marvel's intentions to redeem this particular franchise was in the right place, the studio's estimations of how popular the character would be in a big screen translation were overestimated.
Jul 6 - 11:35 PM
I was dissapointed with Hancock, the last 30 minutes killed it... Sad to see Wanted have a huge drop, since its doing great though not just here in America I am sure we will get a sequal which is fine by me. Cant wait for HB II next week, I am really worried about how its gonna perform especially considering TDK comes out a week later (halle-loo-ya!).
HB II- 35 Million total 95 Million (hopefully more though)
Journey to center- 22 Mil total- 65 Million
Meet Dave- 12 Million Total- 35 Million
Jul 6 - 09:14 PM
Hancock was thoroughly disappointing, what the heck happened...It's sad that Pixar's films are steadily decreasing (a lil) in their range of profitability though the studio has maintained a great record of quality in its films (excepts Cars, not so good). I hope it's not an indication of the primary k-6 kid demographic being increasingly distracted by the glut of the superficial and the existence of sub-par animation by other studios..
Jul 6 - 09:45 PM
Never mess with a black man's ****...HanCOCK butchered the competition. Big Willie did it again :)
Jul 6 - 10:00 PM
Never mess with a black man's C O C K...HanCOCK butchered the competition. Big Willie did it again :)
Jul 6 - 10:07 PM
Hancock was awesome. Everyone I know loved it, and the whole theater was laughing and cheering. I don't know what the hell is wrong with critics. **** drama, sometimes we just want a good movie, and Hancock delivered.
Jul 6 - 10:48 PM
hancock was pretty good.....that is all
Jul 6 - 11:30 PM
thereign: Infinitely superior in your opinion. In my opinion the new Hulk was awful. I got absolutely nothing out of it. I think the studio knew it was not going to make money but released it to act as a set-up for other Marvel universe films.
Jul 7 - 01:46 AM
With the exception of Wall.E, not one of these other movies is inspired or any better than mediocore at best. And yet most of them are grossing over $100 million in less than a month! And you wonder why the studios keep putting out garbage?
What a dumbed-down, brain washed culture we have become.
I am sick and tired of going to the movies and being disappointed time and time again.
Seriously, how many of these movies are you going to buy on DVD and watch over and over in the years to come? Seems like every year I buy fewer and fewer new movies on DVD.
Jul 7 - 02:03 AM
I hope Hellboy 2 makes good money and then Dark Knight steam rolls everything to become the highest grossing movies of 2008!!
WHY SO SERIOUS!?
Jul 7 - 03:06 AM
balanceman, you need to stop making so many trips to the beach this Summer. I mean, you have clearly come down with a case of too much sand in your vagina.
As for Hancock, it was okay, I guess. The only real problem with it is that the last third of it pulled a 180 & pretty much went straight into "WTF" territory. Glad to see it made a decent amount of cash, though.
Jul 7 - 05:10 AM
Wanted- great flick. WAY better than i expected. its Matrix meets Office Space. hilarious and kick2ss action. probably the best bet in terms of pure entertainment on whats out right now. although predictable(saw the twists before they happened)...it says alot when i know whats going to happen and it STILL entertains me...
WallE- borderline sh3t. boring and in place of dialogue...there's amateurish predictability with the mediocre mime antics of a SUPPOSEDLY special robot that says one stinkin' word. over...rated. an adult nerdy artfest trapped in a kid's movie. hopefully Journey will destroy it soon.
hulk-if you saw the first one...you saw this one. add a better villian...and you have the same movie as the first. too much Banner, not enough Hulk
Kung Fu Panda - best kid's movie out right now...pretty funny as well
Get Smart- funniest movie out. hopefully second funniest flick(Forgetting...Marshall is too early for me to call a summer movie) behind Pineapple Express
hancock- better than i expected but seriously, did Lucas of Boll have a role in this? i've never been blah-ed by Theron's acting, but was when i saw it. same with Smith. thank god Bateman was entertaining or else it coulda been a snoozer. bad casting...or else Smith should have played a character closer to his MIB smart2ss fast talkin' persona. his role in this one was just as snoozerific as I am Legend. seemed like he mailed it in...same with Theron
The Dark Knight-stop showing me trailers!! bring on the frikkin movie...
Jul 7 - 05:39 AM
RIP Mike Myers. All of your characters seem exactly the same but with different outfits.
Jul 7 - 05:49 AM
I Liked Hancock. It was way better than the critics in my area were making it out to be. Good fun, Smith made the character work.Wanted was 'been there done that' for me. Good action that was very Matrix-esque, but less inspiring. The whole loom/fate/greek mythology connection is interesting, but overall the movie didn't hold my interest. I'll have to check out the comic it's based off of. I've got a feeling it will be more interesting than the movie was for me.The new Hulk was great. Pretty much encompassed what I wanted from a Hulk movie. Plenty of good Hulk smash action mixed in with Banner trying to cure himself.Wall-E was good quality Pixar entertainment that I always enjoy (except for Cars wasn't so great). The point made about less movies coming out every year that a person would want to own is a good one. My opinion falls into this category as well. Plenty of entertaining movies are coming out, but they're almost always watch once quality, not movies I'd own and watch multiple times. I've got hope for HB II and TDK though, but we'll see.
Jul 7 - 06:30 AM
how can people be arguing that this has been even a decent summer for movies so far? barring some excellent documentaries, there's been 'iron man' and 'wall-e' (which was good, not great) AND THAT IS IT.i even broke down and saw 'wanted' the other day because all you tools told me it was legit and it sucked. it was completely corny and any comparisons to 'the matrix' (made here and by critics) are totally unjustified. 'the matrix' was smart, stylish and innovative. there was not one new effect or stunt in 'wanted' that felt fresh or unique, and what few tricks they had (like shooting another flying bullet out of mid air) they used like 5 times! the movie was completely hollow and i'm not even accepting it as escapist fair where u can turn your brain off, because half the time i was actively thinking about how useless it was. example: a cool shot like where the guy jumps through the window to create the glass mosaic thing around his face was completely undercut but the CHEESY sped-up motion and flying office papers as the guy "ran" down the hallway. sorry, but that's just too much euro-camp for me. it was a graphic novel, not a cartoon.and macavoy at the end: "what the hell have you done lately." that just pissed me off. you throw me an unsubstantiated piece of trash that's only supposed to be enjoyed at face value and then criticize me for trying (though failing) to temporarily escape reality with it? it's like the director thought he was better than his own movie and was pandering down to the audience with the product. screw that, go rip off korn's 'freak on a leash' music video a little more with that bullet-retracing crap.so add this to the list of crappy summer movies that people on this site endorse (indy 4, hulk, zohan, get smart and now hancock? please.) you guys need to evaluate these movies a little more objectively. just because we're served up cinematic turds all summer doesn't mean that the least crappy of those offerings is actually good. it just seems so in relative terms. balanceman knows whats up. hollywood is phoning it in again and laughing all the way to the bank because people would rather see a big-budget movie that they assume will dazzle them with CGI than they would seek out a highly-rated doc or independent movie. in case anyone does care, the following are all excellent "alternatives" to the latest tinseltown excrement:'mongol' - classic-feeling historical epic with clear, detailed battle sequences.'bigger, stronger, faster*' - debut doc from chris bell is remarkably even-handed as he deals with steroid use in america and his own family. 'encounters at the end of the world' - werner herzog rarely disappoints and this doc is daring, humorous and laden with amazing visuals. ok, so i addressed some of the problems and offered solutions. and what if you don't get indie flicks out your way? get netflix for the price you'd pay to see that lackluster blockbuster and stop the vicious cycle.
Jul 7 - 07:12 AM
balanceman & Dahluzz, go get a room, work out your frustration together while you watch 'Mongol' and then go find some small, deserving political campaign to save.
Seriously. GET OVER IT. There is nothing less interesting or useful than people getting on a movie website and, because of whatever their personal beef is, pissing on everyone else who likes different movies than they do. --Oh, wait--There IS something less interesting: Coming onto a movie website with a THEORY about WHY people like different movies, relating to their obvious character deficiencies.
Jul 7 - 07:43 AM
come on dude, are we just gonna sit here and lavish praise on movies we know aren't that great? its like the 12-step program, the first step is admitting we have a problem. the next is not supporting lame products so that hollywood is forced to raise the bar. if you're honestly content with what's been coming out, i guess you don't care. but for me, this season has been underwhelming to say the least. have you really enjoyed yourself that much at the movies lately?
Jul 7 - 08:16 AM
Hancock was just terrible. I'm sorry at the end AI was like "what the hell was that?" what a waste of time. I need a little more out of a movie than just pretty good special effects and the charm of it's cast (all of whom I thought did good solid work here). I need some kind of cohesive story or at least characters whose relationships make sense. Seemed like it made by a committee. The concept was good, just no delivery. I went in with a positive outlook and had specifically avoided reading any reviews because I wanted to just enjoy it on it's own merits and sadly it had very few. I enjoyed the Happening more.
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