Box Office Guru Wrapup: Hop Stays On Top

Arthur and Hanna round out the top three.

This weekend Universal's hit kidpic Hop became the first film of 2011 to spend back-to-back weeks at number one as the bunny pic fended off competition from four new wide releases to remain the most popular film in North America. Its star Russell Brand also claimed second place with his comedy remake Arthur making the British comedian that rare star to hold the top two spots at the box office. The frame's other debuting titles had mixed results with the teen girl-led films Hanna and Soul Surfer faring well while the raunchy fantasy comedy Your Highness failed to make much of a splash. As usual, the overall box office was down by double digits compared to last year.

Dropping a reasonable 42% in its second turn with moviegoers, Hop grossed an estimated $21.7M boosting its ten-day total to a healthy $68.2M. The Universal release cost only $63M to make so the studio has a solid moneymaker on its hands that could possibly find its way to $120-130M from North America alone. So far the animation/live-action hybrid is following the same path as Johnny Depp's Rango from early March. After a similar $38.1M debut, the lizard toon declined by 41% putting its ten-day tally at the exact same figure as Hop's. Rango now sits at $117.5M after its sixth session on its way to $120M+. Hop follows an eleven-week streak of new films opening at number one each frame.





Russell Brand's Arthur remake finished in second place for the weekend thanks to the widest release of any new title and grossed an estimated $12.6M. The PG-13 redo of the 1981 Dudley Moore hit averaged a lackluster $3,848 per theater from 3,276 locations. Slammed by critics, the Warner Bros. release was meant to bring the story of a rich lovable drunk playboy to a younger audience by using the British comic as the anchor. But unfunny trailers and Brand's not-so-sizable box office power led Arthur to a disappointing debut as moviegoers stayed away for the most part. The actor's only other lead role in a film came in last summer's Get Him To The Greek which carried an R rating and bowed to a better $17.6M on its way to $61M. Arthur co-starred Helen Mirren and Jennifer Garner who also failed to contribute commercial muscle. Though it ranked second overall, the comedy placed fifth in the top ten when comparing per-theater averages. The reported production budget was $40M with a hefty marketing tab added on top of that.

Focus landed in third with a commendable performance from its new action title Hanna which debuted to an estimated $12.3M from 2,535 playdates. The PG-13 espionage thriller averaged $4,861 and was the only action film in the top five. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, and Cate Blanchett, the pic earned strong reviews from critics which helped it appeal to upscale adult audiences looking for something without talking bunnies or bumbling drunks. Few films are anchored by a teen girl assassin so the fresh feel and the strong marketing push helped Hanna stand out as an option paying top dollar for.





The inspirational family drama Soul Surfer exceeded expectations and debuted in fourth with an estimated $11.1M. Posting the best average among the new titles, the PG-rated true story of a teen surfer who gets her life back on track after a shark bites off her arm averaged a good $5,014 from 2,214 sites. Sony's TriStar unit handled distribution while FilmDistrict took marketing duties. Starring AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, and superstar singer Carrie Underwood in her film debut, earned mixed reviews from critics. Moms and daughters made up a big portion of the audience. Exit polls showed that a whopping 80% of the crowd was female and 56% was under 25. Soul Surfer earned an A+ grade from CinemaScore which is rare these days so word-of-mouth should allow the pic to play well for the rest of the spring season especially with the Easter holiday still to come.

The horror film Insidious posted a shockingly low second weekend decline of only 27% and ranked fifth with an estimated $9.7M in ticket sales. Fright films routinely lose over half of their opening weekend take in the sophomore frame so this result is indeed rare. With a solid $27.1M in its first ten days, rookie distributor FilmDistrict's first release could find its way to an impressive $50M or more. With Insidious, four of the top five films had one-word titles.





Faring worst among the weekend's four new wide releases was Universal's fantasy comedy Your Highness which bowed to an estimated $9.5M from 2,769 locations for a dull $3,438 average. The R-rated action laugher starring Danny McBride, James Franco, and Natalie Portman tried to attract older teens and young adults by mixing an effects-driven Medieval quest with crude sexual humor but failed to impress. The $50M production skewed towards young men with 58% of the audience being male and 55% being 25 and older. A weak C+ CinemaScore and horrible reviews indicate a fast fade in the weeks ahead. Saturday sales dropped 9% while all other new releases - even rival comedy Arthur - enjoyed increases.

The sci-fi thriller Source Code dropped 39% in its second weekend to an estimated $9.1M. Holding up well despite plenty of competition, the Summit release has grossed $28.6M in ten days and looks headed for a $50M finish. Relativity's action pic Limitless fell by an identical 39% to an estimated $5.7M boosting the impressive cume to $64.4M.





The kidpic Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules tumbled 51% to an estimated $4.9M giving Fox $45.5M to date. Lionsgate's The Lincoln Lawyer enjoyed another moderate drop with an estimated $4.6M, off only 33%, for a $46.5M sum rounding out the top ten.

New films in limited release did not fare very well over the weekend. The IMAX 3D animal documentary Born To Be Wild debuted in 206 locations and took in an estimated $850,000 for a mild $4,126 average per site. The G-rated pic about orangutans and elephants was narrated by Morgan Freeman. Running only 40 minutes in length, Born played to regular ticket prices despite being an IMAX 3D presentation. Many exhibitors were able to squeeze in seven or eight showtimes per day meaning each showing attracted just 20-25 people. Reviews were terrific across the board. Lionsgate released the Spanish-language romantic comedy No Eres Tu, Soy Yo (It's Not You, It's Me) in 226 theaters but averaged a weak $2,655 with its estimated $600,000 take.

The top ten films grossed an estimated $101.2M which was down 14% from last year when Clash of the Titans remained in the top spot with $26.6M; and off 17% from 2009 when Hannah Montana The Movie debuted at number one with $32.3M.



Author: Gitesh Pandya, Box Office Guru!

Comments

ap sirius

karl anderson

No accounting for taste anymore when Hop is number 1 and R. Brant is 1 and 2 at the box office ... Of coarse I guess I can take some solace in the fact that the rest of them arent much better...Hopefully things will change quickly

Apr 10 - 07:42 PM

Kadeem S.

Kadeem Stewart

It's Brand not Brant

Apr 10 - 08:32 PM

ap sirius

karl anderson

its also called acting, not mugging...

Apr 11 - 06:45 PM

Bay is .001 Nolan

Bay is .001 Nolan

Finally, I don't really get Brand's acting! He doesn't really act that well and her wife cannot sing but at least Perry is hot (when wearing make-up).

Apr 13 - 09:25 PM

Kadeem S.

Kadeem Stewart

I saw "Hanna" and "Soul Surfer" and they are so excellent. "Your Highness" and "Arthur" are total losers.

Apr 10 - 08:34 PM

Noah S.

Noah Simon

Sorry, didn't catch that, did you say that Soul Surfer was excellent?

Apr 11 - 03:39 PM

Kadeem S.

Kadeem Stewart

Congrats to "Hop," but I will not see a lame excuse like "Arthur."

Apr 10 - 08:36 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Hop is lamer than Arthur. At least the latter doesn't have any fucking talking anthropomorphic animals.

Apr 10 - 08:51 PM

Hazel B.

Hazel Bellow

Pretty sure you're going to die alone. lol

Apr 11 - 12:14 AM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

What? How does your mind work?

Apr 11 - 12:25 AM

Irukandji

Chris Skoufis

Then let's all duck for cover when Chipwrecked appears in theaters.Fucking chipmunks >:(

Apr 11 - 06:34 AM

Harry Mars

Harrison Marsh

Yeah Watcher, if you don't like Hop then you will die alone. That's how it works around here.

Apr 11 - 12:19 PM

Hazel B.

Hazel Bellow

You just leave those talking animals alone... :)

Apr 11 - 11:50 PM

Seth D.

Seth Daniels

Movies with talking anthropomorphic animals:

-The Lion King
-Bambi
-The Land Before Time
-An American Tale
-Lady and the Tramp

Apr 12 - 08:28 AM

Wisenheimer

Joshua Dinsmore

Ok guys, all movies that are not associated with Disney and use anthropomorphic animals have been real pains within the past decade. The chipmunk movies have really been a pain in the *ss ever since the idiot producer who green-lighted the monstrosity thought of the idea. Hop shouldn't be hated because it has anthropomorphic animals in it, but because it has anthropomorphic animals in it and its a total mess.

Apr 12 - 09:09 AM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

@Seth - All those movies you mentioned are CARTOONS, not CGI. Big difference in the way your mind perceives that which is happening on screen.

Apr 12 - 02:24 PM

THEREWOLF

Markus Arbutina

Have you seen Hop?

Apr 11 - 01:00 PM

General Wiz

Carlos Flores

I was way off on your highness. Between this and the oscars James Franco is going to need a big hit soon to stay revelant. Insidious is doing amazingly well for a horror movie. Though it will have a bigger drop off next week because because off scream 4 which I am very exited for. Rio will however win the box-office because of families and 3-d.

Apr 10 - 07:43 PM

Brian B.

Brian Barreto

You're overreacting on James Franco a bit. The man may have been terrible at this year's Oscars, but who cares? It's the past--move on. He's an amazing actor, who just recently garnered an Academy-Award nomination for Best Actor(127 Hours)at this year's Oscars as well. "Your Highness" may not been the next Anchorman or Pineapple Express, but at least it was unapolegetic, mindless comedy.

I agree on Scre4m. It makes me happy to see it back at the multiplexes.

Apr 10 - 08:07 PM

General Wiz

Carlos Flores

Well yes perhaps I did overreact a bit.

Still, I do think none the less he is in a slump right now. Hollywood tends to care more about box-office then awards. 127 hours itself slightly underperformed especially when compared to other awards winner like black swan and the king's speech. Still, I am a big fan of him and hope he can get out of this slump.




Apr 10 - 08:30 PM

Premo Beat

John Noto

Maybe Hollywood will learn its lesson and stop giving Apatow roleplayers free reign over their movies (Rogan, McBride)

Apr 11 - 07:40 AM

Confounded

Matthew Bertram

Then your argument for Franco can also be made for Portman. An Oscar turn in Black Swan followed by No Strings Attached and Your Highness. But you also have to consider that Your Highness was actually filmed in early 2009, before either actor made their acclaimed films this past year. Just crappy timing for a release.

Apr 11 - 08:13 AM

General Wiz

Carlos Flores

In response to confounded, Natalie portman didn't bomb at the Oscar as a host and she actually won the award unlike Franco who was just nominated. Also ''No strings'' if I remember correctly got like a 50 percent on the t-meter which is high for it's genera and it was very successful financially. So this is one failure so she is in alot less trouble then Franco.

Apr 11 - 01:16 PM

Brian B.

Brian Barreto

You're overreacting on James Franco a bit. The man may have been terrible at this year's Oscars, but who cares? It's the past--move on. He's an amazing actor, who just recently garnered an Academy-Award nomination for Best Actor(127 Hours)at this year's Oscars as well. "Your Highness" may not been the next Anchorman or Pineapple Express, but at least it was unapolegetic, mindless comedy.

I agree on Scre4m. It makes me happy to see it back at the multiplexes.

Apr 10 - 08:07 PM

General Wiz

Carlos Flores

Well yes perhaps I did overreact a bit.

Still, I do think none the less he is in a slump right now. Hollywood tends to care more about box-office then awards. 127 hours itself slightly underperformed especially when compared to other awards winner like black swan and the king's speech. Still, I am a big fan of him and hope he can get out of this slump.




Apr 10 - 08:30 PM

Premo Beat

John Noto

Maybe Hollywood will learn its lesson and stop giving Apatow roleplayers free reign over their movies (Rogan, McBride)

Apr 11 - 07:40 AM

Confounded

Matthew Bertram

Then your argument for Franco can also be made for Portman. An Oscar turn in Black Swan followed by No Strings Attached and Your Highness. But you also have to consider that Your Highness was actually filmed in early 2009, before either actor made their acclaimed films this past year. Just crappy timing for a release.

Apr 11 - 08:13 AM

General Wiz

Carlos Flores

In response to confounded, Natalie portman didn't bomb at the Oscar as a host and she actually won the award unlike Franco who was just nominated. Also ''No strings'' if I remember correctly got like a 50 percent on the t-meter which is high for it's genera and it was very successful financially. So this is one failure so she is in alot less trouble then Franco.

Apr 11 - 01:16 PM

ZenFan

Dylan Hair

At least the Box Office is starting to perk up a bit now, some movies are getting better reviews as opposed to Jan-Feb when the only fresh wide releas was justin beiber of all movies. I'm actually surprised Hanna grossed as much as it did, I didn't think it would break 10 mil, but 12 mil is a pretty great result for that film. I saw it friday night and thought it was very good. The three main actors were all terrific, and it was very well made. Surprised Insidious barely dropped, and not surprised Hop remained at the top, may get competition from Rio this week however. I'd love to know why the film Win Win doesn't have a wide release, saw it Friday, and its my favorite film of the year thus far. Exceptional film!

Apr 10 - 08:07 PM

ap sirius

karl anderson

maybe because Paul Giamatti is not a box office draw...

Apr 11 - 04:13 PM

Gustavo

Gustavo Filgueiras

Rio was the highest gross weekend of the year, scoring the best opening of the year with $55 million (Friday and Saturday).

Fox said Rio opened No. 1 in nearly every market it played, and scored particularly well in Brazil, where the weekend action came to $8.3 million.

Rio will surely be a blockbuster, on April 15, the movie should be in 1st, ahead of Scream 4.

Apr 10 - 08:13 PM

Jaxx Raxor

Adam Jones

Rio isn't out yet in North America, and when it comes to films that are released internationally the USA/Canada box office is biggest by a massive margin. It is a joint USA/Brazil film but I'm not sure how much appeal it will have in North America. Most likely will open number 1 next week however.

Apr 10 - 09:06 PM

Gustavo

Gustavo Filgueiras

Rio had the highest grossing film for an animation in Brazil, surpassing the Ice Age 3. Because the film is about the Rio de Janeiro (city where I live), so the acceptance was too big.

In the USA, I believe it will be at # 1 in box office, the only rival is Scream 4. Seeing the revenue of about $ 200 million movie Ice Age 3 in the U.S., if Rio does the same thing, he'll have a big box office.

I just do not believe the film can surpass the mark of 800 million dollars from the film Ice Age 3.

Apr 11 - 05:23 AM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Yeah, I agree Rio will win next week. There hasn't been enough buzz about Scream 4 to make it competitive with a good family animated film in 3D. If they'd given it a bit more hype maybe, but as is no way.

Apr 11 - 07:05 AM

Clint D.

Clint Davis

In all actuality, if Scream 4 was any good they would have gotten some of the reviews published on this sight now like they have with Rio to stir up some buzz. I have a feeling that Scream 4 is going to be a real stinker critically.

Apr 11 - 10:05 AM

King Crunk

King Crunk

Saw Source Code; best film I have seen this year, absolutely fantastic.

Apr 10 - 08:20 PM

dj Mark

Mark Marquis

I just have to shake my head when I see movies sitting at #1 & #2 with such low scores and Source Code with a whopping 90% falling down the list. We don't deserve smart movies.

Apr 11 - 02:46 PM

King Crunk

King Crunk

Seriously man, I thought I was the going to be the only person in the theater when I went to see it, but two other people walked in right as the previews were ending.

Apr 11 - 07:23 PM

Jimmy G.

Jimmy Gee

I agree. Thought Source Code was the best movie so far this year, and I've seen quite a few. Maybe Rango was 2nd best so far-it's been a bad start compared to 2010.

Apr 12 - 07:47 PM

General Wiz

Carlos Flores

Well yes perhaps I did overreact a bit.

Still, I do think none the less he is in a slump right now. Hollywood tends to care more about box-office then awards. 127 hours itself slightly underperformed especially when compared to other awards winner like black swan and the king's speech. Still, I am a big fan of him and hope he can get out of this slump.




Apr 10 - 08:30 PM

Premo Beat

John Noto

Maybe Hollywood will learn its lesson and stop giving Apatow roleplayers free reign over their movies (Rogan, McBride)

Apr 11 - 07:40 AM

Confounded

Matthew Bertram

Then your argument for Franco can also be made for Portman. An Oscar turn in Black Swan followed by No Strings Attached and Your Highness. But you also have to consider that Your Highness was actually filmed in early 2009, before either actor made their acclaimed films this past year. Just crappy timing for a release.

Apr 11 - 08:13 AM

General Wiz

Carlos Flores

In response to confounded, Natalie portman didn't bomb at the Oscar as a host and she actually won the award unlike Franco who was just nominated. Also ''No strings'' if I remember correctly got like a 50 percent on the t-meter which is high for it's genera and it was very successful financially. So this is one failure so she is in alot less trouble then Franco.

Apr 11 - 01:16 PM

Kadeem S.

Kadeem Stewart

It's Brand not Brant

Apr 10 - 08:32 PM

ap sirius

karl anderson

its also called acting, not mugging...

Apr 11 - 06:45 PM

Bay is .001 Nolan

Bay is .001 Nolan

Finally, I don't really get Brand's acting! He doesn't really act that well and her wife cannot sing but at least Perry is hot (when wearing make-up).

Apr 13 - 09:25 PM

Kadeem S.

Kadeem Stewart

I saw "Hanna" and "Soul Surfer" and they are so excellent. "Your Highness" and "Arthur" are total losers.

Apr 10 - 08:34 PM

Noah S.

Noah Simon

Sorry, didn't catch that, did you say that Soul Surfer was excellent?

Apr 11 - 03:39 PM

Kadeem S.

Kadeem Stewart

Congrats to "Hop," but I will not see a lame excuse like "Arthur."

Apr 10 - 08:36 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Hop is lamer than Arthur. At least the latter doesn't have any fucking talking anthropomorphic animals.

Apr 10 - 08:51 PM

Hazel B.

Hazel Bellow

Pretty sure you're going to die alone. lol

Apr 11 - 12:14 AM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

What? How does your mind work?

Apr 11 - 12:25 AM

Irukandji

Chris Skoufis

Then let's all duck for cover when Chipwrecked appears in theaters.Fucking chipmunks >:(

Apr 11 - 06:34 AM

Harry Mars

Harrison Marsh

Yeah Watcher, if you don't like Hop then you will die alone. That's how it works around here.

Apr 11 - 12:19 PM

Hazel B.

Hazel Bellow

You just leave those talking animals alone... :)

Apr 11 - 11:50 PM

Seth D.

Seth Daniels

Movies with talking anthropomorphic animals:

-The Lion King
-Bambi
-The Land Before Time
-An American Tale
-Lady and the Tramp

Apr 12 - 08:28 AM

Wisenheimer

Joshua Dinsmore

Ok guys, all movies that are not associated with Disney and use anthropomorphic animals have been real pains within the past decade. The chipmunk movies have really been a pain in the *ss ever since the idiot producer who green-lighted the monstrosity thought of the idea. Hop shouldn't be hated because it has anthropomorphic animals in it, but because it has anthropomorphic animals in it and its a total mess.

Apr 12 - 09:09 AM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

@Seth - All those movies you mentioned are CARTOONS, not CGI. Big difference in the way your mind perceives that which is happening on screen.

Apr 12 - 02:24 PM

Wisenheimer

Joshua Dinsmore

Huh? How is this possible? It topped the box office twice? TWICE?!

Apr 10 - 08:48 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Hop is lamer than Arthur. At least the latter doesn't have any fucking talking anthropomorphic animals.

Apr 10 - 08:51 PM

Hazel B.

Hazel Bellow

Pretty sure you're going to die alone. lol

Apr 11 - 12:14 AM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

What? How does your mind work?

Apr 11 - 12:25 AM

Irukandji

Chris Skoufis

Then let's all duck for cover when Chipwrecked appears in theaters.Fucking chipmunks >:(

Apr 11 - 06:34 AM

Harry Mars

Harrison Marsh

Yeah Watcher, if you don't like Hop then you will die alone. That's how it works around here.

Apr 11 - 12:19 PM

Hazel B.

Hazel Bellow

You just leave those talking animals alone... :)

Apr 11 - 11:50 PM

Seth D.

Seth Daniels

Movies with talking anthropomorphic animals:

-The Lion King
-Bambi
-The Land Before Time
-An American Tale
-Lady and the Tramp

Apr 12 - 08:28 AM

Wisenheimer

Joshua Dinsmore

Ok guys, all movies that are not associated with Disney and use anthropomorphic animals have been real pains within the past decade. The chipmunk movies have really been a pain in the *ss ever since the idiot producer who green-lighted the monstrosity thought of the idea. Hop shouldn't be hated because it has anthropomorphic animals in it, but because it has anthropomorphic animals in it and its a total mess.

Apr 12 - 09:09 AM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

@Seth - All those movies you mentioned are CARTOONS, not CGI. Big difference in the way your mind perceives that which is happening on screen.

Apr 12 - 02:24 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

There have been like 3 good movies released this year, what the fuck is wrong with 2011? Hanna looks mildly interesting, but nothing else this week. Or next week.

Apr 10 - 08:54 PM

Wisenheimer

Joshua Dinsmore

I don't get it either The.Watcher, maybe the guys at Hollywood have thought of other reasons to make movies, like...making bad movies look good and getting saps to go see them. Seriously, I'd like to take a torch and some lighter fluid and burn that stupid rabbit movie to ashes.

Apr 10 - 09:32 PM

JC Martel

JC Martel

I Saw Source code it wasn't "all that". I believe movies have become so bad that critics have just lowered the bar. No way in hell Source code is a 90% fresh movie.

Apr 10 - 09:33 PM

TheAnimatorRator

Megan Gierasch

I enjoyed it more so than Limitless, thats for sure.

Apr 10 - 09:56 PM

JC Martel

JC Martel

I didn't see Limitless because the theater I usually go to only shows the movie with AVX (whatever the hell that is) and I'm not paying almost 16$ for these gimmicks. As far as source code goes, I thought it was solid entertainment but the 90% fresh critic kinda misled me into thinking the movie was flirting with greatness and it just wasn't the case.

Apr 10 - 11:08 PM

dj Mark

Mark Marquis

The critics haven't lowered the bar. 2011 has.

Apr 11 - 02:51 PM

TheAnimatorRator

Megan Gierasch

True, I'd probobly give it somewhere in the lowish 80's. And $ 16 for any movie in the theater is outrageous. I feel for you dude.

Apr 11 - 06:22 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

Just remember I told you so. Two hands dude, you'll be able to count the 2011 films even worth seeing on two hands. It doesn't mean they will be great films, either.

Apr 11 - 08:52 AM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

LOL You don't have to tell me, man, I know this only too well, unfortunately.

Apr 11 - 11:58 AM

Jaxx Raxor

Adam Jones

Rio isn't out yet in North America, and when it comes to films that are released internationally the USA/Canada box office is biggest by a massive margin. It is a joint USA/Brazil film but I'm not sure how much appeal it will have in North America. Most likely will open number 1 next week however.

Apr 10 - 09:06 PM

Gustavo

Gustavo Filgueiras

Rio had the highest grossing film for an animation in Brazil, surpassing the Ice Age 3. Because the film is about the Rio de Janeiro (city where I live), so the acceptance was too big.

In the USA, I believe it will be at # 1 in box office, the only rival is Scream 4. Seeing the revenue of about $ 200 million movie Ice Age 3 in the U.S., if Rio does the same thing, he'll have a big box office.

I just do not believe the film can surpass the mark of 800 million dollars from the film Ice Age 3.

Apr 11 - 05:23 AM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Yeah, I agree Rio will win next week. There hasn't been enough buzz about Scream 4 to make it competitive with a good family animated film in 3D. If they'd given it a bit more hype maybe, but as is no way.

Apr 11 - 07:05 AM

Clint D.

Clint Davis

In all actuality, if Scream 4 was any good they would have gotten some of the reviews published on this sight now like they have with Rio to stir up some buzz. I have a feeling that Scream 4 is going to be a real stinker critically.

Apr 11 - 10:05 AM

Isaac

Isaac H

A little surprised (but not by any means disappointed) that Your Highness did so poorly. It had plenty of star power (arguably greater than that of Arthur) and had a pretty giant ad campaign. I was expecting it to debut at least in the top 3 with 15M-20M. I'm very surprised (and disappointed) that Arthur debuted at second. I'd heard next to nothing about it before about a week ago, and it looks pretty terrible. I guess remakes can depend on that little surge of people hoping to be reminded of the original, but I doubt it'll have much of a lasting box office power. Hanna is the only film that really looks worth seeing this week, but I still haven't gotten around to seeing Source Code so that's higher on my list of must sees, but I will get around to seeing Hanna in the coming weeks as long as my schedule allows. Anyone else think it looks good enough to warrant a ticket?

Apr 10 - 09:13 PM

Cory

Cory B

I saw it last Friday, and it's absolutely worth a ticket. It burns a bit more slowly than a lot of action films but the action is excellent and the acting from the top three performers is exceptional. If you can see it in theaters, I'd definitely recommend it.

Apr 11 - 10:30 AM

Isaac

Isaac H

Thanks for the advice, I'll definitely try to see it this weekend.

Apr 11 - 07:37 PM

Wisenheimer

Joshua Dinsmore

I don't get it either The.Watcher, maybe the guys at Hollywood have thought of other reasons to make movies, like...making bad movies look good and getting saps to go see them. Seriously, I'd like to take a torch and some lighter fluid and burn that stupid rabbit movie to ashes.

Apr 10 - 09:32 PM

JC Martel

JC Martel

I Saw Source code it wasn't "all that". I believe movies have become so bad that critics have just lowered the bar. No way in hell Source code is a 90% fresh movie.

Apr 10 - 09:33 PM

TheAnimatorRator

Megan Gierasch

I enjoyed it more so than Limitless, thats for sure.

Apr 10 - 09:56 PM

JC Martel

JC Martel

I didn't see Limitless because the theater I usually go to only shows the movie with AVX (whatever the hell that is) and I'm not paying almost 16$ for these gimmicks. As far as source code goes, I thought it was solid entertainment but the 90% fresh critic kinda misled me into thinking the movie was flirting with greatness and it just wasn't the case.

Apr 10 - 11:08 PM

dj Mark

Mark Marquis

The critics haven't lowered the bar. 2011 has.

Apr 11 - 02:51 PM

TheAnimatorRator

Megan Gierasch

True, I'd probobly give it somewhere in the lowish 80's. And $ 16 for any movie in the theater is outrageous. I feel for you dude.

Apr 11 - 06:22 PM

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