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Old 03-19-2012, 12:22 AM   #1
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Weekend Boxoffice Chart


Audiences headed back to school for the TV update 21 Jump Street, which opened as the No. 1 weekend movie with $35 million.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of March 16th to March 18th, 2012.
  1. 21 Jump Street $35.0/$35.0
  2. Dr. Seuss' The Lorax $22.8/$158.4
  3. John Carter $13.5/$53.1
  4. Project X $4.0/$48.1
  5. A Thousand Words $3.7/$12.1
  6. Act of Valor $3.6/$62.3
  7. Safe House $2.8/$120.2
  8. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island $2.4/$95.0
  9. Casa De Mi Padre $2.2/$2.2
  10. This Means War $2.1/$50.5
  11. The Vow $2.1/$121.1
  12. Silent House $2.0/$10.5
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:27 AM   #2
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35 Million... not bad.
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:46 AM   #3
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actually looked kinda good, may check it out
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:37 AM   #4
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Looks funny. Taking the wife to see it for date night on Saturday.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:16 AM   #5
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Well John Carter bombed. We all knew it would, and it did.

(250 million+ budget for anyone who didn't know)
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:51 AM   #6
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I saw John Carter and thought it was a very average movie, kinda reminded me of Cowboys and Aliens, probably due to the desert setting. Definitely forgettable long term and nothing worth seeing again on DVD.

I think the real problem with John Carter is the uncertainty of who to appeal to. The movie seemed to have dragged on and on and the transitions between the actions scenes were way too boring to care. I also think Taylor Kitsch didn't make John Carter a likable character at all. He'll probably be the same personality in Battleship.
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Casa de mi Padre is doing pretty bad. Expected. As Americans hate subtitles.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:27 PM   #8
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Casa de mi Padre is doing pretty bad. Expected. As Americans hate subtitles.
We're the only country that doesn't have them forced on us. We'd probably be fine with subs too if Star Wars had originally been made in French...

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Old 03-19-2012, 12:33 PM   #9
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Actually I take that back...
READING IS HARD! DUB IT! - Every other person not just American. Fools.
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:55 PM   #10
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I know zero french. Are they saying the actual movie lines, or are they saying the subtitles?

It sounds like they only have one guy doing the voices.
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Old 03-19-2012, 02:49 PM   #11
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They turned a drama into a comedy. They turned a drama about cops who can pass as teenagers into a comedy starring two actors who cannot pass as being in their twenties. They did this in service of his Divine Shadow ... and they never show any mercy.
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Old 03-19-2012, 02:53 PM   #12
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I know zero french. Are they saying the actual movie lines, or are they saying the subtitles?

It sounds like they only have one guy doing the voices.
Haha, they're saying the movie lines, but all the subtitles are quotes from Sartre ^_~ Makes it even more hilarious, imo, because if the French had made Star Wars it would've been through a depressing, existentialist lens, by implication.
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They did this in service of his Divine Shadow ... and they never show any mercy.
Lexx?

Jump Street will get a sequel. Huge return.

I actually thought Ghost Rider was a huge flop, but I had no idea it was made for $57mil which seems kind of...insane. Especially given that's half the cost of the first one from...5 years ago, now?

Anyway. They'll all be making way for Hunger Games this weekend.
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Nah they can't screw up LEXX, that show did it for them. =)
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Casa de mi Padre is doing pretty bad. Expected. As Americans hate subtitles.
No, Americans who don't mind subtitles just hate movies with 45% on rotten tomatoes.
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No, Americans who don't mind subtitles just hate movies with 45% on rotten tomatoes.
I based that premise on movies being remade only after 2 years BUT IN ENGLISH so that makes it okay bs. But now that you have told me the movie sucks I understand.
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The appeal for John Carter was for those of us who loved the books. Chalk me up as an old man I guess, but it was awesome seeing the universe realized with a giant budget. I enjoyed it thoroughly. I understand why most saw it as a really pointless action flick, but as the original scifi super hero Carter was very true to his source material. He's not supposed to be endearing, he's the goddamned hero, he gets shit done.
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So, couple problems with JC:
- Unlikeable hero. Probably due to the wrong actor choice.
- Female lead was middling at best; I like brunettes and still struggled with whether I thought she was very pretty or not, and thus in full makeup and costume.
- Theme? The theme was blurry at best, resulting in no real emotional thrust to the story.
- Jump-the-shark-jumping: I think mars gravity is 1/3 of earth. That doesn't translate into jumping hundreds of yards horizontally and vertically, especially not while carrying someone. At one point he picks up a ~500lb boulder and flings it. Breaks iron chains like nothing.
- Marketing was pretty miserable.
- Release-date is probably a negative factor. Should've made it a summer movie, or winter break. Aren't students right in the middle or just prior to finals??? Why would you release a movie reliant on teens and YAs when they're at their worst point time-wise?
- The big inversion ending was too low-key, didn't ramp tension. It was actually a smart ending, but not well handled.
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I had never heard of John Carter before this movie started making headlines, and from the previews I saw, it looked too generic to really be interesting. If anything, all the hype about it has made me interested in the books while still being totally uninterested in the movie.
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Just waiting for Hunger Games.
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