‘Alice in Wonderland’ topped the box office results again this week. Most movie pundits anxiously await Sunday morning like it is the opening of Wall Street because it gives them all the data the need to assess what the public is thinking and feeling about the movies available to watch at the cinema. And this week, the public has clearly chosen Tim Burton’s retelling of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ as its number 1 movie. The movie brought in a hefty $34.5 Million. Check out the wonderful photos in the slideshow below from the French and English premieres of the movie.
‘The Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ came in second place, which isn’t surprising, even though it is cast with relative unknowns. Jeff Kinney’s books are bestsellers and well loved by children and adults alike and the movie definitely plays to the books strengths with an opening of $21.8 Million.
Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler brought in enough viewers to make ‘The Bounty Hunter’ the third movie in the box office reports this week. Though some critics slammed the movie as formulaic and disappointing, it was good enough to bring in the romantic comedy lovers crowd and it even had a little bit of action for the men that were forced to see it. The movie brought in $21 Million. See my review of ‘The Bounty Hunter’ here.
‘Repo Men’ came in 4th place. Repo who? you may be asking. Exactly, the movie wasn’t well advertised or promoted and as such they couldn’t have expected it to open any better than it did. The movie stars Jude Law and Forest Whittaker and the movies premise as per the IMDB tagline is “For a price, any organ in your body can be replaced. But it can also be repossessed.” Uhm, no thanks. The movie made $6.1 Million not too shabby for you and me but very bad for the movie.
‘She’s Out of My League’ came in 5th place with just over $6 Million. I guess dumb movies about guys getting hot girls and lots of sexual rompy jokes are still popular draws to the box office.
Matt Damon and ‘The Green Zone’ came in 6th place.
The box office numbers for the top 5 movies came from ABCNews and If you want to watch any of these movies, you can choose from many great movie theaters in Los Angeles. Some of the best one’s I’ve been to are:
1. Regal Cinemas LA LIVE Stadium 14-1000 West Olympic Boulevard,Los Angeles, CA 90015
2. Pacific Theaters- The Grove- 189 The Grove Drive Los Angeles, CA 90036
3. AMC Burbank- 125 E. Palm Ave. Burbank, CA 91502