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(Deadline)   Jack the Giant Slayer tops a weak box office while holdover Identity Thief remains a strong number two, while 21 and Over and The Last Exorcism II both bomb   (deadline.com) divider line 32
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2013-03-03 11:20:47 AM
Yeah, Identity Thief looks like number two.
 
2013-03-03 11:47:33 AM
I finally saw Zero Dark Thirty.


DAMN that was a good film.
 
2013-03-03 12:10:38 PM
Jack the Giant Killer was fun. It had Ian Farking McShane. And if you sprang for the glasses, you might have gotten your money's worth.

It was "Princess Bride" reminiscent, but we won't be quoting this movie in 25 years.

OTOH, "The Cell" in the previews for a kids-oriented movie?
 
2013-03-03 12:25:26 PM
21 & over looks absolutely retarded.
 
2013-03-03 01:33:58 PM
"Jack the Giant Slayer" is actually based on TWO folk tales, not just the beanstalk story. This is the one you might not have heard of:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_the_Giant_Killer. Of course, even though I haven't seen the movie, I'm sure its connections to both tales are tenuous at best and there was a lot of rewriting. But it has Ewan MacGregor, so it's got that going for it. Despite topping the box office, though, I still smell a bomb. I wouldn't be surprised if it ends up being this year's "John Carter".
 
2013-03-03 01:39:59 PM
Coming soon and frequently to a theater near you.  From the makers that turned "Jack and The Beanstalk" into the butched-up cock rocker you weren't ashamed to take your quite possibly limp wristed and frankly gender confused son to see..

RAMBI - A former Unites States Special Forces doe, alone in the woods.  *gunshot*  You drew first blood when you killed his mother... *silence followed by heavy metal riff*.... THEY DROVE HIM OVER THE EDGE...THEY DROVE HIM TO RESPOND WITH AN IMPROVISED VENGEFUL BLOODBATH OF HOOVES AND STEEL.

RAMBI!  We took the fairy out of another tale.  THIS SPRING, PREPARE TO YER ASS THUMPED IN A TOTALLY HETEROSEXUAL WAY.
 
2013-03-03 02:01:40 PM

brap: Coming soon and frequently to a theater near you.  From the makers that turned "Jack and The Beanstalk" into the butched-up cock rocker you weren't ashamed to take your quite possibly limp wristed and frankly gender confused son to see..

RAMBI - A former Unites States Special Forces doe, alone in the woods.  *gunshot*  You drew first blood when you killed his mother... *silence followed by heavy metal riff*.... THEY DROVE HIM OVER THE EDGE...THEY DROVE HIM TO RESPOND WITH AN IMPROVISED VENGEFUL BLOODBATH OF HOOVES AND STEEL.

RAMBI!  We took the fairy out of another tale.  THIS SPRING, PREPARE TO YER ASS THUMPED IN A TOTALLY HETEROSEXUAL WAY.


Came for the limp wristed and gender confused son, stayed for the heterosexual ass-pounding.
 
2013-03-03 02:01:47 PM

brap: Coming soon and frequently to a theater near you.  From the makers that turned "Jack and The Beanstalk" into the butched-up cock rocker you weren't ashamed to take your quite possibly limp wristed and frankly gender confused son to see..

RAMBI - A former Unites States Special Forces doe, alone in the woods.  *gunshot*  You drew first blood when you killed his mother... *silence followed by heavy metal riff*.... THEY DROVE HIM OVER THE EDGE...THEY DROVE HIM TO RESPOND WITH AN IMPROVISED VENGEFUL BLOODBATH OF HOOVES AND STEEL.

RAMBI!  We took the fairy out of another tale.  THIS SPRING, PREPARE TO YER ASS THUMPED IN A TOTALLY HETEROSEXUAL WAY.


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/did not make
 
2013-03-03 02:27:16 PM
What's with all these fairy tales turned into loud dumb action movies reminiscent of that crap movie Van Helsing lately?  Jack, Hansel, Snow White, what's next?  Little Pigs: Trinity?  They just farked with the wrong ungulates!  You blew our house down, we'll blow you away.
 
2013-03-03 02:35:37 PM

Farker Soze: What's with all these fairy tales turned into loud dumb action movies reminiscent of that crap movie Van Helsing lately?  Jack, Hansel, Snow White, what's next?  Little Pigs: Trinity?  They just farked with the wrong ungulates!  You blew our house down, we'll blow you away.


I would watch that, and I would laugh, and I'm not going to apologize for it.
 
2013-03-03 02:52:20 PM
What's with all these fairy tales turned into loud dumb action movies reminiscent of that crap movie Van Helsing lately?

No royalties.
 
2013-03-03 03:08:52 PM
Huh.  No numbers for Stoker?
 
2013-03-03 03:50:55 PM
Last Exorcism 2 didn't bomb considering it already made back its budget ($8 mil vs a $5 mil budget). I'm sure we'll be seeing a part 3.  It's the Saw principle: make annual cheap ass horror movie sequels and enough people WILL see them that you'll make a decent profit.  I'm kind of shocked that they stopped with Saw when they did, as they kept making good money (last one was a production budget of $20 mil and it made over $136 mil worldwide).
 
2013-03-03 03:51:59 PM

JosephFinn: Huh.  No numbers for Stoker?


$158k in 7 theaters with a >$22k per theater average.  Not bad.  Will see it on video at the very least.
 
2013-03-03 04:23:03 PM
I saw a great movie about drunk 21-year-olds acting like complete douchebags. It's called You Tube.
 
2013-03-03 04:51:13 PM
FTA: Maybe that really lousy Academy Awards show turned off America to the movies.

Or maybe this was a really shiatty selection of movies... again? When Identity Thief, which was already a turd in the punchbowl last week, is still #2, you know something is very, very wrong.

And I'm sure that there is a fascinating story to be told someday about how Jack burned through $200 mil and still ended up looking so bad. I was stunned by the trailer the first time I saw it: there isn't the slightest sense that the actors and the CG elements occupy the same physical space.

/I asked my 8 yr old if he wanted to see it. He looked up at the TV, said "no, it looks like crap" and went back to his Lego. I was laughing too hard to be mad about his language
//CSB
 
2013-03-03 04:58:59 PM
Best part of 21 and Over was discovering a Gaslight Anthem song plays over the end credits.  Stunk on ice otherwise.  The Last Exorcism Part II did the same ice-related activity.  Nothing near as good as Reverend Marcus' banana bread sermon.
 
2013-03-03 05:56:44 PM

TheSelphie: JosephFinn: Huh.  No numbers for Stoker?

$158k in 7 theaters with a >$22k per theater average.  Not bad.  Will see it on video at the very least.


Thank you!  Saw it on Thursday night and it's worth seeing.  Didn't know Matthew Goode had that level of creep in him.
 
2013-03-03 06:14:31 PM
So am I the only one who can't hear something about this movie without chuckling and thinking of this?

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2013-03-03 06:25:46 PM

czetie: FTA: Maybe that really lousy Academy Awards show turned off America to the movies.

Or maybe this was a really shiatty selection of movies... again? When Identity Thief, which was already a turd in the punchbowl last week, is still #2, you know something is very, very wrong.

And I'm sure that there is a fascinating story to be told someday about how Jack burned through $200 mil and still ended up looking so bad. I was stunned by the trailer the first time I saw it: there isn't the slightest sense that the actors and the CG elements occupy the same physical space.


Looks like it was made for $20 million, not $200 million.  Part of the problem is that the movie is almost 2 hours long and almost all of that is a big CGI fest.  There's no excuse for Jack and the Beanstalk going on for that long.
 
2013-03-03 06:48:51 PM
Jack the Giant Slayer was a pretty fun movie. Enjoy it quite a bit.
 
2013-03-03 07:24:36 PM

robsul82: Best part of 21 and Over was discovering a Gaslight Anthem song plays over the end credits.  Stunk on ice otherwise.  The Last Exorcism Part II did the same ice-related activity.  Nothing near as good as Reverend Marcus' banana bread sermon.


The first Last Exorcism (wait wat?) was pretty enjoyable, especially the banana bread sermon. There was a little more meat on that bone than I had anticipated. Of course they destroyed what could have been an enjoyable, thought provoking, movie about morality and faith with the final act. I suggest it for anyone who wants to see a "documentary" movie done right (until the end).
 
2013-03-03 08:01:42 PM
The Last Exorcism II

Like "The Neverending Story 2". And "I Still Know What You Did Last Summer".
 
2013-03-03 08:05:23 PM

B.L.Z. Bub: "Jack the Giant Slayer" is actually based on TWO folk tales, not just the beanstalk story. This is the one you might not have heard of:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_the_Giant_Killer. Of course, even though I haven't seen the movie, I'm sure its connections to both tales are tenuous at best and there was a lot of rewriting. But it has Ewan MacGregor, so it's got that going for it. Despite topping the box office, though, I still smell a bomb. I wouldn't be surprised if it ends up being this year's "John Carter".


I saw Jack the Giant Killer at a drive-in when it was originally released. Remember those? I loved it. Finally found a DVD copy. The witch scene sacred the crap out of my kids.
 
2013-03-04 12:53:50 AM

taxandspend: It has a budget of nearly $200 million and it debuted weaker than "John Carter." It already is this year's John Carter unless it can pull in "Ice Age" level overseas revenue.


The lead actor is pretty popular outside America as he starred in the UK version of Skins, which was widely popular in the colonies.  So there'll probably be a sizeable market outside America just for girls who want to see HIM.

He's probably just "that guy from X-Men: First Class" in America, if that.
 
2013-03-04 12:53:59 AM

TheSelphie: Last Exorcism 2 didn't bomb considering it already made back its budget ($8 mil vs a $5 mil budget). I'm sure we'll be seeing a part 3.  It's the Saw principle: make annual cheap ass horror movie sequels and enough people WILL see them that you'll make a decent profit.  I'm kind of shocked that they stopped with Saw when they did, as they kept making good money (last one was a production budget of $20 mil and it made over $136 mil worldwide).


That's how all horror is suppose to work. Horror movies were never suppose to appeal to mainstream auidences so they need to be made cheap. The fact that some of them appeal to much larger audiences then others doesn't really matter. if your making a horror film over 30 million dollars, you don't understand horror.
 
2013-03-04 02:17:12 AM

TheSelphie: Last Exorcism 2 didn't bomb considering it already made back its budget ($8 mil vs a $5 mil budget). I'm sure we'll be seeing a part 3.  It's the Saw principle: make annual cheap ass horror movie sequels and enough people WILL see them that you'll make a decent profit.  I'm kind of shocked that they stopped with Saw when they did, as they kept making good money (last one was a production budget of $20 mil and it made over $136 mil worldwide).


I enjoyed the first Paranormal Activity movie. 2 was alright. 3 was pretty meh. 4 is quite possibly one of the worst movies I've ever seen. I have a sneaking suspicion that 5 won't be worth the pennies I spend on the bandwidth needed to torrent it. So long as they keep turning a profit, they'll keep making them. And the quality will continue to decline because the people in charge of production will get cozy and lazy in their comfort zone because they know people will watch whatever they put out. I did like the first Last Exorcism movie though. I'm a sucker for "found footage" movies, and (for the most part) it was one of the better ones released here in the states.

On a semi-related note: has anyone seen John Dies At the End yet? It's playing at one of the theaters in Columbus and I meant to catch it over the weekend but didn't get a chance to. I'm a little skeptical about how well it'll hold up from the book, but I'm holding on to some hope. Plus, Paul Giamatti's a pretty cool dude.
 
2013-03-04 05:42:58 AM
Capt. Sparkles:
On a semi-related note: has anyone seen John Dies At the End yet? It's playing at one of the theaters in Columbus and I meant to catch it over the weekend but didn't get a chance to. I'm a little skeptical about how well it'll hold up from the book, but I'm holding on to some hope. Plus, Paul Giamatti's a pretty cool dude.

I've seen it.  It's a good little movie with a solid Don Coscarelli feel, but time and budget constraints made them cut too much of the source material.  Giamatti is awesome, and so is Clancy Brown.  The people I made watch it who had not read the book enjoyed it more that those who had.
 
2013-03-04 08:08:21 AM

fusillade762: The Last Exorcism II

Like "The Neverending Story 2". And "I Still Know What You Did Last Summer".


I'm curious how you can have a sequel to a movie called 'The LAST Exorcism.'  Apparently Hollywood has removed the definition for 'last' from their dictionaries.

There is nothing out there that I care to see, so eh whatevs....
 
2013-03-04 01:24:38 PM

if_i_really_have_to: taxandspend: It has a budget of nearly $200 million and it debuted weaker than "John Carter." It already is this year's John Carter unless it can pull in "Ice Age" level overseas revenue.

The lead actor is pretty popular outside America as he starred in the UK version of Skins, which was widely popular in the colonies.  So there'll probably be a sizeable market outside America just for girls who want to see HIM.

He's probably just "that guy from X-Men: First Class" in America, if that.


And Warm Bodies, too.
 
2013-03-04 01:49:33 PM

Heffaloo: Capt. Sparkles:
On a semi-related note: has anyone seen John Dies At the End yet? It's playing at one of the theaters in Columbus and I meant to catch it over the weekend but didn't get a chance to. I'm a little skeptical about how well it'll hold up from the book, but I'm holding on to some hope. Plus, Paul Giamatti's a pretty cool dude.

I've seen it.  It's a good little movie with a solid Don Coscarelli feel, but time and budget constraints made them cut too much of the source material.  Giamatti is awesome, and so is Clancy Brown.  The people I made watch it who had not read the book enjoyed it more that those who had.


I have a buddy of mine (who has never read the book) interested in seeing it with me. I'll definitely check it out next time I'm in town. Thanks.
 
2013-03-07 10:58:15 AM
Eh, Jack the Giant Slayer was ok. A nice little fantasy adventure movie that doesn't get too deep, take itself too seriously, or try to force too many jokes. The story's older than dirt, and the plot is pretty damn simple - they cut out a lot of the extraneous stuff from the old fairy tale and kept it as basically a straight "rescue the princess, defeat the monster" sort of story. The only thing that really pissed me off about it was the stupidity of the castle's defenses at the end. I kept wanting to yell at the screen "DRAWBRIDGES DON'T WORK THAT WAY!" and "WHY WOULD YOU HAVE YOUR PORTCULLIS CLOSE FROM THE SIDES?!"

It's white bread movie making - a basic story with good actors, non-ridiculous special effects, and a happy ending. Worth the $6 matinee ticket, but nothing I'm going to worry about seeing ever again.
 
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