There is quite a bit of change in the U.S. Box Office Earnings for the July 9-11 weekend with the released of two movies. One is Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin’s most-awaited computer animation Despicable Me and the other Nimrod Antal’s Predators which is a sequel to the 1987 Academy Award-nominated film Predator.
Both movies having been released on the July 9th 2010 have secured the first and the third places at the U.S. Box Office with regard to their weekend gross where Despicable Me earned $60,117,000 and Predators $25,300,000 which is quite good competing head on with the vampire movie Twilight Saga: Eclipse which was pushed down to second place with weekend gross earnings of $33,400,000.
We all predicted Despicable Me’s release outcome to be quite good and in fact it has turned out to be great with a Tomatometer Score of 84% positive the reviews are excellent and we could be positive that this film will earn an Oscar nomination for Best Feature-Length Animated film.
Considering Despicable Me being a non-sequel comparative to Toy Story 3 or Shrek Forever After which were sequels and hence have a built in audience this could be considered a wonderful achievement by Despicable Me. Toy Story 3, after its fourth week of released has managed to get a spot in the top 5 as far as the weekend gross is concerned with earnings of $22,000,000. However when considering its cumulative gross it is way on top with earnings of $340,200,000 with Twilight Saga: Eclipse following it with $237,000,000.
Topy Story 3 is the second Pixar film to reach that milestone of $ 300 million in a quick time of 17 days and couple of days later it overtook Iron Man 2 for second biggest release of the year hence is expected to overtake the biggest hit of the year with over $400 million Alice in Wonderland. Well this seems positive too where a week end grosses of over $ 20 million was expected this weekend to reach this target and it successfully has and hence we just need to keep our fingers crossed.
The Last Airbender rounds up the top 5 with a weekend gross of $17,150,000 and a cumulative gross of $100,227,000 in its second week of release. While a lot more was expected from this movie very less was delivered to the fans.
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