Two new wide releases made their way to the August 6th – 8th 2010 Weekend Box office and they were the McKay-Ferrell buddy cop action comedy The Other Guys and the third installment of the dance and music featuring series Step Up 3D.
Well their entry did make a few changes to the box office rankings. Christopher Nolan’s Inception after securing the 1st position for 3 three consecutive weeks was pushed down to the 2nd position with a small 32.3% drop. However Inception has earned a cumulative gross of $ 227.7 Million so far and currently sits in 6th place on the 2010 top grossing movies list right behind Shrek Forever After with a $237 Million.
The movie that caused this drop in the rankings to Inception was The Other Guys after solid opening earnings of $36 Million comparative to Inception’s $ 18 Million for the weekend.
The Other Guys pairs Director Adam McKay and actor Will Ferrell for the fourth time after massive box office successes in the previous three collaborations which include Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy ($85 Million) Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby ($150 million) and Step Brothers ($128 million) and hence we could expect this trend to continue with it opening well at the box office.
John Cu directed Step Up 2 has sat in the 3rd position with opening earnings of $ 15.5 Million pushing Angelina Jolie’s Salt to the 4th position. When the first Step Up was released back in 2003, it became a surprise hit at the box office when it opened with $21 Million to make an overall $65M, while its sequel Step Up 2: The Streets opened with $19M and made $58M in total. And if you compare the opening earnings Step Up 3D has grossed the least of the three.
Salt earned an $11 Million and closed at the $100M mark and this would be her 7th $100M movie. Dinner for Schmucks has had a tremendous drop in ranks from 2nd to 5th place while Zac Efron’s Charlie St. Cloud moves down to the 8th position with gross earnings of $ 23.5 Million.
Finally as of next weekend we do have three interesting releases. One Sylvester Stallone’s action flick entitled The Expendables the other Edgar Wright’s Scot Pilgrim vs. The World and thirdly featuring Julia Roberts, Eat Pray Love and so It wonder which out of the three can creep in to good positions at the next weekend box office.
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