“17 Again” and “State of Play” are both great movies, for different reasons. And everyone else thought so, too, based on the box office numbers from this past weekend. Here’s the scoop from Box Office Mojo:
- 17 Again, $23.72M
- State of Play, $14.07M
- Hannah Montana: The Movie, $13.40M
- Monsters vs. Aliens, $13.24M
- Fast and Furious, $11.77M
- Crank: High Voltage, $6.96M (Read my interview with Clifton Collins, Jr.)
- Observe and Report, $4.17M
- Knowing, $3.57M
- I Love You, Man, $3.32M
- The Haunting in Connecticut, $3.11M
Image Credit: © Universal Studios
Miley Cyrus and her alter-ego Hannah Montana scored big at the office this weekend, but only slightly edging out “Fast & Furious” for the top spot. I actually popped in to see the first scene in “Fast & Furious” again – it was that good.
Meanwhile, Julia Roberts and Clive Owen’s romantic romp “Duplicity“ is still hanging in there at No. 10. I’m not surprised, because it’s a really cute film, like the old-time movies with Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn. Here’s the rundown from Box Office Mojo:
- Hannah Montana: The Movie, $32.32M
- Fast & Furious, $27.23M
- Monsters vs. Aliens, $21.81M
- Observe and Report, $11.01M
- Knowing, $6.43M
- I Love You, Man, $6.28M
- The Haunting in Connecticut, $5.90M
- Dragonball Evolution, $4.75M
- Adventureland, $3.35M
- Duplicity, $2.99M
Photo Credit: Sam Emerson, Hannah Montana The Movie, © Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved
“Monsters vs. Aliens” took last weekend’s box office by storm! I really liked it, and especially loved the 3D version (as opposed to Roger Ebert, who HATED the 3D version!).
Here’s the rundown from Box Office Mojo:
- Monsters vs. Aliens, $59.32M
- The Haunting in Connecticut, $23.00
- Knowing, $14.70M
- I Love You, Man, $12.67M
- Duplicity, $7.67M
- Race to Witch Mountain, $5.80M
- 12 Rounds, $5.32M
- Watchmen, $2.73M
- Taken, $2.69M
- The Last House on the Left, $2.64M
Photo credit: Monsters vs. Aliens ™ & © 2009 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.
I’ve been posting Paul Byrne’s interviews with Movies.ie for a while now, and if you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m a big fan. I’m convinced that Paul must take his interviewees through some yoga moves first, because they always seem so thoughtful and meditative.
Moviegoers went out to see Nicolas Cage save the world this weekend, with “Knowing” coming in at the top slot. Julia Roberts and Clive Owen didn’t fare as well with “Duplicity.” Here’s the scoop from Box Office Mojo:
- Knowing, $24.60M
- I Love You, Man, $17.81M
- Duplicity, $13.96M
- Race to Witch Mountain, $12.78M
- Watchmen, $6.80M
- The Last House on the Left, $5.77M
- Taken, $4.05M
- Slumdog Millionaire, $2.67M
- Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail, $2.56M
- Coraline, $2.13M
Photo Credit: Vince Valitutti; TM and © 2009 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Julia Roberts returns to theaters today! Along with a couple of bromantic pals and Nicolas Cage in a numbers-centric mystery. What are YOU seeing this weekend?
Knowing. A time capsule, a mystery, and a college professor played by Nicolas Cage are on tap for this psychological thriller. Also stars Rose Byrne of the FX drama “Damages.” Rated PG-13. [Preview & Trailer]
Photo: © Universal Studios
I haven’t been that intrigued by Nicolas Cage’s recent movies. Well, I’ve liked his “National Treasure” movies because they’re just good clean fun. But I wasn’t that crazy about “Bangkok Dangerous.” But “Knowing” looks like it could be good.
In “Knowing,” Rose Byrne plays the daughter of a woman who buried a 1962 time capsule, along with the dates of the assassinations of historical figures, the hotel fire death of the wife of a professor (Cage) and an imminent world apocalypse. After the professor discovers its contents and alerts her, the skeptical Byrne begins remembering strange incidents from her childhood.
Directed by Alex Proyas, “Knowing” hits theaters this Friday, March 20, 2009. It’s rated PG-13 for disaster sequences, disturbing images and brief strong language. Check out the trailer: