Two new movies entered the July 23rd – 25th weekend of the US Box office. They were one of the most talked about action thriller Salt starring Angelina Jolie and the family movie Ramona and Beezus.
However only one movie was able to stand beside Christopher Nolan’s Inception which remained in the first position in its second week of release with a weekend gross of $43,505,000 and a cumulative figure of $143,663,000. Salt was right behind Inception earning a healthy $36,500,000 and Ramona and Beezus with quite a poor opening weekend earning of $8,000,000.
Inception seems to have a long way ahead of it considering the fact that word about Inception has spread across pretty fast competition during the next few weeks wouldn’t be that fierce and midweek sales have been predicted to be enormous and hence secure the number one position for more weeks to come.One thing about Salt that media is giving great prominence to is about the castoff it. As we all know Angelina Jolie’s Salt character was initially proposed to Tom Cruise who passed on the project and opted for another spy flick Knight and Day instead.
What I am getting at is that unfortunately for Cruise, Salt grossed more in its first 3 days than Knight did in its first 9 days and furthermore Salt stands a great chance of hitting the $100million mark while Knight and Day could end its domestic run with $80 million. Moving forward to the other movies Despicable Me seems to be the audiences favorite animated movie of the season with it withholding the third position in its third week of released with a gross of $161,700,000 and it is said to be Universal’s highest-grossing flick in three years.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice starring Nicolas Cage fell to the fourth place with weekend earnings of $9,685,000 and a cumulative gross of $42,643,000. The rate at which it is going it may not even be able to reach half of its initial budget of about 150 million. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse as of now in its fourth week of release has managed to sum up a cumulative gross of $279,674,000 while Toy Story 3 has grossed a $379,529,000 in its sixth week of release with the potential of hitting the $400 million mark.
As of now Toy Story 3 is in the 12th position on the list of all time domestic blockbusters.
Few new Ramona and Beezus clips have been released and they bits and pieces of what Joey King as Ramona Quimby and Selena Gomez as Beezus get in to. In the “Picture Perfect” clip it is the “hair-dressing” time for the ladies While Beezus makes Ramona’s hair which turns out to look picture perfect Ramona has ideas of getting in to being the TV.
“Strut and Ignore” clip is more of a Beezus trademark clip where makes a promises to her aunt to ignore the neighbour, but ends up telling him that. Well Beezus secrets are supposed to be kept secrets
“Somebody has a Crush” clip is basically a Quimby family clip where Beezus is being teased when she is highly likely to be asked for the dance by Henry.
For an enjoyable session with Ramona and Beezus which is directed by Elizabeth Allen, wait till it hits the U.S. theatres on 23rd July 2010.
Spotted au natural on the set of her upcoming movie “Ramona and Beezus” was Bridget Moynahan, pictured below. She plays Dorothy Quimby in the movie based on the popular children’s books by Beverly Cleary. She looks like a mom in the pic, doesn’t she?
The movie also stars Selena Gomez as Beezus, Joey King as Ramona, John Corbett as Bob Quimby, and Ginnifer Goodwin as Aunt Bea. It’s scheduled for a March 19, 2010 release date, and sounds like a nice Spring movie for next year.