Attention legal legal holiday shoppers! This is a final week finish prior to Yuletide as good as Hanukkah! It's your final possibility to squeeze gifts for desired ones as good as for people we don't adore yet have to give presents to! (We're seeking during you, brothers-in-law.) You substantially won't even have time to see Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows or Mission: Impossible — Ghost Proctologist (which opens upon IMAX today, unchanging screens upon Wednesday). Worst of all, you'll substantially have to jump over Alvin as good as a Chipmunks: Chipwrecked! (Don't worry, we can locate it when a Criterion Collection DVD comes out.)
Since you're used up with legal legal holiday expenditure as good as will have to abandon moviegoing for a integrate of days, we competence as good take a impulse as good as simulate upon a cinema we unsuccessful to see during this time final year. What non-stop a week finish prior to Yuletide 2010? Let's bound in a metaphorical time appurtenance as good as take a incongruous demeanour behind upon a verbatim past.
The week finish of Dec. 17-19, 2010
Starring Jeff Bridges as good as computers as good as "Garrett Hedlund," whatever that is.
2010 was congested with '80s remakes, sequels, as good as homages, yet it wasn't until a finish of a year that we got a a single that done a many sense. What '80s movie was some-more developed for an refurbish than Tron? The living-in-a-digital-world things that seemed similar to expectation in 1982 is roughly a being now, as good as a capability to furnish credible special goods to execute that universe is vastly improved.
So there was copiousness of expectation for Tron Legacy, that Disney heightened by pulling a strange Tron DVD out of imitation as good as rising a large offered debate that can usually be described as Disney-esque. The ultimate movie non-stop to reviews separate right down a center — 50% positive, 50% negative, according to Rotten Tomatoes. The accord was that a visuals were amazing, as good as a Daft Punk soundtrack was disagreeable cool, yet a story was kinda lame. Also, Garrett Hedlund went to a Paul Walker propagandize of acting, where we stomp around seeking Very Serious about whatever your Serious Business is, as good as you're no fun.
Tron Legacy non-stop to a stout $44 million, offered about 2 1/2 times as many tickets as a strange Tron did when it opened. (Of course, a supplement was additionally upon 3 times as many screens.) It in a future done $172 million in a United States, relating what it price to have a film. The a single more $228 million it done abroad brought a sum to usually over $400 million, that was sufficient to cover offered costs as good as such. And we know what that means: sequel! One is tentatively in a works, as good as in a meantime an charcterised array called Tron Uprising will air upon Disney XD in 2012. (Fun actuality that we did not know before: Disney XD is a thing that exists!)
Garrett Hedlund will subsequent crop up as Dean Moriarty in Walter Salles' instrumentation of Jack Kerouac's On a Road, scheduled to be expelled someday subsequent year. Jeff Bridges doesn't have anything upon a bulletin until 2013, as good as in a meantime simply abides.
Starring Dan Aykroyd as good as Justin Timberlake's voices, yet nothing of their dignity.
Remember a charcterised hijinks of Yogi Bear? No? Well, your grandparents do. And they were substantially anxious as good as confused when a big-screen instrumentation was in a future released! Yogi Bear a single after another a stream direction of creation a humans live-action, a animals CGI, as good as everyone stupid.
Unsurprisingly, a movie non-stop to miserable reviews — usually 14% certain during Rotten Tomatoes — yet a full of health box office. Its $16.4 million opening week finish was chump shift compared to certain Chipmunk-themed cinema we could name, yet it in a future grossed $100.2 million in a U.S. as good as a same abroad — a good lapse upon a $80 million prolongation budget. A supplement is in a works. There's no word nonetheless upon either Justin Timberlake as good as Dan Aykroyd will reprise their purposes as a bears' voices, yet let's be honest, of march they will.
How Do You Know
Starring Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson, as good as a preference that Jack Nicholson due someone.
Hollywood's ultimate attack opposite a eminent subject symbol was this regretful humerous entertainment that sounded similar to a sure-fire hit. How Do You Know starred Reese Witherspoon, who hadn't been in a movie in dual years, as good as Paul Rudd, who'd been in lots of cinema yet is dear by all mankind. Directed by James L. Brooks, of Broadcast News as good as As Good As It Gets fame! How can we go wrong? (Sorry: How can we go wrong)
Well, a reviews certain didn't help: usually 31% certain during Rotten Tomatoes. It non-stop to a measly $7.5 million, upon a approach to $30.2 million in America as good as usually $18.5 million overseas. That worldwide sum of $48.7 million would be flattering bad underneath any circumstances, yet get this: How Do You Know price $120 million to make. That's right, a movie with no special goods alternative than propping up Jack Nicholson's remains so it would appear alive price MORE to have than a a single with a articulate bears. According to The Hollywood Reporter, about $40 million of that went to a stars' salaries: $15 million for Witherspoon, $12 million for Nicholson, $10 million for Wilson, as good as $3 million for Rudd. we don't know about you, yet we don't wish to live in a universe where Reese Witherspoon is value 5 times as many as Paul Rudd. we goal everyone schooled their doctrine here.
Hey, demeanour what else non-stop a year ago!
Rabbit Hole, a harmful play starring Nicole Kidman as good as Aaron Eckhart as a integrate anguish a genocide of their son, non-stop upon 9 screens. The reviews were good (86% during Rotten Tomatoes), as good as had been ever given a movie premiered during Toronto 3 months earlier. (Our own Scott Weinberg was a single of a many outspoken supporters, as we no disbelief stop if we followed him upon Twitter during a time.) But a opening per-screen normal was modest, as good as it in conclusion done about $3.4 million worldwide. Kidman got an Oscar nomination, though, so don't cry as well many for her.
And what about FIVE years ago??
Dec. 15, 2006: The Pursuit of Happyness, in that Will Smith is bad as good as learns how to spell; Eragon, in that a home-schooled teen who wrote a renouned expectation novel lives to see that novel incited in to a hilariously bad movie; as good as Charlotte's Web, in that a spider saves a pig as good as afterwards dies, that is what we get for preventing people from enjoying bacon.
(All box bureau total have been from Box Office Mojo.)