The 3D cartoon ‘Megamind,’ Due Date and ‘For Colored Girls’ made this weekend a record one at the Box Office, according to estimates released Sunday, films raked in 100 – 107 million Friday – Sunday — the best November opening weekend since 2003. Topping the trio, ‘Megamind’ pulled in an estimated $47.7 million followed by ‘Due Date’ with $33.5 million. Tyler Perry and Lionsgate’s anticipated adaptation of ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf,’ simply titled ‘For Colored Girls,’ pulled in $20.1 million. Critic thinks for colored girls, like other Perry features, is expected to pick up a strong second week. Tyler Perry consistently delivers, and his audience consistently comes out,” said Liongate’s David Spitz Sunday.
For colored girls has an all-star cast Janet Jackson, Anika Noni Rose, Whoppi Goldberg, Thandie Newton, Omari Hardwick, Loretta Devine, Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington – an ensemble cast.
Posted by admin Date: Monday, November 8, 2010
Finally after seven steady years of jaw-crunching, bear-trap-infused sequels, the “Saw” franchise has come to an end — well, allegedly — come to a close with the release of the final chapter, titled “Saw 3D.”
Jigsaw’s last stand drew the attention of horror lovers nationwide for a first-place finish, but the seventh “Saw” failed to capture the success of its predecessors.
“Saw 3D” managed only $22.5 million this weekend, with an additional $1.7 million earned at midnight showings last Thursday, despite the allure of 3-D technology and the promise of resolving the legacy of the murderous Jigsaw. The film’s performance was enough to guarantee its status as the weekend’s winner, but it currently stands as the series’ third-lowest opening weekend just ahead of the first “Saw” and last year’s “Saw VI,” which took a major hit last October when released opposite the increasingly buzzworthy “Paranormal Activity.” “Saw VI” earned only $14.1 million in its first weekend, and while “Saw 3D” certainly improved on those numbers, the increased price of 3-D ticket sales contributed to the movie’s higher opening; considering those 3-D-inflated numbers, it’s hard to call “Saw 3D” a major improvement on “Saw VI.”
Some of the blame can be laid upon “Paranormal Activity 2,” as the sequel likely drew away some of the potential audience for “Saw” for a second-place finish worth $16.5 million. The found-footage thriller took a steep 59.4 percent drop from its performance last weekend, but with $65.7 million earned thus far on a $3 million budget, the “Paranormal Activity” sequel is clearly a massive success regardless.
The Bruce Willis-led “Red” continues to hold strong, finishing the weekend in third place with $10.8 million after three weekends in theaters. “Jackass 3D” suffered a staggering 60.5 percent drop from last weekend’s showing, landing in fourth place with $8.4 million.
Posted by admin Date: Monday, November 1, 2010
Director and producer Tyler Perry has made a name for himself making his own Broadway plays into cash cows at the box office, but this time he is tring a play that was written by Ntozake Shange. The movie is based on Ntozake Shange’s play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf. “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf” was originally staged in Berkeley, California in 1975. In 1977 it made its Broadway debut and was nominated for a Tony Award for best play. The original production revolves around 20 poems told from the voices of seven different women. Unlike the original play which featured only 7 women known by colors performing the collection of 20 poems, the movie has given each of the 20 characters names. Each of the poems deal with intense issues that particularly impact women in a thought-provoking commentary on what it means to be a female of color in the world.