Monday, August 16, 2010

Expendables Rule the Theatres

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As many of you already know, this past weekend saw the release of “The Expendables”, “Eat, Pray, Love” and “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World”. All of these films were, at least I thought, quite high profile films and thus I assumed that by the end of the weekend it might be kind of close in terms of which film would win this 3 legged race. But clearly things didn’t turn out the way I thought they would.

When the dust finally settled this weekend, The Expendables clearly cemented themselves at the top of the Box Office with an estimated $35 million followed by Eat Pray Love with $23.7 Million. Yes the men have reclaimed the theatre, or so I think. The weird thing about this weekend is that none of the women I know went to see Eat Pray Love, all of them saw The Expendables so maybe us men aren’t quite as victorious.

The big surprise of the weekend was that Scott Pilgrim vs. The World bombed with about $10.5 million. I seriously thought that Scott Pilgrim would win this weekend, since Scott Pilgrim vs. The World was the film that a lot of people were talking about. Scott Pilgrim even had midnight showings at a bunch of theatres. The fact that Scott Pilgrim vs. The World only brought in $10.5 million is a big disappointment. In any case, I feel that once word of mouth about the film gets out the numbers will pick up.

So what film did you see this weekend?



  1. i saw the expendables. it was terrible, but had some good action. It was fun seeing all those action stars in one film though

  2. Ya The Expendables wasn't a film for everyone. Its strong point wasn't the story or the dialogue, but the action. Although the scene with Arnold, Sylvester and Bruce was probably one of the best in the film.