BOX OFFICE: Is there a game on?

Posted by · 12:05 pm · February 6th, 2011

And with that, “True Grit” crosses $150 million domestic and keeps chugging.  “The King’s Speech” moved up a notch in rank and still has $100 million in its sights (and has also leaped-frogged a few 2011 debuts in the process).  “Black Swan” brings up the rear and one more week will get it across that mark, while “The Fighter” is just on the outside of the top 10, aimed at $90 million for now.  And “Tangled,” I notice, is crawling toward a $200 million mark it’ll likely never reach.

Now, enough of all that.  Super Bowl.

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  • 1 2-06-2011 at 12:19 pm

    Estefan said...

    Still, you have to give credit to Tangled’s staying power. It may not reach $200 million, but it is the 10th highest grossing film of the year. I think the last time Disney Animation had something with such incredible staying power (without Pixar’s help) was The Lion King. And supposedly, they’re very pleased with its success and a whole load of projects have apparently been greenlit over there.

    Surprised Sanctum did so poorly, what with James Cameron’s name being splattered all over the advertising. Then again, I didn’t see it. Did anybody here?

  • 2 2-06-2011 at 12:53 pm

    Mitchell said...

    OT: Anybody see the Wayne’s World Oscar picks last night on SNL? Pretty great stuff.

  • 3 2-06-2011 at 1:54 pm

    al b. said...

    Whats “The Roommate”?

  • 4 2-06-2011 at 3:33 pm

    Jacob S. said...

    “The Roomate” is the newest generic horror movie that scored in the single digits on RT.

  • 5 2-06-2011 at 4:49 pm

    James D. said...

    I saw Another Year this weekend. Best movie of the last 13 years.

  • 6 2-06-2011 at 5:01 pm

    /3rtfu11 said...

    Why is the third incarnation of Single White Female with a lower rating than the original and direct-to-DVD long after the fact sequel is number one at the box office? I’m so glad I’m an 80’s baby.

  • 7 2-06-2011 at 6:55 pm

    Rashad said...

    I will see Sanctum tomorrow. The weather sucked this weekend, and today is the Super Bowl

  • 8 2-06-2011 at 9:40 pm

    Rob said...

    Admittedly I went stoned, but I had a blast with “The Roommate.” Laughed my ass off for 90 minutes.

    “Sanctum” is an utter bore.

  • 9 2-06-2011 at 9:44 pm

    Cordy said...

    I saw ‘The Illusionist’ as it finally opened up in my theater. Amazing movie, but a little more melancholy and less comedic than I was expecting (but I did have a smile on my face practically teh whole time). Seeing Tati come back to life in animation was great. Playtime is the film that made me love the medium, so I knew i woudl love it

  • 10 2-07-2011 at 12:51 am

    Anna said...

    Tangled’s number should be a great success, but with a budget that high (box office mojo has it at $260 million), it looks pretty bad that it can’t even cross the $200 million mark.

  • 11 2-07-2011 at 5:43 am

    JJ1 said...

    I also saw The Illusionist. And while I can say that it’s incredibly animated & intermittently charming, I also was slightly disappointed. Just as Cordy said above, I found it too melancholy & lacking … something. I still recognize & appreciate the concept & the animation, but … yeah.

  • 12 2-07-2011 at 5:44 am

    JJ1 said...

    Not to mistake: Cordy does say it was amazing. I just thought a little too melancholy.

  • 13 2-07-2011 at 6:05 am

    Loyal said...

    It will be interesting to see The Social Network fall from being the 4th highest grossing Best Picture nominee this year to the 6th by next week. I don’t think The Fighter will push The Social Network to the 7th spot but it will be close.

    Toy Story 3 – $414,806,932
    Inception – $292,576,195
    True Grit – $155,012,000
    The Social Network – $96,413,000
    Black Swan – $95,888,000
    The King’s Speech – $84,125,000
    The Fighter – $82,463,000
    The Kids Are All Right – $20,811,365
    127 Hours – $15,700,000
    Winter’s Bone – $6,318,792

  • 14 2-07-2011 at 7:03 am

    JJ1 said...

    Anyone think 127 can jump up over Kids? My friend saw it 2 nights ago and loved it and said it was a packed theater.

    I also think The Fighter won’t quite reach TSN, but it looks like TSN will be 6th. Never would have thought that 2 months ago.

  • 15 2-07-2011 at 8:24 am

    Loyal said...

    127 won’t win any Oscars and I think any Oscar bump is now negligible anyway with 10 nominees. The word is that 127 Hours will also be losing theatres this weekend, so it’ll ultimately fall short of The Kids Are All Right.

    It’ll be close with The Fighter, it’ll come within a few million of The Social Network but again even with Bale’s win, I think there’s only an outside shot of catching up and passing it.

  • 16 2-07-2011 at 10:00 am

    Afrika said...

    Oh my god, The King Speech is snatching box office wigs. I’m so happy for this movie, so happy.

    It’s funny how certain film bloggers were trying to paint TKS as this elite and snobbery British flick which only appealed to the generic tastes of AMPAS. Ha!