Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: June 24, 2012

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Brave tops the box office Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: June 24, 2012

Disney/Pixar’s Brave (read our review) topped the box office over the weekend, grossing an estimated $66.7 million. The Celtic ‘toon’s launch was in line with expectations and it shows that the Pixar brand is still alive and kicking. The debut (Pixar’s 13th straight number one debut) is similar to that of 2009’s Up, a film that went on to gross over $293 million at the domestic box office. Reviews for the $185 million animated film have been mixed, but it should continue to do well in the coming weeks – and then make another fortune when it hits DVD and Blu-Ray.

Fellow animated adventure Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted dropped to second place, grossing $20.2 million. This gives the threequel an total gross of $157.5 million.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter failed to hunt down much audience love. The historical/vampire/action film should see the sun come up on Monday morning with a weak $16.5 million. Reviews for the $69 million genre-blend film have ranged from mediocre to Abe-solutely terrible (read ours) so don’t expect this to hang around in the top 10 for long. I also wouldn’t get my hopes up for Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies anytime soon.

Lincoln fails to score at the box office Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: June 24, 2012

Prometheus should bank another $10 million, a number which raises its cume to over $108 million. It’s the first Alien saga film to hit the magic century number and the $260 million global gross should mean that the planned sequel can finally get underway.

Tom Cruise musical Rock of Ages will sing up an additional $8 million for a $28.7 million total cume. Maybe they could re-title the $75 million film Flop of Ages for its Blu-ray release. Just a thought.

Snow White and the Huntsman should score another $8 million, raising the fairy tale’s total to $137 million. It looks like those with gross point profit participation will live happily ever after.

Adam Sandler’s That’s My Boy grossed just $7.9 million on its second weekend, giving the comedy film a lacklustre $28 million total. That’s nothing to be proud of.

The mighty Avengers should see another $5.7 million come Monday morning, raising the Marvel movie’s total to $598 million. It’ll hit $600 million (U.S.) by next weekend.

Men In Black 3 banked in the region of $5.6 million for a $163 million domestic total. The $225 million Will Smith starrer has now accumulated over $550 million worldwide, which is more than $100 million more than the previous instalment grossed a decade ago.

Seeking A Friend for the End of the World (read our review) cracked the top 10, grossing $3.8 million from a little over sixteen hundred screens. The Steve Carell and Keira Knightley film carries a production budget of just $10 million.

That’s it for now. See you at the movies.

Source: Box Office Mojo

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  1. Managed to see a few films this weeks first i saw Abraham Lincoln: Vampire hunter and i enjoyed it 3d was ok and if you love Blade 1,2,3 you will love this. just back from MIB3 3D and i loved it, its the best mib so please make another.. Now i am looking forward to Spiderman 3d now bring it on..

  2. Darn money issues kept me from seeing abrham, jsut hoping it will be around after I see spidey.

  3. I was looking forward to AL:VH sucks it got bad reviews. Heck I will just wait now and see it at my dollar theater.

    • Don’t care much about the reviews,make up your own mind !
      I watched it last weekend and really enjoyed it ! Was a great evening,and most of the people in the Cinema liked it as well !

      Just as said,if you enjoyed Blade,Hellboy and such kind of Movies..you will love it !

      Brave is really one of Pixars best out there,just can recommend both Movies !

  4. Saw brave this weekend and absolutely loved it. I thought It was a great film. Great voiceovers. Pixar great animation and solid good story. Enjoyed much more more ten I thought I would. One of the better Pixar movies I think.

  5. I watched Abraham and loved it. I read the reviews and did let it bother because I knew what I wanted to see…… Abraham Lincoln hunt vampires. If that’s what you’re looking for you will love it too!

  6. I saw Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter this weekend, and I loved it. I was originally against the whole premise but I love the film. Second best movie that I have seen this year. All of those mixed ti negative reviews are wrong but then again this could turn out like John Carter which was a great film but was reviewed and scored bad. I hope not.

    • John Carter was an awesome Movie !
      Hope Vampire Hunter does not share the same fate !
      Would be a shame !

  7. Saw Prometheus this weekend. Was a little disappointed by it, but not to much and still thought it was a pretty good film. I’d give it a 3.5/5.

  8. Massive achievement for the Avengers to reach $600 million in the US. I expected $400 million at the most, so to get to that the total within less than two months of release is just fantastic.

    I think the box office numbers this year have been a bit underwhelming, especially at the US box office, wheere Avengers apart, no film has yet to break the $200 million barrier. This may change perhaps with Brave and maybe Spiderman – even though I still believe it may be more of a flop than success.

    • Im sure hunger games earned over 400million

      • Dont mind lebsta. He cant see anything but Avengers .

        • Ok people, I admit the error, I should’ve said the summer blockbusters apart from the Avengers haven’t broken the $200 million barrier, which then of course excludes both Dr Suess and Hunger Games.

          And no worries Phil , I can see plenty more than Avengers, and so far it hasn’t been anything truly exceptional so far this summer.

  9. According to boxofficemojo’s 2012 chart, both Hunger Games and Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax also got over $200 million as well.

    DKR, Amazing Spider-Man (which has been getting a lot of excellent reviews, and my friend who saw it in Japan loved it), The Bourne Legacy, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (Part Two) (yeah I know), and the Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will likely all garner over $200 million as well.

    I’d love it if the Expendables 2 and Dredd were good enough to break $200 million too but I’m not sure they will.

  10. I saw Brave today. It lived up to the hype and then some!

  11. Wow. Really surprised by the low turnout for Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. Perhaps there is hope for the next generation yet! :)

  12. I’m really interested in both “Brave” and “Abraham Lincoln-Vampire Hunter.” I really trust Pixar, “Up” is a favorite movie of mine, and ALVH(to be shorter) was produced by Tim Burton who’s one of my favorite directors.

    I’ve heard and read some lousy reviews for ALVH but I’m hoping that I can check my brain at the door and enjoy it as a true film geek should.

    • Just wanted to say i love your screen name, reminds me of a fellow i met online that was from canada…he was a totally film geek.

      • Heh, nice! I actually had a film column at my school that was called Film Geek, so just transferred that over to my website when I made it.

  13. Lisa … you sound hot … buddy.

    • Wow, Vic killed Lisa’s post. Now I LOOK LIKE a psychotic. :)

  14. Saw Prometheus again, this time in IMAX. Definitely a movie that grows on you (but again I really enjoyed it the first time as well). Looking forward for that potential sequel. Maybe it will answer enough questions to soothe the poor kids who didn’t understand it.

  15. I still have to wait a few more days before I can watch the new movies. But from the looks of it, I must really check out Brave. Everyone’s been saying good things about it.