Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: June 17, 2012

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Rock Of Ages has a poor start Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: June 17, 2012

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted retained its grip at the top of the box office, grossing an estimated $35.5 million over the weekend for a total cume of $120 million. The film is on-track to match the $180 million final gross of Madagascar 2.

Ridley Scott’s Prometheus also held its position from last week. The science fiction thriller dipped 60% from last weekend’s launch, grossing $20.2 million for a $88.8 million total. By next weekend the film will have crossed $100 million, the first film in the Alien saga to reach the century number (unadjusted). Globally the film has grossed $217 million, again making it the highest grossing film in the series at the international level.

Star-studded musical Rock Of Ages (read our review) had a disappointing debut at number three. The big screen adaption of the hit stage show opened to just $15 million – a low figure when you consider the heavy marketing blitz which put co-star Tom Cruise front and center. It would appear that few people care to “know what love is.” The ’80s set film carries a $75 million production budget, a number that it probably won’t reach during its domestic run. The film also debuted internationally, grossing $4 million. The debut is behind recent musicals like Hairspray and Mamma Mia! which both opened to $27 million.

Snow White & The Huntsman chopped-up an additional $13.8 million worth of green, for a total haul of $123 million. The epic fairy tale has now grossed more than $200 million worldwide.

Adam Sandler delivered one of the weakest non-dramatic openings of his career with That’s My Boy. The $70 million comedy should greet Monday morning with $13 million. The average Sandler comedy usually opens in the mid-$30 million range, and this is the actor’s lowest start for an all-out laugher since Happy Gilmore opened to $8 million in 1996. It’s also below last year’s Jack and Jill, which grossed $25 million during its opening, on its way to a disappointing $75 million total.

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The best comparative Sandler movie to That’s My Boy is probably 2000’s Little Nicky, which had a $16 million start and a final total of $39 million – a gross which his latest effort may not reach.

Men In Black 3 should bank $10 million for a cumulative gross of $152 million. The Will Smith starrer has now grossed over $544 million globally. It has the $589 million total of the franchise’s first instalment in its sights.

Another $8.8 million gives The Avengers a domestic total of $586 million. The Marvel adventure has grossed over $1.4 billion worldwide.

The Best Exotic Marigold upped its gross to over $35 million after grossing another $2.2 million. The British comedy has grossed almost $120 million worldwide, and while it may not be Avengers money – it is pretty impressive.

Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom should raise its cume to $6.7 million. The quirky comedy is playing in less than 200 theatres, but it still managed to bring in $2.1 million over the weekend.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting rounded out the top ten, grossing $1.3 million for a total gross of $38.7 million. It doesn’t have much life left and it will never get the chance to hit $50 million at the domestic box office.

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

Source: Box Office Mojo

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  1. The week’s final result is not that much of a surprise. I’m a Sandler fan, but this movie looked like crap from trailer one. I thought Rock Of Ages would do better, at least in it’s first week. But it does show that the top two movies are very good and very different.

  2. I heard it bombed…made a bit of $15 mil for the weekend
    That doesn’t even carry Cruise’s inflated ego salary
    Good news

  3. My question is whether That’s My Boy did bad because of the R rating or because people are starting to realize that Sandler films are kind of terrible…

  4. After Jack and Jill, I think people do know now that Sandler movies are at best a Netflix watch.

  5. Has anyone else noticed Dancing With The Stars dancer Julianne Hough rose to fame after getting together with puke arrogant Ryan Seacrest? So much for her past Mormon values…this is LA…people sell themselves for fame. STOP forcing these no talent “actors” on the people just because they’re connected! The masses aren’t that dumb.

  6. Just saw “That’s My Boy.” today, I thought it was WAY better than the Hangover movies. Why? Because Hangover sucks. (I’m not the first person to feel that way.) It’s not a movie for women either. So don’t think about taking a girl to it, unless you plan on breaking up with her. *hint hint*

    WOO WOO!!

  7. @SR: Are you guys planning to review Madagascar 3?

  8. Even though I like Tom Cruise,I didn’t expect Rock Of Ages to be number 1 at the box office.For the simple fact that it’s a musical.No offense to the people who like musicals.I made a comment earlier under the Rock Of Ages review.I basically said,I don’t think how well Rock Of Ages does,should determine whether Tom is Hollywood’s leading man again.In my opinion the only thing that Tom should be concern about regarding this movie,is if people think that he gave a good performance.The majority of comments that I’ve read have said that Tom Cruise’s performance was good.If the opening weekend of Mi4 came in at the box office at #3,then Tom should be concerned,because Mi4 is a action movie and his franchise.A movie like Mi4 isn’t expected to have good acting performances.Although if it does then that’s a bonus.But action movies main goal is to bring in tons of money and obviously it’s expected to come in at #1.I’m sure were all aware Mi4 did great at the box office.I don’t see Rock Of Ages coming in at #3 effecting Tom’s career in a negative way.Matter of fact I see this movie as being an opportunity to show once again how versatile an actor he is.And he’s succeeded in that department.

  9. If Rock Of Ages comes on TV at some point I’ll watch it, I’d never shell out theater money for it. Sandler is sinking.

  10. I hope Prometheus can hold strong for a little while longer. But a 60% drop suggests it maybe has another couple weeks at the most before it caps out.
    I want a sequel…