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HUNGER GAMES Wins Second Weekend at the Box Office!

Posted in Books, Games, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , , on March 31, 2012 by ghostradioworld

Sci-Fi, teen juggernaut, The Hunger Games wins it’s second weekend, scoring an estimated three day total of $63.5 million against big new releases Wrath of the Titans and Mirror, Mirror which managed to pick up $35.6 million and $19.3 million, respectively.  Rounding out the top five were 21 Jump Street ($14.m) and Dr. Seus’ The Lorax ($8.3m).  The Hunger Games is expected to pass the $250 million mark in the week ahead.

Moon and Sharks Break into Top Three on Weak Labor Day Weekend Box Office!

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , , on September 3, 2011 by ghostradioworld

A very weak Labor Day Weekend box office allowed two poorly reviewed newbies (Apollo 18 and Shark Night 3D) to sneak into the top three,  bringing in estimated takes of $10.5 and $11 million respectively.   The civil rights drama The Help held onto the top spot for another week.

RISE OF THE APES Wins Weekend at the Box Office!

Posted in Books, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , , on August 6, 2011 by ghostradioworld

Rise of the Apes is on track to take $50 million in its opening weekend.  Earnings which will easily grant it the number one spot at the box office, well ahead of  The Smurfs ($18 million) and Cowboys and Aliens ($15 million).    Has a new Planet of the Apes franchise been born?  We give that question an affirmative ape howl!  The coming decade shall be full of talking, CGI apes.

Super 8, Super Box Office!

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, UFOs with tags , , , , , , , on June 11, 2011 by ghostradioworld

J. J. Abrams Sci-fi flick Super 8 looks to easily with this weekend’s box office race with an estimated haul of $35 million.  Although the competition was weak with no other major theatrical feature opening this weekend; the fact that a film that’s not a sequel or a remake or from licensed property, and has no stars, could win a summer weekend remains marginally impressive.  However, massive attempts to brand it as a Spielberg film with unofficial connections to his eighties films, undoubtedly helped greatly.   So don’t pop any champagne corks about the age of the sequel and remake being over.  Many more sequences,  remakes and licensed properties hit this year.  And will likely have grosses that make Super 8‘s look tiny.

THOR Thunders at the Box Office!

Posted in Comics, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , , on May 9, 2011 by ghostradioworld

The first of the summer superhero blockbusters, Thor had a leg-up by opening several weeks ago in other territories, allowing the film to rack up a cool $176 million foreign already.  This weekend they’ve added $66 million to that domestic, giving them a global cum of  $242 million.  Even a God won’t sneeze at a number like that.

RIO Claws Past SCREAM 4 at the Box Office!

Posted in Ghosts, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2011 by ghostradioworld

Any doubt that there’s been a baby boom in the last decade?  If you had one it will be destroyed by this weekend’s box office, when some kiddy original IP (with birds?!?) beats a beloved horror franchise.  No,  not merely beat … crushes!

Rio, the aforementioned original IP, is estimated to fly away with $40 million in its brightly colored CGI beak on its opening weekend.  While Scream 4 only manages a rather anemic $19.5 million.  Granted that isn’t a terrible showing for the fourth film in a series.  Especially one that’s remained dormant for a decade.  But it’s beneath even the low end of studio estimates.  Poor Ghostface.

This could also be more evidence of audiences declining interest in the horror genre in the last year or so.  Remember the weak performance of most of horror releases last fall?  A trend only broken by Paranormal Activity 2.

SUCKER PUNCH vs. WIMPY KID!

Posted in Books, Comics, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2011 by ghostradioworld

Nope the post title doesn’t refer to that YouTube video everyone has been tweeting and retweeting, it’s about this weekend’s box office battle between Zack Snyder‘s Sucker Punch and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules.

Early reports suggests it will be a slugfest.  Right now it looks as though Sucker Punch has the slight edge.  Early numbers suggest a weekend haul of about $20.3 million for Punch, and about $19.8 million for Wimpy.

But with kids films performing stronger on Sunday than action films, this could be quite a battle.  We still think Sucker carries the weekend.  But it will be close.

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