US Box Office: March 23 – 25, 2012

The Hunger Games – Lionsgate’s adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ much-loved novel – conquered the US box office with a staggering, and record-breaking, $155M. The sci-fi action crossover, which centers on an annual battle to the death, now boasts several impressive accolades.

Last week’s victor, the thoroughly enjoyable 21 Jump Street, dropped to second place with an estimated $21.3M, while Illumination Entertainment’s high scoring Continue reading “US Box Office: March 23 – 25, 2012”

US Box Office: March 9 – 11, 2012

The Lorax maintained its impressive lead at the US box office this weekend, grossing an estimated $39.1M. The animated take on Dr. Seuss beloved children’s novel has earned a tidy $121M in a mere ten days.

Disney’s new fantasy-adventure John Carter landed in second place, pulling in a modest $30.6M. The Andrew Stanton-directed tentpole, featuring the heroic protagonist of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom series of novels, divided critics but surpassed analysts expectations. Continue reading “US Box Office: March 9 – 11, 2012”

US Box Office: March 2 – 4, 2012

Surpassing studio and analyst expectations, The Lorax won the weekend with an astonishing $70.7M. The latest film – a new take on Dr. Seuss’ acclaimed children’s book – from emerging animation studio Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me, Hop), The Lorax, along with this week’s other top ten entries, showcased a particularly on-form box office.

The Lorax sought off stiff competition from the Todd Philips produced Project X. Debuting to the tune of $20.7M, the found-footage comedy proved a hit with Continue reading “US Box Office: March 2 – 4, 2012”

Review: Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

A sequel of sorts to Journey To The Center Of The Earth, albeit with only one returning character (Josh Hutcherson as young explorer Sean Anderson), Journey 2: The Mysterious Island is breezy fare at best, neither offensive nor game-changing.

When Sean decodes a signal sent by his missing grandfather, Alexander (Michael Caine), he recruits his mum’s new boyfriend, Hank (Dwayne Johnson), to accompany him on an adventure. Enlisting Gabata (Luis Guzmán) and his Continue reading “Review: Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)”