Sunday, 3 April 2011

“Hop” springs onto the US Box Office

The Easter Bunny surpasses all industry expectations by hopping its way to the top of the US Box Office. The movie, which revolves around the Easter Bunny’s rebellious teenage son, grossed $11.4 million on Friday, according to early estimates. Universal’s $63 million family comedy will be expected to make $38 million for its opening weekend, which would give the movie the fifth best April debut ever, giving us more reasons to buy ourselves Easter eggs to indulge in.

At second place we have the film, the sci-fi thriller Source Code, taking in $5 million on Friday. The movie has been well-received by critics and stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a soldier who repeatedly relives the last eight minutes of another man’s life in an attempt to prevent an imminent Chicago bombing. It is expected to bring in a moderate sum of $14 million by the end of the weekend.

Another movie that exceeded expectations is the new horror flick Insidious as it took in $4.8 million on Friday. The PG-13 movie (This alone gives us reason not to go and watch it) cost only $1 million to produce, yet it will provide the greedy Hollyweird industry executives more profits as the movie is slated to bring in $12 million over the weekend. Other films in the top five include Limitless at number four with $3 million (35% decline) and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules at number five with $2.8 million (down 62%).

Please let me know if any of these films are worth watching. I need to get out and watch a movie, but most of the films of today are either cliché or experiencing some sort of unoriginality. 

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