LOL Karnevalshit liest sich übrigens sehr amüsant;)
Hier ein paar Kinozahlen: FRIDAY PM: Sources tell me that the latest lame Adam Sandler's Valentines Day-timed rom-com with the annoying Jennifer Aniston Just Go With It has been coming on strong all night and now has a real shot at $10 million Friday which Sony Pictures wanted. (Who hasn't seen this dumbass premise all over The Hallmark Channel?) The No. 2 film should reach $30+M to take the weekend. But Paramount's Justin Bieber: Never Say Never 3D, the annoying musician's biopic, "is going in the opposite direction" considering the higher ticket prices, according to a rival studio exec. The teen was King For A Day with $12.5M Friday due to strong pre-sales but should sink 40% on Saturday. That would make for a $28M first weekend. In terms of Disney comps, it's much more than 2009's Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience opening weekend of $12.5M but less than 2008's Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour rake of $31M. Considering Bieber's pic had a budget of only $13M, the punk did fine. (But if he's "living his dream" at soon-to-be-17, then mine is to send him packing from Hollywood until his testicles descend.) As for another opener, Disney's Gnomeo and Juliet opened with a soft $6M Friday but should climb to $22M with the Saturday kiddie bump over the weekend.
More analysis shortly. Here's the Top 10:
1. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never 3D (Paramount) NEW [3,105 Theaters] Friday $12.5M, Estimated Weekend $28M
2. Just Go With It (Sony Pictures) NEW [3,548 Theaters] Friday $10M, Estimated Weekend $30M
3. Gnomeo and Juliet (Disney) NEW [2,994 Theaters] Friday $5.8M, Estimated Weekend $22M
Never underestimate the power of a teen idol. Pre-release polling had led many in Hollywood to believe that Adam Sandler's new comedy, "Just Go With It," would easily beat out "Never Say Never," a 3-D Justin Bieber documentary, but the box-office results are a virtual tie.
"Never Say Never" took in $30.3 million at the box office, according to an estimate from distributor Paramount Pictures, while "Just Go With It" distributor Sony estimated its movie would end up with $31 million. The two popular films could easily trade places when final ticket sales for Sunday are tabulated Monday morning.
The 3-D animated family film "Gnomeo & Juliet" was a surprisingly strong No. 3, with $25.5 million. Meanwhile, the Channing Tatum historical action film "The Eagle" came in far behind the other new movies with $8.6 million.
Habe mir jetzt schon zweimal die CD angehört - "Hello, hello" ist ganz nett, "Love builds a garden" finde ich jetzt nicht weiter erwähnenswert, aber der Score von James Newton Howard gefiel mir überraschend gut, obwohl ich ansonsten kein großer Fan von ihm bin (mag einige seiner Soundtracks überhaupt nicht). Finde es toll wie er es schafft, Eltons Songs immer wieder im Score aufblitzen zu lassen!
Warte leider noch auf die Lieferung von play.com....
Gnomeo ist auch in England super angelaufen:
Gnomeo and Juliet come up roses, but Never Let Me Go has butterfingers David Furnish and Elton John have a hit on their hands and box office takings are up on last year. Impossible? Both are true
The winner Twelve years after it unveiled its first movie Women Talking Dirty, David Furnish and Elton John's production company Rocket Pictures has finally come good with animation Gnomeo and Juliet, a bonafide hit with £2.92m in three days at the UK box office. While Women Talking Dirty and Rocket's second attempt It's a Boy Girl Thing suggested that producer Furnish was, in American parlance, not ready for primetime, Gnomeo & Juliet indicates that hard lessons have now been learned. Given the film's commercially appealing outcome, it's reasonable to assume that the successive contributions by a total of nine screenwriters saw the long-in-development film gradually come into focus. Credit goes to director/co-writer Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2) and the producer team that patiently shepherded the film into production over many years. Gnomeo's opening fell well short of the debut of current animated hitTangled (£5.11m), but the latter title enjoyed the benefit of the Disney brand as well as a recognisable property in the Rapunzel fairytale. Gnomeo convincingly outperformed DreamWorks Animation's recent Megamind, which began its run last December with £1.90m plus £930,000 in previews.
Top 10 films 1. Gnomeo & Juliet, £2,945,627 from 462 sites (New) 2. The King's Speech, £1,986,871 from 543 sites. Total: £33,740,153 3. Tangled, £1,969,148 from 443 sites. Total: £13,434,176 4. True Grit, £1,823,254 from 372 sites (New) 5. Yogi Bear, £1,820,405 from 453 sites (New) 6. Just Go With It, £1,628,265 from 349 sites (New) 7. Black Swan, £1,069,931 from 481 sites. Total: £12,779,283 8. The Fighter, £1,002,454 from 387 sites. Total: £4,078,696 9. Never Let Me Go, £625,496 (New) 10. James Cameron Presents Sanctum, £361,832 from 362 sites. Total: £1,667,443
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Nic Cage Crashes & Burns With Drive AngryWEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Nic Cage Crashes & Burns With Drive Angry -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted on Feb 27, 2011 @ 04:00AM print it send it Is Nicolas Cage's action career over? It seems that way with yet another disastrous box office for the once unstoppable star. Cage's Drive Angry 3D came in DOA. It opened in 9th place this weekend, with only $5.1 in ticket sales. That's a major ouch! The number one spot went to the Elton John-produced animated family flick Gnomeo & Juliet which pulled in $14.2 million.Owen Wilson's Hall Pass had a weaker-than-expected opening too -- although not as bad as Drive Angry. Hall Pass came in second with $13.5 million.
The kids make sure Gnomeo and Juliet are all right Garden gnomes did well in the half-term holidays, but Yogi Bear and Tangled also kept things in the family Posted by Charles Gant Tuesday 1 March 2011 17.24 GMT guardian.co.uk
The winner During a February half-term holiday with no shortage of cinema choices for families, the big winner turned out to be Gnomeo and Juliet, from David Furnish and Sir Elton John's Rocket Pictures. Rising 13% from the previous weekend, the lawn-ornament animation saw its cumulative total rise by £6.5m over the past seven days, an average of nearly £1m per day. With £12.9m in UK box office so far, the film is now the 20th biggest earner of the past year, after just 17 days of release. The film did not exactly take a smooth journey to the screen, and the success here and in the US (where it has taken $74m) is a testament to the patient shepherding of the project through its long development by Rocket. Kudos, likewise, to UK distributor Entertainment One, which has proved with this film and the earlier Nativity! that it does not need brand recognition to create family hits.