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Mania Box Office Report: Lone Survivor, Victory

Frozen still in top 5

By Robert T. Trate     January 12, 2014
Source: Box Office Mojo

Lone Survivor (2013)

It seems that not even Spike Jonze, the Coen Brothers, or a god could compete with Lone Survivor. The film did start off with a limited release back on Christmas Day, last week it was 38th on the box office charts. Now, with a heavy marketing push and Saving Private Ryan comparisons, Lone Survivor took in over 38  million dollars this weekend. 

Ray Subers of Box Office Mojo had this to report: “Lone Survivor opened to an estimated $38.5 million this weekend, which ranks second all-time in January behind 2008's Cloverfield ($40.1 million). It also demolished a handful of comparable January releases like Zero Dark Thirty ($24.4 million), Contraband ($24.3 million) and Black Hawk Down ($28.6 million). Ironically, it also opened much higher than director Peter Berg's 2012 movie Battleship ($25.5 million), despite costing only a fraction as much to produce”.
















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August: Osage County








Saving Mr. Banks








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This week we have either The Devil’s Due to discover or a new Jack Ryan in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Sound off below Maniacs!


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hanso 1/13/2014 3:14:09 AM

 LOL @ Hercules.

goirish83 1/13/2014 6:35:59 AM

I went to see "Lone Survivor".  Awesome and powerful movie.  Beautifully filmed and great performences.  I am glad this story was told and people can see what these SEAL's went through.

monkeyfoot 1/13/2014 6:50:41 AM

I was busy and saw Wolf Of Wall Street and Riddick.

Wolf was fantastic! It is basically the same set-up director Scorecese did for Goodfellas and Casino: the true story narration of a criminal about the life he led and his eventual downfall. Only difference is Jordan Belfort (DiCaprio) didn't commit violent crimes but financial ones. Then you see the incredible excess and rampant sex, nudity, and hilarity that ensues. Big thumbs up!

Also thumbs up for Riddick which I saw on a preview disc. It was every thing I liked from the other Riddick movies and none of the stuff I didn't like. I really hope they do another sequel.

DarthBob 1/13/2014 8:38:21 AM

I'm surprised Crapules did 8.6 million; I guess there were a bunch of really uncreative and bored people who couldn't find anything else better to do this past weekend.

Wolf of Wall St. is your typical Scorsese paint by numbers fare and because of that I found it to be highly overrated.

Lone Survivor was awesome.  In real life Michael Murphy (portrayed by Taylor Kitsch) was a real bad a$$, genuine American hero.  CrossFit has a workout named after him, Murph; run 1 mile then 100 pull ups, 200 push-ups, 300 body weight squats then run another mile.  Optional - do the workout wearing a 25 lb weighted vest.

CalamityJohnson 1/13/2014 8:59:27 AM

I thought Wolf of Wall Street was trash. I think Scorcese wanted to film a porno and be considered for an Oscar for it. Late life crisis? A story that didn't need to be told.

monkeyfoot 1/13/2014 10:29:03 AM

Darth & Calamity, I understand your POV. As I said it was literally the Goodfellas and Casino template transferred over the corrupt Wall Streeter's story. But I couldn't help myself that I laughed and was shocked and thoroughly entertained by it. Scorsese didn't do anything new or innovative in his storytelling so I'm not sure why its so acclaimed. But damn, I had a good time watching it as it get more and more outrageous and waiting to see how the big fall would happen. I especially enjoyed Jonah Hill in the film.

DiCaprio did the job but wasn't anything exceptional IMHO. But I don't think he needed this decadence for a mid-life crisis. He pretty much lives the life of yachts, hot babes, and expensive trips in real life in all the paparazzi and tabloid stories.

Wiseguy 1/13/2014 12:49:04 PM

Saw Lone Survivor last week. A really good movie but not in the level of Black Hawk Down. The real story is gut wrenching and tragic as any other but the film itself lacks the heart and "realness" of BHD.

I like Peter Berg a lot and the fact that he loves our armed forces makes me like him even more but I thought the film lacked some heart and he made it seem too over the top and almost cartoony at times.

Still highly recommended and at the end when they show the real soldiers it gets to you, too bad the entire film didn't feel like that

DarthBob 1/13/2014 12:59:26 PM

Marvel has just announced that Michael Douglas will portray the role of Hank Pym in Ant Man while Paul Rudd will portray Scott Lang! Cool news!

Dazzler 1/13/2014 5:17:05 PM

I saw Paranormal activity and Lone Survivor.  Both good movies.  Wow epic bomb for Herc.  I don't think I saw one trailer for it?  They did not promote it well or have big enough names in it, involved with it. 

VTGamehendge 1/13/2014 5:18:21 PM

Going to see Lone Survivor in a little over an hour from now.  As a big military/war history buff I've really been looking forward to this.  Wanted to read the book before I saw the movie, but I'm already in the middle of two others right now plus the newest Tom Clancy on deck after those, so it's gonna have to wait a few weeks.

On a similar note, any of you guys who are big readers and also like non-fiction military/war stuff I recommend Cobra II.  It's the account of the invasion and occupation of Iraq and written by a General Bernard E. Trainor along with another author whose name I can't remember off the top of my head.  The first 100 pages or so about the lead-up to the invasion are kinda slow, but it really picks up once the armor starts rolling.  I'm not really all that far into it yet, it's like 600-700 pages and I only pick it up every now and then, not really racing to finish it.  I'm enjoying it so far though.  Very ineresting read as it's mostly about what went on behind the scenes on the command and planning level.

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