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Why are the Carter’s Ruining Movies?

By Robert T. Trate     May 28, 2013
Source: Box Office Mojo


Sorry for the delay in posting the Box Office Report. As you know, this was a holiday weekend and that extra day matters to Hollywood. The winner for the weekend was the sixth installment of The Fast and Furious franchise. With a weekend total of $96,791,000 it made over half of its budget back. Thus insuring the seventh installment's, already in preproduction, existence. The same could be said for the Hangover Part III, but I think even Warner Brothers was expecting a better opening weekend from the Wolf Pack. That might truly be the end for the Wolf Pack. 
























Fast & Furious 6









The Hangover Part III









Star Trek Into Darkness


















Iron Man 3









The Great Gatsby



























The Croods

















I ventured off to see both The Great Gatsby and Epic over the weekend. Gatsby was good, but not great. The hip hop music constantly threw me out the film. Perhaps Shawn Carter should stick to producing and not interjecting musical suggestions into a soundtrack. Epic was fun but another Carter ruined my over all enjoyment of the film. Perhaps Mrs. Carter should stick to singing and not supply the voice of an animated character. The was reason why she wasn’t nominated for Dreamgirls (2006) and Jennifer Hudson won the Academy Award. It is called acting.

This week we will see if M. Night Shyamalan can rise up from the ashes of Avatar: The Last Airbender with After Earth


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kinetoscope 5/28/2013 9:54:26 AM

Iron Man is such a giant at the box office. As long at the story is good, there is no reason not to keep them going and make #4 after the Avengers 2. Throw whatever money that RD wants and make it.

I am excited that there will be a FATF 7 as well.



monkeyfoot 5/28/2013 10:33:48 AM

I expected F&F6 to do well but wow! I didn't see it but will put that off a couple of weeks because I plan to see  the Smith Family's Lost In Space movie next weekend.

Some people get so upset when movies like F&F are big hits, but its no problem for me. Whther I end up liking it or not, at least alot of people enjoyed themselves.

Unless there is some big drop, STID should do very well nationally and worldwide. Can't wait for a sequel to that.

I want a new Iron Man movie to be Stark and Banner buddy action movie. "Watch the hilarity ensue when these two zany scientists who just can't see eye to eye go repulsing and smashing their way across America in the zaniest road picture ever!"

aegrant 5/28/2013 11:12:52 AM

F&F 7?... so are we just supposed to forget tokyo drift? Because I could swear the Asian guy bit it in that movie?

RaithManan 5/28/2013 11:15:12 AM

Will Smith, all I got to say is.... if you can't get people to watch an M. Night movie that tells you how much a lack of trust people have for him.  I don't expect After Earth to be No.1, personally I don't think it will be (and I could be wrong) given how stacked the competition is and given AE has the biggest obstacle of skepticism, the guy behind the camera. 

It has to atleast come in 3rd and do just as well as Epic did.  Plus it has a small window to reap in what box office dollars it can before it gets lost in the box office sauce, especially with Man of Steel looming large in a couple of weeks.

As much as I like Will, I'm largely skeptical of wanting to see AE despite I feel that it looks promising and ambitious.  After the debacle of The Village, I have wisely avoided seeing M. Night movies at theaters since and opting to wait for cable.  A move that's paid off for years so far as his previous efforts are just hard to swallow.

If he flounders here, studios likely will be very leery of trusting M. Night with another big budget project.

RaithManan 5/28/2013 11:19:49 AM

Actually @aegrant, if you watched the tacked on ending shortly into the end credits, SPOILER: It showed Han back in Tokyo in his ill-fated crash from Tokyo Drift as he was plowed into purposely by Jason Statham, and sent Dom a threatening message that he is next.

dalgoda 5/28/2013 12:04:13 PM

The fact that After Earth isn't screening for critics until right before the release date doesn't bode well either. Previews look decent but it will have a tough road at the box office.

I was hoping Epic would do a little bit better as the kids and I enjoyed it.  

monkeyfoot 5/28/2013 12:26:51 PM

I think the vast majority of the public don't even know M. Night is the director of AE. They don't mention it at all in trailers, or behind the scenes featurettes.  If people see it or don't it will be because they like Smith or the subject matter.

thezillaman 5/28/2013 1:52:32 PM

 aegrant, go watch fast 6 you will like it.  No spoilers from me bout the assian guy in the end of fast 6.going in to fast 7..     : )

thezillaman 5/28/2013 1:59:18 PM

 aegrant, go watch fast 6 you will like it.  No spoilers from me bout the assian guy in the end of fast 6.going in to fast 7..     : )

irockdiesel 5/28/2013 2:14:19 PM

I too am skeptical of M. Night and my wife has made me even more paranoid. She and I saw the preview and she was like “Oh wow, I would like to see that.” I told her M. Night directed and she canted her statement to include “…when it gets to cable or video.” Personally, I’m going to take a chance and see it even though it looks straight forward. I pray that he doesn’t try to shoehorn in some twist in there. He REALLY burned me with his vision of The Last Airbender, but hopefully Will Smith pulled some strings to make sure he’s not in some box office summer dud. But we shall see…

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