Movie: Iron Man 3
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce and Gwyneth Paltrow
Directed by: Shane Black
Release Date: May 3rd, 2013
Tony Stark/Iron Man will head to China to face his toughest opponent, Mandarin.
There were 5 new films opening in wide release this past weekend which made for a very crowded box office weekend. Despite fantastic critical praise and excellent word of mouth buzz, the Ben Affleck helmed Argo couldn’t overtake Liam Neeson’s Taken 2 for the top spot.
The Summit/Lionsgate scarefest Sinister overpreformed, while Kevin James’ starring MMA vehicle, Here Comes the Boom failed to connect with audiences. Check below for the full weekend rundown.
1. Taken 2 (Fox) Week 2
Weekend $22.7M Cume $86.3M
2. Argo (Warner Bros)
Weekend $20.1M Cume $20.1M
3. Sinister (Summit/Lionsgate)
Weekend $18.8M Cume $18.8M
4. Hotel Transylvania (Sony Animation)
Weekend $17.0M, Cume $102.1M
5. Here Comes The Boom (Sony)
Weekend $12.0M Cume $12.0M
6. Pitch Perfect (Universal)
Weekend $8.8M, Cume $35.5M
7. Frankenweenie (Disney)
Weekend $6.7M Cume $21.7M
8. Looper (FilmDistrict/Sony)
Weekend $6.3M, Cume $51.4M
9. Seven Psychopaths (CBS Films)
Weekend $3.5M Cume $3.5M
10. Atlas Shrugged Part 2 (Atlas)
Weekend $1.6M Cume $1.6M
Starring: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman
Directed by: Ben Affleck
Release Date: October 12th, 2012
As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA ‘exfiltration’ specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
It was announced today that the skyline of New York City is about to get a brand new addition. Plans have been approved to build a 625 foot tall wheel on the shoreline of Staten Island.
Unveiled today, the 625 ft, $230 million dollar New York Wheel will tower over both the Singapore Flyer and the London Eye. The wheel is expected to carry 4.5 million visitors each year when it is built on a site next door to the New York Yankees minor league baseball club stadium.
Pickingyourseat.com’s very own Rich Marin is CEO of the project and a formal announcement by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected around 12:30pm EST today.
The Wheel will have 36 capsules, each able to carry up to 40 passengers with a maximum capacity of 1,440 people per ride, or 30,000 riders a day during peak season. The New York Wheel is expected be open seven days a week, 365 days a year, weather permitting, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the fall, winter and spring. Rides will last 38 minutes. In the summer, and on special occasions, the Wheel will stay open longer.
A big congratulations to Rich and his team on this monumentous occasion. Construction is expected to begin in 2014 with an opening date targeted for late 2015.
Box Office Report for 9/10/12 - It was a rough weekend at the box office for all the major studios. The first weekend of September is traditionally a very low grossing weekend, but this year’s offering has turned out to be one of the lowest domestic box office weekends of all time.
Lionsgate had the number one film in the country for the fourth straight week, with The Possession grossing about $9M. Other holdovers included Lawless in its second frame coming at at number 2 with an estimated $5.9M. The Expendables 2 came in third during its fourth weekend while newcomer The Words opened to a very modest $4.7M in fourth place.
Check out the full top ten for the weekend below:
1. The Possession (Lionsgate) Week 2 PG13
Weekend $9.3M, Cume $33.1M
2. Lawless (Weinstein Co) Week 2 R
Weekend $5.9M , Cume $23.5M
3 The Expendables 2 (Lionsgate) Week 4 R
Weekend $4.9M, Cume $75.6M
4. The Words (CBS Films) New PG13
5. ParaNorman (Focus Features) Week 4 PG
Weekend $4.2M, Cume $45.4M
6. The Bourne Legacy (Universal) Week 5 PG13
Weekend $4.0M, Cume $103.6M
7. Odd Life Of Timothy Green (Disney) Week 4 PG
Weekend $3.6M, Cume $43.0M
8. The Campaign (Warner Bros) Week 5 R
Weekend $3.3M, Cume $79.3M
9. 2016 Obama’s America (Rocky Mtn) Week 9 PG
Weekend $3.3M, Cume $26.1M
10. Dark Knight Rises (Legendary/WB) Week 8 PG13
Weekend $3.2M, Cume $437.7M
Movie: Cloud Atlas
Starring: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, and Hugh Grant
Directed by: Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Release Date: October 26th, 2012
An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.