Sunday, July 31, 2011

Cowboys & Aliens Ties with The Smurfs?

You don't say? Yes, the Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde acted, Jon Favreau directed, and Steven Spielberg produced movie Cowboys & Aliens tied with The Smurfs. Early estimates put the two flicks neck in neck with each other making about $36.2 million each... Thus tomorrow we could possibly see The Smurfs come out on top. So I guess the mediocre reviews (44% tomatometer) forced the comic book fanboys away this weekend, while the even worse reviews of The Smurfs (20% tomatometer) went largely ignored to the "more-than-expected" attendance.

This is definitely not good news for Universal and the people behind Cowboys & Aliens, as it reportedly cost $163 million to make. Ouch! Making that money back domestically seems very unlikely.

As for that other movie, Crazy, Stupid, Love., it opened it 5th place, but with a nice total of $19.3 million.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Cowboys & Aliens
2) The Smurfs
3) Captain America
4) Harry Potter 7 Part 2
5) Crazy, Stupid, Love.
6) Friends With Benefits
7) Horrible Bosses
8) Transformers: Dark of the Moon
9) Zookeeper
10) Cars 2
$36.2 million
$36.2 million
$24.9 million
$21.9 million
$19.3 million
$9.3 million
$7.1million
$6 million
$4.2 million
$2.3 million
$36.2 million
$36.2 million
$116.8 million
$318.5 million
$19.3 million
$38.2 million
$96.2 million
$337.9 million
$68.7 million
$182.1 million
$163 million
$110 million
$140 million
$250 million*
$45 million
$35 million
$35 million
$195 million
$80 million
$200 million

*Shared with Part 1

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