The Dark Knight Rises still holds the number one spot and setting a record as one of the top all time grossing films with $367 M. right below Passion of the Christ which is the #1 all time grossing films. Total Recall came in at #2 earning ($2 M) and Diary of a Wimpy Kid came in at #3 earning ($23 M). Let’s see how Total Recall and Diary of a Wimpy Kid measured up and if they are worth the money!
Note: We only review films in wide release.
Total Recall—PG-13 What’s the buzz? “Seriously, this movie has no sense of humor — there are maybe two jokes, both of which are callbacks to the first movie...” says Christy Lemire of The Associated Press. Claudia Plug from USA Today “Soulless, bombastic and numbingly repetitive..” Audiences say it was another cliched and unnecessary remake.
So is it worth the money? Totally Questionable
- Box office rank: 2
- Critics say: Metacritic- 44 Mixed
- Rotten Tomatoes: 31% (Totally Rotten!)
- Consumers say: Metacritic-7.0 Positive
- Rotten Tomatoes: 50% (Totally Smelly!)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days—PG-13 What’s the buzz? “Though often self-centered and conniving, Greg remains a likable kid, and the movie entertains by pulling off over-the-top scenarios that set up digestible life lessons for youngsters...” says Entertainment Weekly. Sean OConnell from Washington Post “It really captures what it feels like to be a kid...” Audiences say It’s hilarious with many life lessons for all ages.
So is it worth the money? Maybe Wimpy
- Box office rank: 3
- Critics say: Metacritic- 54 Mixed
- Rotten Tomatoes: 49% (Wimpy Tomatoes!)
- Consumers say: Metacritic-6.5 Positive
- Rotten Tomatoes: 75% (Not so Wimpy!)
What’s opening this week in theaters?
Hope Springs (79% rottentomatoes)
The Campaign (63% rottentomatoes)
The Bourne Legacy (59% rottentomatoes)