By: Open Book
It looks like Rango was unable to hold onto number one at the box office and fell to #2. The film that knocked it off its throne Battle: Los Angeles. So what did critics, consumers and box office say about Battle: Los Angeles? Can it hold on to its number one spot this weekend?
Here are the films we will be reviewing this weekend. Battle: Los Angeles, Red Riding Hood, Mars Needs Moms, Jane Eyre, Kill the Irishman and Certified Copy. It must be noted we will only review films that are in the top 40 of the box office rankings.
|Critics Say||Consumers Say||Top Box Office Ranking||Date Opened|
Battle: Los Angeles
58, 324,145 (WW)
|12%||55%||Rank # 3
Red Riding Hood
|49%||90%||Rank # 5
Mars Needs Moms
|82%||77%||Rank # 27
|56%||82%||Rank # 31
Kill the Irishman
|89%||69%||Rank # 40
- Battle: Los Angeles- PG-13: The aliens are coming film was not a favorite among film critics. One of the common complaints the movie suffered from was too many warmed over alien clichés. Plus after watching the destruction in Japan, this film by comparison seemed more like a computer game. Consumers gave it high marks and they demonstrated it at the box office. Will word of mouth help Battle: Los Angeles stay at #1 this weekend?
- Red Riding Hood-PG-13: This film came in at #3 at the box office last weekend. Hoping to capitalize on the teen Twilight fan base may have been a bad call. It’s no surprise critics hated it because it was made for teen girls yet, it failed to attract the main consumer it was for. The question this weekend? How far will it fall given the bad reviews by critics and disinterested Twilight consumers?
- Mars Needs Moms– PG: If the #5 box office rank is any indication word travels fast. Than this will not be a surprise. Although, consumers gave this film high marks the box office results are a different story. This film will have a hard time making back the $150 million dollar budget. Word of mouth? Parents and children had trouble sitting through the entire film because they disliked the live action animation and story.
- Jane Eyre-PG-13: Critics and consumers are pretty tied with this film. Although, it’s ranking is #27 that’s to be expected due to domestic limited release only. Perhaps, with word of mouth this film might get a better ranking this weekend.
- Kill the Irishman-R: This film opened in only a few theaters. Add to that, poor reviews by critics. Yes, the consumers gave it a good review. However, this films R rating seals it’s fate of dropping below the #31 ranking it holds now.
- Certified Copy–NR: Critics and limited audience members who saw this film without an MPAA rating explains why this film is ranked at #40. Given most theaters in the US will not show an unrated film resolves the mystery. Yet, the films worldwide release was impressive. Once, this film gets an MPAA rating it could possibly do well domestically given the rave reviews by critics and consumers.
Have you seen any of the films mentioned above? If so please give us your review.
Films to be reviewed next week: Paul, Limitless, The Lincoln Lawyer, Win Win and Cracks….