Well The Help continues to dominate at the box office ($14.2 Million), followed closely behind with The Debt, starring Helen Mirren ($9.9 Million). The Debt opened last week, along with Apollo 18 and Shark Night. How did they do and are they worth the money?
Note: We only review films in wide release.
The Debt—RWhat’s the Buzz? John DeFore of The Washington Postsays, “The Debt roots itself in reality more plausibly than most contemporary spy films without sacrificing the genre’s tense thrills.” Consumers felt the story line was strong and the actors greatly acted out and developed their characters.
So is it worth the money? Yes!
Box office rank: #2
Film Critics Say: Metacritic- 65
rottentomatoes: 77% (certified FRESH!)
Consumers Say: Metacritic- 6.3
Apollo 18—PG-13 What’s the Buzz? Film critics and consumers greatly differed in their opinion of this flick. David Edelstein of New York Magazine called it, “80 minutes of dead air”, and Eric D. Snider of Film.com said, “The source of the creepy events, when it’s finally revealed, is profoundly dull, like a forgettable episode of the X-files or Fringe.” Consumers, although disappointed by the non existing plot and its very slow beginning, did think that it was a great movie.
So is it worth the money? Sort of
Box office rank: #3
Film Critics Say: Metacritic- 21
rottentomatoes: 18% (certified FRESH!)
Consumers Say: Metacritic- 5.3
Shark Night–– What’s the Buzz? No one seemed to enjoy this flick. Adam Markovitz from Entertainment Weekly said, “A ho hum series of kills and lulls so predictable that it doesn’t even look like much fun for the sharks.” Consumers readily agreed stating that it’s just another movie that just didn’t need to be made. Many were greatly disappointed and felt the acting was terrible.
So is it worth the money? NO!
Box office rank: #4
Film Critics Say: Metacritic- 24
rottentomatoes: 17% (rotten)
Consumers Say: Metacritic- 4.2
What’s opening in theaters this weekend?
Contagion (latest review results—82% rottentomatoes)
Warrior (latest review results—90% rottentomatoes)
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (no review results)