The Grey took the #1 spot last weekend grossing $19.7 million knocking Underworld Awakening to 2nd place. At #3 was One for the Money taking in $11.5 million. Red Tails came in at #4 and Man on a Ledge took the #5 spot grossing $8 million. Last week we had 3 films open. Let’s see how well they did and if they are worth the money!
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The Grey – R – What’s the Buzz?
The Grey (starring Liam Neeson) is about an oil drilling team surviving in the Alaskan wilderness after their plane crashes. The Rolling Stone describes the film as “full of beauty and terror and a healing sense of grace, brings us face to face with our own worst fears.” Click here to see the trailer.
So is it worth the money? Yes!
o Box Office Rank: #1
o Film Critics say: Metacritic – 64 (positive)
o Film Critics say: Rotten Tomatoes: 77% (fresh)
o Consumers say: Metacritic – 7.2 (positive)
o Consumers say Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Man on a Ledge – PG-13 – What’s the Buzz?
This film is about a former police officer and now a wanted man (Sam Worthington) being talked down from the ledge of a high rise building by a police psychologist (Elizabeth Banks). As the film progresses things may not be as they first seemed. Roger Ebert felt like he was being “toyed with” when the movie “cuts back and forth between two preposterous plot lines and uses the man on the ledge as a device to pump up the tension.” Consumers, however, still want to see it.
So is it worth the money? Maybe.
o Box Office Rank: #5
o Film Critics say: Metacritic – 40 (mixed)
o Film Critics say Rotten Tomatoes: 29% (rotten)
o Consumers say: Metacritic – 6.9 (positive)
o Consumers say Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
One For The Money – PG – 13 – What’s the Buzz?
One for the Money is about an unemployed and newly divorced woman, who convinces her cousin to give her a job in his bail bonding business. Her first case is to trail a former police officer, who is a suspect in a murder case, and is also her former romantic flame. Audiences seem to want to see this film even though it has a very low rating from the critics. The Los Angeles Times describes the move as an “ungainly mix of flat-footed gumshoeing and strained attempts at hilarity, all delivered with an unconvincing Joizy vibe.”
So is it worth the money? Maybe!
o Box Office Rank: #3
o Film Critics say: Metacritic – 22 (negative)
o Film Critics say Rotten Tomatoes: 3% (rotten)
o Consumers say: Metacritic – 5.5 (positive)
o Consumers say Rotten Tomatoes: 79%
What’s opening in theatres this weekend?
Big Miracle (Latest review result- 68% Rotten Tomatoes)
Chronicle(Latest review result – 89% Rotten Tomatoes)
The Woman In Black (Latest review result – 69% Rotten Tomatoes)