Despicable Me 2 *Cheesy Puns The Lone Ranger To #1 [Weekend Box Office]

Hey guys, I’m back from vacation and a serious writing deadline. Please, please hold your applause until the end. Despicable Me 2 *outgunned The Lone Ranger at the domestic box office over the 4th of July weekend with an impressive total of $142M. Not only did it nearly triple Ranger’s $48M opening, but it did it with a third of the production budget ($76M versus $215M). I guess America just isn’t ready to accept a chiseled caucasian lead and a racial caricature as his sidekick yet. For shame America. For shame. I didn’t see, nor care about either because I don’t have children and my functioning cerebral cortex...

Man of Steel Sets June Record By *Cheesy Punning To First Place [Weekend Box Office]

From Box Office Mojo Thanks, in part, to the most embarrassing promotional tie-in campaign of all time, Man of Steel *soared to a new June record by opening with an impressive $125M at the domestic box office. Seriously, can you remember a film that shilled for more brand products than this flick? “When Superman has a Superflow, he uses Tampax!” Since monetary inflation is entirely ignored to inflate (irony!) the importance of current box office receipts, records are basically superfluous, but it’s still a heck of a total. Warner Bros desperately needed a new signature franchise before the inevitable reboot of Batman and...

Now You See Me *Cheesy Puns In Its Debut; Fast & Furious *Cheesy Puns To First

From Box Office Mojo Now You See Me *made magic over the weekend by grossing well over its expected return. Despite that surprise, and a steep 65% drop from Memorial Day weekend, Fast & Furious 6 avoided *spinning out by managing to remain in first place. The Smith Family sci-fi home video After Earth rightfully came in third with a take on par with recent genre stinkers. 1. Fast & Furious 6 It looks like the majority of people who were going to see FF6 did so last week as the automotive caper sank to a weekend gross of $34M. Don’t cry for Vin Diesel just yet because with a worldwide total of $480M, FF6 is on pace to (sigh)...

Fast and Furious 6 *Cheesy Puns To #1 [Weekend Box Office]

Shizz went Kablewie this Memorial Day weekend as Fast and Furious 6 *crashed into first place at the box office with $120M. FF6‘s take dwarfed Fast Five‘s handsome score of $86M back in 2011. Though it had the benefit of both opening over a holiday weekend and a cache of good will from its predecessor, Universal should probably thank the mishandling of The Hangover 2 more than either.   Given the choice between a reliable, cliche action/adventure and a potentially depressing “comedy,” America voted with its feet and chose Vin Diesel’s engorged forearms over Zack Galifianakis’ distended belly. Having...

Star Trek Into Darkness *Cheesy Puns To #1 [Weekend Box Office]

From Box Office Mojo. Star Trek Into Darkness *beamed to the top of the box office this weekend with a domestic take of $84M. Not a bad showing, though expectations were tracking a little closer to $100M. The knee jerk reaction here is to blame the lack of a strong villain in the marketing...

Iron Man 3 *Cheesy Pun About Flying Its Way To The Top For The Second ...

From Box Office Mojo Iron Man 3 *soared to the top of the American domestic box office in its second week of release, bringing its cumulative total to $284M. Add that to a foreign haul of $664M and Marvel’s flagship Avenger property should easily reach a billion by the end of the week....