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Weekend Box Office Results 6/27/10

28 Jun

Even with two new well publicized films entering the race this weekend, it was last week’s reigning champ, Toy Story 3, that won the weekend.

Adam Sandler’s Grown Ups did remarkably well and would have topped the box office if it weren’t for the Pixar juggernaut of Toy Story.  Tom Cruise’s Knight & Day was very disappointing and came in a distant third with $20 million. 

Box Office Mojo’s Top 10 Box Office Estimates for 6/25-6/27:

1. Toy Story 3 – $59 million
2. Grown Ups – $41 million
3. Knight & Day – $20.5 million
4. The Karate Kid – $15.4 million
5. The A-Team – $6 million
6. Get Him to the Greek – $3 million
7. Shrek Forever After – $2.8 million
8. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time – $2.8 million
9. Killers – $2 million
10. Jonah Hex – $1.6 million

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New Movie Friday 6/25/10

24 Jun

What are you doing this weekend?  Want to check out a new movie?

Here is what’s new in theaters on Friday 6/25/10:

Knight & Day – Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz
                                    James Mangold (director)
                                    *Released Wed 6/23

 

Grown Ups – Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade
                             Dennis Dugan (director)

 

I am Love – Tilda Swinton, Flavio Parenti
                            Luca Guadagnino (director)
                            *Expanded Limited Release

 

MTV Movie Award Winners & Recap

6 Jun

The 2010 MTV Movie Awards have come and gone.  Aside from the Twilight domination, the highlight has to be Tom Cruise as uber-producer, Les Grossman.  Cruise reprised his Tropic Thunder role in a few award show promos leading up to tonight’s live broadcast and the character continued during the show.

The beginning of the show had the foul-mouthed producer in a skit with both Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson and also in a separate skit with Michael Cera.  Later on in the show, Grossman cuts in on an Ed Helms-Ken Jeong musical performance with his own dance number.  He was surprisingly incredible.  He got down to a Ludacris jam and then was joined onstage by Jennifer Lopez and they did a dance number…together!  Tom Cruise had a huge moment for his career on the show tonight.

Sandra Bullock was awarded the “Generation” award tonight.  Bradley Cooper, Betty White and Scarlett Johansson handled the introductions and Bullock’s speech was perfect.  She asked people to “get back to normal.”  She also demanded that people go back to making fun of her.  Definitely a class act, Bullock gave another reason for America to love her so much.

Aziz Ansari hosted the festivities tonight and he was great.  He has a specific sense of humor and used that to his advantage.  Whether doing bits with Justin Bieber and Zach Galifianakis or pretending to be R.Kelly, he brought a modern humor to the show and it was more relevant than it has been in years. 

Many of the presenter pairings were clichéd and not very funny, but Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell hanging from wires as Eva Mendes, Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson presented an award was kind of amusing. 

There were two world premiere film clips shown and as I’m not a fan of the Harry Potter series, I can’t really comment on that one.  The Twilight trifecta presented an unseen clip from the June 30 film, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.  I didn’t think it was anything to write home about.  It wasn’t very exciting and I’ve yet to see one trailer for this film that looks promising.  I will still see the movie, but I’m definitely getting worried.

Speaking of Twilight related business, Pattinson and Kristen Stewart cleaned house tonight.  Along with a win for Best Movie, they each won their respective categories for Best Male/Best Female and they captured the Best Kiss category for the second year in a row.  The couple messed around with the audience again as to whether they were going to kiss onstage and after some false starts, Rob planted a quick peck on Kristen.

There were two musical performances during the broadcast by Katy Perry and Christina Aguilera.  Perry’s performance was quite fun and catchy, whereas Aguilera’s was just not that great. 

The awkward moment of the night goes to Jason Segal when he declared to iCarly’s Miranda Cosgrove that he was a huge fan of her show while they presented together.  Second place in the awkward category would go to Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens when during the Best Kiss category, they threw up a “Kiss Cam” and she tried to kiss him and he kind of backed away.  The tear-jerker moment oddly enough goes to Ken Jeong when he accepted his award for Best WTF Moment.  He started to cry as he thanked his wife who just recently battled breast cancer. 

The censors definitely had to be on their game tonight, as well, as most of the night was filled with the obligatory “bleeps” as the f-bomb was dropped a record number of times throughout the evening.  Overall, I think the show was a success.  I guarantee that the most talked about story will probably be Tom Cruise’s performance, followed closely by the always constant Twilight gossip.

Here is a list of the winners:

**While listing these I just realized that the show didn’t air the Best Fight category.  I’m not sure why, but am going to guess that it was time dictated.

BEST MOVIE – The Twilight Saga: New Moon

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE – Kristen Stewart

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE – Robert Pattinson

BEST BREAKOUT STAR – Anna Kendrick

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE – Zach Galifianakis

BEST VILLAIN – Tom Felton

BEST FIGHT – Beyonce Knowles, Ali Larter

BEST KISS – Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson

BEST WTF MOMENT – Ken Jeong

GLOBAL SUPERSTAR (New Category) – Robert Pattinson

BEST SCARED-AS-SH**T PERFORMANCE – Amanda Seyfried 

BIGGEST BADASS STAR (New Category) – Rain