Warner Brothers - like the rest of humanity - could never have imagined the horror that was unleashed inside a Colorado theater last Friday morning. The actions of one psychopath single-handedly altering the lives of the crowd packed into theater number 9 to be the first to see the most anticipated movie in years, The Dark Knight Rises. There's no doubt the event impacted the take at the box office and that cash will never be regained - much like what was lost forever last Friday morning.
- The Dark Knight Rises ($80M) - While it set the record for the biggest 2D opening ever, TDKR left roughly $25-40M on the table, which would have put it closer to The Avengers all-time record but not enough to eclipse the Marvelous Sextet. Expect a strong hold but the film's momentum has clearly evaporated.
- The Watch ($35M) - More bullish on this than most. The combo of Stiller & Vaughn are bankable at the B.O., if not erratic - much like the film which I didn't find wholly awful. A ringing endorsement.
- Step Up Revolution ($14M) - This is the fourth Step Up film? Let me guess, next you're going to tell me there are four Ice Age movies. Suuuure.
- Ice Age: Continental Drift ($9M) - I stand corrected.