The Surfer Rises The Sort Of Fantastic Four - Week 7 | Spider-Man 3 | Shrek the Third | Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Top Grossing Movies, Box Office Movie Pool
Season:    All    Fall    [ Summer ]   
Year:    All    2019    2018    2017    2016    2015    2014    2013    2012    2011    2010    2009    2008    [ 2007 ]    2006    2005   

The Surfer Rises The Sort Of Fantastic Four - Week 7

Spider-Man 3
Shrek the Third
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Knocked Up
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Ocean's Thirteen
[Sorry, I've been a little distracted trying to figure out how The Grudge is airing on TBS with their slogan "Very Funny" and why the Oprah's woman-orientated Oxygen network keeps playing Resident Evil: Apocalypse. I guess I was just short-sighted to not see the empowering message of women in skimpy outfits blowing-up flesh-eating zombies. Now that that's settled, I can get back to my regular blockbuster pool updates in peace.]

Corny jokes and a naked Jessica Alba are what people have come to expect with the Fantastic Four movies, so moviegoers were not disappointed this time around. Hanging ten with $58.1 million, the sequel made slightly more than the first one's debut two years ago ($56.1 mill).

While Fox must be happy the film didn't lose people from the first movie, they probably are disappointed that it wasn't able to grow on the first film's opening. The threes of Spidey, Shrek, and Pirates were all able to beat out their predecessor's first weekend. Heck, even Another Stakeout opened bigger than Stakeout, so it can't be that tough to do. I bet it was that Rosie O'Donnell factor.

Meanwhile, we have our third major studio tankjob of the summer (Sorry, Hostel Part Double I, I don't consider Lionsgate a major studio) and the second for Warner Bros. as Nancy Drew joined Georgia Rule and Lucky You as the "oops" movies of the season. The $6.8 million opening is on par with the legendary Olsen Twins movie New York Minute. Sadly, that film at least had the "we were forced to cast Eugene Levy" excuse to explain its poor performance. Tom Cruise and Ben Stiller might have been wise to table their Hardy Boys project.

However, a "hit" for Warner Bros., Ocean's 13, didn't completely collapse holding steady with a 45% decline. Since the current stars don't want to come back for a fourth go round, maybe the studio can come up with a prequel called Billy Ocean's 8 which explores the seedy world that continually gave Billy Ocean song titles that had at least eight syllables or more. How else can you explain one person having so many hit songs with extremely wordy titles such as "When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going," "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car," "Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)," and "They'll be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)." Fall Out Boy learned everything they know from Billy Ocean.

Still, Knocked-Up remains the sleeper success of the season as it slipped a mere 28% in its third week. Well, I guess there wasn't a lot of sleeping going on or no one would've gotten knocked-up.

The Top Five if Today was Labor Day
#1. Spider-Man 3 - $330 million
#2. Shrek 3 - $297.2 million
#3. Pirates 3 - $274.1 million
#4. Knocked-Up - $90 million
#5. Ocean's 13 - $68.5 million

by Matt Neuenburg on 06/18/2007

Movies Mentioned in this Post: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Knocked Up, Ocean's Thirteen, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Shrek the Third, Spider-Man 3
About   Privacy Policy    Login
This is not a Gambling site. All information and movie pools here are for entertainment purposes only.
Engenuous Software © 2010 - 2019