Cocktails and Movies Monday Wrap Session

by Tim Barley and Mike Reyes

Thor: The Dark World brings the hammer down on the competition

Thor: The Dark World movie review from Cocktails and MoviesGood evening everyone! We’re moving the “wrap session” to the evening hours to make sure we get the most accurate numbers for you, the discerning public. If you haven’t seen it, check out Thor: The Dark World. It’s a great film that does a great job mixing big scale effects, a quality story and a great director at the helm. Thor had a big weekend, outpacing everyone by a mile. It may have another week at the top before it falls, so go out and see it and make it a big winner! Without further ado, here are the numbers from  Box Office Mojo

Box Office Actuals 11/1 – 11/3 (courtesy of Box Office Mojo)

1. Thor: The Dark World: $85.7 mil.

2. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa: $11.3 mil.

3. Free Birds: $11.1 mil.

4. Last Vegas: $11 mil.

5. Ender’s Game: $10.3 mil.

6. Gravity: $8.5 mil

7. 12 Years A Slave: $6.7 mil.

8. Captain Phillips: $5.7 mil.

9. About Time: $4.8 mil.

10. Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2: $2.8 mil.


What did the Wrap Session learn from the weekend?

Tim slightly overestimated the box office draw of Thor, but hopefully many people who haven’t seen it will go out and check it out. Sure, if your girlfriend wants to ogle over Chris Hemsworth, go! Enjoy the comic book fare of the movie while she wishes you were the long-haired god up on the screen. We fully expected Ender’s Game to stick around, but it fell all the way to fifth place leaving Bad Grandpa, Free Birds and Last Vegas to fill in the second to fourth slots. The lesson: old people and people with kids don’t watch football on Sunday and don’t care for big, bombastic superhero types. (If there is a superhero script out there which has an over 60 hero who has grandkids, GET. AN. AGENT!

Gravity is still doing nicely, not falling too far down the list. It’s nice to see 12 Years a Slave holding its own. Captain Phillips is still sticking around, but we don’t know for how much longer. The romcom About Time slid way down the list, and this probably would have been better served up around Valentine’s Day. Last, but not least, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 rounds out the top ten list.

Well, that’s the “wrap” from the weekend. We hope you saw a great movie this weekend and enjoyed a few cocktails. Until the next wrap, everyone, drinkCOCKTAILSwatchMOVIES.