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Divergent captures the flag, with God making another top 10 appearance.
(Yes, we have changed the title of this as well).
Talk about a weekend of surprises and sure things. The first weekend of the NCAA basketball March Madness may have taken a little bit of steam out of bottom five movies, but Divergent predictably took the top spot at the box office. And out of nowhere, Christian Indie flick God’s Not Dead managed to take Son of God‘s box office torch and run with it to a fifth place finish. People love that God fellow…
Here’s the rest of this weekend’s numbers:
BY TIM BARLEY AND MIKE REYES
Mr. Peabody and Sherman is top dog!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Mixers! We hope that your festivities have been and continue to be fun but safe. May you see more green than you can count but less red and blue than you like. (aka TAKE A CAB!!!) By the numbers though, we have seen what you didn’t see… and that’s movies. We’re back to lower end numbers, and that kind of upsets us… especially with a movie like Need For Speed coming out of the gate this weekend. Here’s the estimated box office takes for this weekend.
Cocktails and Movies Review: “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” – A Classic Romp In A Modern Context…For Kids!
by Mike Reyes
Mr. Peabody And Sherman polishes up an old apple… You’ll love it as much as your kids
Mr. Peabody And Sherman is one of those classic cartoons that fans love and Hollywood loves to remake. It’s also the fourth film adaptation of a Rocky and Bulwinkle associated property, coming after Boris and Natasha, The Adventures of Rocky and Bulwinkle, and Dudley Do-Right. There’s a lot of hate for the previous three, considering audiences at large either weren’t into the comedic stylings of said properties or those that were felt that their memories were tarnished. (Though I’ll still make a case for the goofy fun that is Rocky and Bullwinkle.) To a certain extent, those films might not have worked because they were live action adaptations of animated properties. After all, to translate a cartoon into reality is a task that essentially robs a property of some of the magical logic that inhabits the world of a cartoon. Certain things are unforgivable, certain things look silly, and some things even look incredibly stupid. If that’s not bad enough, there’s also the risk taking move of making said adaptation of a classic source material with the added dimension of modern humor. Some of it reads too vulgar, some times it’s dumbed down, and other times it just misses the mark of the actual spirit of the material. Thankfully, Mr. Peabody and Sherman manages to side step all of those pitfalls to deliver a fun adventure that works the mechanics of time travel and the jokes of Animaniacs into its very fabric.
BY TIM BARLEY AND MIKE REYES
Newcomers take the box office by storm! Nonstop stops at third place
It was a big weekend for a big movie. Monday might be a dirty word for most of you Mixers out there, but for the studios it can go either way. In the case of this weekend, Warner Brothers and Fox are allowed to breathe a sigh of relieve. The former is just continuing its fairly formidable stride, where as the latter finally scored a hit with the family audience they’ve been pandering to pretty hard.
BY TIM BARLEY AND MIKE REYES
This week at Cocktails and Movies: It feels like May with a smart dog and Spartan might!
Hey Mixers! Happy Friday to you one and all. Last weekend saw set ups and upsets as Son of God managed to miracle itself a second place finish, while Liam Neeson gave himself another hyperbolic nickname as Non Stop proved to be exactly as the title said (at least in its box office placing… the reviews have been less than forgiving.) It wasn’t a very challenging weekend, but it was an effective victory for two films that knew their audience.
This weekend is going to be just a little bit harder to top though. On a scale of one to ten, we’re going to wager a guess that this weekend is going to be a 300. That is, if our audiences don’t go to the Dog. Pun-(ishment) aside, it’s time to chart the weekend and sail into our Flicks to Pick.
New Releases For The Weekend of 03/07
300: Rise Of An Empire
Distributor: Warner Bros.
Starring: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro, and David Wenham
Director: Noam Murro
Run Time: 102 mins.
Official Synopsis: “Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.”
Our Take: Much like Robocop (2014), this is one of those ideas we weren’t so sure about when announced, but started to turn around on when we saw the first trailers. The visual style is in tact, some of the cast have returned, and Zach Snyder was involved from day one as a Producer. Call us crazy, but this looks like it could be something to get excited about.
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Mr. Peabody and Sherman
Starring: Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert, Ariel Winter, Mel Brooks, Stanley Tucci, and Patrick Warburton
Director: Rob Minkoff
Run Time: 90 minutes
Official Synopsis: “The time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created”
Our Take: The director of The Lion King and Stuart Little is back? And with an all star cast that looks to bring one of our childhood favorites to life without selling it short? Sign us up!
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Liam Neeson’s Non Stop landed at #1 last week, but will this weekend prove to be a bit too turbulent to repeat that success? Let’s look back on last weekend’s numbers, before we get to the fun part!
Weekend Box Office Actuals 2/28 – 3/2 (courtesy of Box Office Mojo)
1. Nonstop: $28.9 mil.
2. Son of God: $25.6 mil.
3. The LEGO Movie: $20.8 mil.
4. 3 Days to Kill: $4.95 mil.
5. The Monuments Men: $4.94 mil.
6. Robocop (2014): $4.5 mil.
7. Pompeii: $4.3 mil.
8. Frozen: $3.6 mil.
9. About Last Night (2014): $3.4 mil.
10. Ride Along: $3.0 mil.
Not a bad weekend, but it is still a March weekend. Maybe this week’s pickings will push the numbers up to more exciting altitudes? Only one way to find out! But first, let’s serve up our office picks:
Mike’s Pick: Mr. Peabody and Sherman
Let’s get one thing straight: I’m amped for both films in this weekend’s queue. I want to do a 3D double feature with some light Popcorn and a flask of the good stuff, that’s how excited I am. (Note to Self: have flask repaired due to Oscar night damages.) However, if I’m going to pick one of the two, I’m going for the movie that’s assembled some of the finest comedic players to roam the Earth (Mel Brooks and Stephen Colbert are in the same movie, people!), based on a cartoon premise I love with all of my geeky little heart.
Tim’s Pick: Mr. Peabody goes to Sparta!
Yes, here I am! Installing an new cocktail bar (with taps that dispense ridiculously strong cocktails right from the tap) is harder than it appears! So, I’m open all weekend and I’m going to double feature this weekend, with maybe a triple if I can find The Grand Budapest Hotel.
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Manhattan Mike mixes this week’s Pitcher of Prognostication, so he’ll try not to water it down. Here’s this weekend’s Top 5:
1. 300: Rise of An Empire
THIS…IS…A CONSERVATIVE ESTIMATE! (Also, is anyone else pleased that Eva Green is Frank Miller’s new muse?)
Estimated Weekend: $34 million
2. Mr. Peabody and Sherman
You don’t need to be a talking dog to know kids are going to flock to this. Although if you are, contact your local cinema. They’ll probably pay you a boatload to advertise.
Estimated Weekend: $32 million
3. Non Stop
Because Liam Neeson is a hard man to kill!
Estimated Weekend: $19 million
4. The LEGO Movie
This isn’t going away any time soon, is it?
Estimated Weekend: $15 million
5. Son of God
Seriously! Do you people not have Libraries with access to History’s “The Bible”? Or does a blessing on the big screen count for extra? I mean, this is Lent, so there has to be a multiplier of some sort.
Estimated Weekend: $12 million
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And with that, our first weekend in March is predicted, and consequences be damned, that’s what we feel will take place. Anybody agree/disagree with this weekend’s picks? Send us some competition in the Comments section below, or on Facebook or Twitter.
We’ll see you again this Monday, when we’ll be travelling back in time to shuffle the deck of History a little. (All we’ll say about that is be gentle… it’s our first time hosting the Oscars.) Until next time, treat your movies like your booze: drink and view responsibly.