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Cocktails and Movies Weekend Recap: Wolverine Hacks His Way to The Top


You Can’t Be Wrong With Your Picks If You Don’t Make Them…

cocktails and movies weekend wrap upSorry, everyone! A 48-hour flu sideswiped the main office on Thursday and laid the boss up on the couch at home all weekend. Hopefully you saw our movie marathon postings on Twitter… Anyway, the silver lining in not making any weekend box office picks on Friday is that you can’t go wrong.

Although, we would have definitely picked The Wolverine as the box office winner. We saw it and will have Mike’s review of it up shortly. Some were expecting an $85m opening, but we thought that might have been really optimistic, and we would have been correct because the movie opened below what the previous Wolverine movie, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, made in its opening. But, still $55m is not bad. The problem is that the less than stellar fan opinions of Origins, and to a certain extent X-Men: The Last Stand, helped sink the franchise to lower and lower openings. The next couple of weekends will truly tell the tale of whether The Wolverine is back, or if this is just another misstep towards renewing the X-Men name.

Cocktails and Movies Weekend Wrap Up – July 12-14


Did we call the weekend correctly at Cocktails and Movies?

A very close weekend here at Cocktails and Movies, where the news isn’t as bad as other people have spun it. So pull up a stool, grab a bloody mary, and recap with us where YOU spent your hard earned money this weekend!

Overall, this weekend was a real close horse race. We went from Pacific Rim opening strong on Thursday night, to Grown Ups 2 taking the lead on Friday, to Despicable Me 2 ultimately taking the crown. It was a lot like a title fight in which the the title holder comes in and smacks around the two contenders. In fact, the differences between each of the top three shows just how close of a weekend it was.

Cocktails and Movies Weekend Review: America, The Movie Goers!


This Just In! 5 Day Weekends Make You LOTS of $$$!!!

Despicable Me 2 Minions

Here are the Minions buying their own island with all the $$ they made.

Welcome back from your 5-day weekend! Somehow, between the BBQ’s, the fireworks and spending all day at the beach, some of you found some time to take in a movie. Most likely, that movie was Despicable Me 2, but there HAD to be at least nine others to round out our Top 10 this week. Why don’t we take a look at what movie you took in to get away from the patriotic hordes this past 4th of July weekend. It’s time for Cocktails and Movies Weekend Review.

Here’s who made what:

Box Office Results 7/5 – 7/7 (courtesy of Box Office Mojo):

1. Despicable Me 2: Actual: $82.5 mil. (5-day: $142m)/ Prediction: $64 mil.

2. The Lone Ranger: Actual: $29.4 mil. / Prediction: $45 mil.

3. The Heat: $25 mil.

4. Monsters University: Actual: $19.6 mil. / Prediction: $36 mil.

5. World War Z: $18.2 mil.

6. White House Down: $13.5 mil.

7. Man of Steel: $11.4 mil.

8. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain: $10.1 mil.

9. This Is The End: $5.8 mil.

10. Now You See Me: $2.8 mil

Cocktails and Movies Weekend Review: The Buddy Comedy is Back


Cocktails and Movies laughed our asses off and so, apparently, did you!

the heat cocktails and movies

Chicks rule!

Oh, hello there, July! The first half of 2013 has come to a close and for the last weekend in June, comedies took five of the top ten spots this weekend at your local multi-plex, and three of the top four spots. Throw in a zombie flick and an iconic American super hero and you’ve got the top five movies.

Cocktail and Movies West took in The Heat Sunday night and laughed our butts off enough to suggest to ourselves, “We totally need to see this again!” With this weekend over and in the books, here are the top ten films you saw in your local multiplex across America this weekend:

Cocktails and Movies Weekend Review: What You Saw With Your Popcorn


Cocktails and Movies Has The Stats To Back What You Saw This Weekend As 3D Glasses Met Bar Glasses!

Monsters University cocktails and MoviesMonsters and Zombies and Aliens (not British resident aliens, Kryptonian), Oh Wow! A lot of glasses were recycled this weekend, as the top three films of this week had 3D conversions available for public consumption. While post filmed 3D movie conversions are still an iffy business (as evidenced by World War Z‘s lackluster conversion), some are still worthwhile. (Man of Steel didn’t look half bad behind the shades, nor did Monsters University.) With this weekend over and in the books, here are the top 10 films you saw in your local multiplex across America this weekend: