Archive for February 25, 2011

The Oscar Quest: Best Supporting Actor & Best Supporting Actress – 2009

These were fun, weren’t they? Probably the easiest categories to guess (next to Supporting Actor 2008) of all the Supporting categories of the 2000s. These things were locked from nominations day. But, still, we get to have fun talking about them. Plus I get to praise some of the other people in these categories that might get overlooked in the future.

Best Supporting Actor – 2009

And the nominees were…

Matt Damon, Invictus

Woody Harrelson, The Messenger

Christopher Plummer, The Last Station

Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones

Christoph Waltz, Inglorious Basterds (more…)

Pic of the Day: “I’m the guy you yelled at this morning.” “I need more.”

The Box Office Report – February 25-27

Last week, in Box Office…

Ha ha! I Am Number Four failed. I am happy. It was just a one week binge from all that purging the public has been participating in. I can understand. I just wish they’d waited another week or two. But, the kids are all retarded. So I guess I can see why it happened. Anyway…

Unknown won the weekend with $21.9 million. I believe my exact words on this were, “I will expect around $20 million here. Like 21, 22.” Not to brush my shoulders off but … I am feeling like a pimp. This week’s box office has been Taken. Hear that #4? You got took, Peregrine!

And I Am Number Four goes down in flames. Oh, excuse me while I get some more popcorn. It did $19.5 million. I was praying for $25 million. I got that and then some. Thank you, universe for making up for last weekend. I am so happy America did not waste their time on this garbage. Try again, Hollywood. Pick a better month and a better movie to set up a franchise. Wah, wahh.

In what counts as a shocker to no one, Gnomeo and Juliet put two in the pink and made $19.2 million. They estimated $22 going into the weekend. I said that was ridonkulous. I said it would be more like $17 to 18 million. Guess who has two thumbs and was closer? This guy. Also, just to point to you how insanely well kids movies hold, the movie made $25 million last weekend. So, it held to 75% of its business. That’s how starved the market is for kids films. You know what this means, right? More shitty DreamWorks animated movies in the future! Your kids are gonna be fucking drowning in shitty movies dangled in front of their meat brains. But, I called it, so, it doesn’t feel so bad. Plus, maybe the movie’s halfway decent. Speaking of the opposite of that…

Just Go With It, which should probably just take its own advice and disappear already, made $18.5 million. (more…)