2012 hasn’t been an easy year to cover and now that we’re half way done, looking back I realise the drought of quality titles is in fact a reality. So last week we were finally treated to a lineup that didn’t completely suck and it shows – virtually all the main films made it onto the top 10 but didn’t receive the love that they deserved.
|1||ICE AGE 4|
|5||SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN|
|6||WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING|
|7||ROCK OF AGES|
|8||MEN IN BLACK 3|
|9||FRIENDS WITH KIDS|
|10||THINK LIKE A MAN|
What do The Dictator, Friends with Kids, and Rock of Ages all have in common? None of them are targeted at kids. This would explain why they’re not doing as well as one might have expected due to the current vacation that has swept the country. Nevertheless, Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest lead the pack and admittedly, it did as well as it could have by claiming a 4th place in the top 10.
With all the 3D films currently on the market, the time has come to bid farewell to The Avengers…I’ll make this short and sweet because of last week but as one of the quality titles from 2012, it’s reassuring to know that a mega-blockbuster can also be a damn good movie. Also leaving in (however with little applause) is Ridley Scott’s Prometheus; apparently I’m the only one who enjoyed the film so I’ll sit alone, in silent despair.
Now that the eulogy is over, lets talk about what didn’t change, namely the top 3 – Mad Buddies is officially the first Schuster film ever (or at least what I’ve come to be told) to not take number 1 on the top 10, it’s circumstantial though considering the titles that defeated it, I don’t feel embarrased that my predictions were off, I believe everyone’s money was on Mad Buddies performing to the same ability that previous efforts have shown. With the School holidays drawing to a close, there should be a shift in the charts though and we can expect a few more adult focused films to walk into the spotlight.
Sometimes you’ve got to strangle the competition to get their lunch money.
This weekend you can look forward to a total of one big release – The Amazing Spider-Man. There was much speculation regarding web head’s remake but the figures have spoken and internationally, Spider-Man is still box office gold (continuing the unstoppable superhero movie trend). Also releasing is Lockout – as I haven’t seen this film, there won’t be a review up but as the only alternative to a week filled with red and blue, perhaps it’s time to give the underdog a little love.