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It's 2012: Have You Seen Any Good Movies Lately?

We just updated the Movie Reviews page and I was feeling a little guilty for not reviewing more 2012 movies: it's nearly mid-March and I've just done one, “Chronicle,” which I didn't particularly like. But then I checked out boxofficemojo.com on this weekend of “John Carter”'s weak opening (a reported $30 million for a movie that cost $250 million to make), and was reminded, for the millionth time, oh right, nothing good comes out in the first two months of the year:

Rank Movie Title Studio Total Gross Thtrs RT%
1 Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Uni. $121,950,000 3,746 57%
2 The Vow SGem $117,614,000 3,038 28%
3 Safe House Uni. $115,800,000 3,121 54%
4 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island WB $90,716,000 3,500 42%
5 Contraband Uni. $66,491,000 2,870 48%
6 Chronicle (2012) Fox $62,778,000 2,908 84%
7 Underworld Awakening SGem $62,321,039 3,078 30%
8 Act of Valor Rela. $56,100,597 3,053 29%
9 The Devil Inside Par. $53,203,521 2,551 7%
10 The Woman in Black CBS $53,015,000 2,856 65%
11 The Grey ORF $50,955,000 3,208 79%
12 Red Tails Fox $49,345,000 2,573 36%
13 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Sony $48,065,000 3,174 15%
14 This Means War Fox $46,889,000 3,189 26%
15 Project X WB $40,125,000 3,055 26%
16 Joyful Noise WB $30,809,154 2,735 34%
17 John Carter BV $30,603,000 3,749 49%
18 Tyler Perry's Good Deeds LGF $30,542,000 2,132 31%
19 One For the Money LGF $26,121,500 2,737 2%
20 Big Miracle Uni. $19,599,000 2,133 74%
21 Haywire Rela. $18,856,810 2,441 80%
22 Man on a Ledge Sum. $18,620,000 2,998 32%
23 Wanderlust Uni. $15,590,000 2,002 60%
24 Gone Sum. $10,737,000 2,186 11%
25 Silent House ORF $7,010,000 2,124 48%
26 A Thousand Words P/DW $6,350,000 1,890 0%
27 Friends with Kids RAtt. $2,169,000 374 60%

Only four movies with a plus-70% rating on Rotten Tomatoes: The aforementioned “Chronicle,” at 84%; “Haywire,” that martial-arts action chick movie; “The Grey” with Liam Neeson in the cold; and “Big Miracle,” also in the cold, with Drew Barrymore and Jim from “The Office” freeing whales trapped by ice and bureaucracy.

The best we've got thus far. Wake me when it's April.

Scene from "The Vow" (2012)

“The Vow” supposedly sucked HUGE but still garnered a 28% rating on Rotten Tomatoes: better than seven 2012 movies: “This Means War” and “Project X” (26%), “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vegeance” (15%), “Gone” (11%), “The Devil Inside” (7%), Katherine Heigl in “One for the Money” (2%), and Eddie Murphy in “A Thousand Words” (0%).


Posted at 04:58 PM on Sun. Mar 11, 2012 in category Movies - Box Office  
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