Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

7/15/2013 (2 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Sequels 'Despicable Me 2,' 'Grown Ups 2' trounce sci-fi blockbuster

Sometimes, a motion picture with everything - giant robots, giant monsters, crazy mad special effects, steadfast heroes, 3-D and explosions - means little at the box office. Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim" was beat out by the sequels "Despicable Me 2" and Adam Sandler's "Grown Ups 2," which translated into a major disappointment for Thomas Tull's Legendary Pictures.

Marking director del Toro's first big-budget tentpole, 'Pacific Rim' pits giant robots against alien monsters and stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi and Charlie Day.

Marking director del Toro's first big-budget tentpole, "Pacific Rim" pits giant robots against alien monsters and stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi and Charlie Day.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

7/15/2013 (2 years ago)

Published in Movies

Keywords: Pacific Rim, Despicable Me 2, Grown Ups 2, box office, The Lone Ranger


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "Pacific Rim" grossed  a scant $38.3 million, a frail number considering the movie's production budget of at least $190 million.

Seeing as Legendary footed most of the bill, with distribution and marketing partner Warner Bros. putting up a minority stake, "Pacific Rim" opened in 38 markets overseas. The 3-D version took in $53 million for a worldwide total of $91 million. Performing strong in Asia, Russia and Mexico, "Pacific Rim" was soft elsewhere.

Marking director del Toro's first big-budget tentpole, "Pacific Rim" pits giant robots against alien monsters and stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi and Charlie Day. Del Toro had previously enjoyed success with the "Hellboy" series, as well as the critically acclaimed "Pan's Labyrinth."

"Pacific Rim" got off to a better-than-expected start Thursday night and Friday. However, once "fan-boy" traffic started tapering off late Friday, the movie took a dip. Mirroring strong reviews, "Pacific Rim" received an A- CinemaScore.

The animated hit "Despicable 2"stayed at No. 1 in its second weekend, grossing $44.8 million for a domestic total of $229.2 million, earning $243.2 million at the foreign box office, sure to overtake the entire run of "Despicable Me" this week.

Sony's "Grown Ups 2" opened to a stellar $42.5 million domestically. This comes as a Godsend for Adam Sandler, who has recently seen a long string of box office disappointments.

In spite of negative reviews, "Grown Ups 2" received a B- CinemaScore, same as the 2010 original. Costing a relatively modest $80 million to produce, the sequel reteams Sandler with Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Salma Hayek, Maya Rudolph and Maria Bello.

Fox's Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy comedy "The Heat" placed No. 4 in its third outing, jumping the $100 million mark and ending the weekend with a North American cumulative of $112.4 million.

"The Lone Ranger," tumbled to fifth place, in a steep 61 percent tumble to $11.1 million in its second weekend for a tepid domestic cumulative of $77.1 million.

The Top 10 at the box office last weekend was:

1. "Despicable Me 2"
2. "Grown Ups 2"
3. "Pacific Rim"
4. "The Heat"
5. "The Lone Ranger"
6. "Monsters University"
7. "World War Z"
8. "White House Down"
9. "Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain"
10. "Man of Steel"

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copywriter 2015 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for July 2015
Universal:
That political responsibility may be lived at all levels as a high form of charity.
Evangelization: That, amid social inequalities, Latin American Christians may bear witness to love for the poor and contribute to a more fraternal society.



Comments


More Movies

Movie star Tom Cruise builds sinister studios to boost Scientology Watch

Image of Rabid Scientology adherent and movie star Tom Cruise is building a $50 million dollar state-of-the art studio on five acres in Hollywood. Word is out that the station will broadcast news with a Scientological slant -

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Rabid Scientology adherent and movie star Tom Cruise is building a $50 million dollar state-of-the art studio on five acres in Hollywood. Word is out that the station will broadcast news with a Scientological slant -  "A Scientology CNN," and spread the ... continue reading


God's Not Dead sequel expected to become biggest Christian film of 2016 Watch

Image of

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

During a recent Church Boys podcast, David A.R. White shared some details about the upcoming sequel to the 2014 Christian movie hit "God's Not Dead." The actor-producer and co-founder of the production company, Pure Flix Entertainment explained that the follow-up movie ... continue reading


Action star Sylvester Stallone says his Rambo character will take on ISIS next Watch

Image of The 68-year-old Sylvester Stallone shared all at the San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

It's a sign of the times... Fabled action star Sylvester Stallone will take his Rambo character in an all-out assault against ISIS in Syria and Iraq in the final film in the series, "Last Blood." LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The fifth installment in the ... continue reading


Duck Dynasty actor gets serious sharing inspiring religious message to fans Watch

Image of

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Uncle Si Robertson, popularly known as comical and fun on Duck Dynasty has recently shown a more serious side as he talked about the importance in giving honor to veterans. He admitted that he was struck in awe by a statement from someone attending the red carpet ... continue reading


Apple quivers over scandalous new biopic movie on the life of Steve Jobs Watch

Image of Apple feels the new film will only focus on the negative parts of Jobs.

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Although the late Steve Jobs was not known to be perfect and flawless, he was certainly not the most villainous employer the world had ever known. However, the latest trailer for the new film about Job's life showcased him as a jerk, arrogant throwing tantrums, ... continue reading


The top 5 Pixar movies from the last 20 years Watch

Image of

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Over the years, Pixar has created fourteen amazing animated films that people love and relate to. This year, they released the anticipated film, "Inside Out," featuring fictional characters from inside the human body and mind. MUNTINLUPA, PHILIPPINES (Catholic Online) ... continue reading


'The Peanuts Movie' trailer is out! Can Charlie Brown become a winner and get the girl? Watch

Image of

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In commemoration of the 65th anniversary of the epic comic strip, a 3D movie of The Peanuts will enter theaters by November this year. The trailer shows the iconic characters Charlie Brown and his ever loyal dog, Snoopy, in a quest for the kid's winning identity, as ... continue reading


4 MUST-SEE classic films to enhance the faith in your teenager Watch

Image of Saving Private Ryan (1998) offers one of the most important messages on courage and sacrifice.

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A lot of movies have been released over time and with the advance technology we enjoy today, a variety of formats are easily created. However, although most movies are done with exemplary greatness utilizing animations and other effects to produce a more realistic ... continue reading


Moviegoers get their 'Dino' on with 'Jurassic World' with $204 To $207 million weekend opening Watch

Image of There's no argument that

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

It seems that more than just little boys love dinosaurs. "Jurassic World," the latest film entry about thunder lizards roaring into the present day has raked in anywhere from $204 to $207 million for its opening weekend. It could very well beat the all-time ... continue reading


Trailer for 'Mockingjay - Part 2' released, shows Capitol under siege Watch

Image of

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Fan excitement is growing with the release of the trailer for the final chapter of "The Hunger Games" trilogy. In the trailer released this week, hero Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) returns to the Capitol in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2," with ... continue reading


All Movies News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Numbers 11:4-15
4 The rabble who had joined the people were feeling ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 81:12-13, 14-15, 16-17
12 So I left them to their stubborn selves, to follow ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 14:13-21
13 When Jesus received this news he withdrew by boat ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for August 3rd, 2015 Image

St. Lydia Purpuraria
August 3: Lydia Purpuraria (1st century) was born at Thyatira (Ak-Hissar), ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter