Posted by: Jonathan Barron | February 5, 2010

The Box Office Hustle!!!

Welcome back to The Box Office Hustle!!!  Once again, we see two new releases in the top three this weekend.  If you wanna see how they place, read on dear friends.

Arriving in the number three spot this weekend is “From Paris with Love”, starring John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.  This is a CIA spy movie that blends itself into the buddy cop films that “Lethal Weapon” made famous.  It looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun.  John Travolta is always reliable, as far as performance.  A low ranking CIA operative (Meyers) is forced to team up with an expert, loose cannon agent in order to thwart a terrorist plot in Paris.  This film will rely, heavily, on the star power of Travolta.  In addition, it is from the same director of the sleeper hit, “Taken”, starring Liam Neeson.  Expect this film to, easily make $10 million this weekend.  The movie is rated R for strong violence, language, and brief sexuality.

Debuting at number two is “Dear John”, starring Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried.  This movie has a lot going for it.  First, it comes from the same author that brought us the very popular “The Notebook”.  Also, it stars two up and coming actors who have had some decent successes at the box office with hits like “GI Joe” (Tatum), and “Mama Mia” (Seyfried).  It tells the story of two lovers kept apart by the current wars overseas.  This should play well for the ladies and make a great date movie.  This film should make around $16 million this weekend.  The film is rated PG-13 for sensuality and violence (not in the same scene).

Finally, and once again, (YAWN) “Avatar” will reign supreme again.  From a reporting standpoint, I am really getting tired of telling you this every week.  When will the madness end.  I look forward to somebody knocking this film off it’s pedestle.  Don’t get me wrong, the film is great.  But, it’s just everywhere.  It’s recent 9 Academy Award Nominations will keep this film on top this week and perhaps the week after.  The movie will garner around $23 million this weekend.  Instead of showing you the trailer again, I thought it would be a nice change to show you a video making fun of the films hype.  It is not to be taken seriously.  Again, I like the movie…I just thought this was funny.

We’ve got some exciting things coming your way in the coming weeks with this blog.  Stay tuned to find and expect more from The Box Office Hustle!!!  Until then, have a great weekend and GO GET HUSTLED!!!

Jonathan Barron



  1. The first two are on my MUST see list right now.

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