Monday, August 8, 2011
I saw Rise of the Apes this weekend and was very pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. It was so much better than the horrible Tim Burton remake a few years ago. It also did really well at the Box Office...
Fueled by great word of mouth, 20th Century Fox's Rise of the Planet of the Apes opened to $54 million at the domestic box office—$20 million more than the best forecast. The pic easily placed No. 1.
Unfortunately, The Change-up wasn't as lucky...
Universal's R-rated Ryan Reynolds-Jason Bateman body switching comedy The Change-Up, didn’t fare as well, grossing a soft $13.5 million and coming in No. 4.
I do like both of the actors, but body-switching movies are rarely done well and this one just didn't look all that funny. If the trailer had been half as entertaining and honest as these press-outtakes...
"Body switching is a pretty stupid f*cking idea, but the movie's funny. If they go they'll laugh their d*ck off."
That should have been the only copy on the movie poster.
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