Reading Always Movie - Movie themed comedy seems to be the choice of citizens of the United States and Canada towards the end of the year. Evidently, the romantic comedy film, 'New Year's Eve "ranked first successful landing on the box office this weekend. Followed by an adult comedy 'The Sitter' in the second position.
Although located in the first rank, sales of the movie 'New Year's Eve' is actually quite disappointing. The film earned only sales of U.S. $ 13.7 million at U.S. and Canadian theaters. The results are lower compared to studio estimates, amounting to U.S. $ 17 million. While in the international market, the film is generating sales of U.S. $ 12.9 million.
Though the movie 'New Year's Eve' starring top line of Hollywood stars, like Robert De Niro, Halle Berry, Ashton Kutcher, Hilary Swank, Sofia Vergara, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sarah Jessica Parker, Katherine Heigl and Jon Bon Jovi. The position of director entrusted to Garry Marshall who had worked on the movie 'Valentine's Day'.
"We're doing pretty well in a very sad weekend," said the head of Warner Bros. Domestic Distribution, Dan Fellman as quoted from the pages of Reuters .
In addition to sales of less than the maximum, the movie 'New Year's Eve' to less warm acclaim from the critics. Only 6 percent of critics gave positive reviews on the site Rotten Tomatoes . However, movie lovers seem to be more positive about the film by making a B + rating in the polls CinemaScore .
Meanwhile, the movie 'The Sitter' which is ranked only bagging two sales of U.S. $ 10 million. The latest sequel to 'Twilight' have slipped to third after topping the box office for three consecutive weeks. The film, starring Robert Pattinson is only achieved sales of U.S. $ 7.9 million.
In the fourth box office, landing movie 'The Muppets' which is just grabbing sales of U.S. $ 7.1 million. As in the top five there is a 3D animated movie 'Arthur Christmas' which achieved sales of U.S. $ 6.6 million.
Overall ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada has decreased nearly 16 percent compared to same week last year, which amounted to U.S. $ 77.4 million. "Two weeks is very difficult at the box office," said President Hollywood.com , Paul Dergarabedian of assessing the decline occurred because of a lack of male-oriented films.
Outcomes are expected to change as film-big-budget action movie released around Christmas. The films include "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows', 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol', and 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'