Land of the Lost – I’m assuming will make the most money of the weekend, lets say $35 mil. For one it’s a Will Ferrell comedy, which he hasn’t produced since Step Brothers, which was rated R. Parents can take their kids to this PG-13 past ’70s sitcom so they can relive their childhoods. Or if some people these days, like myself, who grew up watch the 1991 version might also go see this to try and remember something from their childhood also. This looks like another cheesy one-liner Ferrell movie that would be hit or miss. I might see it, but I would suggest it as a renter, or just wait in two years to see it on USA I’m guessing.
Away We Go – Looks like a cute romantic indie comedy. This film stars John Krasinski (Leatherheads & License to Wed), Maya Rudolph (SNL), Allison Janney (Juno’s mom), which is about A couple (Rudolph and Krasinski) who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family (imdb). This is only a limited screening movie, but could do well with the critics I believe. It looks heartfelt and is a different kind of movie for this blockbuster packed Summer.
The Hangover – This movie looks funny, but also looks like it goes a little too far with its imagination. If anything like these events from the movie were ever true to anyone I’d like to meet them. This movie reminds me of the Simpson’s episode where Homer takes Flanders to Vegas to live his life. Although it is Simpsonesque, I think this movie should do well for itself up against Land of the Lost. I’m sure people are a little sick of Ferrell comedies (Blades of Glory, Semi-Pro) and will definitely want to experience this adventure. I’ll give this movie $20 mil for the weekend
My Life In Ruins – I have no idea what this movie is, but I doubt it will make any money. I’ll go with $3 million. This movie stars Nia Vardalos (Big Fat Greek Wedding), Richard Dreyfuss (W. as Dick Cheney), Rachel Dratch (SNL). This movie is about a travel guide (Vardalos) rediscovers her romantic side, with a very unlikely match, as she whisks a group of tourists around Greece. Sounds to me like they are trying to revive what’s life in those who liked My Big Fat Greek Wedding, boooo.