Friday, June 30, 2006

Cranked!

Check this poster out - It's for a movie called CRANK, which sounds like a sorta update of an underrated Dennis Quaid movie from a ways back called DOA. In this, a man (Jason Stratham) has been injected with a poison that will kill him in 1 hour unless he's constantly stimulated by adrenaline (think kick ass action stuff, yeah!) as he tried to track down the bad guys. Nice!

Well, Superman is kicking butt. Not kicking ass, but I'd say more of a butt. It did 21 million on Weds (Spidey 2 made 40.4 million on its opening day) and Supes did 11 million on Thursday (down a larger percentage that War Of the Worlds) and is estimated to hit about 90 million for 5 days. The main thing will be how it holds up, espcially with the juggernaut of Pirates of the Johnny Deppster approaching, although I'm wondering if some people will be turned off since Pirates 2 ends with a sorta cliffhanger (Pirates 3 is next summer). I doubt it, I think Pirates will still rake it in.

8 comments:

Webs said...

So, why can't he take adrenaline via IV? Or stab himself with an EpiPen?

Anaphylactic shock is gonna kill you a lot sooner than one hour.

Patrick J. Rodio said...

Yeah but then we wouldn't have a movie of cool, ridiculous stunts & crashes

Chris said...

although the Quaid "DOA" was itself a remake of D.O.A. starring Edmond O'Brien from 1950

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042369

Scott the Reader said...

I hope Superman Returns stalls short of $200 million. Then maybe they'll try harder next time to actually make a good movie.

Patrick J. Rodio said...

You're correct, Chris, but I only remember the one with a scantily clad Meg Ryan.

Lucy said...

hello chaps. On an unrelated note, commiserations on the bluecat front PJ. We still posting up feedback?

Patrick J. Rodio said...

Yes, feedback will be posted. Good or bad. (Must be bad since I didn't place!). Pricks!

The Moviequill said...

I don't like this Wed release date thing, they can't fool us with the numbers. How would it have really done on a normal Friday-Sunday