4/24/2011

10 Most Successfull Movies Of 2011

 Top 10 new movies today in Canada and the United States. Figures are given in United States dollars (USD) and are shown based on total receipts or tickets sold.
 1.  Rio
Gross Today: $10,200,000
Gross Total: $10,200,000
Release Date: April 15th, 2011
Starring: Karen Disher, Jason Fricchione, Sofia Scarpa Saldanha, Leslie Mann, Kelly Keaton
Genre: Animation, Adventure, 3D
Description:
From the makers of the hit Ice Age series comes Rio, a comedy adventure about taking a walk on the wild side. Blu is a domesticated Macaw who never learned to fly, living a comfortable life with his owner and best friend Linda in the small town of Moose Lake, Minnesota. Blu and Linda think he’s the last of his kind, but when they learn about another Macaw who lives in Rio de Janeiro, they head to the faraway and exotic land to find Jewel, Blu’s female counterpart. Not long after they arrive, Blu and Jewel are kidnapped by a group of bungling animal smugglers. With the help of street smart Jewel, and a group of wise-cracking and smooth-talking city birds, Blu escapes.


Now, with his new friends by his side, Blu will have to find the courage to learn to fly, thwart the kidnappers who are hot on their trail, and return to Linda, the best friend a bird ever had.

 2.  Scream 4
Gross Today: $8,300,000
Gross Total: $8,300,000
Release Date: April 15th, 2011
Starring: Lucy Hale, Roger Jackson, Shenae Grimes, Dane Farwell, Anna Paquin
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Description:
Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey (David Arquette) and Gale (Courteney Cox), who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill (Emma Roberts) and her Aunt Kate (Mary McDonnell). Unfortunately Sidney’s appearance also brings about the return of Ghostface, putting Sidney, Gale, and Dewey, along with Jill, her friends, and the whole town of Woodsboro in danger.
                                       3.  Hop
Gross Today: $2,300,000
Gross Total: $73,700,000
Release Date: April 1st, 2011
Starring: James Marsden, Russell Brand, Kaley Cuoco, Hank Azaria, Gary Cole
Genre: Comedy, Family
Description:
Blending state of the art animation with live action, Hop is a comedy about E.B., the teenage son of the Easter Bunny. On the eve of taking over the family business, E.B. leaves for Hollywood in pursuit of his dream of becoming a drummer. He encounters Fred, an out-of-work slacker with his own lofty goals, who accidentally hits E.B. with his car. Feigning injury, E.B. manipulates Fred into providing him shelter, and Fred finds himself with the world’s worst houseguest.

4.  Soul Surfer
Gross Today: $2,100,000
Gross Total: $14,700,000
Release Date: April 8th, 2011
Starring: AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, Carrie Underwood, Craig T. Nelson
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Description:
Soul Surfer is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith. In the wake of this life-changing event that took her arm and nearly her life, Bethany’s feisty determination and steadfast beliefs spur her toward an adventurous comeback that gives her the grit to turn her loss into a gift for others. 
                                    

Hanna
Gross Today: $2,100,000
Gross Total: $18,100,000
Release Date: April 8th, 2011
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Vicky Krieps, Cate Blanchett, Paris Arrowsmith
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Description:
Raised by her father (Eric Bana of Star Trek), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland, Hanna’s upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own (Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett). As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity. 
 6.  Arthur
Gross Today: $2,100,000
Gross Total: $17,500,000
Release Date: April 8th, 2011
Starring: Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Greta Gerwig, Jennifer Garner, Geraldine James
Genre: Comedy
Description:
Arthur is a sweet but wildly irresponsible playboy whose millions have left him lonely and with no motivation in life. On the threshold of an arranged marriage with a simpering socialite whom he does not love, Arthur meets the spunky, blue-collar waitress Linda Marolla, and falls head over heels. However, just as he begins to pursue a relationship with Linda, his father and iron-willed grandmother threaten to pull the plug on his huge inheritance if he doesn’t honor his position in life and go through with his marriage. Arthur must decide which is more important to him: his new love, or his 750 million dollars in the bank. 
 7.  Insidious
Gross Today: $2,000,000
Gross Total: $31,100,000
Release Date: April 1st, 2011
Starring: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Andrew Astor, Lin Shaye
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Description:
Insidious is the terrifying story of a family who shortly after moving discover that dark spirits have possessed their home and that their son has inexplicably fallen into a coma. Trying to escape the haunting and save their son, they move again only to discover that it was not their house that was haunted. FilmDistrict will release Insidious, a new horror film from the director-writer team of James Wan and Leigh Whannell (SAW), produced by the masterminds behind Paranormal Activity: Oren Peli, Jason Blum and Steven Schneider. The film also features Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson and Leigh Whannell and was executive produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones.
 8.  Source Code
Gross Today: $1,800,000
Gross Total: $32,500,000
Release Date: April 1st, 2011
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright, Michael Arden
Genre: Action, Thriller
Description:
When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. In an assignment unlike any he’s ever known, he learns he’s part of a government experiment called the “Source Code,” a program that enables him to cross over into another man’s identity in the last 8 minutes of his life. With a second, much larger target threatening to kill millions in downtown Chicago, Colter re-lives the incident over and over again, gathering clues each time, until he can solve the mystery of who is behind the bombs and prevent the next attack.
9.  Your Highness
Gross Today: $1,200,000
Gross Total: $13,300,000
Release Date: April 8th, 2011
Starring: Danny McBride, James Franco, Rasmus Hardiker, Natalie Portman, Toby Jones
Genre: Comedy, Adventure
Description:
Throughout history, tales of chivalry have burnished the legends of brave, handsome knights who rescue fair damsels, slay dragons and conquer evil. But behind many a hero is a good-for-nothing younger brother trying just to stay out of the way of those dragons, evil and trouble in general. Danny McBride and James Franco team up for an epic comedy adventure set in a fantastical world-Your Highness. As two princes on a daring mission to save their land, they must rescue the heir apparent’s fiancĂ©e before their kingdom is destroyed. 
 10.  The Conspirator
Gross Today: $1,100,000
Gross Total: $1,100,000
Release Date: April 15th, 2011
Starring: Norman Reedus, James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Evan Rachel Wood, Alexis Bledel
Genre: Drama
Description:
In the wake of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, Vice President, and Secretary of State. The lone woman charged, Mary Surratt, 42, owns a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth, 26, and others met and planned the simultaneous attacks. Newly-minted lawyer, Frederick Aiken, a 28-year-old Union war-hero, reluctantly agrees to defend Surratt before a military tribunal. Aiken realizes his client may be innocent and that she is being used as bait and hostage in order to capture the only conspirator to have escaped a massive manhunt, her own son, John. As the nation turns against her, Surratt is forced to rely on Aiken to uncover the truth and save her life.