New Jack City: ‘BRAVE’-You Can’t Keep A Good Pixar Adventure Down

The movie industry kept a close watch on Pixar this weekend…

Would the animation studio continue its flawless streak or would its 13th production be the first to not only fail to open in first place at the boxoffice but bomb altogether?

Well, the results are in and Pixar’s winning streak remains unbroken!

BRAVE’s estimated opening weekend domestic ticket sales are $66.7 million and its audience’s CinemaScore was a great "A" rating. The film’s demos were 57% female and 43% male.

That makes BRAVE the 2nd largest animated June opening after its previous success, TOY STORY 3.

So how did our vampire hunting past president fare by comparison this weekend?

Not so good. ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER underperformed by grossing a mere $16.5 million for its three day opening weekend. Making matters worse the picture’s exit score was barely a "C ."

Maybe it’s time for Tim Burton to look more cautiously at future endeavors.

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7 Responses to New Jack City: ‘BRAVE’-You Can’t Keep A Good Pixar Adventure Down

  1. chuck says:

    return of the george washington mummy
    Abraham Lincoln as Von Helsing. Jesus what tripe. Here is part of a review that nails it.

  2. tiad says:

    Chuck, You Ignorant Slut….
    Don’t you get it? Jon (still searching for the missing ‘h’) Niccum gave this Abe movie an “honest” 2.5 stars – so it must be good! Never mind the fact that Robert Butler hasn’t even reviewed it yet on his site. I’m sure Butler was too busy seeing all the other “boring” movies. Now get back into that Alamo Drafthouse cinema and keep your damn cell phone in your pants!

  3. chuck says:

    That “Ignorant Slut” schtick never gets old.
    Heh, heh…

    Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. I suppose Stephan A. Douglas was outside the walls of Frankenstein’s castle with pitch forks and torches screaming “Death to the Tea Party”.

    Where the fuck is John Wilkes Booth when ya need him? Maybe he could shoot Tim Burton too.

  4. Hearne says:

    Good one, Orphan
    I went to see the Lincoln movie Saturday in 2D at the AMC Studio 30’s Fork & Screen and liked it quite a bit.

    I went in with my suspension of disbelief firmly in place and didn’t text but did use my cellphone to read the menu in the dark. Which I imagine people ordering food in the new Alamo will also need to do.

    Wonder if they’ll get kicked out for that?

    I liked the movie quite a bit.

    The CGI didn’t turn me off (or blow me away for that matter) and it was kinda fun how they tied things in to the actual history with some twists and turns here and there. Like Honest Abe meeting Mary Abott at a dance where Stephen Douglas was trying to hit on her. And the Lincoln – Douglas debates, Battle of Gettysburg and…well, I don’t want to give away the ending.

    As a Civil War buff, I thought that was fun and added to the movie.

    Jack has told me Butler has skipped going to a number of the mainstream movies like this one since he’s no longer required by the Star to review them. Which supports my point that those really were never his cup of tea.

    And again, I’m sure everyone has noticed that the two or four art house movies Butler managed to squeeze in every week are mostly no longer being reviewed by the Star, so I think my point is valid.

    Not that those movies were not deserving, but they appeal to so very few Star readers that maybe several thousand trees might have been saved by making them available online and featuring the movies Niccum and company are now focusing on.

  5. Orphan of the Road says:

    From a fan of the book who saw the movie
    “This is the sound of me eating my words. Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter was atrocious. Just flat out horrible.
    And just as a filmmaker

  6. chuck says:

    @orphan
    Even Andrew Jackson couldn’t save “Alien 3”.

    I felt so bad for those Aliens on the Trail of Tears.

    I like the picture on the url you mentioned of Andrew Jackson in the boxing ring with the Alien. The writers were great.

    ALIEN: “I got no quarrel with them Vietcong!”

    ANDREW JACKSON: “Your number is 19, the same as chuck’s, your either goin to the Nam, or I’m knocking you out.”

    ALIEN: “We goin to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee, rumble young alien, rumble!”

    ANDREW JACKSON: “Uh Oh… your not showing up on infa red. No Mas!! No Mas!!!”

    ALIEN: “Jesus! Your an illegal Alien too!”

    ANDREW JACKSON: “If Obama can rule by fiat, so can I. Your a citizen! Lets put down these gloves.”

    ALIEN: “A few million “anchor” aliens won’t be a problem?”

    ANDREW JACKSON: “What the fuck, how bad could it be?”

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