Last weekend, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ set a November box office record with the highest opening for the month ever with a little more than $158 million brought in. With November coming to an end and ‘Catching Fire’ setting records, I thought it would be cool to see what other movies make up Novembers top ten all time box office openings list. Just a little heads up, you might see two popular franchises dominate this list and maybe even another movie from 2013 will appear too.
Recently CBS has greenlit the pilot for the spin-off to one of their popular comedies, ‘How I Met Your Mother’. The new show will be called ‘How I Met Your Dad’. Just based off that title, it seems like the show won’t be swaying too much away from the formula of the original and seems like a way to keep the show alive once the last season finishes up in May.
The question, now that the spin off has been made official, is will it be anywhere near as successful as the original? It could very well be as there are some spin-offs that are successful. Take ‘Frasier’ as an example, since it was a spin-off of ‘Cheers’ and was very success in its 11 season run. But then their are times when spin-offs are not successful. I want to bring up one example in particular that ‘How I Met Your Dad’ will probably want nothing in common with.
Eminem’s eighth album ‘Marshall Mathers LP II’ was released last Tuesday and according to Hits Daily Double, the album will top Billboards 200 chart tomorrow with around 792k copies sold. That total would make it the second highest opening week for any album this year. The first is ‘The 20/20 Experience’ by the great Justin Timberlake, which sold around 968k its first week. My favorite two artist are Eminem and Justin Timberlake, and both of their albums are phenomenal so I couldn’t be more excited that they stand atop the music industry this year.
As I just stated, ‘Marshall Mathers LP II’ is another great album from Eminem. The album has a 75 on Metacritic which is pretty good. So I loved the album and it’s getting mostly good reviews from critics, but what do other people think about it? Click on the Storify link below to get the answer to that question. (Note: Anyone who says they don’t like the album clearly doesn’t know what they’re talking about).
The opening weekend numbers for ‘Thor: The Dark World’ are still being finalized but it’s looking like the sequel will be number one at the box office domestically with $86.1 million. That amount is better than its predecessors opening but it’s not even close to the opening for ‘Marvel’s The Avenger’. So I bet your wondering how exactly it beat ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’.
Its looking like when ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ is released on November 22nd, all of its competition should prepare to be annihilated. ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ is projected to open with between $140 million and $150 million. Some even believe the sequel could reach up to $185 million. The latter opening would be more than ‘The Hunger Games’, which opened with $152.5 million (which is still pretty great).
Want to know what the top 10 shows for the week that ended on October 27th? Well all you have to do is head over to infogr.am by clicking the link below. In the bar graph you can find the ratings and the number of viewers for the top 10 shows for that week. Spoiler Alert! You might find a couple of World Series games on the list. (Side note: as a Yankees fan, I’m not cool with the Red Sox winning)
Also, comment below after taking a look at the graph and tell if your a fan or hate any of the shows on the list.
Want to go see a movie near Athens, Ohio? Well checkout the map below to see the movie theaters in and some that are around Athens.
Comment below and tell what your favorite theater is out of the listed ones or just your favorite movie theater in general.