'Battleship' was supposed to be the film that nudged 'The Avengers' out of the number one spot at the box office, but instead you can just go ahead and insert your own "You sank my battleship!" joke here. 'The Avengers' didn't cling to the top spot for the third week in a row, it dominated the top spot for the third week in a row, taking in another $55 million for a grand domestic total of $457 million.
What To Expect When You're Expecting
'What to Expect When You're Expecting' hits theaters Friday -- based on the best-selling guide to maternity by Heidi Burkoff and Sharon Mazel, the film tells the interwoven stories of four women in the midst of various maternal crises. The book is filled with valuable information, but what does the film teach us?
Mostly that women are shrews!
"Oh," people say to me as we make small-talk on airplanes, "that must be awesome, to get paid to see movies." That this comes up the week I saw 'What to Expect When You're Expecting' was, of course, no coincidence.
It's rather like suggesting a gynecologist gets paid to see naked chicks; accurate, but perhaps a bit simplistic. I get paid to see movies you would walk out of on an airplane, I tell those nice people; then I have to actually think about them, and have something to say about them, when you'd just shake your head and say, "That was crap," and move on. Here's where 'What to Expect' comes in.
Lately, Hollywood has been giving us a steady stream of summer blockbusters inspired by comic books (‘The Avengers’), campy television shows (‘Dark Shadows’) or board games (‘Battleship’). ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’ might be a first, then.
The ensemble comedy – which opens in theaters on May 18; read our review here – takes its cues from a massively popular self-help guide that’s traditionally purchased for a young couple upon the news that they’re about to have a baby.
What to expect when you’re expecting to see ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’: some genuinely clever media satire, a couple bum storylines, 2 cankle jokes, 3 peed myself jokes, a scene where a woman angrily demands an epidural after previously insisting she wouldn’t take one, product placement for Delta and the California Pizza Kitchen, and the nagging feeling that this whole production is just a pregnancy themed riff on the ‘Valentine’s Day’/‘New Year’s Day’ kitchen sink approach to romantic comedy.
Watch out, poster flood! While several movies grace the big screen this weekend, we get a glimpse of a few more films that are scheduled to be released at some point this year through their posters.