\Well, The Hunger Games did it again. For a fourth straight weekend the book adaptation about teens who compete in violent games in which they're supposed to kill each other has topped the box office, signaling a franchise that's on the move in a big way. Not such a great thing for our new releases, which landed in second, third and ninth place.
The Three Stooges came the closest to toppling The Hunger Games, earning $17.1 million, with The Cabin in the Woods finishing third (it should do better than this, people!) with $14.8 million. Lockout, unfortunately, finished ninth with $6.25 million. In terms of critical response, The Cabin in the Woods is the favorite by far, racking up 92% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, while The Three Stooges -- though charming, light-hearted and true to the spirit of the Stooges -- came in with a head-scratching 43% Rotten. What did these critics expect from a Three Stooges movie anyway? Lockout, meanwhile, finished beneath all of them with 31% Rotten.
But this post isn't about box office or critics, it's about you. What did YOU think of these new releases? Be our personal Fandango critics and sound off below with your thoughts on the latest crop of movies to hit theaters.
My boys loved the Three Stooges. I was impressed how the creators kept to the fun of the original Three Stooges, instead of going more raunchy and dirty. No language, no sex, just clean physical comedy, and we absolutely loved it. The only downfall is the large amount of slow, story building scenes. I guess these are needed to relax our stomach muscles from the tear dropping laughter that some of the scenes induced. If you haven't seen the movie, when you see the baby room, get ready for hilarity. Great movie, hope they make more, my boys and I will be there to see it.
"Welcome to the party, pal."
"I am serious... and don't call me Shirley."
"When am I gonna learn how to punch?"
"These go to eleven."
"Benjamin, have you ever been severely beaten about the face & neck?"
"Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming."
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
"Jessica's got cable."
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