Kick-Ass 2 Does Anything But Kick Ass
Kick-Ass 2 was the latest and last comic book based movie to debut this summer. The sequel to the 2010 movie based on the comic series by Mark Millar earned an estimated $13.6 million putting it tied for third place with Elysium. The movie was supposed to be a contender for the top spot. The movie looked like it was heading for issues when it dropped 27.6% from Friday to Saturday. That shows fan of the series flocked to see it right away.
The movie has a budget of $28 million, which caused Universal who released it to spin that the movie will likely break even or turn a profit in the end. The first movie debuted with #19.8 million, $21.2 million when you take inflation into account. The first film was also produced by Lionsgate which passed on the sequel.
The movie skewed heavily male, who accounted for 63% of the audience. The movie received a B+ CinemaScore, but has a horrible 28% approval on RottenTomatoes. It’s been reported that the 15% of the audience under 17 gave the film an “A” rating. Keep in mind, the film is rated R.
The original film earned $96.4 million worldwide, but did very well on DVD.
2 Guns continued to slide, dropping 50.5% and moving to eight place from fifth in its third week. The movie has earned $59.2 million domestically and the film cost an estimated $61 million. It has yet to be released in the rest of the world due to the vast amount of American films already out. That’s also a Universal film.
The Wolverine earned $4.4 million to place it into tenth place. The domestic total is $120.5 million and overseas it has earned $214.8 million bringing its total globally to $335.3 million. That film cost $120.5 million.