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Box Office News, Watchmen

Box Office: Who's Watching the Watchmen? Everyone

Zack Snyder's long-awaited screen adaptation of Watchmen finally hit theaters over the weekend and scored the best opening of the year with an estimated $55.7 million. Apparently that's actually a bit of a disappointment to the studio which, according to Variety, "had hoped Watchmen would match, or even best, the $70.9 million domestic opening of Zack Snyder's previous film, 300, which bowed on the same weekend in 2007."

The rest of the top five at the box office was all mixed up with Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail coming in second place, followed by Taken in third, Slumdog Millionaire in fourth, and Paul Blart: Mall Cop in the fifth spot. Oh, Paul Blart. America just can't seem to quit you.

So what did you see over the weekend? Did you venture out into the world of Watchmen?

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KadBunny KadBunny 8 years
I saw it. It was okay. As Buzz said before I'm happy enough just to see the characters brought to life.. though I think they could've picked a better Laurie and Veidt (he looked and sounded like a total douche I don't know why :P). And somehow I imaged Dr. Manhattan's voice to be a tad.. deeper. I dunno. Was also pretty sad that there were zero scenes from the Black Freighter but I guess that would have made it 4 hours long or something. either way; it was alright.
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 8 years
"blue penis on the big screen kinda distubing" :rotfl: I haven't read the book but I saw the movie today and was very disappointed.
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
Beansandsyke, It was rated R, little kids are not really supposed to be going to rated R flicks. I mean, there must be a reason its rated R (even if it wasn't for the sex or the blue penis, there was some major ultraviolence). Besides, I didn't think too much about the fact Dr. M was naked for most of the flick, he's naked in the book and he's almost godlike, why would he need to don something as human as clothes? He wore that thong thing before because he still had more humanity left in him, but he slowly lost it. So as much as I'm not going ga-ga over it, the blue nakedness made sense.
beansandsyke beansandsyke 8 years
i just posted this elsewhere but long movie blue penis not needed also there were kids in the theater.. watching sex and violence and blue peen. wtfs.
Jess8902 Jess8902 8 years
I loved it! The theater we went to was full of adolescent boys though so everytime there was Dr. Manhattan penis there was alot of giggling.
Miss-Senorita Miss-Senorita 8 years
It was okay nothing to write home about went to the Imax and seen it...... okay blue penis on the big screen kinda distubing.
care0531 care0531 8 years
I heard HORRIBLE reviews from like 10 different people. First it was very long and second it did not live up to the hype- it was all the hype that got it to the #1 slot for ticket sales this weekend. I will see it on DVD- if that.
emalove emalove 8 years
I'll probably just wait for DVD...I'm not all that interested.
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
Oh, and does anyone know where I could find a pair of boots like the original Silk Spectre wore? In the infamous, you know what scene in the billard room (don't want to ruin it for others) you can see them really closely and I'm kinda going crazy for a pair like that.
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
Who's watching the Watchmen? Me. Twice.
bethinabox bethinabox 8 years
I saw it Saturday night with absolutely no expectations, since I hadn't even heard of Watchmen until a few months ago. I really liked it, though! But I have to agree with Lily Inferno, I wasn't a fan of Malin Ackerman. She bugs me for some reason.
Lily-Inferno Lily-Inferno 8 years
I saw it Friday afternoon at the IMAX..pretty much word for word from the novel, with a few minor changes. I absolutely adored it! Of course, Im a HUGE fan of Allen Moore, even if he is a pretentious douche. I just could have done without Malin Ackerman as Silk. Over all, the acting was pretty damn good. I would love to see it again soon!
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
I saw it, and it was OK. Wasn't as good as 300 in my mind, but it wasn't a waste of money or anything
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 8 years
I saw it this weekend. It's basically the book with a few changes. It's good, though.
sumbum sumbum 8 years
I saw it this weekend, and I wish I didn't...It's 3 hours of my life and $10 I won't ever get back.
tarabara1229 tarabara1229 8 years
I saw it yesterday too. I thought it was good- but certainly nowhere near as good as the book was. It's interesting though, for my friends who never read the book, they either loved it or came out of the theater like, WTF?
misshouston misshouston 8 years
I saw it yesterday. LOVED. IT!
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