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Mr. Peabody and Sherman Review
2 hours ago
I’m typically not a fan of modern cinematic interpretations of classic television. Let’s face it, Hollywood doesn’t really have the best track record with these types of movies. All I have to do is point to films like Land of the Lost, Speed Racer, Rocky & Bullwinkle, and Dudley Do-Right to make my point. Thankfully though, Mr. Peabody & Sherman doesn’t follow suit and instead rises to the top.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman tells the story of a genius dog and his adopted son Sherman. In order to give Sherman the best education possible, Mr. Peabody (voiced by Modern Family‘s Ty Burrell) creates a time machine called the Wabac (pronounced “way back”) and takes him to various historical moments in the past. When Sherman goes to school for the first time, this expanded education ruffles the feathers of his newfound class rival, Penny Peterson (Burrell’s Modern Family »
- Dane Jackson
Box Office Weekend: 300 Conquers Peabody In Number, If Not Critics
16 hours ago
Lackluster reviews for 300: Rise of an Empire, the sequel to the 2007 big budget story of the 300 Spartans, were not enough to keep audiences away as it earned the top spot at the box office. At an estimated $45.1 million, it beat Mr. Peabody & Sherman which, despite good reviews, earned an estimated $32.5 million, which leaves it at a fair pace behind its $145 million costs. Still, both are doing very well overseas, and likely to make back their costs in worldwide earnings, if not domestically.
Liam Neeson is making a good case with Non-Stop, breaking even for its second week with an estimated $15.4 million. The Lego Movie continues to impress, with an estimated $11 million in its fifth week and $225 million in total domestic box office, while Son of God sits in a state of limbo, its estimated $10 million and domestic total of $41.5 million no indicator of success as it has not reported its costs. »
- Seth Paul