Sunday, 28 February 2010

Lord of the Ring Readalong & Feb 2010 Book Check In

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Last day of the month always feels like a time to 'check in'. Considering I'm playing along with the The Lord of the Rings readalong where February is the Fellowship of the Ring month, I'm feeling like it should be reading check in time considering I've set myself some lofty goals for 2010 with the Book to Film Challenge. I'll get to other books I've read this month but first up, let's see how The Fellowship went.

Thankfully, the Literary Omnivore who is hosting fellowship month has provided us yet again with questions to ponder and explore regarding the book.

As opposed to my spoiler-free film reviews, this post will discuss content of the book The Fellowship of the Ring. Please read only if you've read the book!

1. Since we’re dealing with a third of a novel, instead of the first novel in a series, do you find anything different?

I actually didn't know that. Learning happens all the time.

2. Do Books One and Two have significant differences to you?

Not really, I had to go look up and see what the transition was between the two books. Both start with meetings and end at water, for some random comparisons.

3. Who’s your favourite character so far into the novel?

Oh, naming names feels so wrong! With the fellowship, I found it very hard to separate the book from the film. I see the actors and hear their voices, especially with Gandalf, Galadriel and Boromir. I don't think I have one favourite character yet, although it might shape up to be Merry in the long run out of the people we've been introduced to so far. But, for this book I really enjoyed Boromir way more than expected. I love Boromir's stubbornness and strong belief and expression of what he thinks they should do - especially when everyone else is being so freaking indecisive. One of my biggest realizations was finding out that I'm not a big fan of (hides) Aragon. But! This is a *huge* relief, because I didn't love him in the film either - and now I can see it's really the character I don't love, as opposed to the casting or performance.

4. What surprised you the most?

What a challenge it was to get through the book. Holy crap, this sucker is denser than .. something dense. I was really glad I planned out my reading strategy and stuck to my schedule of a chapter a day at least 5 times a week. Without my schedule, I'd not have made it through. I was also surprized at how close it is to the film, not only with what happens but in spirit. I see the film when I'm reading it. I was also surprized that some chapters felt like almost nothing happened. With the chapter titles being so descriptive and often relate to the biggest thing that happens in the chapter, this really killed the anticipation of what would happen. For this one it doesn't matter - I remember it pretty well, but for later I might have to avoid them a little. I very much prefer straight up numbered chapters.

5. What was your favourite scene?

Tie between the Hobbits meeting Strider in Bree and the Frodo/Boromir showdown.

Bonus Question - Favourite Quote

"Where there are many, all speeches become debate without end. But two together may perhaps find wisdom" - p.523, Boromir to Frodo

Overall, I'm thrilled I got through it and am looking forward to watching the film later tonight with a new eye. It looks like several challenge peeps are going to wait and do a rewatch of all the films in May. I can't wait though! I might watch all the extended versions in May, if I have a whole weekend free. With The Fellowship, even though it took me the whole month to get through it, I do feel like I raced though a bit, but I can also tell this is a book you can (and people do) read over and over again to continue to get more and more depth. Again, a big thank you to Literary Omnivore for hosting this month's section of the Readalong!

I'm really looking forward to reading The Two Towers because I know the story a lot less and if I remember right it's a bit less of a literal book to film translation. I also know there are some awesome character coming up and really looking forward to seeing them. Thank goodness March not only has 3 more days to it, but that the book is a little shorter! I need some breathing room! The Two Towers section of the readalong will be hosted by Shelf Love.

2010 Book to Film Challenge Update

Along with finishing The Fellowship of the Ring, I also knocked off 1 more book on my 2010 Book to Film Challenge list: Saving the World & Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson. It's the third in the Maximum Ride series and was another great, fun, fast read. This series is like my breather series, when I need something a bit lighter it's my go to. The chapters are super short and it's jammed backed with action. This puts me at 2/20 for books read for the challenge which is right on track. Woohoo!

Random Reading
Since we are on the bookshelf here, I thought I'd share what else I read this month with spoiler-free impressions.

Beggars and Choosers by Nancy Kress
I loved the first book in this trilogy called Beggars in Spain, and with Beggars and Choosers I gladly returned to the near future world created and visiting the characters and seeing how life as progressed. What I love about the series is that it's SciFi, and is totally drenched in the science but it's still completely accessible for those that aren't science minded. I highly recommended checking out Beggars in Spain for folks that like SciFi and if you like it keep going with the series. My tagline for it was "I've not read a book that intently since Ender's Game", which is saying a lot.

Midnight Sun (Draft) by Stephenie Meyers
I read this purely so it could be discussed with Marina over at Before the Dawn: A Twilight Podcast. Midnight Sun is a draft version of part of the book Twilight from Edward's perspective. I'm not and Edward fan, but after reading it I can say that after reading it I do 'understand' him more. I don't like him more, but I do understand him more. If you want to hear more on this, check out the Midnight Sun episode of the podcast here. It's pretty interesting because we are on different ends of the Edward spectrum. If you haven't read Midnight Sun, you can! It's available online here at Stephenie Meyer's site.

The Gryphon Project by Carrie Mac
This one was pretty interesting, and it was a bit of a relief to read what is (at least currently) a stand alone book. It treads the dystopic/utopic lines and kind of reminds me of what would happen is you followed a story about teenagers form a world like Fahrenheit 451. I did have a beef with it, as it's from the perspective of a girl but the focus is primarily on another character. This bugged me in terms of certain dynamics as well as personal identity and expression - even in a fiction, dystopic world. I do recognize it was likely used as a storytelling style, but I couldn't stop thinking about it.

If you are a fellow book lovers, I'm hooked up on GoodReads now and loving it. Feel free to add me as a friend!

2010 Box Office #1's by Weekend Gross - Canada, North America, the UK and Australia

Keeping track of the box office is always interesting and each week we seem to wonder if this week we'll get a new record of any kind. Too keep an eye on this I'm listing the box office results by weekend gross.

You can also look at the box office information on a weekly list of box office number 1's.

Click through on date to see box office detail for the individual weeks.

2010 Canadian Box Office #1's by Weekend Gross (in CAD)
1. $10.24 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (1st week) November 19, 2010
2. $9.62M Iron Man 2 (1st week) May 7, 2010
3. $8.63M Alice in Wonderland (2010) (1st week) March 5, 2010
4. $6.41M Avatar (3rd week) Jan 1, 2010
5. $6.14M Alice in Wonderland (2010) (2nd week) March 12, 2010
6. $5.86M Shrek Forever After (1st week) May 21, 2010
7. $5.65M Avatar (4th week) Jan 8, 2010
8. $5.63M Toy Story 3 (1st week) June 18, 2010
9. $5.27M The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (1st week) July 2, 2010
10. $5.25M Clash of the Titans (2010) (1st week) April 2, 2010
11. $5.1M Avatar (5th week) Jan 15, 2010
12. $4.78M Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2nd week) November 26, 2010
13. $4.7M Inception (1st week) July 16, 2010
14. $4.59M Iron Man 2 (2nd week) May 14, 2010
15. TIE: $4.5M Avatar (6th week) Jan 22, 2010 and Toy Story 3 (2nd week) June 25, 2010
17. $4.32M Alice in Wonderland (2010) (3rd week) March 19, 2010
18. $4.25M Avatar (7th week) Jan 29, 2010
19. $4.04M Valentine's Day (1st week) Feb 12, 2010
20. $4.02M Shrek Forever After (2nd week) May 28, 2010
21. $3.85M Jackass 3D (1st week) October 15, 2010
22. $3.8M Inception (2nd week) July 23, 2010
23. $3.58M The Karate Kid (2010) (1st week) June 11, 2010
24. $3.47M Avatar (8th week) Feb 5, 2010
25. $3.43M How to Train Your Dragon (1st week) March 26, 2010
26. $3.41M Megamind (1st week) November 5, 2010
27. $3.31M Shrek Forever After (3rd week) June 4, 2010
28. $3.01M Despicable Me (1st week) July 9, 2010
29. $2.99M Shutter Island (1st week) Feb 19, 2010
30. $2.97M The Expendables (1st week) August 13, 2010
31. $2.92M TRON: Legacy (1st week) December 17, 2010
32. $2.82M Megamind (2nd week) November 12, 2010
33. $2.8M Inception (3rd week) July 30, 2010
34. $2.63M Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (3rd week) December 3, 2010
35. $2.57M The Other Guys (1st week) August 6, 2010
36. $2.56M Resident Evil: Afterlife (1st week) September 10, 2010
37. $2.54M Clash of the Titans (2010) (2nd week) April 9, 2010
38. $2.46M Paranormal Activity 2 (1st week) October 22, 2010
39. $2.22M The Social Network (1st week) October 1, 2010
40. $2.03M The Expendables (2nd week) August 20, 2010
41. $1.97M Easy A (1st week) September 17, 2010
42. $1.93M How to Train Your Dragon (4th week) April 16, 2010
43. $1.86M A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) (1st week) April 30, 2010
44. $1.83M Shutter Island (2nd week) Feb 26, 2010
45. $1.8M Saw 3D (1st week) October 29, 2010
46. $1.74M The Social Network (2nd week) October 8, 2010
47. $1.73M The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1st week) December 10, 2010
48. $1.48M The Town (2nd week) September 24, 2010
49. $1.47M Little Fockers (1st week) December 24, 2010
50. $1.45M How to Train Your Dragon (5th week) April 23, 2010
51. $1.33M The American (1st week) September 3, 2010
52. $1.21M The Last Exorcism (1st week) August 27, 2010

2010 North American Box Office #1's by Weekend Gross (in USD)
1. $128.12M Iron Man 2 (1st week) May 7, 2010
2. $125.02 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (1st week) November 19, 2010
3. $116.1M Alice in Wonderland (2010) (1st week) March 5, 2010
4. $110.31M $5.63M Toy Story 3 (1st week) June 18, 2010
5. $70.84M Shrek Forever After (1st week) May 21, 2010
6. $68.49M Avatar (3rd week) Jan 1, 2010
7. $64.83M The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (1st week) July 2, 2010
8. $62.79M Inception (1st week) July 16, 2010
9. $62.71M Alice in Wonderland (2010) (2nd week) March 12, 2010
10. $61.24M Clash of the Titans (2010) (1st week) April 2, 2010
11. $59.34M Toy Story 3 (2nd week) June 25, 2010
12. $56.4M Despicable Me (1st week) July 9, 2010
13. $56.26M Valentine's Day (1st week) Feb 12, 2010
14. $55.67M The Karate Kid (2010) (1st week) June 11, 2010
15. $52.04M Iron Man 2 (2nd week) May 14, 2010
16. $50.35M Jackass 3D (1st week) October 15, 2010
17. $49.09M Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2nd week) November 26, 2010
18. $48.5 M Avatar (4th week) Jan 8, 2010
19. $46.02M Megamind (1st week) November 5, 2010
20. $44.03M TRON: Legacy (1st week) December 17, 2010
21. $43.73 How to Train Your Dragon (1st week) March 26, 2010
22. $43.31 Shrek Forever After (2nd week) May 28, 2010
23. $42.8M Avatar (5th week) Jan 15, 2010
24. $42.73M Inception (2nd week) July 23, 2010
25. $41.06M Shutter Island (1st week) Feb 19, 2010
26. $40.68M Paranormal Activity 2 (1st week) October 22, 2010
27. $35.54M The Other Guys (1st week) August 6, 2010
28. $34.94M Avatar (6th week) Jan 22, 2010
29. $34.83M The Expendables (1st week) August 13, 2010
30. $34.19 Alice in Wonderland (2010) (3rd week) March 19, 2010
31. $32.9M A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) (1st week) April 30, 2010
32. $31.28M Avatar (7th week) Jan 29, 2010
33. $30.83M Little Fockers (1st week) December 24, 2010
34. $30.47M Dear John (1st week) Feb 5, 2010
35. $29.12M Megamind (2nd week) November 12, 2010
36. $27.49M Inception (3rd week) July 30, 2010
37. $26.65M Resident Evil: Afterlife (1st week) September 10, 2010
38. $26.63M Clash of the Titans (2010) (2nd week) April 9, 2010
39. $25.49M Shrek Forever After (3rd week) June 4, 2010
40. $24.23M Saw 3D (1st week) October 29, 2010
41. $24.01M The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1st week) December 10, 2010
42. $23.81M The Town (1st week) September 17, 2010
43. $22.67M Shutter Island (2nd week) Feb 26, 2010
44. $22.45M The Social Network (1st week) October 1, 2010
45. $21.61M Tangled (2nd Week) December 3, 2010
46. $20.51 Takers (1st week) August 27, 2010
47. $19,83M Kick-Ass (1st week) April 16, 2010
48. $19.01M Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (1st week) September 24, 2010
49. $16.97M The Expendables (2nd week) August 20, 2010
50. $15.45M The Social Network (2nd week) October 8, 2010
51. $15.35M How to Train Your Dragon (5th week) April 23, 2010
52. $12.97M The American (1st week) September 3, 2010

2010 UK Box Office #1's by Weekend Gross (in £)
1. £21,187,264 Toy Story 3 (1st week) July 23, 2010
2. £18,319,712 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (1st week) November 19, 2010
3. £13,756,653 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (1st week) July 9, 2010
4. £10,555,220 Alice in Wonderland (2010) (1st week) March 5, 2010
5. £8,955,554 Shrek Forever After (1st week) July 2, 2010
6. £8,344,776 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2nd week) November 26, 2010
7. £8,155,193 Toy Story 3 (2nd week) July 30, 2010
8. £7,664,732 Iron Man 2 (1st week) April 30, 2010
9. £7,343,506 Alice in Wonderland (2010) (2nd week) March 12, 2010
10. £6,142,718 Sex and the City 2 (1st week) May 28, 2010
11. £5,940,479 Avatar (3rd week) Jan 1, 2010
12. £5,912,814 Inception (1st week) July 16, 2010
13. £5,750,332 Robin Hood (2010) (1st week) May 14, 2010
14. £5,628,875 Clash of the Titans (2010) (1st week) April 2, 2010
15. £5,527,039 Avatar (5th week) Jan 15, 2010
16. £5,155,844 Avatar (6th week) Jan 22, 2010
17. £4,865,081 Avatar (7th week) Jan 29, 2010
18. £4,847,129 Alice in Wonderland (2010) (3rd week) March 19, 2010
19. £4,770,980 Avatar (4th week) Jan 8, 2010
20. £4,666,021 Toy Story 3 (3rd week) August 6, 2010
21. £4,338,774 Avatar (8th week) Feb 5, 2010
22. £3,910,596 The Expendables (1st week) August 20, 2010
23. £3,764,722 Paranormal Activity 2 (1st week) October 22, 2010
24. £3,739,781 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (3rd week) December 3, 2010
25. £3,732,393 Valentine's Day (1st week) Feb 12, 2010
26. £3,664,375 Despicable Me (1st week) October 15, 2010
27. £3,600,083 Saw 3D (1st week) October 29, 2010
28. £3,214,776 Iron Man 2 (2nd week) May 7, 2010
29. £3,162,944 Inception (5th week) August 13, 2010
30. £2,586,760 Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (1st week) March 26, 2010
31. £2,817,009 Avatar (10th week) Feb 19, 2010
32. £2,493,948 StreetDance 3D (1st week) May 21, 2010
33. £2,473,043 Sex and the City 2 (2nd week) June 4, 2010
34. £2,460,118 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1st week) December 10, 2010
35. £2,441,682 Clash of the Titans (2010) (2nd week) April 9, 2010
36. £2,234,089 Due Date (1st week) November 5, 2010
37. £2,260,319 Avatar (11th week) Feb 26, 2010
38. £2,006,945 Grown Ups (1st week) August 27, 2010
39. £1,995,301 Dear John (1st week) April 16, 2010
40. £1,980,601 The Other Guys (1st week) September 17, 2010
41. £1,970,692 TRON: Legacy (1st week) December 17, 2010
42. £1,890,306 Due Date (2nd week) November 12, 2010
43. £1,784,307 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (1st Week) October 8, 2010
44. £1,690,655 Resident Evil: Afterlife (1st week) September 10, 2010
45. £1,569,556 Get Him to the Greek (1st week) June 25, 2010
46. £1,489,883 Sex and the City 2 (3rd week) June 11, 2010
47. £1,292,144 The Other Guys (2nd week) September 24, 2010
48. £1,272,405 Date Night (1st week) April 23, 2010
49. £1,101,856 The Last Exorcism (1st week) September 3, 2010
50. £1,053,074 Killers (1st week) June 18, 2010
51. £976,459 The Other Guys (3rd week) October 1, 2010
+ to be confirmed December 24, 2010

2010 Australian Box Office #1's by Weekend Gross
1.$15,293,557 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (1st week) November 18 -21, 2010
2. $12,990,707 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (1st week) July 1-4, 2010
3. $10,377,137 Alice in Wonderland (2010) (1st week) March 4 - 8, 2010
4. $9,659,700 Avatar (3rd week) Dec 31, 2009 - Jan 3, 2010
5. $9,507,179 Iron Man 2 (1st week) April 29 - May 2, 2010
6. $8,338,365 Avatar (4th week) Jan 7 - 10, 2010
7. $7,937,382 Clash of the Titans (2010) (1st week) April 1 - 4, 2010
8. $7,793,801 Sex and the City 2 (1st week) June 3 - 6, 2010
9. $7,516,439 Valentine's Day (1st week) Feb 11 - 14, 2010
10. $7,428,415 Inception (1st week) July 22 - 25, 2010
11. $7,408201 Toy Story 3 (1st week) June 24 - 27, 2010
12. $7,002,454 Avatar (5th week) Jan 14 - 17, 2010
13. $6,729,918 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2nd week) November 26, 2010
14. $6,463,865 Alice in Wonderland (2010) (2nd week) March 11 - 14, 2010
15. $6,361,024 Toy Story 3 (3rd week) July 8 -11, 2010
16. $5,992,401 Inception (2nd week) July 29 - Aug 1, 2010
17. $5,616,490 Robin Hood (2010) (1st week) May 14, 2010
18. $5,604,268 Avatar (6th week) Jan 21 - 24, 2010
19. $4,890,789 Shrek Forever After (1st week) June 17 - 20, 2010
20. $4,565,882 Iron Man 2 (1st week) May 6 - 9, 2010
21. $4,548,004 Avatar (7th week) Jan 28 - 31, 2010
22. $4,163,040 Inception (3rd week) August 5 -8, 2010
23. $3,959,290 Sex and the City 2 (2nd week) June 10 -13, 2010
24. $3,940,438 Salt (1st week) August 19 - 22, 2010
25. $3,936,622 Avatar (8th week) Feb 4 - 7, 2010
26. $3,930,914 Alice in Wonderland (2010) (3rd week) March 18 - 21, 2010
27. $3,898,547 Tomorrow, When the War Began (1st week) September 2 - 5, 2010
28. $3,753,462 Knight & Day (1st week) July 16, 2010
29. $3,606,899 Robin Hood (2010) (2nd week) May 20 - 23, 2010
30. $3,583,884 Jackass 3D (1st week) November 4 - 7, 2010
31. $3,547,843 How to Train Your Dragon (3rd week) April 8 - 11, 2010
32. $3,487,968 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (1st week) May 27 - 30, 2010
33. $3,473,338 Eat Pray Love (1st Week) October 7 - 10, 2010
34. $3,336,604 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (3rd week) December 2 - 5, 2010
35. $3,357,645 TRON: Legacy (1st week) December 16 - 19, 2010
36. $3,232,788 Despicable Me (1st week) September 9 - 12, 2010
37. $3,213,988 Despicable Me (4th week) September 30 - October 3, 2010
38. $3,157,091 Inception (4th week) August 12 -15, 2010
39. $2,781,309 Valentine's Day (2nd week) Feb 18 - 21, 2010
40. $2,742,253 The Last Airbender (1st week) September 16 - 19, 2010
41. $2,687,927 The Social Network (1st week) October 28 - 31, 2010
42. $2,665,028 Paranormal Activity 2 (1st week) October 21 - 24, 2010
43. $2,652,893 How to Train Your Dragon (1st week) March 25 - 28, 2010$
44. $2,568,536 The Blind Side (1st week) Feb 25 - 28, 2010
45. $2,515,352 Salt (2nd week) August 26-29, 2010
46. $2,468,882 Megamind (1st week) December 9 - 12, 2010
47. $2,214,092 Despicable Me (3rd week) September 23 - 26, 2010
48. $2,167,897 Eat Pray Love (2nd Week) October 14 - 17, 2010
49. $2,095,092 How to Train Your Dragon (4th week) April 15 - 18, 2010
50. $1,917,056 Jackass 3D (2nd week) November 11 - 14, 2010
51. $1,669,868 Hot Tub Time Machine (1st week) April 24 -27, 2010
+ to be confirmed December 23-26, 2010

Source: Canada & North America info, UK info, Australia Info

Box Office #1 in 2010 - Canada, North America, the UK and Australia

Looking for week by week who was number 1 at the box office? Then you've come to the right place. This is a chronological look at the top box office film for 2010 in Canada, North America, the UK and Australia.

Click through on date to see box office detail for the box office results for individual weeks. To see list of 2010 Box Office #1 by weekend gross click here.

Canadian Box Office #1's for 2010
Jan 1, 2010 - Avatar (3rd week)
Jan 8, 2010 - Avatar (4th week)
Jan 15, 2010 - Avatar (5th week)
Jan 22, 2010 - Avatar (6th week)
Jan 29, 2010 - Avatar (7th week)
Feb 5, 2010 - Avatar (8th week)
Feb 12, 2010 - Valentine's Day (1st week)
Feb 19, 2010 - Shutter Island (1st week)
Feb 26, 2010 - Shutter Island (2nd week)
March 5, 2010 - Alice in Wonderland (2010) (1st week)
March 12, 2010 - Alice in Wonderland (2010) (2nd week)
March 19, 2010 - Alice in Wonderland (2010) (3rd week)
March 26, 2010 - How to Train Your Dragon (1st week)
April 2, 2010 - Clash of the Titans (2010) (1st week)
April 9, 2010 - Clash of the Titans (2010) (2nd week)
April 16, 2010 - How to Train Your Dragon (4th week)
April 23, 2010 - How to Train Your Dragon (5th week)
April 30, 2010 - A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) (1st week)
May 7, 2010 - Iron Man 2 (1st week)
May 14, 2010 - Iron Man 2 (2nd week)
May 21, 2010 - Shrek Forever After (1st week)
May 28, 2010 - Shrek Forever After (2nd week)
June 4, 2010 - Shrek Forever After (3rd week)
June 11, 2010 - The Karate Kid (2010) (1st week)
June 18, 2010 - Toy Story 3 (1st week)
June 25, 2010 - Toy Story 3 (2nd week)
July 2, 2010 - The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (1st week)
July 9, 2010 - Despicable Me (1st week)
July 16, 2010 - Inception (1st week)
July 23, 2010 - Inception (2nd week)
July 30, 2010 -Inception (3rd week)
August 6, 2010 - The Other Guys (1st week)
August 13, 2010 - The Expendables (1st week)
August 20, 2010 - The Expendables (2nd week)
August 27, 2010 - The Last Exorcism (1st week)
September 3, 2010 - The American (1st week)
September 10, 2010 - Resident Evil: Afterlife (1st week)
September 17, 2010 - Easy A (1st week)
September 24, 2010 - The Town (2nd week)
October 1, 2010 - The Social Network (1st week)
October 8, 2010 - The Social Network (2nd week)
October 15, 2010 - Jackass 3D (1st week)
October 22, 2010 - Paranormal Activity 2 (1st week)
October 29, 2010 - Saw 3D (1st week)
November 5, 2010 - Megamind (1st week)
November 12, 2010 - Megamind (2nd week)
November 19, 2010 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (1st week)
November 26, 2010 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2nd week)
December 3, 2010 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (3rd week)
December 10, 2010 - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1st week)
December 17, 2010 - TRON: Legacy (1st week)
December 24, 2010 - Little Fockers (1st week)

North American Box Office #1's for 2010
Jan 1, 2010 - Avatar (3rd week)
Jan 8, 2010 - Avatar (4th week)
Jan 15, 2010 - Avatar (5th week)
Jan 22, 2010 - Avatar (6th week)
Jan 29, 2010 - Avatar (7th week)
Feb 5, 2010 - Dear John (1st week)
Feb 12, 2010 - Valentine's Day (1st week)
Feb 19, 2010 - Shutter Island (1st week)
Feb 26, 2010 - Shutter Island (2nd week)
March 5, 2010 - Alice in Wonderland (2010) (1st week)
March 12, 2010 - Alice in Wonderland (2010) (2nd week)
March 19, 2010 - Alice in Wonderland (2010) (3rd week)
March 26, 2010 - How to Train Your Dragon (1st week)
April 2, 2010 - Clash of the Titans (2010) (1st week)
April 9, 2010 - Clash of the Titans (2010) (2nd week)
April 16, 2010 - Kick-Ass (1st week)
April 23, 2010 - How to Train Your Dragon (5th week)
April 30, 2010 - A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) (1st week)
May 7, 2010 - Iron Man 2 (1st week)
May 14, 2010 - Iron Man 2 (2nd week)
May 21, 2010 - Shrek Forever After (1st week)
May 28, 2010 - Shrek Forever After (2nd week)
June 4, 2010 - Shrek Forever After (3rd week)
June 11, 2010 - The Karate Kid (2010) (1st week)
June 18, 2010 - Toy Story 3 (1st week)
June 25, 2010 - Toy Story 3 (2nd week)
July 2, 2010 - The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (1st week)
July 9, 2010 - Despicable Me (1st week)
July 16, 2010 - Inception (1st week)
July 23, 2010 - Inception (2nd week)
July 30, 2010 -Inception (3rd week)
August 6, 2010 - The Other Guys (1st week)
August 13, 2010 - The Expendables (1st week)
August 20, 2010 - The Expendables (2nd week)
August 27, 2010 - Takers (1st week)
September 3, 2010 - The American (1st week)
September 10, 2010 - Resident Evil: Afterlife (1st week)
September 17, 2010 - The Town (1st week)
September 24, 2010 - Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (1st week)
October 1, 2010 - The Social Network (1st week)
October 8, 2010 - The Social Network (2nd week)
October 15, 2010 - Jackass 3D (1st week)
October 22, 2010 - Paranormal Activity 2 (1st week)
October 29, 2010 - Saw 3D (1st week)
November 5, 2010 - Megamind (1st week)
November 12, 2010 - Megamind (2nd week)
November 19, 2010 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (1st week)
November 26, 2010 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2nd week)
December 3, 2010 - Tangled (2nd week)
December 10, 2010 - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1st week)
December 17, 2010 - TRON: Legacy (1st week)
December 24, 2010 - Little Fockers (1st week)

UK Box Office #1's for 2010
Jan 1, 2010 - Avatar (3rd week)
Jan 8, 2010 - Avatar (4th week)
Jan 15, 2010 - Avatar (5th week)
Jan 22, 2010 - Avatar (6th week)
Jan 29, 2010 - Avatar (7th week)
Feb 5, 2010 - Avatar (8th week)
Feb 12, 2010 - Valentine's Day (1st week)
Feb 19, 2010 - Avatar (10th week)
Feb 26, 2010 - Avatar (11th week)
March 5, 2010 - Alice in Wonderland (2010) (1st week)
March 12, 2010 - Alice in Wonderland (2010) (2nd week)
March 19, 2010 - Alice in Wonderland (2010) (3rd week)
March 26, 2010 - Nancy McPhee and the Big Bang (1st week)
April 2, 2010 - Clash of the Titans (2010) (1st week)
April 9, 2010 - Clash of the Titans (2010) (2nd week)
April 16, 2010 - Dear John (1st week)
April 23, 2010 - Date Night (1st week)
April 30, 2010 - Iron Man (1st week)
May 7, 2010 - Iron Man 2 (2nd week)
May 14, 2010 - Robin Hood (2010) (1st week)
May 21, 2010 - StreetParty 3D (1st week)
May 28, 2010 - Sex and the City 2 (1st week)
June 4, 2010 - Sex and the City 2 (2nd week)
June 11, 2010 - Sex and the City 2 (3rd week)
June 18, 2010 - Killers (1st week)
June 25, 2010 - Get Him to the Greek (1st week)
July 2, 2010 - Shrek Forever After (1st week)
July 9, 2010 - The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (1st week)
July 16, 2010 - Inception (1st week)
July 23, 2010 - Toy Story 3 (1st week)
July 30, 2010 -Toy Story 3 (2nd week)
August 6, 2010 - Toy Story 3 (3rd week)
August 13, 2010 - Inception (5th week)
August 20, 2010 - The Expendables (1st week)
August 27, 2010 - Grown Ups (1st week)
September 3, 2010 - The Last Exorcism (1st week)
September 10, 2010 - Resident Evil: Afterlife (1st week)
September 17, 2010 - The Other Guys (1st week)
September 24, 2010 - The Other Guys (2nd week)
October 1, 2010 - The Other Guys (3rd week)
October 8, 2010 - Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (1st Week)
October 15, 2010 - Despicable Me (1st week)
October 22, 2010 - Paranormal Activity 2 (1st week)
October 29, 2010 - Saw 3D (1st week)
November 5, 2010 - Due Date (1st week)
November 12, 2010 - Due Date (2nd week)
November 19, 2010 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (1st week)
November 26, 2010 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2nd week)
December 3, 2010 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (3rd week)
December 10, 2010 - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1st week)
December 17, 2010 - TRON: Legacy (1st week)
December 24, 2010 - to be confirmed

Australian Box Office #1's for 2010
Dec 31 - Jan 3, 2010 - Avatar (3rd week)
Jan 7 - 10, 2010 - Avatar (4th week)
Jan 14 - 17, 2010 - Avatar (5th week)
Jan 21 - 24, 2010 - Avatar (6th week)
Jan 28 - 31, 2010 - Avatar (7th week)
Feb 4 - 7, 2010 - Avatar (8th week)
Feb 11 - 14, 2010 - Valentine's Day (1st week)
Feb 18 - 21, 2010 - Valentine's Day (2nd week)
Feb 25 - 28, 2010 - The Blind Side (1st week)
March 4-7, 2010 - Alice in Wonderland (2010) (1st week)
March 11 - 14, 2010 - Alice in Wonderland (2010) (2nd week)
March 18 - 21, 2010 - Alice in Wonderland (2010) (3rd week)
March 25 - 28, 2010 - How to Train Your Dragon (1st week)
April 1 - 4, 2010 - Clash of the Titans (2010) (1st week)
April 8 - 11, 2010 - How to Train Your Dragon (3rd week)
April 15 - 19, 2010 - How to Train Your Dragon (4th week)
April 22 - 26, 2010 - Hot Tub Time Machine (1st week)
April 29 - May 2, 2010 - Iron Man (1st week)
May 6- 9, 2010 - Iron Man 2 (2nd week)
May 13-16, 2010 - Robin Hood (2010) (1st week)
May 20 - 23, 2010 - Robin Hood (2010) (2nd week)
May 27 - 30, 2010 - Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (1st week)
June 3 - 6, 2010 - Sex and the City 2 (1st week)
June 10 - 13, 2010 - Sex and the City 2 (2nd week)
June 17 - 20, 2010 - Shrek Forever After (1st week)
June 24 - 27, 2010 - Toy Story 3 (1st week)
July 1 - 4, 2010 - The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (1st week)
July 8 - 11, 2010 - Toy Story 3 (3rd week)
July 15 - 18, 2010 - Knight & Day (1st week)
July 22 - 25, 2010 - Inception (1st week)
July 29 - Aug 1, 2010 -Inception (2nd week)
August 5 - 8, 2010 - Inception (3rd week)
August 12 -15, 2010 - Inception (4th week)
August 19 - 22, 2010 - Salt (1st week)
August 26 - 29, 2010 - Salt ( 2nd week)
September 2 - 5, 2010 - Tomorrow, When the War Began (1st week)
September 9 - 12, 2010 - Despicable Me (1st week)
September 16 - 19, 2010 - The Last Airbender (1st week)
September 23 - 26, 2010 - Despicable Me (3rd week)
September 30 - October 3, 2010 - Despicable Me (4th week)
October 7 - 10, 2010 - Eat Pray Love (1st Week)
October 14 - 17, 2010 - Eat Pray Love (2nd Week)
October 21 - 24, 2010 - Paranormal Activity 2 (1st week)
October 28 - 31, 2010 - The Social Network (1st week)
November 4 - 7, 2010 - Jackass 3D (1st week)
November 11 - 14, 2010 - Jackass 3D (2nd week)
November 18 - 21, 2010 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (1st week)
November 25 - 28, 2010 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2nd week)
December 2 - 5, 2010 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (3rd week)
December 10, 2010 - Megamind (1st week)
December 16 - 19, 2010 - TRON: Legacy (1st week)
December 23-26, 2010 - to be confirmed

Source: Canada & North America info, UK info, Australia Info

Friday, 26 February 2010

February DIY Entertainment Club

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Been a while since I've posted a DYI Entertainment Club, and to be honest I usually just buy DVDs but this month I snuck in a CD! It's a soundtrack, but it's still a different medium. And TV on DVD is .. like... almost different! The spirit of the club was to get a DVD, CD and book but I usually go with all DVDs. Let's see what this months haul ended up landing at my door. It seems like a bit of an eclectic month.

Battlestar Gallactica Season 4.5
This is the completist nature coming out to play. I had all other seasons and had a moment of panic that for some reason I'd forget to ever buy this one now that the series is over. Although that feels a little silly retrospectively, I'm lovely the comfort of the ability to watch the entire season any time I choose!

Black Dynamite
Dyn-a-mite! Dyn-a-mite! He's Black Dynamite! Oh my goodness, this is one of the funniest films I have ever seen and now I can say with confidence it holds up on multiple viewings. Actually, even on multiple viewing I was laughing so hard I missed some of the dialogue. The DVD is loaded with tons extra/deleted scenes and an commentary which I still have to get to listening. Make sure you see it as it's likely going to be the best blaxploitation homage, ever. And I mean that.

Hercules / Adventures of Hercules
I got this one purely for the Sword & Sandal Marathon, fearing I would be one film short. Which of course, since I ordered this I'm not. But, I'm very curious to see if this Lou Ferrigno as Hercules will match my memory of the film. I believe I've only seen the first one of the two films, but I won't know for sure until I watch!

New Moon Soundtrack
I was originally going to get this from the library, but I didn't want to wait through the 130 holds. With the DVD of New Moon coming out soon I realized one of the things I loved about watching the DVD of Twilight for the first time was recognizing the songs. Hoping that I might make the process of watching New Moon even slightly more enjoyable now than when I saw it in the theatre, I thought being familiar with the soundtrack might do the trick. Grasping at threads, perhaps but I'm looking for any angle to create an opportunity that I'll enjoy it. I do like some of the songs, like Possibility by Lykke Li and Hearing Damage by Thom Yorke, but overall it's not the same woohoo! feeling that I felt about the soundtrack to Twilight - but that took some time too, so I should really give it more of a chance.

You likely? You can start your own DIY Club and play along!

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