Thursday, April 30, 2009

Paul Blart : Mall Cop

So so lah.. Entire movie is funny.. just funny.. It will make you smile, but not enough to make you show your teeth.


Kevin James as Paul Blart
Keir O'Donnell as Veck Sims
Jayma Mays as Amy
Raini Rodriguez as Maya Blart
Shirley Knight as Mrs. Blart
Stephen Rannazzisi as Stuart
Peter Gerety as Chief Brooks
Bobby Cannavale as Commander Kent
Adam Ferrara as Sergeant Howard
Adhir Kalyan as Pahud
Erick Avari as Vijay
Jamal Mixon as Leon
Allen Covert as Jerky Security Guy
Bas Rutten as Drill Instructor
Jason Ellis as Prancer
Mike Escamilla as Vixen
Mike Vallely as Rudolph

The film received mixed reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes reported that 29% of critics gave positive reviews, based on 81 reviews. Furthermore, another review aggreator, Metacritic, gave the film a 41/100 approval rating, based on 21 reviews from mainstream critics.

Despite the generally negative reaction from critics, Roger Ebert awarded the film three stars for not having any adult-themed scenes, as in his review he wrote, "It's as slam-bang preposterous as any R-rated comedy you can name. It's just that Paul Blart and the film's other characters don't feel the need to use the f-word as the building block of every sentence."

Box office
Paul Blart Mall Cop was a box office hit. The film ranked #1 at the Canadian and United States box office with $9,791,368 from 3,144 theaters for an opening-day average of $3,105. During the film's entire 3-day opening weekend, the film remained at #1, grossing a total of $31,832,636, for a 3-day average of $10,125, outgrossing its $26 million budget. It grossed $39,234,238 over the entire 4-day MLK weekend, for a 4-day average of $12,479. The film was the second-best opening of all-time for the MLK weekend, behind 2008's Cloverfield. The film stayed at #1 in its second weekend, grossing another $21,623,182, dropping just 32 percent, and boosting the 10-day income to $64,923,380. As of April 28, 2009, the movie has grossed $176,102,023

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