#4001  
Old 07-06-2008, 07:52 AM
excellent but not great, eh dellamorte?

and how many theaters is The Wackness in?
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  #4002  
Old 07-06-2008, 09:51 AM
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and how many theaters is The Wackness in?
6
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  #4003  
Old 07-06-2008, 12:34 PM
3-Day Estimates

1. Hancock- $66 million
2. Wall-E- $33.5 million
3. Wanted- $20.7 million
4. Get Smart- $11.2 million
5. Kung Fu Panda- $7.5 million
6. The Incredible Hulk- $5 million
7. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull- $4 million
8. Kit Kittredge: An American Girl- $3.6 million
9. Sex and the City- $2.4 million
10. You Don't Mess with the Zohan- $2 million

20. The Wackness- $145,000, 6 Theatres, $24,200 PTA

5-Day Estimates

1. Hancock- $107.5 million
2. Wall-E- $48.7 million
3. Wanted- $30 million
4. Get Smart- $15.6 million
5. Kung Fu Panda- $10.8 million
6. The Incredible Hulk- $6.8 million
7. Kit Kittredge: An American Girl- $5.7 million
8. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull- $5.3 million
9. Sex and the City- $3.7 million
10. You Don't Mess with the Zohan- $2.8 million

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  #4004  
Old 07-06-2008, 12:36 PM
No surprises anywhere. I'm glad to see Get Smart hanging around though; I thought it was a damn funny movie.
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  #4005  
Old 07-06-2008, 12:41 PM
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No surprises anywhere. I'm glad to see Get Smart hanging around though; I thought it was a damn funny movie.
My thoughts exactly. What's crazy though is, every movie in the top ten save for Kit Kittredge has or is going to surpass the $100 million mark. Hancock also had use Saturday and Sunday increases. $26.1 million on Saturday, and $21.2 million on Sunday. Both up from Friday's $18.8 million take.

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  #4006  
Old 07-06-2008, 12:52 PM
Does anyone know where I can find a reliable box-office tracking site?
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  #4007  
Old 07-06-2008, 04:41 PM
Man, Get Smart is doing fucking good. small drops, and it's still in the top five.

Hancock got what was expected

Big drops for Wall E and Wanted.
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  #4008  
Old 07-06-2008, 04:47 PM
Wall-E's wasn't that bad. Pixar films are getting progressively more frontloaded. It's not good, though.
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  #4009  
Old 07-07-2008, 09:39 AM
Wall-E's Saturday and Sunday numbers were pretty good, but it's Friday was weak b/c of the 4th of July holiday. The reason I think Pixar's gotten more front-loaded is because they moved their movies to the summer. Back when they came out in late fall, they had more time to breathe. Checking on BOM, I noticed that Cars had a very similar drop (43%) on its second weekend. Even Ratatouille's (39%) was larger than average. Afterward, though, both made excellent weekday takings and strong weekend holds for over a month.
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  #4010  
Old 07-12-2008, 12:56 PM
1. Hellboy II: The Golden Army- $13.8 million
2. Hancock- $10.3 million
3. Journey to the Center of the Earth- $6.8 million
4. Wall-E- $5.6 million
5. Wanted- $3.7 million
6. Get Smart- $2.3 million
7. Meet Dave- $1.7 million
8. Kung Fu Panda- $1.3 million
9. Kit Kittredge: An American Girl- $750,000
10. The Incredible Hulk- $670,000

Very good numbers for Hellboy, although I can't seeing it having strong holds next weekend. Hancock held on well, and should finish with $30+ million. Journey did alright, and only has a $45 million budget. They really should have put some more dough into marketing this, I think it could have done much better. Wall-E will have a strong hold this weekend. Wanted is still doing well. Get Smart has crossed the $100 million mark and is still adding solid amounts of cash to its total. Meet Dave is a complete disaster. A $100 million budget and it will open with not much more than $4 million. Why didn't they market this? I barely saw any marketing, and for a movie with such a massive budget, you'd think they'd market it a bit to have a chance of making their budget back. Complete disaster.

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  #4011  
Old 07-12-2008, 01:06 PM
Bourne, where do you find your budget information? The sites I normally go to don't seem to have it.

If that number for Meet Dave's budget is correct, somewhere the people behind Speed Racer are getting really drunk as they've shook the monkey off their back for biggest bomb of the summer.
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  #4012  
Old 07-12-2008, 01:09 PM
On another board I go too this was someone else's predictions for this weekend.

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#1 - Journey 3-D
#2 - Hancock
#3 - Meet Dave
#4 - Wall-E
#5 - Hellboy 2
#6 - Wanted
#7 - Get Smart
#8 - Kung Fu Panda
#9 - Incredible Hulk
#10 - Indy Jones
I couldn't help but think WTF. How could anyone have seen Meet Dave doing better than Hellboy 2 is beyond me.

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  #4013  
Old 07-12-2008, 01:38 PM
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1. Hellboy II: The Golden Army- $13.8 million
2. Hancock- $10.3 million
3. Journey to the Center of the Earth- $6.8 million
4. Wall-E- $5.6 million
5. Wanted- $3.7 million
6. Get Smart- $2.3 million
7. Meet Dave- $1.7 million
8. Kung Fu Panda- $1.3 million
9. Kit Kittredge: An American Girl- $750,000
10. The Incredible Hulk- $670,000

Very good numbers for Hellboy, although I can't seeing it having strong holds next weekend. Hancock held on well, and should finish with $30+ million. Journey did alright, and only has a $45 million budget. They really should have put some more dough into marketing this, I think it could have done much better. Wall-E will have a strong hold this weekend. Wanted is still doing well. Get Smart has crossed the $100 million mark and is still adding solid amounts of cash to its total. Meet Dave is a complete disaster. A $100 million budget and it will open with not much more than $4 million. Why didn't they market this? I barely saw any marketing, and for a movie with such a massive budget, you'd think they'd market it a bit to have a chance of making their budget back. Complete disaster.
While I'm a little sad that Wall-E dropped 2 slots to #4, I'm glad his drop wasn't that steep. It should have a nice Saturday bounce and keep on chugging along.

Ecstatic to see Hellboy II do so well. I think a couple factors helped: 1) excellent marketing, 2) solid reviews (saw it yesterday and really liked it), 3) capital GDT earned from Pan's Labyrinth, and 4) excitement over GDT helming The Hobbit.

As for Meet Dave: well, it was marketed, but with one of the worst trailers I've seen this year (not as damaging as Beverly Hills Atrocity, but still horrid). The TV spots weren't any better. I was really upset that they tarnished two of the best movies of this summer (Iron Man and Wall-E) by attaching this parasite to them. Whenever I saw Wall-E, the audience went stone-cold whenever the trailer played. The fact that someone sank 100M into this turkey makes me wonder about who's minding the store at Fox. Of all the studios, they have one of the very worst track records. Besides releasing garbage like this, they also shafted Ridley Scott and Bryan Singer, and haven't made a good non-sequel/non-TV-based film since Walk the Line. I only hope they don't mess up Baz Luhrmann's Australia or James Cameron's Avatar.

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  #4014  
Old 07-12-2008, 02:15 PM
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Very good numbers for Hellboy, although I can't seeing it having strong holds next weekend.
I can't imagine why you'd say that.

No big surprise with Meet Dave . . . people got tired of Eddie Murphy's movies a while ago. He needs to stop doing the multiple role schpeal because it wasn't that funny to begin with. A fourth Beverly Hills Cop couldn't hurt.
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  #4015  
Old 07-12-2008, 02:45 PM
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Bourne, where do you find your budget information? The sites I normally go to don't seem to have it.
I usually get it from box-office mojo, but Wikipedia (surprisingly) often has very accurate budget information. They always have it out early, and almost every time BOM ends up posting the same budget.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starship_Dave
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  #4016  
Old 07-12-2008, 06:03 PM
I'm surprised Hellboy 2 did very well. I guess there will be sequel talk shortly. Not so great for Meet Dave a.k.a. this year's Norbit. Eddie Murphy only has two options that can save his popularity: return to standup or star in another Beverly Hills Cop sequel.
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  #4017  
Old 07-12-2008, 06:32 PM
Glad for Hellboy , not surprised about Meet Dave as it looks horrible. Also nice to see Get Smart do well and Wanted too.
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  #4018  
Old 07-12-2008, 06:57 PM
Havent seen it yet but im glad Hellboy's on top because Toro's such a cool guy.
Meet Dave doesnt deserve that $1.7 million
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  #4019  
Old 07-12-2008, 07:03 PM
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this year's Norbit.
In terms of quality, yes. But Norbit was a box-office hit.
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  #4020  
Old 07-13-2008, 01:24 PM
Weekend Estimates

1. Hellboy II: The Golden Army- $35.9 million
2. Hancock- $33 million
3. Journey to the Center of the Earth- $20.6 million
4. Wall-E- $18.6 million
5. Wanted- $11.6 million
6. Get Smart- $7.1 million
7. Meet Dave- $5.3 million
8. Kung Fu Panda- $4.3 million
9. Kit Kittredge: An American Girl- $2.4 million
10. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull- $2.3 million

Very good for Hellboy, but I could see it dropping 60-70% next weekend. Hancock held on very nicely. Journey did alright, and should surpass its budget of $45 million. Wall-E is still doing very well. Wanted had a stronger hold this weekend and is doing very well. Get Smart is still bringing in some cash. Meet Dave is a complete bomb.

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  #4021  
Old 07-13-2008, 02:16 PM
Awesome for Hellboy. I hope it gets as much as it can.

I gotta admit, i was suprised how full the theatre was when i went.
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  #4022  
Old 07-13-2008, 02:25 PM
Good deal for HB 2 , it's not surprising , but i agree it should experience a massive drop now with what's coming next weekend , then again sold out shows for Tdk could help it's bottom line as it may for everything else also . So maybe it will hold on better than i think .

Hancock is still chugging along and held a good percentage of it's opening weekend haul . I thought it could have been over 200 mil by now but it's still doing good . No way is it crossing 300 like i thought it had a chance to do when i was making predictions in May .

I thought Journey would do a bit better , closer to 30 mil , but i don't think they are crying over a 20 mil opening since it didn't take that much to make in comparison to other summer films .


Meet Dave has to be one of the biggest big budget bombs in awhile , wow , it may not even make 10 mil total , what the heck , it didn't look that bad .


Well you know what's up now , Tdk , i'm going to say 162 mil for the 3 day .

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  #4023  
Old 07-13-2008, 03:21 PM
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In terms of quality, yes. But Norbit was a box-office hit.
I guess i was wrong. Meet Dave is this year's Pluto Nash!
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  #4024  
Old 07-13-2008, 03:22 PM
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I guess i was wrong. Meet Dave is this year's Pluto Nash!
Perfect summary!
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  #4025  
Old 07-13-2008, 07:31 PM
From Variety:

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Despite a thriving marketplace for family pics, “Meet Dave” couldn’t find its way. Film is the third-lowest opening for a Murphy pic after the 2002 “The Adventures of Pluto Nash” ($2.2 million) and the 1998 “The Holy Man” ($5.1 million). “Nash” cumed $4.4 million domestically, while “Holy Man” grossed $12 million.

“Meet Dave” -- which actually received a decent “B” CinemaScore -- has Murphy playing two roles; that of an alien spaceship made to look like a human, and the ship’s miniature alien captain. Originally, the pic was titled “Starship Dave.” Film’s poor debut is a rare blemish for Fox and its marketing team.

“Obviously, the concept was tough for us to get across,” said Fox senior VP of distribution Bert Livingston. “It’s good family entertainment, but it was hard to get traction. Not enough people came.”

Livingston said the studio was obviously disappointed, both for itself and its two financing partners, New Regency and private equity fund Dune Capital Management.

Murphy can be testy about doing pre-release press, and raised eyebrows last week when he failed to show up for the premiere of “Meet Dave” in Westwood.
There you go: Not enough people came! <roll eyes>

I heard Meet Dave cost about $60 million?
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Old 07-13-2008, 07:38 PM
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I heard Meet Dave cost about $60 million?
A few sites have it pegged at $100 million, and a few $60 million. Regardless, neither is good.
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  #4027  
Old 07-14-2008, 12:22 AM
Eddie Murphy's career is dead now.
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  #4028  
Old 07-14-2008, 11:10 AM
Boxofficemojo and Boxofficeguru have the budget for both Meet Dave & Journey 3D at $60 million. I think that is a much more realistic number for the former than $100.

Also, The Incredible Hulk will finish its run with about $2-3 million more than The Hulk, but since ticket prices are higher now it will actually sell less tickets overall. It also cost more to make. Not good.
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Old 07-14-2008, 11:44 AM
When will the Wackness expand?
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Old 07-14-2008, 11:45 AM
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Also, The Incredible Hulk will finish its run with about $2-3 million more than The Hulk, but since ticket prices are higher now it will actually sell less tickets overall. It also cost more to make. Not good.
Ouch that's gonna hurt for upcoming big budget movies. I predict another box office slump in the future.
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Old 07-14-2008, 11:49 AM
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When will the Wackness expand?
Apparently August 1st.
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Old 07-14-2008, 11:57 AM
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Boxofficemojo and Boxofficeguru have the budget for both Meet Dave & Journey 3D at $60 million. I think that is a much more realistic number for the former than $100.
Yeah, that's probably correct. Still terrible, but it doesn't look as bad as if the budget were $100 million. It should scrounge up some cash overseas, and should do pretty well on DVD. Still a bomb, but not nearly as bad as Pluto Nash.
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Old 07-14-2008, 11:58 AM
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Yeah, that's probably correct. Still terrible, but it doesn't look as bad as if the budget were $100 million. It should scrounge up some cash overseas, and should do pretty well on DVD. Still a bomb, but not nearly as bad as Pluto Nash.
Yeah it's definitely still a bomb. Third worst opening weekend ever for a movie in over 3,000 theaters.
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Old 07-14-2008, 11:59 AM
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Yeah it's definitely still a bomb. Third worst opening weekend ever for a movie in over 3,000 theaters.
Yikes!
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  #4035  
Old 07-14-2008, 12:16 PM
It was dumped. As others have pointed out, rightfully so, it got a weak marketing push. Mid-July is an odd time to dump a movie though.
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:09 PM
TDK has grossed $3.5 million just from IMAX already!

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Warner Bros. told The Hollywood Reporter that the presale for its 94 IMAX locations is at $3.5 million as of Wednesday. The always-innovative Christopher Nolan had wanted to shoot with 70MM IMAX cameras for years, and finally succeeded with his Batman Begins sequel. About 20 minutes of the new movie is shot with those cumbersome IMAX cameras that have a very short load time — not an easy thing to do.
http://news.fantasymoguls.com/origin...rk-knight.html

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Old 07-17-2008, 03:44 PM
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Yeah it's definitely still a bomb. Third worst opening weekend ever for a movie in over 3,000 theaters.
DAMN!

Before even making this movie are these people like "yeah, this is gonna be a big movie. People will love it" then during filming " yeah, its so funny, everyones gonna wanna see this!" Then watch the final cut " yeah this really good, lets release it between the biggest movies of the summer, yeah".....then it Bombs...."what the fuck were we thinking?"

How this movie got green lighted is a crime in itself. Smh.
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  #4038  
Old 07-18-2008, 09:06 AM
Tdk made 2 trillion from midnite sales .

It looks like it could make about 20 mil at this point , will it be frontloaded , who knows , but either way it should at least flirt with the weekend record set by SM 3 .
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:42 AM
I don't think it will be frontloaded from weekend to weekend, because the word of mouth is going to be (or is already) fucking astounding. As for the day to day this weekend. I don't think it will be too frontloaded on Friday. Spider-Man 3 wasn't, and that had a not so good word of mouth. The only thing will be is if there aren't enough people to hit up the matinee showings.
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:33 PM
Early estimates have The Dark Knight at a minimum of $17 million for midnight showings, topping the previous midnight champ, Revenge of the Sith.
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