#4041  
Old 07-18-2008, 01:07 PM
Estimates are revised to $18.4 million.

http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.co...-out-sold-out/
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Old 07-18-2008, 01:11 PM
But how did SPACE CHIMPS do?
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  #4043  
Old 07-18-2008, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Worthystevens View Post
Estimates are revised to $18.4 million.

http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.co...-out-sold-out/
Thanks for the update!

That's fucking insane! And if I'm not mistaken, The Dark Knight had significantly less midnight showings than such films as LOTR, ROTS, and Spider-Man 3.
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  #4044  
Old 07-18-2008, 02:04 PM
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But how did SPACE CHIMPS do?
I doubt Space Chimps had any midnight showings.
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  #4045  
Old 07-18-2008, 03:35 PM
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I doubt Space Chimps had any midnight showings.
I think he was joking around.
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Old 07-18-2008, 03:36 PM
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I think he was joking around.
And I was just playing along.

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  #4047  
Old 07-18-2008, 04:20 PM
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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.
This thing should no doubt break the record now , i would be surprised if it didn't . Who needs the kiddies to make a film a success . Just kidding , there seemed to be every age group and gender in my theater , it's appealing to just about everyone .
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  #4048  
Old 07-18-2008, 04:20 PM
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Estimates are revised to $18.4 million.

http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.co...-out-sold-out/
Give me some props , i wasn't that far off with my midnite prediction .
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  #4049  
Old 07-18-2008, 04:27 PM
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And I was just playing along.
Why so serious?
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  #4050  
Old 07-18-2008, 08:10 PM
TDK's on pace to top $63 million it's first day, and $153 million over 3 days.

http://www.hollywood.com/news/BO_Pre...ecords/5277558
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  #4051  
Old 07-19-2008, 12:01 AM
It deserves every fucking penny!
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  #4052  
Old 07-19-2008, 12:07 AM
wow, this is amazing news, im suprised and at the same time im not, because everybody i know and everybody they know lol, is seeing this movie, and these people arent everday moviegoers of course, and as Bourne 101 stated above, it definately deserves ever fucking penny!
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  #4053  
Old 07-19-2008, 12:29 AM
The Dark Knight has no shot in hell to be the highest grossing movie of all-time, I stand by that. I also stand by the fact that it will MAYBE cross 400 million if it's lucky. That being said, I'm seeing it 2 more times this weekend, and already saw it today in IMAX. A lot of people I know that saw this movie are planning on seeing it again, at least once, and maybe even again this weekend. I hope it smashes the 3 day opening and breaks all kinds of records.
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  #4054  
Old 07-19-2008, 01:22 AM
Other sites are reporting estimates as high as $66 million for Friday.

It's an enormous number and it means The Dark Knight has a decent shot of surpassing the record set by Spider-Man 3 last year. But remember, it includes a whopping $18 million from midnight shows. I think it could drop a fair bit on Saturday.

Outstanding numbers for a pretty outstanding movie.
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  #4055  
Old 07-19-2008, 03:29 AM
Due to my overwhelming hate for hype machine that preceeded Spider-man 3, i hope it beats it pretty badly. This one actualy lived up to the hype.

Its not going to "Do more then all past Batman movies COMBINED!" or "blow away Titanic" like some shmoes were going on about, but its going to do really well.

I wonder if it will beat Burtons first Batman movie if accounted for inflation.( $ 433, 127,772)

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  #4056  
Old 07-19-2008, 07:05 AM
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The Dark Knight has no shot in hell to be the highest grossing movie of all-time, I stand by that.
i stand by that to

too many films (star wars,lotr and pirates) all said the same thing LOTR 3 and Pirates 3 came close but nope lol

but TDK should be pretty high
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  #4057  
Old 07-19-2008, 10:15 AM
no film has ever really come close to Titanic. Star Wars is second and domestically it made a whopping 240 million less. Titanic made over a billion world-wide. insane.

Though, when you adjust it with inflation, Gone with the Wind, Star Wars, The Sound of Music, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial and The Ten Commandments all made more than Titanic.
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  #4058  
Old 07-19-2008, 10:42 AM
$66.4 million Friday, for an average of $15,208 per theater!

http://boxofficemojo.com/daily/chart/
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  #4059  
Old 07-19-2008, 10:50 AM
Friday Estimates

1. The Dark Knight- $66.4 million
2. Mamma Mia!- $9.7 million
3. Hancock- $4.6 million
4. Journey to the Center of the Earth- $3.6 million
5. Hellboy II: The Golden Army- $3.2 million
6. Wall-E- $3 million
7. Space Chimps- $2.5 million
8. Wanted- $1.6 million
9. Get Smart- $1.3 million
10. Meet Dave- $560,000

Massive, massive opening for The Dark Knight. It will beat the all-time opening record. It will cross $400 million with ease and then some. Mamma Mia! did very well. Hancock is still doing well. Journey to the Center of the Earth held up nicely. Hellboy II dropped like a mad motherfucker, but it's no surprise. Wall-E will cross the $200 million mark soon. Space Chimps didn't do so hot.

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  #4060  
Old 07-19-2008, 11:21 AM
Holy shit! Does Hellboy even have a shot for 100 mill now? With a 40 million dollar opening I figured this was gonna be a decent sucesss, but wow. That's one hell of a drop.
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Old 07-19-2008, 11:28 AM
Hellboy will definitely struggle to get to $100 million. I can't see it happening. Especially considering The Dark Knight will have strong holds from weekend to weekend, and The X-Files, and The Mummy are coming in the next two weeks which are both targeted towards a similar audience.
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  #4062  
Old 07-19-2008, 12:10 PM
I'm just so happy that now the all-time record is held by an actual good movie.
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  #4063  
Old 07-19-2008, 12:48 PM
Should beat the record now , i'm thinking it should take in another 65 mil , then about 40 on Sunday . I was thinking 162 mil for the 3 day , it may pass that estimate .

Mamma Mia is doing what i thought it would , no surprise there , and the people i thought would eat this stuff up are ( senior citizens ) , i sat through 20 minutes of it , but i wanted to jump off a bridge after the first 5 .

Hellboy dropped hard , it's dead .

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  #4064  
Old 07-19-2008, 12:51 PM
Uh , is that batman number including the midnite shows ?
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  #4065  
Old 07-19-2008, 01:32 PM
I'm pretty sure it is including midnight showings, which would make since because technically midnight was on Friday which was the opening day. Spider-Man 3's numbers also included midnight intakes.
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Old 07-19-2008, 01:33 PM
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Hellboy dropped hard , it's dead .
Pretty much. It pales in comparison to The Dark Knight, and although I enjoyed Hellboy, I'd rather see The Dark Knight steal every damn dollar from it.
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Old 07-19-2008, 01:59 PM
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Pretty much. It pales in comparison to The Dark Knight, and although I enjoyed Hellboy, I'd rather see The Dark Knight steal every damn dollar from it.
It was a dumb idea to release it when they did , but it's still doing well , so it's not a disaster . Del Toro will have his massive hit when The Hobbit is released
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  #4068  
Old 07-19-2008, 03:19 PM
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TDK's on pace to top $63 million it's first day, and $153 million over 3 days.

http://www.hollywood.com/news/BO_Pre...ecords/5277558
Fucking great news about The Dark Knight and it's officially a blockbuster hit! Too bad for Hellboy 2 i guess many were waiting to see The Dark Knight.

P.S. take that Joel Schumacher!
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Old 07-19-2008, 03:20 PM
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Its not going to "Do more then all past Batman movies COMBINED!" or "blow away Titanic" like some shmoes were going on about, but its going to do really well.
They'll be so disappointed.
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Old 07-19-2008, 04:37 PM
I hope this doesn't mean no Hellboy 3.

Man this was very unexpected.
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  #4071  
Old 07-19-2008, 04:41 PM
I'm not that surprised; everyone's going to see The Dark Knight . . . I'm thinking most other already-released movies will take a hit this weekend.
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  #4072  
Old 07-19-2008, 04:45 PM
I knew it was gonna drop also because of the Dark Knight. I just didn't expect it to go down so much. It was ahead of both Hancock and JTTCOTE and now both of them are ahead.
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  #4073  
Old 07-19-2008, 04:53 PM
Question: I know they do adjustments for inflation but has anyone ever done adjustments for the fact that there are twice as many people on the planet and a bazillion more theatres?? I'd be very interested to see what these records would look like then.
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  #4074  
Old 07-19-2008, 05:04 PM
It's no surprise that Hellboy dropped as much as it did. They're both comic book/superhero films, and The Dark Knight appeals to a wider audience. The majority of people who wanted to see Hellboy saw it last weekend. If I ever had a choice between the two, before or after I had seen them, I would have chosen The Dark Knight and I imagine most people would be in the same boat.
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  #4075  
Old 07-19-2008, 05:04 PM
Is it just me or is anyone else proud to be part of history like top grossing days, weekends, ect?

And does anyone one else save all their ticket stubs? I have since 1996.
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Old 07-19-2008, 10:46 PM
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Question: I know they do adjustments for inflation but has anyone ever done adjustments for the fact that there are twice as many people on the planet and a bazillion more theatres?? I'd be very interested to see what these records would look like then.

yeah , ticket prices are 5 or six times what they were when the original bat was released , and that made 250 mil or so . That's crazy money at the time . You're also right about the population increase having an effect , there are simply way more people to see these films now than there was even 10 , 15 years ago , that's why records keep falling like mad . The film still has to be good though and strike some sort of cord , but there is tons of money to made , way more than before because of the two aforementioned factors . The thing is , these records won't stand very long the way the population and ticket prices keep on increasing . In the past , when everything was relatively stable , records lasted for a while , not anymore . This one already broke the single day that was established only 3 years ago and it should break the 3 day that was only set last summer . I'm thinking , eventually there will be a settling off of records being broken , and they will stand for a bit , but as it is now , people are throwing big bucks at these things .

Ashley , i don't feel a sense of pride because i saw a film that broke a record , because i don't get anything out of it , really it has nothing to do with me , i just bought a ticket and watched a film , but i do make it a point to buy a ticket and not use it , so i can have an unripped copy . There will be plenty of stubs laying around for these films later on , but not many unused and complete ones .
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  #4077  
Old 07-19-2008, 10:48 PM
Batman 89 adjusts to $450 million or so. This can go past that.

And there are actually less theaters in the US, but more screens.
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Old 07-19-2008, 10:50 PM
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Batman 89 adjusts to $450 million or so. This can go past that.

And there are actually less theaters in the US, but more screens.
I don't think it's passing 450 mil man , 360 , 380 allright , even 400 possibly , but 450 mil ?
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  #4079  
Old 07-19-2008, 10:59 PM
As long as it passes SM3 this weekend, absolutely. $155 million or so? That requires a 2.9 multiplier or so. The film is naturally frontloaded, yes, but it's the late-summer adult blockbuster, and if they are good, they normally have long legs into September. Signs, Bourne 2 & 3. People clearly love it, so it will have longevity.
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  #4080  
Old 07-19-2008, 11:03 PM
Every person I've talked to said they were going to see it again. This will have amazing legs. Long sexy legs.
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