#8001  
Old 04-23-2012, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Bourne101 View Post
What the fuck is Think Like a Man? Is that one of those Jesus movies that never gets marketed and then makes a killing at the box-office?

It's a film targeted at African American audiences based on a self help book by Steve Harvey. It's basically just an ensemble romantic comedy. I've seen tons of trailers and tv spots over the past few months. It looks decent.
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  #8002  
Old 04-23-2012, 02:07 PM
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It's a film targeted at African American audiences based on a self help book by Steve Harvey. It's basically just an ensemble romantic comedy. I've seen tons of trailers and tv spots over the past few months. It looks decent.
I haven't seen a poster, trailer or TV spot for the thing, nor is it playing anywhere near me. Good ol' Canada.
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  #8003  
Old 04-23-2012, 02:38 PM
Unless u were in a major city in the US or an urban area... u probably wouldve never heard of think like a man...

That being said...the marketing has to be out of whack being the cinemascore has it cater to all races. Apparently u can have a comedy with all black cast and people of all races will rush to see it ( thanks for finally realizing that Hollywood)
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  #8004  
Old 04-28-2012, 11:59 AM
Friday estimates

1. Think Like a Man - 5.5 mil
2. The Lucky One - 3.9 mil
3. The Five Year Engagement - 3.5 mil
4. The Hunger Games - 3 mil
5. The Pirates! Band of Misfits - 2.8 mil
6. Safe - 2.6 mil
7. The Raven - 2.5 mil
8. Chimpanzee - 1.6 mil
9. The Cabin in the Woods - 1.4 mil
10. The Three Stooges - 1.3 mil

Bad for the newcomers. It's the calm before the storm, i.e. Avengers.
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  #8005  
Old 04-28-2012, 01:42 PM
Definitely a calm before the storm. And ouch for Five-Year. That thing was tracking mid-20s last time I checked.
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  #8006  
Old 04-28-2012, 05:55 PM
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Friday estimates

1. Think Like a Man - 5.5 mil
2. The Lucky One - 3.9 mil
3. The Five Year Engagement - 3.5 mil
4. The Hunger Games - 3 mil
5. The Pirates! Band of Misfits - 2.8 mil
6. Safe - 2.6 mil
7. The Raven - 2.5 mil
8. Chimpanzee - 1.6 mil
9. The Cabin in the Woods - 1.4 mil
10. The Three Stooges - 1.3 mil

Bad for the newcomers. It's the calm before the storm, i.e. Avengers.
The Cabin In The Woods still holding at the top 10. A bitchslap for producers who care about remakes and reboots instead of original ideas. The Three Stooges dropped huge. What would happen if Think Like A Man was released at the same release date of The Avengers?
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  #8007  
Old 05-04-2012, 10:18 AM
The Avengers made $18.7 million in midnight showings. Not bad.

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  #8008  
Old 05-05-2012, 01:07 PM
$80.5 million opening day (2nd highest ever) for The Avengers. The opening weekend record is possible, if not likely.
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  #8009  
Old 05-05-2012, 05:58 PM
holy shit

Anyone think this might cross the billion mark worldwide?
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  #8010  
Old 05-05-2012, 06:02 PM
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holy shit

Anyone think this might cross the billion mark worldwide?
It will, no doubt. With an A+ Cinemascore, this thing is gonna have legs.
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  #8011  
Old 05-06-2012, 05:33 AM
It's already made 500M worldwide. It's going to make 1B. Question will be how much it makes domestically?
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  #8012  
Old 05-06-2012, 02:40 PM
$200 million opening weekend. Yike.

My prediction (not posted here, but honest) was $160 million. I thought that was overestimating, if anything. Shows what I know.

And it deserves every penny. Movie was fantastic.
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  #8013  
Old 05-06-2012, 03:04 PM
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Question will be how much it makes domestically?
Somewhere in the $500-600 million range. I don't think we're deep enough into the summer yet for it to have much more legs than that.
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  #8014  
Old 05-06-2012, 03:05 PM
Budget was 220. Double that, basically, so around 500 mil total.
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  #8015  
Old 05-06-2012, 03:20 PM
Who knows what the ceiling will be on this one? I haven't seen it yet (tonight), but I understand that it has a high re-watchability factor. Fanboys could be watching this thing over and over again. I know a few who have already seen it at least two times.
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  #8016  
Old 05-12-2012, 12:08 PM
Friday estimates

1. The Avengers - 29.8 mil
2. Dark Shadows - 9.5 mil
3. Think Like a Man - 1.6 mil
4. The Lucky One - 1.3 mil
5. The Hunger Games - 1.2 mil
6. The Five Year Engagement - .9 mil
7. The Pirates! Band of Misfits - .8 mil
8. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - .7 mil
9. Girl in Progress - .4 mil
10. The Raven - .4 mil
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  #8017  
Old 05-13-2012, 11:17 AM
Over 100 million in its 2nd weekend!? wtf????
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  #8018  
Old 05-13-2012, 11:24 AM
The sky is the limit for this one.
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  #8019  
Old 05-13-2012, 11:38 AM
Avengers will finish with about 1.6 billion worldwide.
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  #8020  
Old 05-14-2012, 12:45 AM
A billion worldwide is becoming or already has become routine for blockbusters now.

Used to be a breathtaking unheard of sum, not anymore, even Alice in Wonderland crossed that mark.

There's at least 3 other films that will most likely cross that threshhold this year, Spiderman ( possibly ), Dark Knight ( guaranteed ), The Hobbit ( don't see how it won't )
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  #8021  
Old 05-19-2012, 11:57 AM
Friday numbers

1. The Avengers - 15.3 mil
2. Battleship - 9 mil
3. The Dictator - 5.7 mil
4. What to Expect When You're Expecting - 3.9 mil
5. Dark Shadows - 3.8 mil
6. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - .9 mil
7. The Hunger Games - .8 mil
8. The Lucky One - .6 mil
9. Chimpanzee - .2 mil
10. Girl in Progress - .1 mil

Eh, with that opening and a "C" Cinemascore, The Dictator won't make it to 100 million. Cohen is a funny guy, but he's getting close to Mike Myers comedy territory with his latest (despite some funny bits and political bite).
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  #8022  
Old 05-19-2012, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by dellamorte dellamore View Post
A billion worldwide is becoming or already has become routine for blockbusters now.

Used to be a breathtaking unheard of sum, not anymore, even Alice in Wonderland crossed that mark.

There's at least 3 other films that will most likely cross that threshhold this year, Spiderman ( possibly ), Dark Knight ( guaranteed ), The Hobbit ( don't see how it won't )
2 bil is the big one now.
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  #8023  
Old 05-19-2012, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Lazy Boy View Post
Friday numbers

1. The Avengers - 15.3 mil
2. Battleship - 9 mil
3. The Dictator - 5.7 mil
4. What to Expect When You're Expecting - 3.9 mil
5. Dark Shadows - 3.8 mil
6. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - .9 mil
7. The Hunger Games - .8 mil
8. The Lucky One - .6 mil
9. Chimpanzee - .2 mil
10. Girl in Progress - .1 mil

Eh, with that opening and a "C" Cinemascore, The Dictator won't make it to 100 million. Cohen is a funny guy, but he's getting close to Mike Myers comedy territory with his latest (despite some funny bits and political bite).
The Hunger Games still at the top 10.
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  #8024  
Old 05-20-2012, 12:08 AM
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2 bil is the big one now.
I agree and i think TDKR will flirt with that number .

About this weekend, i thought Battleship would have done a bit better even though personally it looks big and dumb and not in a good way .

Even with Avengers still making noise it should have done better, it's going to be totally reliant on the foreign box office now in order to even break even.

Oh yeah, Dark Shadows plus Burton plus a quirky Depp didn't spell success this time around, the film is a bomb, domestically and internationally. Looks like it won't even make it's budget back.

Can this be the end of that combination, we can only hope
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  #8025  
Old 05-25-2012, 07:52 AM
Do people on a movie really care about the numbers?
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  #8026  
Old 05-25-2012, 09:01 AM
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Do people on a movie really care about the numbers?
Are you asking if people who worked on a film care about how much it makes?

Well, yeah. There's incentives if a movie reaches certain milestones. Plus you know, if you make a movie that is hugely successful then that helps your career.
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  #8027  
Old 05-25-2012, 10:57 AM
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Do people on a movie really care about the numbers?
I really like looking and get excited as if I am the one making the money when I see the numbers. I also think it is a reflection of the economy. There are other reasons, but yes, I do care. I am really going to care when Batman comes out.
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  #8028  
Old 05-26-2012, 12:18 PM
Friday numbers (boxofficemojo.com)

1. Men in Black III - 18 mil
2. The Avengers - 9.7 mil
3. Chernobyl Diaries - 3.5 mil
4. Battleship - 3 mil
5. The Dictator - 2.8 mil
6. What to Expect When You're Expecting - 2.2 mil
7. Dark Shadows - 2 mil
8. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - 1.7 mil
9. The Hunger Games - .6 mil
10. Think Like a Man - .4 mil

In limited release, Moonrise Kingdom (playing in 4 theaters) made $175,000 (almost $44,000 PTA). Excellent start.
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  #8029  
Old 05-26-2012, 12:23 PM
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In limited release, Moonrise Kingdom (playing in 4 theaters) made $175,000 (almost $44,000 PTA). Excellent start.
Holy shit. That's huge.

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  #8030  
Old 05-26-2012, 12:57 PM
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Do people on a movie really care about the numbers?
This is a serious question?>
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  #8031  
Old 05-26-2012, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Lazy Boy View Post
Friday numbers (boxofficemojo.com)

1. Men in Black III - 18 mil
2. The Avengers - 9.7 mil
3. Chernobyl Diaries - 3.5 mil
4. Battleship - 3 mil
5. The Dictator - 2.8 mil
6. What to Expect When You're Expecting - 2.2 mil
7. Dark Shadows - 2 mil
8. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - 1.7 mil
9. The Hunger Games - .6 mil
10. Think Like a Man - .4 mil

In limited release, Moonrise Kingdom (playing in 4 theaters) made $175,000 (almost $44,000 PTA). Excellent start.
I expected Battleship would had a big drop. Dark Shadows and The Dictator even as dissapointments are stil hanging at the top 10. Glad that Moonrise Kingdom with a limited release is doing well so we'll see when it opens nationwide. Great job hipsterschmoes.
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  #8032  
Old 05-27-2012, 03:32 PM
Moonrise Kingdom beat the record for the biggest PTA for a non-animated film with $127,500 (it made $509,000 for the weekend)! That's insane. Will Anderson have another Royal Tenenbaums sized hit on his hands? It could be good counter-programming with so many big blockbusters coming out every week.
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  #8033  
Old 05-27-2012, 05:32 PM
MIB3 should be around 55M$ for the weekend according to imdb .... missed my poll prediction by 5M$ :s
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  #8034  
Old 06-02-2012, 11:15 AM
Friday Estimates

1. Snow White and the Huntsman- $20.3 million
2. Men in Black III- $8.3 million
3. The Avengers- $5.6 million
4. Battleship- $1.4 million
5. The Dictator- $1.3 million

Pretty good for Snow White, given the pretty bad reviews.
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  #8035  
Old 06-02-2012, 12:11 PM
WOW. Did not think Snow White would open that big given the crappy reviews.

Also, Avengers officially becoming the 3rd biggest blockbuster behind the Cameron duo (both domestically and worldwide) makes me very happy. Completely deserved.
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  #8036  
Old 06-02-2012, 01:48 PM
Universal is probably happier with that result for SWATH; last I checked, the tracking for it was about 40 million.
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  #8037  
Old 06-03-2012, 01:33 PM
I'm really interested to see how Prometheus does at the box office.

And does anyone know MI3's budget. According to IMDB its over 300 million There is no way in hell that is right.

(Just checked boxofficemojo and the budget for MI3 is actually 225 million. Still seems insanely high though.
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  #8038  
Old 06-09-2012, 11:42 AM
Friday estimates (boxofficemojo.com)

1. Prometheus - 21.4 mil
2. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted - 20.4 mil
3. Snow White and the Huntsman - 7.5 mil
4. Men in Black III - 4.2 mil
5. The Avengers - 3.3 mil
6. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - .9 mil
7. What to Expect When You're Expecting - .9 mil
8. The Dictator - .7 mil
9. Battleship - .7 mil
10. Moonrise Kingdom - .5 mil
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  #8039  
Old 06-09-2012, 12:30 PM
Surprised to see Prometheus do so well with its R-rating.
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  #8040  
Old 06-09-2012, 04:27 PM
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Surprised to see Prometheus do so well with its R-rating.
Ya know, despite my initial disappointment in it, it is still light years ahead of most recent sci- fi films and a welcome change of pace for an adult looking to be entertained but not dumbed down or bombarded with sophmoric humor. Because of that, I am keeping my fingers crossed that it does well...

If Fox (or any major studio for that matter) sees a 200 mil.+ R Rated film succeed, than there is a chance that they will stay the fuck out of filmmakers ways more often and take greater chances on franchises, instead of repackaging movies that were clearly intended to be rated R at one point into watered down, shoddily edited pieces of PG13 fluff. An R rating does not a good movie make, but it also never hinders a film. PG13 doesn't automatically mean good or bad, but it DOES usually mean way more money for the studios which in turn means it does occasionally hinder the quality of the final product because studio heads and sometimes even the filmmakers consciously write, shoot, and cut around the "guidelines" that the abominable MPAA has set in order to receive that coveted dollar sign known as the PG13.

But i digress as this is Joblo and I am amongst fellow schmoes, so who the hell am I tellin really? We've all known this for decades. Sorry for the rant. To summarize: I hope it succeeds.
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