#4321  
Old 08-02-2008, 03:57 PM
uh oh , someone finally beat Tdk , at least for one day , let the freefall begin .

there were more people in the Mummy for the 11 am showing at the theater than there was for the 11 am Tdk , so i'm not seeing a drop off for M3 today , there was a good sized crowd in there for such an early showing , it should be able to maintain it's lead .

come on , you knew Tdk had to get beat eventually , but you never know , maybe Mummy drops hard and the bat takes off again .

well , M3 sucked hard , but who cares , i just want something to knock bats out of the top spot .
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  #4322  
Old 08-02-2008, 04:07 PM
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I think he's more talking about people who headlined a movie Bourne, not were supporting actors in it.
Actually, in the case Rogan when he repeats his two, one of them is just a cameo (Step Brothers).


And actually, if Swing Vote manages to stay in the top 10 through the weekend of Aug. 15 (probably not though) then add Paula Patton to that as well.
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  #4323  
Old 08-02-2008, 04:17 PM
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I think he's more talking about people who headlined a movie Bourne, not were supporting actors in it.
Leo had Gangs of NY and Catch Me If You Can out around the same time back in 02'.
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  #4324  
Old 08-02-2008, 04:21 PM
I figure if TDK even beats out Mummy 3, it's not gonna hold up against Pineapple Express next weekend. Or Tropic Thunder the weekend after. IMO as awesome as the movie was and as much as I want to see it break records, summer flicks generally have a lot more competition than if it were released during oscar season.
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  #4325  
Old 08-02-2008, 04:53 PM
it's coming down to the homestretch , but it's still going to keep on chugging past 500 .
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  #4326  
Old 08-02-2008, 05:02 PM
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I think he's more talking about people who headlined a movie Bourne, not were supporting actors in it.
That wasn't specified, so I just gave him what he asked for. In the case of a lead actor in two movies, probably Leo in 2002.
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  #4327  
Old 08-03-2008, 10:36 AM
Haha muthafuckas! The Dark Knight rules the box-office again, taking the #1 spot and beating out The Mummy!
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  #4328  
Old 08-03-2008, 10:38 AM
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Haha muthafuckas! The Dark Knight rules the box-office again, taking the #1 spot and beating out The Mummy!
Numbers?
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  #4329  
Old 08-03-2008, 10:39 AM
The Dark Knight with $45 million, The Mummy $42.5 million. These are early estimates. I will have the official numbers up later.

I guess The Mummy was huge overseas though, making about $60 million, on pace for about $400 million worldwide.

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  #4330  
Old 08-03-2008, 10:52 AM
Oh well , at least it gave it a shot . Say hello to 500 mil for DK .

You know we're getting a Mummy sequel now and once again the overseas box office eclipses the domestic , but in the case of the Mummy , most people figured that , it has that international appeal . I wonder if RW is kicking herself for deciding not too take part in part 3 . After the disaster it turned out to be , i don't blame her
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  #4331  
Old 08-03-2008, 11:01 AM

Good to hear! Go TDK!
Fuck the Mummy 3!
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  #4332  
Old 08-03-2008, 11:01 AM
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The Dark Knight with $45 million, The Mummy $42.5 million. These are early estimates. I will have the official numbers up later.
Called it. Not the exact numbers, but that TDK was going to be #1.

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I guess The Mummy was huge overseas though, making about $60 million, on pace for about $400 million worldwide.
Called this too; it's Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh pull - they have international box office pull.
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  #4333  
Old 08-03-2008, 11:13 AM
it must be the subtitles
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  #4334  
Old 08-03-2008, 12:03 PM
Weekend estimates from Nielson EDI:

1 THE DARK KNIGHT 43.80
2 THE MUMMY:TOMB OF THE DRAGON.. 42.45
3 STEP BROTHERS 16.30
4 MAMMA MIA! 13.12
5 JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE.. 6.88
6 SWING VOTE 6.30
7 HANCOCK 5.20
8 WALL-E 4.75
9 THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE 3.42
10 SPACE CHIMPS 2.84

Wow, it's a close one.
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  #4335  
Old 08-03-2008, 12:14 PM
it's a statistical dead heat . those numbers could go either way at this point , but no matter , Tdk has crossed 400 mil , right ?
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  #4336  
Old 08-03-2008, 12:18 PM
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it's a statistical dead heat . those numbers could go either way at this point , but no matter , Tdk has crossed 400 mil , right ?
TDK has $395 million at this point.
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Old 08-03-2008, 12:19 PM
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it's a statistical dead heat . those numbers could go either way at this point , but no matter , Tdk has crossed 400 mil , right ?
Nope... $394 million right now. It has a good shot on Monday. If not, then it will be Tuesday.
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  #4338  
Old 08-03-2008, 12:19 PM
Looks like the very same numbers being reported from BOM.

That's a 42% drop for Dark Knight, which is excellent. It fell just a few million shy of the third weekend record.

The Mummy might be saved by foreign markets when all is said and done.

Looking down the list, there are a couple of mini-monsters. Mamma Mia is already at $87 million, down only 27% from last weekend. It's going to fly past $100m and probably do at least $130m.

And Journey to the Center of the Earth opened only modestly, but it's showing incredible legs and is already at $73m domestic. It should reach $90m and may flirt with the $100m mark. It could end up making more domestically than The Mummy. Wouldn't that be worth a laugh?
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  #4339  
Old 08-03-2008, 12:20 PM
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Weekend estimates from Nielson EDI:

1 THE DARK KNIGHT 43.80
2 THE MUMMY:TOMB OF THE DRAGON.. 42.45
3 STEP BROTHERS 16.30
4 MAMMA MIA! 13.12
5 JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE.. 6.88
6 SWING VOTE 6.30
7 HANCOCK 5.20
8 WALL-E 4.75
9 THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE 3.42
10 SPACE CHIMPS 2.84

Wow, it's a close one.
Great for The Dark Knight. It will be in the #2 spot next weekend, but at least the #1 spot will be filled by a worthy film in Pineapple Express. The Mummy did well, but its overseas numbers are what is going to make it successful. Step Brothers is doing superbly. A minimal drop, and it will probably just keep having small drops until the end of its run.
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  #4340  
Old 08-03-2008, 12:58 PM
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Step Brothers is doing superbly. A minimal drop, and it will probably just keep having small drops until the end of its run.
Even with direct competition from Pineapple Express and Tropic Thunder?
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  #4341  
Old 08-03-2008, 01:50 PM
i can't believe MM is still going strong . actually i can , because i never doubted it's appeal . i always check the other theaters to see how big a crowd the early afternoon shows are , and MM always has a decent sized crowd . it's doing great overseas also , so it's a huge hit for the studio .

Journey is still hanging around , so i'm sure they are happy about that , it's proven to be resilient despite a somewhat tepid start .

Tdk should definitely cross 400 after Monday , but now , it should start slowing down a bit , the box office come wednesday won't come as easy , but i don't see how it won't break 500 mil at this point no matter what else is coming out soon .

ps - Bourne , i think this is your first Tdk prediction that hasn't come true so far , i think you said Tdk would be over 400 mil at the end of the weekend , not only is Tdk slipping , but you are now too


hey wait , is that Space chimps i see in the top ten still , what the heck lol
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  #4342  
Old 08-03-2008, 02:01 PM
In other news, X-Files 2 is bombing!!! I didn't think it would make $100 million or anything, but I thought at least $50 million when it's run was over. It doesn't look like it'll get it's budget back now.
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  #4343  
Old 08-03-2008, 02:16 PM
well, it looks like TDK and mummy are in a dead-heat at the top this weekend. However, I would add that TDK's projections were lower, and that TDK has exceeded them, and seems to be rising, and that the mummy's projections were higher, and that it seems to be sliding. When all is said and done, TDK should win the weekend. At least Double D can cherish Friday, the first day TDK lost the #1 spot.

With Pinnapple Express and Tropic Thunder on the way, TDK won't stay #1 for much longer, but, as far as I can tell, there isn't a direct demographic competitor coming out for quite some time (Both PE and TT are comedies) that should really help TDK's legs in the coming weeks.
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  #4344  
Old 08-03-2008, 02:27 PM
i'm way ahead of you , i already had a mini celebration , and when it gets knocked out for the weekend i'll finish the job .
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  #4345  
Old 08-03-2008, 02:35 PM
One other quick thing guys:

http://www.newsarama.com/film/080802-box-offcice.html

scroll down to the last paragraph, paramount has pulled both Iron Man and Indy 4 from the box office, meaning that Iron Man has edged out Indy by about a million dollars as the summer's #2 overall movie. Congrats to JF and the entire team that made Iron Man! It was a much better movie than Indy 4, and it deserves this accolade!
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  #4346  
Old 08-03-2008, 02:38 PM
HOORAY! for comic book movies.

I though Indy IV had passed Iron Man a while ago . . . shows you how much I keep up with the big picture.

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  #4347  
Old 08-03-2008, 02:45 PM
Damn Indy should be #2. That the way the top 2 at the boxoffice also happen to be my two favorite movies of not only the summer but of the year as well.

Oh well. #3 is not too shabby either.


It is very unfortunate about The X-Files. I'm still holding hope that Chris Carter will make one last movie centering of the impending alien invasion in 2012. Unlikely as it may be, but I REALLY want it to happen.
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Old 08-03-2008, 02:50 PM
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Weekend estimates from Nielson EDI:

1 THE DARK KNIGHT 43.80
2 THE MUMMY:TOMB OF THE DRAGON.. 42.45
9 THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE 3.42
10 SPACE CHIMPS 2.84

Wow, it's a close one.
I agree, the X-Files is doing pretty good in only its 2nd week lmao. What a joke..
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  #4349  
Old 08-03-2008, 03:15 PM
YEAH! The Dark Knight's still #1!
Hey, Mummy. Go fuck yourself.

Good to see a deserving movie still in the top spot.
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Old 08-03-2008, 03:36 PM
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Even with direct competition from Pineapple Express and Tropic Thunder?
I don't think that those two movies will have too much an affect on it. Step Brothers should have 40-45% drops or less for the rest of its run. Kind of like when Iron Man was still having small drops after Indy, Narnia etc. came out. It's funny how it works. You would think that it would have larger drops, but I doubt it.

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Old 08-03-2008, 03:38 PM
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ps - Bourne , i think this is your first Tdk prediction that hasn't come true so far , i think you said Tdk would be over 400 mil at the end of the weekend , not only is Tdk slipping , but you are now too
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  #4352  
Old 08-03-2008, 03:39 PM
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Hey, Mummy. Go fuck yourself.
Isn't that a Brendan Fraser zinger from the film?
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  #4353  
Old 08-03-2008, 03:51 PM
Pineapple Express bringing TDK?

nope, theyre not going to do.
its all about the SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS. YUS!
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  #4354  
Old 08-03-2008, 04:05 PM
Hey man , Pants is going to be the Tdk for teen girls
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  #4355  
Old 08-03-2008, 04:14 PM
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One other quick thing guys:

http://www.newsarama.com/film/080802-box-offcice.html

scroll down to the last paragraph, paramount has pulled both Iron Man and Indy 4 from the box office, meaning that Iron Man has edged out Indy by about a million dollars as the summer's #2 overall movie. Congrats to JF and the entire team that made Iron Man! It was a much better movie than Indy 4, and it deserves this accolade!
HELL YES!

Awesome. Thanks Soda.
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  #4356  
Old 08-03-2008, 04:33 PM
Indy and Iron Man are still both in theatres this weekend. The article has added a correction about that.

IM just entered into its "dollar theatre" run, and Indy will in a week or two. The latter has been gaining but I think IM will hold on and win, if only by $500,000 or so.
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  #4357  
Old 08-03-2008, 09:06 PM
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In other news, X-Files 2 is bombing!!! I didn't think it would make $100 million or anything, but I thought at least $50 million when it's run was over. It doesn't look like it'll get it's budget back now.
This has not been a good summer for Fox. Nearly every single film they've put forward this summer has bombed terribly. That isn't surprising given what they've been offering: Space Chimps, Meet Dave, etc. Out of all the studio slates for 08, Fox had the worst. The only film in their future that looks promising is Baz Luhrmann's AUSTRALIA in November.
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  #4358  
Old 08-03-2008, 10:43 PM
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The only film in their future that looks promising is Baz Luhrmann's AUSTRALIA in November.
eh... his movies arent Box Office hits.. i mean, they do moderately but none have cracked 60 million. Moulin Rouge came close with 57 mil.

plus it is a period piece.. i dont know man... i dont think it is a bomb... i think in terms of awards, it will do well.. but in terms of box office.. i dont think it will break 100
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  #4359  
Old 08-04-2008, 08:58 AM
Universal waited too long. Interest just isn't what it used to be for a Mummy movie. Consider that with today's ticket prices the opening weekend for the previous two would be $60 million and $85 million. That makes this one's $42.5 million look pretty weak. It cost $150 million just to make, so it needs every penny of that international money.

Swing Vote never had a chance. It felt like a dump. Not much advertising and a movie about politics (even a comedy) in August? Its audience is on DVD and it will probably do well there.
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:26 AM
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Universal waited too long. Interest just isn't what it used to be for a Mummy movie. Consider that with today's ticket prices the opening weekend for the previous two would be $60 million and $85 million. That makes this one's $42.5 million look pretty weak. It cost $150 million just to make, so it needs every penny of that international money.

Swing Vote never had a chance. It felt like a dump. Not much advertising and a movie about politics (even a comedy) in August? Its audience is on DVD and it will probably do well there.
Plus, the new Mummy movie didn't get the reviews it needed to be a bigger hit. It didn't really hook me in the ads, and I skipped it, waiting for DVD.

As for Swing Vote, terrible timing, like you said. People are sick of politics now, and this didn't look terrible, but did little to push people to see it.
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