#561  
Old 06-04-2006, 01:22 PM
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Originally posted by Monotreme


Poor X-Men 3... that's a 66% drop. Brutal.
Well what can you expect when a film makes half of its budget in its first weekend. There's bound to be a big drop the next weekend. $34 million isn't anything to sneeze at.
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  #562  
Old 06-04-2006, 03:50 PM
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Originally posted by Mr. Fred Krueger
Well what can you expect when a film makes half of its budget in its first weekend. There's bound to be a big drop the next weekend. $34 million isn't anything to sneeze at.
There's bound to be a big drop but this is a massive drop, even for a frontloaded film. We're in HULK territory here...

$34 million is a pretty disappointing second weekend all things considered...

Besides the obvious frontloading, it seems like the word-of-mouth is not as great as I thought it was, judging from the reactions from people I know. Which is fine with me cause I personally wasn't a fan of this third installment. But still surprising.
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  #563  
Old 06-04-2006, 05:57 PM
Looks like word-of-mouth got the better of X3 this weekend. I'm surprised, at least 50% of the people I've talked to didn't like it either, and many of those who did still agreed with me on most of my criticisms.

Say what you want about THE BREAKUP, audiences still seem to love their rom-coms year after year. I guess you can't blame them for being formulaic when it's obviously a succesful formula.

Probably the biggest shock of the summer is that Al Gore broke the top ten! Good for him. Does this mean that INCONVENIENT TRUTH is simply a quality documentary or is it more a commentary on how little there is in the cineplex really worth seeing right now?
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  #564  
Old 06-04-2006, 06:27 PM

Ima ctualy just as happy with this dropping fast as i am with it doing soooo damn well its opening weekend.

Wolverine and Magneto are assured now, and i hope that the drop off will show that while the movie DID turn out good, it could have made a shit load more if it had more meat on its bones.
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  #565  
Old 06-04-2006, 06:47 PM
Well, now we know that X3 doesn't have legs. I think The Break Up does, though. I mean, look at Failure to Launch, it held up great, so should Break Up.
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  #566  
Old 06-04-2006, 06:57 PM
The Break-Up will probably hold strong. Most comedies too, and with two pretty popular stars box office wise it will definitely have some lasting power.
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  #567  
Old 06-10-2006, 04:46 PM
Friday estimates:

1. CARS $19,300,000
2. THE BREAK-UP $6,745,000
3. THE OMEN (2006) $5,415,000
4. X-MEN: THE LAST STAND $4,805,000
5. THE DA VINCI CODE $3,055,000
6. OVER THE HEDGE $2,950,000
7. A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION $1,340,000
8. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III $875,000
9. RV $540,000
10. POSEIDON $535,000
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  #568  
Old 06-11-2006, 04:58 PM
Estimated ticket sales for June 9-11
1. “Cars,” $62.8 million
2. “The Break-Up,” $20.5 million
3. “X-Men: The Last Stand,” $15.55 million
4. “The Omen,” $15.45 million
5. “Over the Hedge,” $10.301 million
6. “The Da Vinci Code,” $10.3 million
7. “A Prairie Home Companion,” $4.7 million
8. “Mission: Impossible III,” $3 million
9. “RV,” $2 million
10. “Poseidon,” $1.8 million
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  #569  
Old 06-11-2006, 05:01 PM
Good weekend overall, The Omen had an amazing 6 day total of 35 mil. Cars did very well, just a little below expectations, The Break Up still doing its thing, banking in 20 mil its 2nd weekend. X men 3 did good, but still fell like a rock.Great for Da Vinci and OTH (even with the 50% drop for OTH, it was expected anyways) they still banked in 10 mil.
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  #570  
Old 06-16-2006, 08:40 PM
god, why is cars doing so well?
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  #571  
Old 06-17-2006, 12:37 PM
Friday Estimates - 6/16 (showbizdata.com)

1. Nacho Libre - 10.9 mil
2. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift - 9.2 mil
3. Cars - 8.9 mil
4. The Lake House - 5.1 mil
5. The Break Up - 3.3 mil
6. Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties - 2.4 mil
7. X-Men: The Last Stand - 2.1 mil
8. The Omen - 1.8 mil
9. The Da Vinci Code - 1.5 mil
10. Over the Hedge - 1.2 mil

Garfield bombed and Fast and Furious opened with more than I thought, even though its the lowest opening of the three films. Way to go Nacho -- does that mean Jack Black is a draw? I guess so.

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  #572  
Old 06-17-2006, 12:58 PM
Fantastic for Nacho Libre, also great for Fast 3 due to the fact that it was going to go DTV at one piont it cant have that high of a budget. Bad fall for Cars. The Lake House is performing like The Notebook, The Break Up lost some of its audiance to The Lake House. Garfield died.
The Omen should be gone by next week.
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  #573  
Old 06-17-2006, 02:46 PM
Theres good news and bad news....good news is that the Nacho opening up at #1 on Friday is good for Jack Black because he can put butts in the seats even with mostly bad reviews


Bad news is that it means that there will be another Jared Hess film in the future
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  #574  
Old 06-17-2006, 03:53 PM
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Originally posted by NightStalkerGtx
also great for Fast 3 due to the fact that it was going to go DTV at one piont it cant have that high of a budget.
When was it supposed to go DTV? I believe that is false. It was always scheduled to be a theatrical release. The production budget was $75 million, so it was not cheap.
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  #575  
Old 06-17-2006, 04:20 PM
I don't think it was going to DTV, either -- I've only read a bunch of articles online that say it looks like it should've gone to DTV, based on the author's view of its (lack of) quality, but no actual confirmation that it was going in that direction.
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  #576  
Old 06-17-2006, 06:44 PM
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Originally posted by Lazy Boy
I don't think it was going to DTV, either -- I've only read a bunch of articles online that say it looks like it should've gone to DTV, based on the author's view of its (lack of) quality, but no actual confirmation that it was going in that direction.
Yea that must've been where I've heard that. Opps
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  #577  
Old 06-18-2006, 02:25 AM
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Originally posted by NightStalkerGtx
Bad fall for Cars.
Yeah, I think finally this year people have realized that just becuase a film is computer animated doesn't mean its good. I mean look at Shark Tale...can you beleive that thing actually made money? I guess people didn't fall for that twice though, which is why The Wild bombed.

I just can't beleive it only took one week to get Cars out of the top spot, especially by two films that really didn't look to be any kind of a threat.
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  #578  
Old 06-18-2006, 08:29 AM
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Yeah, I think finally this year people have realized that just becuase a film is computer animated doesn't mean its good.
Except that Cars is a good movie.

I think its more of the themes then anything else. I know when i first saw the trailers i was less then excited over the shift from super-heroes (THE INCREDIBLES) to talking cars.

Its the human quality that PIXAR puts into its characters that i always wind up a sucker for, and even the absolute WORST of thier movies are usualy better then 99.9% of the shit mainstream Hollywood churns out year after year. ( I didnt think Monsters Inc was all that, but still liked it)

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  #579  
Old 06-18-2006, 08:53 AM
Cars might still come out on top. Animated movies have huge increases on Sat.
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  #580  
Old 06-18-2006, 12:56 PM
Weekend Estimates (boxofficemojo.com)

1. Cars - 31.2 mil
2. Nacho Libre - 27.5 mil
3. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift - 24.1 mil
4. The Lake House - 13.7 mil
5. The Break-Up - 9.5 mil
6. Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties - 7.2 mil
7. X-Men: The Last Stand - 7.2 mil
8. The Omen - 5.4 mil
9. The Da Vinci Code - 5 mil
10. Over the Hedge - 4 mil

Cars did indeed take the lead in the final lap around the track.
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  #581  
Old 06-18-2006, 01:18 PM
Still a bad fall for Cars.

Outstanding for Nacho Libre! It has the highest PTA in the top 12!

Not bad for TFATF3, couldve been another XXX2 or Stealth.

The Lake House did pretty good as well. It will be this years The Notebook.

Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties was dead on arrival.
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  #582  
Old 06-18-2006, 09:23 PM
That's a pretty weak opening for TFATF3. Compare it to the second one, which didn't come out that long ago and didn't have any box office stars (Paul Walker doesn't open movies on his own, Eight Below being the exception, and neither does Tyrese). Quite a large drop. It'll be fortunate to make $70 million when all is said and done, and that doesn't even cover the production cost. It's going to have to do very well overseas to make any money. The studio probably should have opened this another weekend. A lot of the target audience saw Nacho Libre instead.
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  #583  
Old 06-18-2006, 09:30 PM
I don't think you can look at the drop for CARS negatively. Animated movies, obviously much moreso than any other kind of films have legs. CARS will definitly go above and beyond 200 million and continue to make solid 20 million a week just because it's a Pixar family fest that people will just pour in to see.

That's why when I see the drop for CARS or the recent OVER THE HEDGE, or RV even, I kind of put it away because we all know it will probably just have great legs.

Ah, I'm rambling.
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  #584  
Old 06-24-2006, 11:43 AM
Fridays Numbers (www.showbizdata.com)

1. CLICK- 14,625,000
2. CARS BUENA - 6,467,000
3. NACHO LIBRE - 3,901,000
4. WAIST DEEP- 3,314,000
5. FAST AND THE FURIOUS, THE:- 3,043,000
6. LAKE HOUSE, THE -2,851,000
7. BREAK-UP, THE - 1,975,000 679
8. GARFIELD: A TALE OF TWO KITTIES - 1,467,000
9. X-MEN: THE LAST STAND - 1,312,000
10. DA VINCI CODE, THE - 1,067,000 558

Not sure what to think of Click...
But pretty damn Impressive for Waist Deep, considering the fact it was released in 1,004 theaters.
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  #585  
Old 06-24-2006, 11:51 AM
Click did well not as great as expected but still very well, should land with 38 mil-40 mil another hit for Adam Sandler.
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  #586  
Old 06-24-2006, 12:02 PM
Great for Click. With so many new movies it would be hard for it to make more than it's making. Cars is hanging on and is another Pixar hit. Nacho dropped but is still doing well. Waist Deep is doing superb with only being in 1000 theatres. And Garfeild didn't drop too hard so even though it did bomb it didn't drop out of the top 10.
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  #587  
Old 06-24-2006, 12:35 PM
Oh, man. I was hoping The Lake House would show some legs and become a hit that way. It deserves to do well. It's numbers are very disappointing to me.
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  #588  
Old 06-24-2006, 01:11 PM
Lake House should hold up well, its going to have a nice sat increase followed by a small sunday decline.
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  #589  
Old 06-24-2006, 02:38 PM
Decent numbers for Click it should end up with a 40-45 million dollar weekend. Next weekend it will probably have a huge drop with the release of Superman Returns.

Waist Deep surprised me a little I thought it would do 5-6 mil given that it only opened in 1000 or so theatres but it should end up at 8-9 mil for the weekend given friday's numbers.
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  #590  
Old 06-24-2006, 07:18 PM
This is not directed at anyone in particular, but I wonder when people will stop being surprised when movies aimed at urban audiences open well? It happens over and over again, and every single time people always express their surprise. There is a wide audience for movies like Waist Deep and it should not be surprising when they make some decent coin.
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  #591  
Old 06-24-2006, 07:40 PM
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Originally posted by MadsenOMC
This is not directed at anyone in particular, but I wonder when people will stop being surprised when movies aimed at urban audiences open well? It happens over and over again, and every single time people always express their surprise. There is a wide audience for movies like Waist Deep and it should not be surprising when they make some decent coin.
I thought the movie would make money, but when I found out it would only be in 1,004 theaters...The expectations got lower.
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  #592  
Old 06-24-2006, 07:48 PM
But a lot of times movies like Waist Deep only get a semi-wide release. A recent example would be ATL. Aimed at the same audience. Semi-wide release. Great opening weekend.
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  #593  
Old 06-24-2006, 08:03 PM
The only surprising movie this year was Madea's Family Reunion, but this was just in the amount it made on the opening weekend. I'm not surprised at Waist Deep's performance, the marketing has been pretty good on it and it appeals to a lot of people (the younger crowds mainly of course).

I'm glad on Click not doing as good as people were expecting, the movie looks like It's a Wonderful Life for retarded people.
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  #594  
Old 06-24-2006, 08:15 PM
Madea wasn't surprising -- the first film, yes, but it was pretty much thought that the sequel would carry over the buzz created by the first.

It's A Wonderful Life for Retarded People - lol. That's true (although I sorta kinda thought it was okay).

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  #595  
Old 06-25-2006, 01:14 PM
Weekend Estimates (boxofficeguru):

1. CLICK - $40 million
2. CARS - $22.543 million (-33.2%)
3. NACHO LIBRE - $12.138 million (-57.1%)
4. WAIST DEEP - $9.452 million
5. FAST AND THE FURIOUS - $9.211 million (-61.6%)
6. LAKE HOUSE - $8.305 million (-39%)
7. BREAK-UP - $6.105 million (-37.9%)
8. GARFIELD: A TALE OF TWO KITTIES - $4.75 million (-34.8%)
9. X-MEN: THE LAST STAND - $4.4 million (-43.7%)
10. DA VINCI CODE - $4 million (-24%)
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Old 06-25-2006, 01:47 PM
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Originally posted by MadsenOMC
Weekend Estimates (boxofficeguru):

1. CLICK - $40 million
2. CARS - $22.543 million (-33.2%)
3. NACHO LIBRE - $12.138 million (-57.1%)
4. WAIST DEEP - $9.452 million
5. FAST AND THE FURIOUS - $9.211 million (-61.6%)
6. LAKE HOUSE - $8.305 million (-39%)
7. BREAK-UP - $6.105 million (-37.9%)
8. GARFIELD: A TALE OF TWO KITTIES - $4.75 million (-34.8%)
9. X-MEN: THE LAST STAND - $4.4 million (-43.7%)
10. DA VINCI CODE - $4 million (-24%)
lol

SANDLER kicked JACK BLACK square in the nuts. Wow! a 57% drop in it's 2nd week! YIKES!!!
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  #597  
Old 06-25-2006, 03:28 PM
Nothing against Click because I am looking forward to seeing it but francis stripes, you can expect a 50%+ drop for Click next week. I consider that pretty good for Nacho Libre considering there are many other movies out there that are supposed to be making more money than it coughFAST AND THE FURIOUS, LAKE HOUSE andGARFIELDcough
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  #598  
Old 06-25-2006, 08:44 PM
Sandler Comedy Clicks With $40M Debut
Sunday June 25 6:22 PM ET


Adam Sandler took charge of the remote control at the weekend box office. His comic fantasy "Click," about a man whose new universal remote takes control of his life and leaves it in chaos, debuted as the No. 1 movie with $40 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Sony's "Click" bumped off the Disney-Pixar animated comedy "Cars," which slipped to second place with $22.5 million, raising its domestic total to $155.9 million.

The weekend's other new wide release Focus Features' "Waist Deep," starring Tyrese Gibson as an ex-con forced into a robbery spree to collect ransom for his kidnapped son opened strongly with $9.5 million to finish at No. 4.


"Waist Deep" played in 1,004 theaters and averaged $9,414 per cinema, compared to a $10,670 average for "Click" in 3,749 theaters.

"Click" finished in the ballpark of the opening weekends for Sandler's other recent comedies, "Mr. Deeds," "Anger Management," "50 First Dates" and "The Longest Yard," whose debuts ranged from $37 million to $47 million.

Sandler plays a harried architect and family man who receives a magical remote that can fast-forward and freeze-frame his life. The movie co-stars Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken and David Hasselhoff.

"Sandler's one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood," said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box-office tracker Exhibitor Relations. "Adam Sandler has this timeless appeal to audiences. He's like a big kid, and people love that about him."

Sony's "The Da Vinci Code," starring Tom Hanks in the adaptation of Dan Brown's best-selling thriller, followed 20th Century Fox's "X-Men: The Last Stand" as the year's second movie to top $200 million domestically.

"Da Vinci" took in $4 million to raise its total to $205.5 million, while the "X-Men" sequel grossed $4.4 million to lift its take to $224.1 million.

The overall box office rose for the sixth straight weekend. The top 12 movies grossed $125.9 million, up 7 percent from the same weekend last year, when "Batman Begins" was the No. 1 movie with $27.6 million.

Hollywood revenues are at $4.35 billion for the year, up 4.5 percent from the box office in 2005, when the movie industry was in a prolonged slump. Factoring in higher ticket prices, though, movie attendance this year is up just 1.35 percent, according to Exhibitor Relations.

The box office is expected to get a boost over the Fourth of July weekend with Wednesday's premiere of the Warner Bros. tale "Superman Returns," one of the year's most-anticipated films.
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  #599  
Old 06-26-2006, 11:05 AM
Click's opening is definitely a disappointment. When final numbers are released today, it may not even make $40 million. Even if it does, Anger Management made more than that with a non-summer release date not too long ago (Jack Nicholson had nothing to do with the majority of Sandler's target audience going). There were no other new wide releases. It dropped a little from Friday to Saturday so its legs might be fairly weak, especially with Superman Returns right around the corner. It wasn't cheap to make either.
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Old 06-26-2006, 01:38 PM
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Click's opening is definitely a disappointment. When final numbers are released today, it may not even make $40 million.
And? $40 million or just under is what Sandler's comedies usually open with. 50 First Dates opened with $39 million and went on to make $120 million. The only Sandler film to make more than $40 million opening weekend was The Longest Yard. Click is doing fine. And sure, it has the competition of Superman Returns starting Tuesday, but it's not like Sandler hasn't had to compete against other big movies before.
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