#6041  
Old 11-01-2009, 11:04 PM
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Originally Posted by MisterChristian View Post
Sony is itching...just ITCHING to just release This Is It! to DVD and Blu-ray. That's where they'll make serious bank.
I think they want to release it just in time for christmas.
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  #6042  
Old 11-01-2009, 11:12 PM
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I think they want to release it just in time for christmas.
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I also just read that they wanted to street This Is It on December 22... but theater owners bitched that that wasnt a long enough window from theaters to home video, so now it will street a month later in January.
yup
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  #6043  
Old 11-01-2009, 11:58 PM
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Under peforming??? 100 million world wide is under performaning?? This is it is a concert movie , not a typical hollywood blockbuster. Sony Owns International Rights , this movie is doing amazing numbers ...No performer in the world could pull 100 million in just the first 5 days of release. Miley cyrus entire run only made 71 million world wide.... MJ did it in it's first week and you better believe that as it expands across the globe they will rake in money.... The JACKSON ESTATE should be happy that his DEBT is about to disappear. Maybe they can save NEVERLAND...
I wouldn't exactly compare M Jackson's appeal to Cyrus, that's a bit silly, but the 100 mil worldwide is impressive, i made a joke of it's domestic box office because you had people claiming it was going to be the next big thing, and 21 mil for the weekend is not what i had in mind considering the hype.
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  #6044  
Old 11-07-2009, 10:26 AM
anyone know how yesterday went? i have a slight feeling that xmas carol (all right movie, BTW.) may tank. when i saw it last night, there was NO ONE there. either people are tired of jim and his schtick, zemickis' MOCAP b.s, christmas movies being released so early or they are holding off for now until later in the month. with a new "end of the world" movie and another twilight on the way, i don't blame them.
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  #6045  
Old 11-07-2009, 10:50 AM
Apparently A Christmas Carol made around $10 million Friday. Not bad, but not as good as some were expecting. A lot will depend on how it increases on Saturday. And also, The Polar Express opened on the same weekend 5 years ago to a disappointing $23 million, only to go on to gross $180 million by the end of its run. So even if the numbers are a bit lower than expected, it should have some strong holds as we get closer and closer to Christmas.

I, or someone else, will post some more concrete estimates later.
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  #6046  
Old 11-07-2009, 11:14 AM
thanks, bourne. i actually just got a fax moments ago at my office from some analysts upstate. a christmas carol bagged number one with 33 mil. not bad, but not great either. this is it took a 40% drop from last week and is at 60 mil nationwide since last wednesday. men who look at goats did swell with 13 mil in 3rd place. box and fourth kind rounded out the top 5 and did what everyone thought they would do. so all in all, the holiday season is off to a good start.
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  #6047  
Old 11-07-2009, 12:15 PM
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thanks, bourne. i actually just got a fax moments ago at my office from some analysts upstate. a christmas carol bagged number one with 33 mil. not bad, but not great either. this is it took a 40% drop from last week and is at 60 mil nationwide since last wednesday. men who look at goats did swell with 13 mil in 3rd place. box and fourth kind rounded out the top 5 and did what everyone thought they would do. so all in all, the holiday season is off to a good start.
um, wouldn't that be predicted/projected totals? Since it's only Saturday morning, not sure if they would have the actual estimates for the weekend...those usually come out on Sunday morning)
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  #6048  
Old 11-07-2009, 12:39 PM
from BO Guru:
Christmas Carol - 9 Mil
4th Kind - 5 Mil
Goats - 4.5 Mil
Box - 3 Mil
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  #6049  
Old 11-07-2009, 01:26 PM
From Variety:

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'Christmas Carol' cheers in $9 million
'Precious' boasts record limited bow of $585,000
By ANTHONY D'ALESSANDRO


Family crowd pleaser "Disney's A Christmas Carol" easily took the top spot Friday with close to $9 million in a frame that was crowded with wide releases from such headliners as George Clooney, Cameron Diaz and Milla Jovovich.

Also faring extremely well was Lionsgate's limited bow of Lee Daniels' urban drama "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" which posted a record $585,000 from 18 theaters - the best for any film unspooling in under 100 locations. The last limited release, according to Rentrak Theatrical, to generate a boffo amount in under 100 was Focus Features' "Milk" from last November which grossed $268,487 off 34.

Compared to director Robert Zemeckis' previous performance-capture animated films, the first day for "Christmas Carol" fell in between the first Friday of 2004's G-rated "The Polar Express" which made $6.2 million and his 2007 PG-13 lit pic adaptation "Beowulf" which made $10 million. "Beowulf" and "Polar Express" respectively posted opening weekends of $27.5 million and $23.3 million. Matinees will no doubt work in favor of "Christmas Carol" as it looks to keep its lock on No. 1.

"Christmas Carol" stars Jim Carrey as both Ebenezer Scrooge and the classic tale's three ghosts. Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Cary Elwes and Robin Wright Penn also star. Pic was in play at 3,683 sites, 2,035 of which were 3-D equipped (including 181 Imax screens).

Overall, including "Christmas Carol," new product occupied four of the top five slots except for Sony's concert pic "Michael Jackson's This Is It" which took fourth with $4.15 million in its second Friday, off 47% on 3,481. The domestic cume for "This Is It" stands at $48 million.

Universal and Gold Circle's fact-based thriller "The Fourth Kind" starring Jovovich enjoyed second place yesterday with $5 million off 2,527. Overture Films' political farce "The Men Who Stare at Goats" featuring an all-star cast led by Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Robert Patrick as well as Clooney took third with $4.6 million off 2,443.

Fifth was a tight squeeze for horror pics. Warner Bros.' Cameron Diaz entry "The Box" and Paramount's "Paranormal Activity" both drew an estimated $2.85 million, but some industry estimates show "Box" owning the slot. "Box" was booked in 2,635 locations, while "Paranormal" resided in 2,558. In its seventh Friday, "Paranormal" fell 53%, raising its B.O. to $91.7 million.
Fantastic for Precious!

Di$ney's A Christmas Carol - disappointing. GOOD. Will it have legs?
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  #6050  
Old 11-07-2009, 02:17 PM
Christmas Carol took less than i thought it would, but it should have a good run. My sister took her 3 kids last night and they all loved it and want to see it again.
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  #6051  
Old 11-07-2009, 03:03 PM
wow, Carol might have to struggle to 100 milllon it has to have amazing legs like Express did.
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  #6052  
Old 11-08-2009, 01:50 PM
Weekend Estimates

1. A Christmas Carol- $31 million
2. Michael Jackson's This Is It- $14 million
3. The Men Who Stare at Goats- $13.4 million
4. The Fourth Kind- $12.6 million
5. Paranormal Activity- $8.6 million
6. The Box- $7.9 million
7. Couples Retreat- $6.5 million
8. Law Abiding Citizen- $6.2 million
9. Where the Wild Things Are- $4.3 million
10. Astro Boy- $2.6 million

A bit disappointing for A Christmas Carol. It's going to have to have some strong legs, which is certainly possible. This Is It held up well. The Men Who Stare at Goats managed a decent opening. The Fourth Kind did alright. Paranormal Activity is still doing well. The Box did pretty poorly.

Precious also made $1.8 million in 18 theatres. That's a massive $100,000 PTA.

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  #6053  
Old 11-08-2009, 09:22 PM
Those are some crazy numbers put on by Precious over the weekend. hoping to see The Men Who Stare At Goats do a little better but it's not bad.
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  #6054  
Old 11-08-2009, 11:16 PM
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Precious also made $1.8 million in 18 theatres. That's a massive $100,000 PTA.
A new record

Congrats to all those associated with the film. One of the publicists I know handling the film, saw it FOUR times TODAY alone. He's very passionate about it...
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  #6055  
Old 11-14-2009, 12:14 PM
2012 did $23.7 Million on Friday... ahead of expectations

bad ass! Cuz that flick is super bad ass, and is a big screen movie like none other!

here is the article from The Wrap.com


Mayhem master Roland Emmerich’s latest disaster piece “2012” opened to $23.7 million at the domestic box office Friday, putting it on pace for a $60 million weekend that would exceed pre-release projections.

Finishing in second place Friday, Disney’s Robert Zemeckis 3D Charles Dickens adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” dropped 38 percent from its premiere a week prior with $5.5 million.

Playing in only 174 venues, meanwhile, Lionsgate awards hopeful “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire” continued to pack houses, generating $1.9 million Friday.

As for “2012,” it’s an auspicious start for a $200 million apocalyptic-themed film, which stars John Cusack, Amanda Peet and Woody Harrelson. Opening simultaneously in 107 foreign territories, the action-packed, easily translatable movie is expected to do what Emmerich offerings do best – play big abroad.

Emmerich’s 2004 disaster movie, “The Day After Tomorrow,” for example, earned 66 percent of its $544.3 million global box-office haul in international ticket sales. It opened to $68.7 million on a Memorial Day weekend.

Sony reported Friday that "2012" has already gotten off to a hot start in France, where it enjoyed the second biggest non-sequel opening. With global prints and advertising costs exceeding $100 million, it will probably need to match or exceed "Day After Tomorrow's" performance to be considered profitable.

For its part, “A Christmas Carol” also has a comparable model from 2004 that foretells decent things.

Director Zemeckis’ last holiday-themed motion-capture-animated film, “The Polar Express,” dropped 32 percent in its second week after an unspectacular $23.3 million early-November opening.

However, with no additional play dates, the movie spiked 24 percent in its third week, to $19.4 million, as Thanksgiving drew near.

After getting off to a soft $31.5 million start last weekend, Disney hopes “A Christmas Carol,” shot for $200 million, enjoys a similar arc.

Here’s how the top 10 shaped up Friday at the box office:

2012 ($23.7 mil.)

Disney’s A Christmas Carol ($5.5 mil.)

The Men Who Stare at Goats ($2.0 mil.)

Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' By Sapphire ($1.9 mil.)

The Fourth Kind ($1.8 mil.)

Michael Jackson’s This Is It ($1.5 mil.)

Paranormal Activity ($1.5 mil.)

Couples Retreat ($1.4 mil.)

Law Abiding Citizen ($1.3 mil.)

The Box ($1.1 mil.)
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  #6056  
Old 11-14-2009, 12:29 PM
Keep bringing them in Precious! $1.9M on 174 screens is a $10,919 PTA! Fantastic...

From Variety:

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Focus Features’ Blighty comedy "Pirate Radio" fell outside the top 10 with $882,000 from 882 sites for a per site of $1,000.

Wes Anderson’s stop-motion animated film "Fantastic Mr. Fox"from Fox Searchlight drew $72,000 from four sites for a boffo theater average of $17,880.
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  #6057  
Old 11-15-2009, 11:11 AM
Weekend Estimates

1. 2012- $65 million
2. A Christmas Carol- $22.4 million
3. The Men Who Stare at Goats- $6.2 million
4. Precious- $6.1 million
5. Michael Jackson's This Is It- $5.1 million
6. The Fourth Kind- $4.8 million
7. Couples Retreat- $4.3 million
8. Paranormal Activity- $4.2 million
9. Law Abiding Citizen- $4 million
10. The Box- $3.2 million

Very good for 2012. It also did well overseas. A Christmas Carol had an excellent hold. Precious is doing extremely well in limited release.

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  #6058  
Old 11-15-2009, 11:53 AM
2012 did excellent, i never doubted it would, the marketing was spot on, and the trailers were intriguing. I'm not sure how well it will hold up, but since it did so well this weekend, it won't matter. It's doing great overseas also( i imagine the rest of the world loves to see the US get decimated in cgi fashion), looks like Emm has another hit on his hands.

Small drop for CC, that's in line with what past early Nov. Xmas themed films have done, it will hang around in the top 10 for a while. These type of films normally don't open with huge numbers but consistently add to their box office over a two month period.

Precious is acting like PA, racking up some huge psa numbers. It's psa dropped since last weekend, but it expanded so that's expected. The more it expands the more it's psa will drop, although there may be some weekends when it increases from the previous one. It doesn't own the psa record, that one belongs to Dreamgirls(126,316), a film that went on to make about 100 mil, i don't know if Precious can do that, it's appeal may be deceptive because of it's limited release.
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  #6059  
Old 11-15-2009, 11:57 AM
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A new record

Congrats to all those associated with the film. One of the publicists I know handling the film, saw it FOUR times TODAY alone. He's very passionate about it...
It's not a record, Dreamgirls owns that one, 126,316 back in Dec. 2006
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  #6060  
Old 11-15-2009, 02:37 PM
even though i couldn't care less, everyone seems to have taking a shine to "precious" aka "this year's slumdog millionaire". if this get nominated for best picture over UP, there will be hell to pay.
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  #6061  
Old 11-15-2009, 02:38 PM
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even though i couldn't care less, everyone seems to have taking a shine to "precious" aka "this year's slumdog millionaire". if this get nominated for best picture over UP, there will be hell to pay.
oh, BTW, i was being sarcastic. usual sunday crap.
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  #6062  
Old 11-15-2009, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by stuDent12 View Post
even though i couldn't care less, everyone seems to have taking a shine to "precious" aka "this year's slumdog millionaire". if this get nominated for best picture over UP, there will be hell to pay.

if though you were being saracastic, I think both of them will be nominated.
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  #6063  
Old 11-15-2009, 02:58 PM
The Fantastic Mr. Fox also made $260,000 in 4 theatres for a PTA of $65,000. Very good numbers.
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Old 11-15-2009, 03:07 PM
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The Fantastic Mr. Fox also made $260,000 in 4 theatres for a PTA of $65,000. Very good numbers.
yeah, but it won't make a dent over thanksgiving when it goes wide. it will be cool to watch but it will be overshadowed by the cgi kid fests planet 51 and xmas carol. princess and the frog will do very well hopefully at christmastime.
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Old 11-15-2009, 11:43 PM
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2012 did excellent, i never doubted it would, the marketing was spot on, and the trailers were intriguing. I'm not sure how well it will hold up, but since it did so well this weekend, it won't matter. It's doing great overseas also( i imagine the rest of the world loves to see the US get decimated in cgi fashion), looks like Emm has another hit on his hands.
Predictable. I swear I hate people. Hopefully the world does end in 2012.
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  #6066  
Old 11-16-2009, 01:00 AM
I don't know what makes me feel worse.

That Roland Emmerich has another financial hit or that tweeny bopper movie, New Moon is coming out this Friday.

Please, someone deliver a solid R rated action movie.
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Old 11-20-2009, 01:46 PM
FML

The Hollywood Reporter
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'New Moon' breaks midnight screening record
'Twilight' sequel brings in $26.27 mil from 3,514 theaters
By Gregg Kilday
Nov 20, 2009, 01:53 PM ET

Opening at midnight Thursday in North America, "New Moon" was way over the moon.

The second installment in the "Twilight" franchise scooped up an estimated $26.27 million in 3,514 theaters for a per-theater average of $7,476.

In doing so, it surpassed the previous record-setter in the midnight arena, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," which opened July 15 with $22.2 million.

Summit also played the original "Twilight" movie in 2,057 on Thursday as a 9 p.m. warm-up screening for "Moon," and it grossed an additional $1.3 million.

On Friday, "Moon" will be playing in 4,024 theaters as it settles in for its first weekend run
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  #6068  
Old 11-20-2009, 04:26 PM
That's fucked up.
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  #6069  
Old 11-20-2009, 10:39 PM
Wow. What's fucked up is this is going to distort the view of vampires now. Now instead of being mencing and scary, now they wear lip gloss and eyeliner.
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  #6070  
Old 11-21-2009, 12:36 AM
Didn't these 13 year olds have school the next day?
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  #6071  
Old 11-21-2009, 06:20 AM
it's baffling. These are tepid stories with boring storytelling and shallow acting. I'm at a loss as to why the series has the legs it has.
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Old 11-21-2009, 08:30 AM
A few sites are reporting that New Moon took in $70-80 million for Friday (including midnights).

Which would destroy the previous record set last year by The Dark Knight.

Opening weekend might be $130m +

Jesus. H. Christ.
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  #6073  
Old 11-21-2009, 10:23 AM
New Moon Breaks Opening Day Record Set By The Dark Knight!
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=61085
It's time to celebrate! Let's hope it beats TDK opening weekend record!
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Old 11-21-2009, 10:34 AM
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It's time to celebrate! Let's hope it beats TDK opening weekend record!
Not a chance in hell.
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Old 11-21-2009, 11:08 AM
Unfortunately, New Moon did break the opening DAY record.

From Variety:

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'New Moon' takes opening day record
Makes $72.7 million, beating 'Dark Knight'
By ANTHONY D'ALESSANDRO


Summit Entertainment’s “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” tore up the box office record for best opening day, grabbing the title away from Warner Bros. “The Dark Knight,” and earning a spectacular $72.7 million yesterday at 4,024 theaters.

An exceptional feat for a film playing outside the summer frame.

There were an array of estimates being reported on the internet about how high the first day of "New Moon" actually was. This morning's figure is Summit's official Friday estimate.

“Dark Knight” had minted $67.2 million from 4,366 runs on July 18, 2008 before making a three-day opening weekend of $158.4 million.

Fueling the Friday B.O. for “New Moon” were midnight shows in 3,514 venues which drew in a record-breaking $26.3 million for the time slot.

The opening day for “New Moon” posted more than a 100% gain over the first Friday of “Twilight” which made $36 million a year ago and a three-day weekend of $69.6 million.
Will be interesting to see the numbers for Saturday and Sunday though...

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Old 11-21-2009, 11:29 AM
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Unfortunately, New Moon did...
It broke the opening day record, not the opening weekend record.
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Old 11-21-2009, 12:37 PM
My bad - I meant opening day. Too early for weekend numbers...I'm better now that I have caffeine.
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  #6078  
Old 11-21-2009, 12:42 PM
Wow. That's pretty incredible. The sequel actually made more money in it's opening day than the first film did in it's opening weekend. That's amazing.

You know, even though I have no interest in this franchise whatsoever, I have to say I'm kind of glad that something is doing this well and giving the boxoffice some much needed excitement. Would I rather it be something that was better? Of course. But it's still nice to see hear about movies setting records and generating some real excitement and buzz.
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Old 11-21-2009, 01:00 PM
Rest of Friday's numbers:

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1. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON $72,700,000
2. THE BLIND SIDE $10,920,000
3. 2012 $8,100,000
4. PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL "PUSH" BY SAPPHIRE $3,600,000
5. PLANET 51 $3,150,000
6. A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2009) $3,000,000
7. THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS $860,000
8. THE FOURTH KIND $610,000
9. COUPLES RETREAT $555,000
10. LAW ABIDING CITIZEN $495,000
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Old 11-21-2009, 01:21 PM
DK's one day and soon, it's weekend record is toast. Anyone that doesn't think it's a foregone conclusion at this point is a bit bonkers.

This is a pg 13 film, they almost always jump on Sat., or at least equal opening day numbers, so the fekkin turd will be at 140 plus by the end of Sat nite. We're probably looking at a 180 mil opening weekend now.

I said in the past, every year records are being broken, looks like the streak is intact.

I'm just glad i have Let the right One In to console me, because this Twilight claptrap is on a whole other level of disturbing now, those numbers can't be right.

It kind of makes sense though, DK and Twilight both appeal to a large emocentric crowd.

This makes my blood boil, i loathe this franchise, this isn't horror, it only pretends to have anything to do with the genre. Godfuckin awful
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