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Old 12-01-2009, 08:28 AM
That sounds about right, but i have to think if there was something else more appealing it wouldn't have done those numbers. I thought OD would have easily took second, it looked like entertaining trifle for the family but it semi bombed. That older crowd you are referring to is the same crowd i figured would go see OD in addition to the younger set. Come on, people really wanted to see yet another athlete overcoming the odds story instead of killer penguins, people have no taste

I say semi bombed, because it sits around 25 mil and it's budget was 35, so it will make it's budget back( at the very least) and a little bit more. If it manages to double it's budget, i don't think the studio will be crying but they will still be disappointed i would imagine. I can see why it didn't do better, although i still think it looks funny
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  #6162  
Old 12-05-2009, 01:29 PM
Friday numbers from The Hollywood Reporter:

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'Blind Side' tops Friday boxoffice
'New Moon' falls to second after winning for two weeks


By Gregg Kilday

Dec 5, 2009, 02:16 PM ET

Entering its third weekend, the inspirational drama "The Blind Side" has done what few movies do -- it has climbed to the top spot in the boxoffice rankings after two weekends in second place.

On Friday, the Warners release, directed by John Lee Hancock and starring Sandra Bullock, took in an estimated $6.8 million in North America.

In the process, it elbowed aside Summit's "New Moon," the top film at the boxoffice for the past two weeks. The supernatural teen romance claimed $5.2 million for the day.

As for the weekend's new wide releases, Lionsgate's R-rated "Brothers," the drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Tobey Maguire and directed by Jim Sheridan, picked up 3.6 million in 2,088 as it checked in in third place.

Arriving in the fourth spot was Sony's R-rated heist tale "Armored," directed by Nimrod Antal and starring Matt Dillon. Playing in 1,915 theaters, it grabbed $2.4 million.

Audiences were more resistant to Miramax's holiday-themed family drama "Everybody's Fine," starring Robert De Niro. Opening in 2,133 theaters, the PG-13 film ranked ninth for the day with an initial haul of $1.3 million.

Full Circle's "Translymania" lagged behind in 13th place with $103,000 from 1,007 playdates.

Disney's comedy "Old Dogs" rounded out the top five, taking fifth place with $2.1 million.

Last edited by MisterChristian; 12-05-2009 at 07:27 PM..
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  #6163  
Old 12-05-2009, 01:38 PM
I think that Blind Side could make 300 million if its legs keep up like this
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  #6164  
Old 12-05-2009, 01:43 PM
Hopefully Blind Side can keep the #1 spot for the entire weekend. ANYTHING but New Moon. It's too bad for Everybody's Fine; it looks like a decent holiday/family flick, but I dont' think Miramax is promoting it that well.
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  #6165  
Old 12-05-2009, 02:05 PM
That has got to be fucking awesome for everyone involved with the flick.. but mostly for Michael Oher... the dude is what 23, and the story of his life is doing business like this!

i really want to see Brothers and Everybody's Fine... i havnt been to the theaters in almost a month! Im having withdrawels!
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  #6166  
Old 12-06-2009, 12:04 PM
have the weekend numbers come out yet?
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Old 12-06-2009, 12:18 PM
Weekend Estimates

1. The Blind Side- $20.5 million
2. The Twilight Saga: New Moon- $15.7 million
3. Brothers- $9.7 million
4. A Christmas Carol- $7.6 million
5. Old Dogs- $6.9 million
6. 2012- $6.6 million
7. Armored- $6.6 million
8. Ninja Assassin- $5 million
9. Planet 51- $4.3 million
10. Everybody's Fine- $4.1 million

The Blind Side is doing unbelievably well. Twilight is dropping hard. Brothers didn't do spectacularly, but did decently considering it wasn't in all that many theatres.

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  #6168  
Old 12-06-2009, 12:37 PM
Holy shit. Good for The Blind Side.

Only two weeks to end Twilight's reign of terror.
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  #6169  
Old 12-06-2009, 12:52 PM
Wow, Planet 51 is still hanging in there. Poor Everyone's Fine.

Up in the Air $1.2M in limited release. $79,000 PTA from 15 theatres (according to Variety)...

UPDATE: Forgot Transylmania's massive $252,000 from 1,007 theatres ($250 PTA LOL!). Can someone explain to me why this is playing at more theatres than The Road and Precious combined!?

Oh wait, The Weinstein Company actually DID add *17* more theatres for The Road <roll eyes>. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "for a total of 128 and grossed $759,754, or a solid $5,936 per site, with a $3.2 million cume."

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Old 12-06-2009, 01:39 PM
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Wow, Planet 51 is still hanging in there.
It has been doing a bit better than I expected, but I just checked and its budget is $70 million. I don't know how it is that high since the animation looks awful.
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Old 12-06-2009, 03:19 PM
Yikes. $70M!? Well, ironically it's done better than Astro Boy if that's any consolation.
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  #6172  
Old 12-06-2009, 04:19 PM
I think it was a bad time to release that kind of movie. I think it would thrived in a January release date.
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  #6173  
Old 12-06-2009, 04:27 PM
Boy, they really fucked up the "Precious" release. It has done well for its budget, but it should have been past $100 million by now.
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:09 PM
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Boy, they really fucked up the "Precious" release. It has done well for its budget, but it should have been past $100 million by now.
I was thinking the same thing. They should have either kept it in a very limited release until late December (like Slumdog Millionaire), or expanded it very wide in its 3rd or 4th week. It has been in the 600 theatre range for three weeks now and its PTA is in a free fall. This also doesn't bode well for it when it comes to the Oscars because at this rate its buzz will have died long before the Oscars. Slumdog Millionaire was in theatres from November until the Oscars, always maintaining a solid PTA each week and keeping the buzz alive. Lionsgate really doesn't know what they are doing.
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:33 PM
"Precious" also doesn't have the feel-good buzz that "Slumdog" had. The closer you get to Christmas with a guaranteed inspirational movie like "Invictus" coming up as well as major releases like "Avatar", "The Lovely Bones" and "Sherlock Holmes", people will avoid depressing tough-to-watch films. Plus, "The Princess and the Frog" is going to play to primarily black audiences. So it's just going to get buried. Maybe it'll have some legs when it goes really wide, but they should have expanded this when the stars were on Oprah, The Tonight Show, etc. and everyone was talking about it.
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:33 AM
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"The Princess and the Frog" is going to play to primarily black audiences.
BAHAHA! Don't believe that's Di$ney's intention...
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:35 AM
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BAHAHA! Don't believe that's Di$ney's intention...
...so they will play to the stereotypical ones? the ones that like Tyler Perry?
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  #6178  
Old 12-07-2009, 03:17 PM
From Box Office Guru:

On the complete opposite end of the box office spectrum, the college comedy Transylmania suffered one of the worst wide releases of all-time opening in 1,007 locations to a microscopic estimate of $274,000 for a pathetic $272 average. That means on average, each showtime over the weekend attracted only three people. The R-rated pic was released by Full Circle.

That's gotta hurt. As in: my sides are hurting because I'm laughing so hard.
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  #6179  
Old 12-07-2009, 06:07 PM
Wow, what a complete waste of 1,007 prints. Can't imagine that cost to Full Circle? Would have been better off as Direct-to-Video.

Whoever thought "hey, let's do 1,000 screens for Transylmania - bone fide gold at the box-office" I suppose isn't working there anymore...

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  #6180  
Old 12-08-2009, 04:28 PM
Supposedly the creators are from Long Island, i think it's time to move.
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  #6181  
Old 12-09-2009, 11:39 AM
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Up in the Air $1.2M in limited release. $79,000 PTA from 15 theatres (according to Variety)...

UPDATE: Forgot Transylmania's massive $252,000 from 1,007 theatres ($250 PTA LOL!). Can someone explain to me why this is playing at more theatres than The Road and Precious combined!?
Talk about a study in contrasts. The studio releasing "Transylmania" is now wondering why they didn't opt for a DTV release and save themselves the money and the embarassment.
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  #6182  
Old 12-10-2009, 02:29 PM
Re; Transylmania....it's actually Dorm Daze 3, which should have went direct to DVD like the first 2 movies, but I guess they figured since vampires are hot, they'd try it in theaters...

has a sequel to a direct to DVD series EVER gotten a theatrical release that wide?
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  #6183  
Old 12-12-2009, 12:45 PM
Friday Estimates

1. The Princess and the Frog- $7.2 million
2. The Blind Side- $4.7 million
3. Invictus- $3 million
4. The Twilight Saga: New Moon- $2.3 million
5. A Christmas Carol- $1.7 million
6. Brothers- $1.6 million
7. Old Dogs- $1.2 million
8. 2012- $1.2 million
9. Armored- $1.1 million
10. Ninja Assassin- $800,000

The Princess and the Frog did alright, although its PTA won't be all that great considering its very high theatre count. I expect it will have legs though. The Blind Side is still doing very well. Invictus did alright considering the weak theatre count. Still don't know if Warner is releasing it to the film's advantage (they probably should have opened it limited), but I'm glad it is fairly wide so I can see it this weekend.

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Old 12-13-2009, 01:03 PM
Weekend estimates:

01. The Princess and the Frog - $25 million (N)
02. The Blind Side - $15.4 million ($150 million)
03. Invictus - $9.1 million (N)
04. The Twilight Saga: New Moon - $8 million ($267 million)
05. A Christmas Carol - $6.9 million ($124 million)
06. Brothers - $5 million ($17 million)
07. 2012 - $4.4 million ($155 million)
08. Old Dogs - $4.4 million ($40 million)
09. Armored - $3.5 million ($12 million)
10. Ninja Assassin - $2.7 million ($34 million)

Others:

Up in the Air - $2.45 million ($4 million) PTA: $34,028
A Single Man - $216,000 (N) PTA: $24,000
The Lovely Bones - $116,000 (N) PTA: $38,667
Transylmania - $15,400 ($390,000) PTA: $131 -- heh
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Old 12-14-2009, 08:59 PM
An alright opening for The Princess and the Frog, although it's going to need some legs to keep up with its $105 million budget. The Blind Side continues to do well. Invictus did OK, but its PTA was not as high as I expected it to be. Should have opened in a limited release to generate some more buzz. I expect it will have strong holds though, and the Christmas holidays are the perfect time for films like Invictus to have strong holds and finish with a decent box-office total. Will Twilight make it to $300 million? At this rate it won't. A Christmas Carol is having very strong holds and is doing well overseas as well. Brothers isn't doing all that well. Old Dogs is doing pretty terribly. Up in the Air is going to be a big hit when all is said and done, I can tell already. A Single Man did pretty well in limited release, as did The Lovely Bones. Precious is basically done its run. Even if they expand it, it will not do much better. Lionsgate royally fucked up its release.
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  #6186  
Old 12-18-2009, 12:42 PM
any early reports on the midnight showings for Avatar?
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  #6187  
Old 12-18-2009, 12:57 PM
According to DHD, it made only $3m in midnights.

http://www.deadline.com/hollywood/fi...g-85m-weekend/
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  #6188  
Old 12-18-2009, 12:58 PM
All I know is that Avatar was sold out at the IMAX theater on Saturday. Am watching it Monday.
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Old 12-18-2009, 01:01 PM
Early reports say it made $3 million in midnight showings. At first that appears to be an extremely low number, but when you take into consideration that it has no previous fanbase and that most colleges/universities are in the middle/at the end of finals, it should be no surprise that the midnight numbers aren't epic like Harry Potter or New Moon. Remember also, that this is usually a relatively slow weekend at the box-office. Even films like Lord of the Rings had lower than expected weekends. The majority of the business that these films get comes from strong holds throughout the Christmas holidays.

Here's the article:

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FIRST WORD! 'Avatar' Midnights Only $3 Million Even With Higher 3D Ticket Prices; Hollywood Now Predicting $85M Weekend

By Nikki Finke


BREAKING NEWS! (check for constantly updated information)

FRIDAY 9:45 AM: Twas the weekend before Christmas, but I refused to wax poetic before I saw some actual numbers about whether James Cameron's long awaited and much discussed big budget technopic would be a hit or a miss. That's because 20th Century Fox's Avatar finally hit theaters last night in North America and 106 countries overseas after years of fan curiosity, followed by recent months of negative buzz, followed by the past two weeks of mostly strong reviews (82% positive on Rotten Tomatoes). But I can reveal what Steven Spielberg said about the film after screening it on the Fox lot: "The last time I came out of a movie feeling that way it was the first time I saw Star Wars."

Now I've got first unofficial word that midnight U.S. and Canada grosses were only $3 million. Also I've learned that today's matinees are running about 10% better than this summer's Star Trek. But with 3D films, matinees are normally higher because a larger portion of the business is done via presales. Hollywood is split on whether movies which open the weekend before Christmas tend to do better multiples than normal. (Fox says no because everyone is focused on shopping and partying, but rival studios say yes.)

Right now, Hollywood has refined its prediction to $85 million for the 3-day domestic weekend -- better than the all-time December opening of I Am Legend at $77,211,321 but only because of Avatar's 3D ticket price premium. I also just heard that internationally, Avatar is huge in Australia and running double what 2012 did there. But in the UK, the pic's opening was hurt by snow so that territory's grosses are running behind. Remember, this is the biggest 3D release in movie history, spurred by the excitement surrounding Cameron's creation of the Fusion Camera System technology for photo-realistic computer-generated characters through motion capture animation. His film is playing in 3,542 total theaters domestic (including 2,038 3D locations and 3,129 3D screens and 179 all 3D IMAX), and into 17,222 screens overseas (including a total 3D and 3D Imax screens of 5,360, and a total IMAX 3D screens of 81).

Now, that's a wide 2D release but by no means the widest. And yet last night there weren't the usual reports pouring in to me of long lines and sold-out theaters after midnight, except for the IMAX 3D venues. Instead, Internet chatter and anecdotal accounts indicate moviehouses showing Avatar were not playing to packed houses -- at least not yet.
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Old 12-18-2009, 01:14 PM
Hmm.


I am seeing it today at 3:50. So I guess I shouldn't expect massive crowds?
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Old 12-18-2009, 01:22 PM
I saw it last night and every showing was sold out. I tried to get tickets for tonight at 7 and 10:45 at 2 different IMAX theaters and it was all sold out. Hopefully it's like this everywhere, and continues to get legs with strong word of mouth.
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Old 12-18-2009, 01:34 PM
I didn't have to queue for Avatar either time I saw, and there aren't a great deal of other IMAX cinemas around here, so eh figured it wouldn't do stupendous numbers. Considering I had to queue for stuff like TDK/Potter films and some others, yet I walked into Avatar 10 minutes late the second time I saw it.
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:50 PM
I caught the first showing this morning (11:30am) and was surprised to see the theatre about 1/3 full. I expected LESS. But of course to some, Avatar will already be seen as a failure already because it only grossed $3.5M at it's midnight screening last night <roll eyes>...
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Old 12-18-2009, 08:19 PM
Does Weather have an effect on the box office?

I'm wondering how much the oncoming snowstorm that's about to hammer the mid-atlantic would hurt? I live in DC and we're supposed to get absolutely hammered with a ton of snow this weekend (between 8 to as high as 16 inches) which will obviously keep a lot of people in the mid-atlantic away.
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Old 12-18-2009, 08:27 PM
Yeah, a massive snowstorm + the last weekend of shopping before Christmas...
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Old 12-18-2009, 08:37 PM
we're making excuses for it already?
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Old 12-18-2009, 08:55 PM
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Does Weather have an effect on the box office?

I'm wondering how much the oncoming snowstorm that's about to hammer the mid-atlantic would hurt? I live in DC and we're supposed to get absolutely hammered with a ton of snow this weekend (between 8 to as high as 16 inches) which will obviously keep a lot of people in the mid-atlantic away.
Yeah, I think people won't venture out of their houses to see a movie.
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  #6198  
Old 12-18-2009, 11:47 PM
Uh oh, this could be another WM. Massive hype from fanboys but an underperformer at the box office
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:08 AM
I think the media hyped way more then the fanboys. Plus not only the fanboys but a majority of the critics liked it and the showing I went to got a standing ovation at the end and the theater was filled with different kinds of people. I knew I would love this movie but I just have a feeling it wont be doing a 100mill + weekend. I dunno I'm unsure how well it will do. The most important thing is if it can just keep a decent gross every weekend rather then a huge opening then sizzling out like most big blockbusters
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:25 AM
The first thing I thought when I saw the reports about the weather in the East Coast possibly taking a dent out of Avatar's gross was the ep of Entourage where Vince and crew (and Cameron) wait anxiously as heat waves in the East Coast cause massive blackouts during Aquaman's opening weekend...still my favorite ep of Entourage ever.

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