#6281  
Old 12-27-2009, 08:00 PM
According to an article I just read on USA Today, Avatar needs to make 750 million to break even.

http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/...N.htm?csp=usat. m e
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  #6282  
Old 12-27-2009, 08:19 PM
$500 million overseas and $250 domestic to break even... it'll do that by next weekend.
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  #6283  
Old 12-27-2009, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by jz68 View Post
According to an article I just read on USA Today, Avatar needs to make 750 million to break even.

http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/...N.htm?csp=usat. m e
No sweat. It's already at $615 million worldwide. I can see it blazing past the one billion mark.
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Old 12-27-2009, 11:34 PM
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According to an article I just read on USA Today, Avatar needs to make 750 million to break even.

http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/...N.htm?csp=usat. m e
That seems extremely inflated. The only amount that matters to me is the production costs and marketing. Which was roughly 300+mil. Not $750mil.
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Old 12-28-2009, 02:53 AM
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According to an article I just read on USA Today, Avatar needs to make 750 million to break even.

http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/...N.htm?csp=usat. m e
That article is a bit absurd. They did not spend $500 million on advertising. I also think it's dumb to focus so much on a movie's budget.

And only a 3% drop? That's unbelievable. At that rate, it's on pace for, what, $900 million US?
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Old 12-28-2009, 06:48 AM
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That article is a bit absurd. They did not spend $500 million on advertising. I also think it's dumb to focus so much on a movie's budget.

And only a 3% drop? That's unbelievable. At that rate, it's on pace for, what, $900 million US?
500+ million.

It might even overthrow Titanic domestically, but it's not a given yet.

Most likely it will end up as the 2nd highest grossing movie of all time both domestically and worldwide. Not bad.
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:29 AM
Well I won't go into hash predictions before the third week numbers come in, since obviously delays/weather helped it have a big second week(and smaller first)....so we'll see if it has the legs to actually fly past TDK, or stutter to the billion mark like TDK did.

Right now I think ROTK keeps its second place though.
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Old 12-28-2009, 03:18 PM
Weekend actuals:

1) Avatar - $75.6 million
2) Sherlock Holmes - $62.4 million
3) Alvin and the Chipmunks 2 - $48.9 million

So Avatar DOES beat The Dark Knight's second weekend record of $75.1 million. The other two went down from estimates. Still, what a weekend.
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  #6289  
Old 12-28-2009, 06:42 PM
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Well I won't go into hash predictions before the third week numbers come in, since obviously delays/weather helped it have a big second week(and smaller first)....so we'll see if it has the legs to actually fly past TDK, or stutter to the billion mark like TDK did.

Right now I think ROTK keeps its second place though.
That's why i said it's back loaded, now the numbers should stabilize. I hope you're right though, i want Rotk and Tdk to remain in their rightful places at 2 and 3 all time worldwide. I don't want Cameron to have one and two, his head is big enough, we don't need it to explode.

No matter, a Bil worldwide will soon be the norm for a blockbuster.

I'll say it again, girls made Titanic a huge hit, now Avatar is getting the boys. Boys who get all excited over tall blue alien cgi chicks, who would have thought?

Oops, Rotk and Dead Man's Chest are 2 and 3, Tdk is 4 all time worldwide. Just please don't beat Rotk, because it probably will overtake DMC and TDK.

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Old 12-28-2009, 07:29 PM
I'm very surprised to see Avatar's second weekend doing so amazingly well. It won't top Titanic or TDK domestically, but it certainly has a shot of reaching beyond $400 million.

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I'll say it again, girls made Titanic a huge hit, now Avatar is getting the boys. Boys who get all excited over tall blue alien cgi chicks, who would have thought?
That is just a ridiculous comment.
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  #6291  
Old 12-28-2009, 08:05 PM
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That is just a ridiculous comment.
Ridiculously accurate, perhaps.
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  #6292  
Old 12-28-2009, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by dellamorte dellamore View Post

I'll say it again, girls made Titanic a huge hit, now Avatar is getting the boys. Boys who get all excited over tall blue alien cgi chicks, who would have thought?
Actually Avatar is doing well with a lot of different demographics (not just sci fi geek guys). A lot of the things being said about Avatar was that the only people that will be seeing this goofy film about big blue aliens would be "James Cameron fanboys". Looks like that isnt accurate at all.
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  #6293  
Old 12-29-2009, 12:42 PM
(Early) Monday numbers:

1. Avatar - $19 million
2. Alvin 2 - $12 million
3. Sherlock Holmes - $11.5 million


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I'm very surprised to see Avatar's second weekend doing so amazingly well. It won't top Titanic or TDK domestically, but it certainly has a shot of reaching beyond $400 million.
Well, look at it this way... if Avatar continues with numbers like the one above throughout the week, and has a $50 million + third weekend (which I'm pretty sure it will at this point), it's already going to be at $320-340 million by the end of Sunday.

I think $400 million is going to be a cake walk.

$500 million is easily in range at this point. I would not have thought Dark Knight and (especially) Titanic would be in jeopardy of being bumped down a position on the all-time list, but let's talk again in a week or two, and see where we are at.
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Old 12-29-2009, 02:54 PM
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(Early) Monday numbers:

1. Avatar - $19 million
2. Alvin 2 - $12 million
3. Sherlock Holmes - $11.5 million




Well, look at it this way... if Avatar continues with numbers like the one above throughout the week, and has a $50 million + third weekend (which I'm pretty sure it will at this point), it's already going to be at $320-340 million by the end of Sunday.

I think $400 million is going to be a cake walk.

$500 million is easily in range at this point. I would not have thought Dark Knight and (especially) Titanic would be in jeopardy of being bumped down a position on the all-time list, but let's talk again in a week or two, and see where we are at.
WHOA! 19 mill for avatar yesterday? That's insane, that's more then it made last Monday. great numbers for sherlock and alvin too.
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Old 12-29-2009, 03:21 PM
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WHOA! 19 mill for avatar yesterday? That's insane, that's more then it made last Monday.
Last night I went to a 10:55 p.m. IMAX showing, and it was completely sold out. not one empty seat. I admit, the numbers it's putting up is surprising the hell out of me. I didn't think it was going to do this well, not because it's a bad movie but mainly I didn't think the story would attract a huge crowd after it's first week.

Oh and dellamorte dellamore...the women in the audience seemed to love the shit out of this movie
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Old 12-29-2009, 03:48 PM
I think it's amazing that Avatar's numbers appear to actually be getting stronger as time passes. Just take a look at the daily box office numbers on boxofficemojo. With another holiday week coming up this weekend, it'll be interesting to see whether it will be able to hold steady at 75 million this weekend.
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Old 12-29-2009, 06:09 PM
It's done, Tdk is going down, domestic and worldwide, it will already be at 700 mil plus after the 3rd weekend, and it doesn't seem to be slowing down. I don't see how it's not overtaking Titanic now also, at least domestic. There is nothing to slow it down, UFC Holmes is already yesterday's news and all the upcoming releases look weak in comparison. Even Tdk didn't post 11th day of release numbers like that, although it was about 100 mil ahead of where Lain Navi is after day 11. It won't matter, it's headed to 500 mil and beyond.

Rotk is losing it's 2nd place slot worldwide also, the only consolation is that Weta rendered the majority of the visuals, so this film does have a Lotr connection.

I'll have to wait for the next B Boy and the Hobbit to snatch the number two slot back from the Abyss. Or IM2, or.... Either one of them should be able to eclipse whatever Ishtar finally does at the box office. Records don't stand long anymore, new ones are broken every year.


I didn't say that only boys are pushing this thing, but that the majority are probably boys, ones that will see it a quillion times and hang posters of female Lain Navis on their ceiling and stare at it while they wear their rayban 3d glasses
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Old 12-30-2009, 01:23 PM
Early rumors are saying 18.3 million for Tuesday. God... DAMN!
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Old 12-30-2009, 01:55 PM
lol at "UFC Holmes"

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Old 12-30-2009, 02:06 PM
Don't forget that kids are out of school right now. These gaudy numbers will probably plummet after next weekend.

Still, $500 million seems to be a certainty at this point.
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Old 12-30-2009, 03:22 PM
That's a good point, but these are still numbers that have never been seen, there was barely any drop from Monday to Tuesday. Even Tdk, which was released in the Summer, with everyone off from school, wasn't putting up these high numbers during the second week.

I don't want it to happen, but it will be number 2 worldwide, not long from now, and it will make a serious run at number one domestic. There is nothing to compete with it for at least another month, but i hope i'm wrong.


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Old 12-30-2009, 04:00 PM
King Cameron does it again. I finally saw this movie and OH WOW. I saw it at my local IMAX and the 11 am show that I attended was sold out. People clapped when it ended. In all my years of movie viewing, I have never been in a theater where people applauded a movie except for on an opening weekend. There were people of all ages and I was surprised of the large number of senior citizens. Word of mouth and multiple viewings will push this film to heights we have never seen before. $645
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  #6303  
Old 12-30-2009, 04:50 PM
Tuesday numbers:

1. Avatar - $18.3 million / $250 million total
2. Alvin 2 - $12.5 million / $100 million
3. Sherlock Holmes - $10.2 million / $83.8 million
4. It's Complicated - $4.3 million / $30.6 million
5. Princess and the Frog - $3.4 million / $70 million
6. The Blind Side - $3 million / $190 million
7. Up in the Air - $2.2 million / $28.5 million
8. Nine - $1 million / $8 million
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Old 12-30-2009, 05:45 PM
Well I guess The Weinstein Company is pretty much done now...
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:42 PM
In regard to critical/audience consensus & box office what's happening with Nine is what would be Guido's (8 1/2) worst nightmare.
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:41 PM
I don't want to add to it's total, i'm still hoping it falls short of Tdk's domestic take
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:18 PM
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Well I guess The Weinstein Company is pretty much done now...
Yeah a hit out of every 10 movies is not good.
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Old 12-31-2009, 10:38 AM
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I don't want to add to it's total, i'm still hoping it falls short of Tdk's domestic take
Don't worry, when I go back to see it again I'll buy an extra ticket in your honor.
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Old 12-31-2009, 11:47 AM
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Well I guess The Weinstein Company is pretty much done now...
Good.

That means we won't have to endure unnecessary remakes of Hellraiser and Short Circuit.


How much money do Bob and Harvey have to blow?
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Old 12-31-2009, 02:03 PM
Monday - $19,418,139
Tuesday - $18,290,628
Wednesday - $18,466,123

Should smash the billion mark Worldwide this weekend to be honest, a drop of like 60% in it's worldwide numbers would suffice, so it could take the number 2 spot after just what 18(?) days.
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Old 12-31-2009, 04:09 PM
Wednesday Numbers:

1. Avatar - $18.4 million / $268 million total
2. Alvin 2 - $11.7 million / $112 million
3. Sherlock Holmes - $9.7 million / $93.5 million
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Old 01-01-2010, 07:36 PM
Thursday numbers:

1. Avatar - $14.9 million / $283.8 million total
2. Alvin and the Chipmunks 2 - $8.8 million / $120.7 million
3. Sherlock Holmes - $8.7 million / $102.3 million
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Old 01-01-2010, 07:51 PM
Still going strong! I expected a bigger drop because of new years eve though. I'm very interested to see how it will do on it's 3rd weekend.
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Old 01-02-2010, 03:57 AM
Everybody keeps going on about Avatar's numbers, but what I can't get past is this:

Alvin and the Chipmunks 2 - $8.8 million / $120.7 million

Family this... Christmas that... blah blah blah... come on people!
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Old 01-02-2010, 11:32 AM
Not surprised as the first Alvin movie did $217M domestic.
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:15 PM
Friday estimates from Variety:

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Twentieth Century Fox's "Avatar" jumped the $300 million mark on New Year's Day--its 15th day in release--grossing an estimated $25 million from 3,461 theaters for a cume of $308.8 million.

That likely puts "Avatar's" worldwide cume north of $800 million, as the pic has grossed north of $500 million worldwide. Exact foreign numbers for James Cameron's 3D sci-fi fantasy won't be available until Sunday .

Moviegoing continued to surge over the New Year's holiday.

Warner Bros.' Robert Downey Jr.-Jude Law topliner "Sherlock Holmes" placed No. 2 at the domestic box office on Friday, grossing an estimated $14.9 million from 3,626 runs for a domestic cume of $117.2 million. Guy Ritchie directed.

Fox's "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" held at No. 3, grossing an estimated $13 million from 3,747 theaters for a cume of $133.7 million.

Universal's Meryl Streep-Alec Baldwin-Steve Martin rom com "It's Complicated," from Nancy Meyers, grossed an estimated $7.1 million from 2,897 for a cume of $57.3 million.

Warner Bros.' holdover "The Blind Side" jumped the $200 million mark on Friday, grossing an estimated $4.5 million from 2,926 for a cume of $200.9 million.
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:24 PM
Wow.
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:45 PM
i truly think when all is said and done, James Cameron will have the number 1 and 2 grossing movies of all time, and that is fucking insane! You can not fuck with the man!

I need to see it again, i braved the Blizzard to see the Saturday Imax show i had bought tix for a month in advanced, just left super early and drove even super slower!
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:53 PM
Friday's numbers are even bigger because it was New Years Day (a big one for box office), so most movies will drop on Saturday.

Avatar looks to make $60-65 million in its third weekend. Which is around what most people were predicting for its first weekend.
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Old 01-02-2010, 03:17 PM
Friday Jan 1st 2010 in millions

Avatar $24.8 Tot $308.6
Sherlock $14.9 Tot $117.2
Alvin $12.6 Tot $133.3


The Blind Side just past $200 and #5 after 48 days
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