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Old 03-04-2010, 10:22 PM
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In its 76 day of release, Avatar did just over $1.5 million. The Dark Knight did $133,430 in it 76th day of release. Avatar is just crazy, nuts. This movie's legs aren't just trees, they are skyscrapers.
Yes... for Thursday (its 77th day of release), it could easily jump ahead of Shutter Island and be #1 again.

Although that won't last long. It is probably going to have its biggest drop yet this weekend, with Alice in Wonderland opening and taking many of its 3D and Imax screens. Should be interesting.

$750 million still looks attainable.
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  #6642  
Old 03-06-2010, 10:22 AM
Box Office Guru says that Alice in Wonderland had a 42 million dollar opening day.
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  #6643  
Old 03-06-2010, 12:38 PM
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Box Office Guru says that Alice in Wonderland had a 42 million dollar opening day.
From BoxOfficeMojo.com:

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1 ALICE IN WONDERLAND (2010) $41,000,000

2 BROOKLYN'S FINEST $4,725,000

3 SHUTTER ISLAND $3,975,000

4 COP OUT $2,840,000

5 THE CRAZIES $2,325,000

6 AVATAR $1,975,000

7 VALENTINE'S DAY $1,415,000

8 PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF $1,365,000

9 DEAR JOHN $970,000

10 CRAZY HEART $925,000
Yes, that's $42 million for Alice in Wonderland. on the first DAY. Looks like Burton's biggest hit yet, and on the way to becoming the biggest March opening in history! Kudos, Burton and Disney - much-deserved!
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Old 03-06-2010, 01:41 PM
I think "wow" is the word I'm looking for.
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  #6645  
Old 03-06-2010, 01:52 PM
Wow. Looks like 3D and IMAX 3D will be here to stay. I'm happy for Burton. I'll be seeing Alice in Wonderland on Tuesday in 3D IMAX with the little lady. Looking forward to it.
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  #6646  
Old 03-06-2010, 02:37 PM
Wow, that's a huge number. I'm more surprised about Brooklyn's Finest though. Most predicted it wouldn't get out of the single digits and its theatre count is very low.
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  #6647  
Old 03-06-2010, 02:53 PM
Holy Shit. That's insane for Friday numbers.
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  #6648  
Old 03-06-2010, 04:11 PM
Great for Brooklyn's Finest and also a triumphant comeback for Wesley Snipes to the big screen.
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  #6649  
Old 03-06-2010, 04:28 PM
Alice in Wonderland's gross is too high!

Now, the creativity of Wonderland in books is brilliant and many fans love the cheshire cat, but this movie just isn't very good at all. And the CGI is glaring and atrocious. It also wasn't shot as a 3-D film; this was added later.

I don't know. Not a huge fan of the new-age Burton and quirky Johnny Depp -- he highly annoys me.

Johnny Depp, when he is in normal roles like his early Elm Street role, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, and Donnie Brosco, didn't annoy me nearly as much as he does now. Hell, he's less annoying in that show that caused him huge headaches contractually -- 21 Jump Street '87-'91. Any Depp fan knows how extremely unhappy he was on that show.

Burton's Willie Wonka remake with quirky Depp didn't make for a good combination, and this just continues the trend...

Wonderland '10 is, technically, on life support. There's just not much going for it creatively at all. And I liked the Cheshire cat as much as the next kid.
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Old 03-06-2010, 04:59 PM
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Alice in Wonderland's gross is too high!

Now, the creativity of Wonderland in books is brilliant and many fans love the cheshire cat, but this movie just isn't very good at all. And the CGI is glaring and atrocious. It also wasn't shot as a 3-D film; this was added later.

I don't know. Not a huge fan of the new-age Burton and quirky Johnny Depp -- he highly annoys me.

Johnny Depp, when he is in normal roles like his early Elm Street role, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, and Donnie Brosco, didn't annoy me nearly as much as he does now. Hell, he's less annoying in that show that caused him huge headaches contractually -- 21 Jump Street '87-'91. Any Depp fan knows how extremely unhappy he was on that show.

Burton's Willie Wonka remake with quirky Depp didn't make for a good combination, and this just continues the trend...

Wonderland '10 is, technically, on life support. There's just not much going for it creatively at all. And I liked the Cheshire cat as much as the next kid.
Can't say I agree with anything you wrote besides your liking of the Cheshire Cat.
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  #6651  
Old 03-06-2010, 05:00 PM
I expected this to underpeform, I expected wrong I guess. holy shit. Johnny Depp is indeed the 100 million man.
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Old 03-06-2010, 05:39 PM
The theater I went to, had Alice on 4 screens, 3 for 2D, 1 for 3d, and they were all sold out. These are screens that hold about 400 people each. And a few other theaters my friends went to said they were sold out too. So, I am not surprised by the numbers.


I did not like the movie myself, nobody I went with did. So, I do not expect good word of mouth, maybe mixed if anything.
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  #6653  
Old 03-06-2010, 06:11 PM
Certainly didn't expect that much. Looks like 2010 is starting strong.
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  #6654  
Old 03-07-2010, 01:43 AM
That's an impressive number, i always thought the film looked great, not surprised by how well it's doing. Could/ should pass 300 mil total( it's the new 200 mil), and i imagine it's overseas numbers are going to be even higher, they'll go mad for this in Europe especially. May flirt with a bil.

Anybody still doubt that records keep on getting broken at a "record" pace?

This should bode well for Clash of the Titans, another 3d offering that should have a wide appeal. That film also looks terrific


sidenote:Crazies passed it's production budget after 8 days

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Old 03-07-2010, 05:22 AM
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This should bode well for Clash of the Titans, another 3d offering that should have a wide appeal. That film also looks terrific.
Bodes very well for it; though it'll kick Alice out of IMAX after only 4 weeks when it's released.


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sidenote:Crazies passed it's production budget after 8 days
Good . . . I kinda enjoyed that one.
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:18 AM
Weekend Estimates

1. Alice in Wonderland- $116.3 million
2. Brooklyn's Finest- $13.5 million
3. Shutter Island- $13.3 million
4. Cop Out- $9.2 million
5. Avatar- $7.7 million
6. The Crazies- $7 million
7. Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief- $5.1 million
8. Valentine's Day- $4.2 million
9. Crazy Heart- $3.4 million
10. Dear John- $2.9 million

Huge for Alice in Wonderland. Solid for Brooklyn's Finest. Shutter Island is kicking ass. Cop Out didn't drop too badly, so WOM isn't as bad as I thought it would be. Avatar had its biggest drop yet, which is no surprise since all of its IMAX and most of its 3D screens were taken away by Alice. The Crazies dropped a bit harder than I expected. Percy is almost at $80 million. Valentine's Day had another big drop. Crazy Heart is becoming somewhat of a hit. Dear John is nearing the $80 million mark.

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Old 03-07-2010, 11:23 AM
I'm glad Alice in Wonderland performed well. Brooklyn's Finest numbers aren't surprising, Training Day's fan based helped the film-I'm sure. I'm also happy Shutter Island is performing so well with its rating and time length. Crazy Heart is already a hit, it cost $7 million and has grossed $29 million.
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Old 03-07-2010, 12:55 PM
That's a huge number for Alice. I'm surprised but I noticed there was a huge amount of Buzz over this when I spoke to friends around me and noticed people's excitement over Facebook.

I'm glad Shutter Island is still chugging on strong. I went to see it again last night and my screening was pretty packed. SI has made $93 Million Domestically and it's budget was $80 Mil. Awesome.

I'm pleased The Crazies already passed it's production budget so it's all gravy from there. I enjoyed it.
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Old 03-07-2010, 01:05 PM
This goes to show you on any given weekend you can have a $100 mil opening weekend. Just give the people something worth watching or at least some eye candy worth watching. I am not making a judgment on Alice since I have not yet seen it. Good for Tim.

I am also glad for Mr Fuqua who has some talent. I hope he does not go the route of Singleton.


I wonder how much extra cash was brought in my Alice because it was in 3D. Anyone know the %? Me thinks with all the movies coming out in 3D there will be more screens converted very soon. Maybe with the extra cash 3D is bringing in they won't raise the popcorn prices for a bit.
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Old 03-07-2010, 01:16 PM
Very glad to see Alice being a success, the movie's phenomenal and deserves every penny it can get.
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Old 03-07-2010, 01:48 PM
The Crazies should double it's budget by the end of it's run( most films don't). It had a 56 percent drop, that's excellent for an r rated horror film, especially with so many other choices out there. These types of films usually drop 65 to 70 percent.

So, i guess it can be considered a minor hit.

AIW should hold number one for at least another 2 weeks, maybe more at least until COTT. The buzz will keep it afloat for a while, i don't see less than 300 mil. Look for a sequel.
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Old 03-07-2010, 03:18 PM
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I wonder how much extra cash was brought in my Alice because it was in 3D. Anyone know the %? Me thinks with all the movies coming out in 3D there will be more screens converted very soon. Maybe with the extra cash 3D is bringing in they won't raise the popcorn prices for a bit.
From The Hollywood Reporter:

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Disney tightened the theatrical window for "Alice" to just 12 weeks -- to accelerate its hitting DVD before summer -- in a move that sparked brief controversy among some exhibitors but ultimately reflects the studio's high hopes for pic profits. Its magical bow gave Burton a new personal best, surpassing his $68.5 million opening with 2001's "Planet of the Apes."

The opening was the best ever by a non-sequel movie release. It also was the biggest debut by a 3D pic, blowing away the $77 million debut by "Avatar" in December.

"Alice" attracted broad support, with core family backing heavily fleshed out by Burton fans and other adult patrons. Support was evident among younger and older males and females.

"It's the quintessential four-quadrant movie," Disney distribution topper Chuck Viane said. "It's phenomenal."

Imax's 188 specialty venues contributed a company-record $11.9 million to the debut, or a mind-besting $63,197 per site.

"Momentum is clearly on the side of 3D," Imax Film Entertainment presidents Greg Foster said. "You have all the people who went to see 'Avatar' and loved it, and this was the next 3D movie. There is a 3D halo effect right now, and this movie builds on that."
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Old 03-07-2010, 03:53 PM
holy crap. While Alice is a blockbuster, i dont know, it never felt like a super blockbuster that would make 100m to me, im shocked it made that much. was expecting $65 or something
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Old 03-07-2010, 04:56 PM
Anyone getting tired of family movies besides me?

I've yet to hit the cinema this year.
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:40 AM
I just noticed a relatively new term with regards to theater going demographics, Quadrants, oh god, now they are splitting patrons up into quadrants.
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  #6666  
Old 03-08-2010, 03:00 AM
HURT LOCKER has only grossed $14.7m in theaters. Is this the lowest grossing film to ever win Best Picture?
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Old 03-08-2010, 07:41 PM
I believe so.
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Old 03-13-2010, 12:47 PM
Friday numbers

1. Alice in Wonderland - 17.2 mil
2. Green Zone - 5 mil
3. Remember Me - 3.5 mil
4. She's Out of My League - 3.3 mil
5. Our Family Wedding - 2.5 mil
6. Shutter Island - 2.4 mil
7. Avatar - 1.7 mil
8. Brooklyn's Finest - 1.4 mil
9. Cop Out - 1.2 mil
10. The Crazies - 1.1 mil
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Old 03-13-2010, 12:52 PM
Wow, Alice held up much better than I thought. It's not very front loaded at all. It's unfortunate that Green Zone didn't do better. It's really good.
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Old 03-13-2010, 02:24 PM
Damn Alice is cleaning up. Avatar is STILL in the top 10 which amazes me. Too bad for She's Out of My League. I heard it was really good
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:06 PM
for a flick with basically no marketing.. im surprised to see Our Family Wedding in the top 5!

Also for a flick where Carlos Mencia is one of the leads.. im surprised to see it in the Top 50!!
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Old 03-13-2010, 11:52 PM
I don't see why Alice would drop hard, there is nothing to compete with it.
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Old 03-14-2010, 01:50 PM
Weekend Estimates

1. Alice in Wonderland - 62 mill
2. Green Zone - 14.5 mil
3.She's Out of My League 9.6 mill
4. Remember Me - 8.3 mil
5. Shutter Island - 8.1 mil
6. Our Family Wedding - 7.6 mil
7. Avatar - 6.6 mil
8. Brooklyn's Finest - 4.2 mil
9. Cop Out - 4.2 mil
10. The Crazies - 3.6 mil


Alice had another great weekend. Greenzone is doing okay although I didn't expect it to do well. I was hoping She's Out of My League did much better but oh well.
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:06 PM
Is it just me, or did March just officially become the beginning of the Summer movie season? This past decade it's been getting earlier and earlier. It used to be June-July. Eventually it became May 1st. Last year it started at the end of April. And now, this massive blockbuster, in March. The film industry makes itself out to be in so much trouble, says that it has to "cut back"... but look at this success!
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:14 PM
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Is it just me, or did March just officially become the beginning of the Summer movie season? This past decade it's been getting earlier and earlier. It used to be June-July. Eventually it became May 1st. Last year it started at the end of April. And now, this massive blockbuster, in March. The film industry makes itself out to be in so much trouble, says that it has to "cut back"... but look at this success!
I was thinking the same thing while going over the numbers for this weekend. It's becoming safer and safer to release your big budget film before summer.
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:22 PM
300 staked a claim in 2007 to that idea and the studios have gradually filled in the space between March and May.
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:49 PM
I bet the producers of Green Zone are really regretting their decision right about now. That movie fell on its face and I doubt next weekend's numbers are going to be any better. It's too bad because it seemed like they had good intentions to make a smart thriller, but those previews weren't convincing anybody to go see it.
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:59 PM
Alice's success makes me happy, especially given the recent resurgence of Burton haters. Congrats, Burton and co! =)
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:02 PM
Well, don't expect any more movies about Iraq any time soon. They're second to Eddie Murphy when it comes to box-office poison. They can get critical acclaim and even win Oscars, but not a single one has done well financially (at least I don't think so).
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:04 PM
That is a shame because In the Valley of Elah and Green Zone are terrific movies. The Hurt Locker being very good too, of course.
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