#321  
Old 03-25-2006, 10:57 AM
Spike Lee finally gets to direct a box office hit, and it's his first film to top the box office since He Got Game back in 1998, I believe.

I'm surprised and annoyed that Larry the Cable Guy even got that much.

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  #322  
Old 03-25-2006, 11:00 AM
It's not a fantastic opening for Stay Alive, but it's much better than I expected. It'll end up around $10 million, maybe $11 million, since horror flicks are always frontloaded on opening day. Not exceptional, but good and above expectations. Nice marketing job. Inside Man will snag at least $25 million and possibly closer to $30 million since it's targeting older viewers who don't feel the need to rush out on Friday to see it. I hoped V would hold better. Disappointing.
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  #323  
Old 03-25-2006, 02:16 PM
I knew INSIDE MAN would pull off a better opening than V but I do wish V held on better.
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  #324  
Old 03-25-2006, 03:28 PM
according to boxofficemojo The Hills Have Eyes only dropped 43% from last friday thats freakin awesome its def hitting 40 mil now.

Awesome for Inside Man , I'll be seeing it tomorrow.

As for Stay Alive , Madsen im sad to report that is impressive. Look at the PTA its a tad over 2K thats not bad at all and it was only released in a little bit over 2000 theaters, but the movie looks like shit and I dont know why people would see it anyways.
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  #325  
Old 03-25-2006, 05:03 PM
I hope Stay Alive costed a lot of money (even though it doesn't seem like it did) so that it tanks.
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  #326  
Old 03-25-2006, 05:05 PM
ERRRRRRRRR!

Larry the Cable will probably actually make a profit because it was probably made very cheaply! I hope I'm wrong but I doubt it, just I like I doubt my hopefulness for Stay Alive will come true!
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  #327  
Old 03-26-2006, 01:24 PM
Weekend Estimates (boxofficemojo):

1) INSIDE MAN - $28.969 million
2) V FOR VENDETTA - $12.326 million (-51.9%)
3) STAY ALIVE - $11.2 million
4) FAILURE TO LAUNCH - $10.8 million (-30.8%)
5) SHAGGY DOG - $9.137 million (-31.7%)
6) SHE'S THE MAN - $7.429 million (-30.8%)
7) HEALTH INSPECTOR - $7 million
8) HILLS HAVE EYES - $4.25 million (-46.9%)
9) EIGHT BELOW - $2.737 million (-33%)
10) 16 BLOCKS - $2.215 million (-53.4%)
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  #328  
Old 03-26-2006, 01:25 PM
Not bad, NightStalker, but not impressive. Stay Alive did better than I expected, but it's still PG-13 horror opening in over 2,000 theaters. Inside Man cost $45 million to make according to boxofficemojo, so it will be quite a profitable movie. It deserves every damn penny. Excellent opening.
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  #329  
Old 03-26-2006, 01:28 PM
I agree Inside Man deserves every penny it gets saw it last night at a late showing and it was fucking great. 8/10

Also The Hills Have Eyes didnt have a 50% drop. Should def get 40 mil maybe even 45 *wishful thinking*

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  #330  
Old 03-26-2006, 01:58 PM
By the way, isn't it crazy how expensive romantic comedies have become? Failure to Launch actually cost more to make than Inside Man ($50 million and $45 million, respectively), and Just Like Heaven (another recent example) cost $58 million.
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  #331  
Old 03-26-2006, 02:19 PM
For anyone who's curious, Thank You For Smoking made $1.1 million from 54 theaters (an average of about $20,000 per theater).
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  #332  
Old 03-26-2006, 03:06 PM
I think Stay Alive has had the weakest opening for a horror movie so far this year. Also I heard a story from someone that said at his theater the manager turned the movie off 10 minutes in and gave out to the crowd because they just wouldn't behave.
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  #333  
Old 03-26-2006, 03:11 PM
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Originally posted by MadsenOMC
For anyone who's curious, Thank You For Smoking made $1.1 million from 54 theaters (an average of about $20,000 per theater).

Wow. I guess people hate Ciggerette companies.




Also, great weekend. Shame about Vendetta though. and that near 30 millon opening for Inside Man floored me.
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  #334  
Old 03-26-2006, 10:14 PM
Don't see the surprise with Inside making that much . There's nothing else out there and it looks like a good movie , had no doubt it would be number one , just a matter if it would reach 30 mil plus . Wonder if it will drop like mad like V for Velveeta did , damn that thing tanked harder than the spice girls after Spice World , or did they tank before that ? I just dont see a sustained interest in Inside , but it's going to hang around a bit , again , because theres not much else out there .

That cig movie looks like some glorified satire you can catch on the Bravo movie channel , who cares if it made 1 mil at select theaters , those limited release movies always have inflated psa s , simply because they are only seen in select theaters , i wouldnt call it a revelation of sorts , it plays to a particular market in specific cities according to demographic research . Let it go wide and see what it does , honestly i'm not even sure its a rental . Rather go kill my liver some more at some local watering hole listening to bad karoake than watch that in the theater .


Failure to avoid cliches is still hanging around , people must be really bored , or they couldnt get in to see the film they really wanted to see , who knows , i can actually hear the dust collecting on the dvds of this film , my hearing is excellent .

Shaggy , please get neatered already .


Hills , like what its doing , lets see what it does overseas , it already made a profit .


Madea is finally out of the top ten , phew , but here comes the third film , prob already finished .


Stay alive , the twitch fest for restless vidgame junkies , it was lucky to make more than 10 mil , watch it fade to black now .


Health inspector , way cool , i like that cable dude , its nice to see his film take in a modest box office . I said it some other time , i can see him as the new Ernest P Worrel of sorts , he has that kind of appeal .

16 blockheads , bye bye , you're history next week . bruce , stop wearing hairpieces please , doesnt do anything for your acting , at least not for the roles you chose( save for 6th sense ) . And no more burnt out cops .


She's the man , well shes kinda cool on that thats what i like show , but , well , theres still teenagers running around , so it had to make something .
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  #335  
Old 03-27-2006, 12:22 AM
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Originally posted by dellamorte dellamore
Don't see the surprise with Inside making that much . There's nothing else out there and it looks like a good movie , had no doubt it would be number one , just a matter if it would reach 30 mil plus . Wonder if it will drop like mad like V for Velveeta did , damn that thing tanked harder than the spice girls after Spice World , or did they tank before that ? I just dont see a sustained interest in Inside , but it's going to hang around a bit , again , because theres not much else out there .


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V For Vendetta didn't tank. It only cost 50 million for christ sake, it's almost already made back it's budget.
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  #336  
Old 03-27-2006, 07:54 AM
Wow. Another example of how subjective comedy is. Thank You For Smoking is maybe a rental but Larry the fucking Cable Guy is quality comedy dd? Yikes! I'd rather watch any movie in the top 10 right now (and probably top 100 for that matter) 1,000 times in a row rather than sit through a Larry the Cable Guy movie once. He is one of the biggest wastes of skin on the planet and as funny as a small child with a terminal illness. And V did not bomb at all, even if it did suffer a steep second weekend drop. Inside Man is on its way to becoming a huge hit.
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  #337  
Old 03-27-2006, 08:39 AM
Just when I'm losing all faith in humanity, they make me happy as I could be and don't let that Larry idiot into even the top 5. THERE IS A GOD! To quote David Cross "That's not funny, I don't care who you are!"
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  #338  
Old 03-27-2006, 03:50 PM
Weekend Actuals:

1) INSIDE MAN - $28.95 million
2) V FOR VENDETTA - $12.33 million (-51.9%) $46.2 million total
3) STAY ALIVE - $10.7 million
4) FAILURE TO LAUNCH - $10.46 million (-33%) $63.5 million
5) SHAGGY DOG - $9 million (-32.5%) $47.8 million
6) SHE'S THE MAN - $7.29 million (-32%) $20.3 million
7) HEALTH INSPECTOR - $6.9 million
8) HILLS HAVE EYES - $4.38 million (-45.2%) $35.7 million
9) EIGHT BELOW - $2.7 million (-33.4%) $77.1 million
10) 16 BLOCKS - $2.16 million (-54.6%) $34 million
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  #339  
Old 04-01-2006, 10:35 AM
Friday's Estimates (showbizdata):

1) ICE AGE 2: THE MELTDOWN - $21.7 million
2) INSIDE MAN - $5 million
3) ATL - $4.6 million
4) FAILURE TO LAUNCH - $2.2 million
5) V FOR VENDETTA - $2 million
6) STAY ALIVE - $1.7 million
7) SHE'S THE MAN - $1.6 million
8) SLITHER - $1.4 million
9) BASIC INSTINCT 2: RISK ADDICTION - $1.1 million
10) LARRY THE CABLE GUY: HEALTH INSPECTOR - $1.1 million
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  #340  
Old 04-01-2006, 12:00 PM
Basically It Stinks, Too and Slither both bombed, nothing surprising. Although, one of these days, it would be a lot more interesting if a film that wasn't heavily predicted by the box office gurus made it to the top of the list.

"Slither is the number one gross-out horror comedy in America!"

Still, since it's the only one of its genre in the top ten this week, I could see a tongue in cheek spoof advertisement...perhaps build word of mouth for the eventual DVD release, where it'll probably do better than its soon to be ended theatrical run.
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  #341  
Old 04-01-2006, 12:08 PM
That's a huge disappointment for Slither. Horror is so in right now (though apparently not horror comedy) and I feel like the advertising has been solid, both on TV and the Internet. A $4 million opening weekend is pretty awful. It cost $20 million to make, and at least half that if not more for P&A.
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  #342  
Old 04-01-2006, 12:36 PM
I wouldn't go as far to say Slither bombed. As it will definately make what it cost probably within the first couple of weeks. Plus international and dvd sales thats still a pretty big chunk of change their making.
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Old 04-01-2006, 12:55 PM
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Originally posted by MadsenOMC
1) ICE AGE 2: THE MELTDOWN - $21.7 million
HOLY FUCKING SHIT

It is in line to make about $75 million for the weekend. Based on the estimate, it has the highest opening day ever for an animated feature. Fuck you Nemo and Incredibles. Holy shit. I am shocked.
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  #344  
Old 04-01-2006, 02:11 PM
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I wouldn't go as far to say Slither bombed.
Yes, it bombed. Without a doubt. Will it make its money back after you figure in international box office and DVD sales? Someday, down the line, it might actually be profitable. But a $4 million opening weekend is abysmal. Its per theater average isn't going to be much higher than $2,000. That is terrible. No two ways about it. You know it's going to drop fast as well, so it will be lucky to make three times its opening weekend, or about $12 million. Barely over half of its production budget. That is a bomb.
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Old 04-01-2006, 02:53 PM
It's no surprise that Slither bombed. The advertisements couldn't decide what the film wanted to be. The theatrical trailer made it appear to be a spoof-like film, but some of the TV spots made it look serious. That and it just didn't look like a very good film.

And ouch for Basic Instinct 2. Sharon Stone's probably thinking she did all those raunchy sex scenes for nothing by now.
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Old 04-01-2006, 03:59 PM
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And ouch for Basic Instinct 2. Sharon Stone's probably thinking she did all those raunchy sex scenes for nothing by now.

I think the 14 million she pocketed to make this abortion will help her get over it rather nicely.
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  #347  
Old 04-01-2006, 07:31 PM
Crazy numbers...Ice Age 2 did just ridiculously fantastic,and Basic Instinct 2 & Slither did anything BUT that. Right from the start you knew both BI2 & Slither weren't going to do AMAZING profits,but they were eithert going to be a moderate sucess,or a huge bomb. We've obviously been told already which one they turned out to be.
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Old 04-01-2006, 08:06 PM
Look at the numbers for Ice Age 2 amazing.
I need to write a kiddie flick.
Basic Instinct 2 will do better on dvd.
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Old 04-01-2006, 08:49 PM
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I think the 14 million she pocketed to make this abortion will help her get over it rather nicely.
She better not spend it all at once, after this i doubt she'll be getting much more work.
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Old 04-01-2006, 11:42 PM
I'm not surprised that Slither has bomb written all over it, but it's still unfortunate to hear. But it's not like Nathan Fillion's last film, Serenity, or the last horror comedy, Shaun of the Dead, broke box-office records. So no one should be shocked about this.

Hopefully, more people will check it out and support it once it's released on DVD, which will probably be sooner than later.

Well, at least Slither had a slightly better Friday performance than Basic Instinct 2.

Strider

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Old 04-02-2006, 03:53 AM

Booo to people seeing Ice Age 2 and not Slither BOOOO.
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  #352  
Old 04-02-2006, 05:18 AM
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She better not spend it all at once, after this i doubt she'll be getting much more work.
I'd have to disagree with you kindly,dude.

I personally think every dime Basic Instinct 2 will make,is pretty much due to Sharon Stone and horny people wanting to see what she does sexually in it skinemax style.

I also think,the failure of this movie isn't her fault,its just a movie itself that nobody wants to see nor cares about,and its way too late.

She can still,and possibly will (if she wants it enough) get alot more roles. Its the movie,not her.
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  #353  
Old 04-02-2006, 03:07 PM
Weekend Estimates:

1) ICE AGE 2: THE MELTDOWN - $70.5 million
2) INSIDE MAN - $15.69 million (-45.8%)
3) ATL - $12.545 million
4) FAILURE TO LAUNCH - $6.6 million (-36.7%)
5) V FOR VENDETTA - $6.46 million (-47.6%)
6) STAY ALIVE - $4.575 million (-57.3%)
7) SHE'S THE MAN - $4.571 million (-37.4%)
8) SLITHER - $3.676 million
9) LARRY THE CABLE GUY: HEALTH INSPECTOR - $3.2 million (-53.8%)
10) BASIC INSTINCT 2 - $3.2 million
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Old 04-02-2006, 04:23 PM
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Originally posted by MadsenOMC
Yes, it bombed. Without a doubt. Will it make its money back after you figure in international box office and DVD sales? Someday, down the line, it might actually be profitable. But a $4 million opening weekend is abysmal. Its per theater average isn't going to be much higher than $2,000. That is terrible. No two ways about it. You know it's going to drop fast as well, so it will be lucky to make three times its opening weekend, or about $12 million. Barely over half of its production budget. That is a bomb.
Regardless of how much I liked the film, Madsen's right and it's not doing good at all. But like I've always said, at least the film got made for me to enjoy it rather than just wondering how it could've turned out. It's ok for me since James Gunn didn't even plan on doing a sequel to begin with, so it doesn't matter if there's a Slither 2 or not.
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Old 04-04-2006, 10:09 AM
The actual numbers came out and Ice Age: The Meltdown dropped to $68 million. I guess they really wanted it to be closer to The Incredibles.
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Old 04-08-2006, 11:07 AM
Friday's Estimates (showbizdata):

1) ICE AGE 2: THE MELTDOWN - $8.5 million
2) BENCHWARMERS - $6.7 million
3) TAKE THE LEAD - $4.2 million
4) INSIDE MAN - $2.6 million
5) LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN - $2.3 million
6) FAILURE TO LAUNCH - $1.2 million
7) ATL - $1.2 million
8) V FOR VENDETTA - $1 million
9) PHAT GIRLZ - $900,000
10) STAY ALIVE - $700,000
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  #357  
Old 04-08-2006, 11:15 AM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! For that stupid looking Phat Girlz movie!
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  #358  
Old 04-08-2006, 11:17 AM
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! For that stupid looking Phat Girlz movie!
Why? It doesn't look any worse than Benchwarmers. In fact, its rating at rottentomatoes (which is low) is actually double that of Benchwarmers. So maybe it's actually a better movie?
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Old 04-08-2006, 11:29 AM
Well I actually think The Benchwarmers looks kinda funny. But Phat Girlz just looks horrible to me. I liked Monique in Domino but this probably just isn't my cup of tea.
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  #360  
Old 04-08-2006, 12:09 PM
Im shocked anyone went to see Phat Girlz on the big screen,it was shot in low quality DV.Just terrible.
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