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Weekend Box-Office: December 3-5, 2010

12.05.2010


WEEKEND BOX-OFFICE

Tangled slips into first place...

As per many of Disney's previous animated concoctions, TANGLED started off decently in 2nd place last weekend, but continued strongly into its second week as it surpassed the British wizard kid into first place with close to $22M this weekend. Disney's kid flicks are known to "have legs" and it doesn't look like TANGLED will be any different, as it eases closer to the $100M mark after 10 days of release.

That said...the rest of this week's movies made dogshit money as this weekend qualified as the 2nd WORST WEEKEND of the entire year in terms of receipts, with just $88M generated over the entire weekend. Not sure why none of the studios decided to release any new movies this past weekend (and yeah, I'm not counting THE WARRIOR'S WAY), but I guess that's why they get paid the big bucks.

The good news concerning peeps for whom we carry a torch around these parts came courtesy of Darren Aronofsky's limited release of BLACK SWAN, which debuted on only 18 theaters this past weekend, yet grossed close to $1.4M (it opened in 13th place) which came out to an average of about $78,000 per theater, which is a new record for distributor Fox Searchlight, topping the likes of JUNO, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, SIDEWAYS and LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE. It also turned into the 2nd best limited release flick of the year, behind last weekend's THE KING'S SPEECH, which had generated $88,000 per theater at the time. No word on when BLACK SWAN will be released wide, but it should be soon enough...

The one film that got booted from the top 10 this week was MORNING GLORY, which currently sits at $29M in grosses in total.

Next weekend sees the release of two major releases including the latest in the CHRONIC-WHAT CLES OF NARNIA and a film that I would have assumed I would be more excited about, especially since it stars Johnny Depp and Angelia Jolie and is set in Venice, THE TOURIST, but somehow the trailers for the film haven't done all that much for me. But with the December Oscar releases also rolling out this weekend, what December release would you most want to see? VOTE NOW!!!

1. Tangled $ 21.5 Million $ 96.5 Million
2. Harry Potter and... $ 16.7 Million $ 244.2 Million
3. Unstopppable $ 6.1 Million $ 68.9 Million
4. Burlesque $ 6.1 Million $ 26.9 Million
5. Love and Other Drugs $ 5.7 Million $ 22.6 Million
6. Megamind $ 5 Million $ 136.7 Million
7. Due Date $ 4.2 Million $ 90.9 Million
8. Faster $ 3.8 Million $ 18.1 Million
9. The Warrior's Way $ 3.1 Million
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10. The Next Three Days $ 2.7 Million $ 18.4 Million

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7:26AM on 12/06/2010

FINALLY :)

iīm glad hp is not number 1 any more, i still canīt get whatīs so appealing about a bunch of kids waving around a stick trough the movie, having said that, iīm not saying the movieīs bad, iīm just saying i just donīt get it :P

tangled looks like a really solid fun movie, havenīt seen it yet, but i plan to go ;)

iīm glad hp is not number 1 any more, i still canīt get whatīs so appealing about a bunch of kids waving around a stick trough the movie, having said that, iīm not saying the movieīs bad, iīm just saying i just donīt get it :P

tangled looks like a really solid fun movie, havenīt seen it yet, but i plan to go ;)

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9:53AM on 12/06/2010
Yeah, and The Lord of the Rings trilogy is about some short dude walking around with a ring on a chain wrapped around his neck.
Yeah, and The Lord of the Rings trilogy is about some short dude walking around with a ring on a chain wrapped around his neck.
11:27AM on 12/06/2010
exactly, lotr, is nothing but an expensive documentary about a guy walking from A to B with a ring :P hehehehe
exactly, lotr, is nothing but an expensive documentary about a guy walking from A to B with a ring :P hehehehe
2:51AM on 12/06/2010
I'm seeing a good bit of hate towards Tangled and I'm not quite sure why. It was a great Disney animated film. It has the old school feel of the films released in the 90s. It looked beautiful to boot.
I'm seeing a good bit of hate towards Tangled and I'm not quite sure why. It was a great Disney animated film. It has the old school feel of the films released in the 90s. It looked beautiful to boot.
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12:31AM on 12/06/2010
Tired of the countless/mediocre animated movies from Dreamworks and Disney these days.
Tired of the countless/mediocre animated movies from Dreamworks and Disney these days.
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11:48PM on 12/05/2010
My attitude seeing what's playing rt now and due up thru the remainder of the month-bring on 2011!!!
My attitude seeing what's playing rt now and due up thru the remainder of the month-bring on 2011!!!
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10:30PM on 12/05/2010
Tangled has a long way to go. I had no idea until just a few minutes ago that it's budget was a massive $260 million. Whew!
Tangled has a long way to go. I had no idea until just a few minutes ago that it's budget was a massive $260 million. Whew!
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11:57PM on 12/05/2010
Thats a mistake from Box Office Mojo, its actually more like $160M
Thats a mistake from Box Office Mojo, its actually more like $160M
9:27PM on 12/05/2010
Since Inception is coming out this week on dvd, I will probably end up watching the film a couple of times this weekend and skipping the movies.
Since Inception is coming out this week on dvd, I will probably end up watching the film a couple of times this weekend and skipping the movies.
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9:25PM on 12/06/2010
Der her her.
Der her her.
9:13PM on 12/05/2010
might this HP end up being the lowest grossing since azkaban? what'd COS do?
might this HP end up being the lowest grossing since azkaban? what'd COS do?
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9:55AM on 12/06/2010
It's been out for just over two weeks and has already made almost $250,000,000 and you're implying it's a failure???
It's been out for just over two weeks and has already made almost $250,000,000 and you're implying it's a failure???
11:50AM on 12/06/2010
where in the heck do you read anything about me saying it's a failure? i was asking if it might be the lowest grossing of the series. as its domestic gross is dropping pretty rapidly, it probably will top out somewhere between COS and GOF. now chill out.
where in the heck do you read anything about me saying it's a failure? i was asking if it might be the lowest grossing of the series. as its domestic gross is dropping pretty rapidly, it probably will top out somewhere between COS and GOF. now chill out.
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9:09PM on 12/05/2010

Think about this...

When "The Wolverine" comes out, it's director will have won an Oscar for Best Director, for Black Swan.
When "The Wolverine" comes out, it's director will have won an Oscar for Best Director, for Black Swan.
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8:59PM on 12/05/2010
Really dug unstoppable thursday night and thought the warriors way was a solid movie as well. Decent story and a great action sequence to end the film. Recommend this movie for the last twenty minutes or so alone.
Really dug unstoppable thursday night and thought the warriors way was a solid movie as well. Decent story and a great action sequence to end the film. Recommend this movie for the last twenty minutes or so alone.
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6:55PM on 12/05/2010

WOW

I figured that Tangled movie would be DOA.
I figured that Tangled movie would be DOA.
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10:28PM on 12/05/2010
Yeah furreal. Kind of a big drop for a second weekend, though. 56% off from last week. Low to mid 40s is usually considered good.
Yeah furreal. Kind of a big drop for a second weekend, though. 56% off from last week. Low to mid 40s is usually considered good.
6:55PM on 12/05/2010
Well, I wanted to see Black Swan this weekend but I guess I have to hold off until it goes into a wide release. With the low box-office this weekend it seems like this would have been a good week for a wide release, but who knows how they decide to release these smaller films.
Well, I wanted to see Black Swan this weekend but I guess I have to hold off until it goes into a wide release. With the low box-office this weekend it seems like this would have been a good week for a wide release, but who knows how they decide to release these smaller films.
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6:33PM on 12/05/2010
Just got back from seeing Scott Pilgrim (started here on Friday) and saw the trailer for The Tourist in front of it. Didn't really do that much for me either. I hadn't seen anything from it before, but it looks pretty middle of the road. Depp's usually great in everything he does, but for some reason it doesn't look like a movie he should be in.
Just got back from seeing Scott Pilgrim (started here on Friday) and saw the trailer for The Tourist in front of it. Didn't really do that much for me either. I hadn't seen anything from it before, but it looks pretty middle of the road. Depp's usually great in everything he does, but for some reason it doesn't look like a movie he should be in.
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6:22PM on 12/05/2010
I saw both The Next 3 days and The Warriors way this week (yeah...the bottom 2 flicks) and I would recommend both of them. It's a shame that neither are doing well but 3 days was a surprisingly intense "thriller" and if you dug 300 or Sin City (and if you're a true fan boy/schmoe) then you have to see The Warriors Way. It didn't take itself too seriously and was a lot of fun.

Had no inclination to see Tangled but after watching the trailer today I think I'll check it out.
I saw both The Next 3 days and The Warriors way this week (yeah...the bottom 2 flicks) and I would recommend both of them. It's a shame that neither are doing well but 3 days was a surprisingly intense "thriller" and if you dug 300 or Sin City (and if you're a true fan boy/schmoe) then you have to see The Warriors Way. It didn't take itself too seriously and was a lot of fun.

Had no inclination to see Tangled but after watching the trailer today I think I'll check it out.
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7:26PM on 12/05/2010
be carefull... As fun as Tangled is (and it is), some of the funniest things in the trailer are NOT in the movie itself... As strange as it sound !
be carefull... As fun as Tangled is (and it is), some of the funniest things in the trailer are NOT in the movie itself... As strange as it sound !
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