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Weekend Box-Office: February 26-28, 2010

02.28.2010


WEEKEND BOX-OFFICE

Marty and "the cap" continue to lead...

Sorry for the delay posting today's box-office figures, folks! I'm Canadian so I just had to watch the Olympics hockey final game between the USA and CANADA this afternoon and what a game it was! Congrats to the Americanos for tying that shit up with less than 1 minute left in the competition, but kudos to Team Canada, and Sidney Crosby in particular, for scoring the goal in overtime which gave Canada the gold medal! (not to mention, Canada now holds the record for most gold medals at any one winter Olympics...ever!) Had to get that out of the way since all of Canada is currently knee-deep in beer, tears and more beer!

As for the box-office, Marty Scorsese's SHUTTER ISLAND held on to the top spot for the 2nd week in a row, despite solid showings from both Kevin Smith's first endeavor into "action comedies" with COP OUT finishing in second place with close to $19M, and the surprising THE CRAZIES scoring about $17M and landing into the third spot on the list. AVATAR continued its record-breaking ways in fourth place, with another $14M added to its total, although it might finally start slowing down next week as Tim Burton's ALICE IN WONDERLAND takes over many of the 3D theaters in which AVATAR has been crushing records over the past few months.

The film which lost the greatest amount of its audience from last weekend in the top 10 was THE WOLFMAN, which has been dropping like a hooker at an Amway convention, since it opened three weeks ago. The film opened strong with $31M a couple of weeks ago, but it's been going downhill since then, and has only made $57M domestically (it reportedly cost about $150M). The film that lost the least amount of its audience since last weekend? AVATAR. Natch.

The two films to get booted from the top 10 this weekend include EDGE OF DARKNESS ($42M) and FROM PARIS WITH LOVE ($23M). It's to note that THE F*CKIN' BLIND SIDE is still hanging around the top 10 in 11th spot this week, bringing its overall total to $249M since its release back in November! Imagine if it wins an Oscar next week...wow. And speaking of which, it'll be interesting to see how all films are affected by the Academy Awards, which are taking place next Sunday, March 7th.

Next week also sees the release of ALICE IN WONDERLAND, the Tim Burton version, starring Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway and a ton of CGI elements. And opening in less than half the theaters as ALICE, Antoine Fuqua's BROOKLYN'S FINEST re-teams the director with his TRAINING DAY co-star Ethan Hawke, along with Dick Gere, Don Cheadle and Wesley Snipes. Yeah, that wasn't a typo...that's Wesley Snipes in a theatrical release! Nice to see the dude back, although hopefully he's chilled out a little since his 'douchebag days' on sets. This week's question asks readers how much $$$ they think ALICE IN WONDERLAND will open with next weekend? VOTE HERE!!!

1. Shutter Island $ 22.2 Million $ 75.1 Million
2. Cop Out $ 18.6 Million
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3. The Crazies $ 16.5 Million
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4. Avatar $ 14 Million $ 706.9 Million
5. Percy Jackson &... $ 9.8 Million $ 71.2 Million
6. Valentine's Day $ 9.5 Million $ 100.4 Million
7. Dear John $ 5 Million $ 72.6 Million
8. The Wolfman $ 4.1 Million $ 57.2 Million
9. Tooth Fairy $ 3.5 Million $ 53.9 Million
10. Crazy Heart $ 2.5 Million $ 25.1 Million

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5:57AM on 03/01/2010
Love that Shutter Island did good. Haven't seen Cop Out tho. Will probably wait on that one. But disappointed that Tooth Fairy has made more than Crazy Heart. Haven't seen Tooth Fairy and probably never will but I have seen Crazy Heart. And Tooth Fairy wasn't very well received as I hear it.
Love that Shutter Island did good. Haven't seen Cop Out tho. Will probably wait on that one. But disappointed that Tooth Fairy has made more than Crazy Heart. Haven't seen Tooth Fairy and probably never will but I have seen Crazy Heart. And Tooth Fairy wasn't very well received as I hear it.
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3:44AM on 03/01/2010

The Ghost Writer...

had the highest per-screen average at $20,233. Shame it got released so early in the year, will probably get ignored come Oscar time.
had the highest per-screen average at $20,233. Shame it got released so early in the year, will probably get ignored come Oscar time.
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3:23AM on 03/01/2010
Good to see Shutter Island at the top. Even though I've read the book it still was a blast sitting through.

Did't watch much of the game. Still bitter I guess about Sweden not even playing for third.
Good to see Shutter Island at the top. Even though I've read the book it still was a blast sitting through.

Did't watch much of the game. Still bitter I guess about Sweden not even playing for third.
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1:33AM on 03/01/2010

fuck canada

yeah I'm bitter
yeah I'm bitter
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1:27AM on 03/01/2010
Looks like "The Wolfman" has taken a financial hit. "Avatar" this late in the game w/$14 Mil. is amazing! "Tooth Fairy" seems about right $$$ wise at this point...maybe pullin' in a little more than expected?
Looks like "The Wolfman" has taken a financial hit. "Avatar" this late in the game w/$14 Mil. is amazing! "Tooth Fairy" seems about right $$$ wise at this point...maybe pullin' in a little more than expected?
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12:33AM on 03/01/2010

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Saw Shutter Island this week. Incredible if albiet predictable. Visually it was down right mind blowing and every single actor in every single scene was top notch! Wolfman, which I also saw this week, was a total mess. That piece of sh** cost 150$million? Wow, for what? They were better off using that money to pay people NOT to see it. Granted the design of the wolfman was done well... Sadly, nothing else was.
Saw Shutter Island this week. Incredible if albiet predictable. Visually it was down right mind blowing and every single actor in every single scene was top notch! Wolfman, which I also saw this week, was a total mess. That piece of sh** cost 150$million? Wow, for what? They were better off using that money to pay people NOT to see it. Granted the design of the wolfman was done well... Sadly, nothing else was.
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11:09PM on 02/28/2010
Just got back from Shutter Island and wow.. what a mind fuck. I'm really happy to see a movie that challenges the viewer without a cookie cutter plotline 2 follow to be #1 at the box office.
Just got back from Shutter Island and wow.. what a mind fuck. I'm really happy to see a movie that challenges the viewer without a cookie cutter plotline 2 follow to be #1 at the box office.
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10:58PM on 02/28/2010
A old-timer beats the blowhard. Good to see. Very good to see.
A old-timer beats the blowhard. Good to see. Very good to see.
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6:48AM on 03/01/2010
I'm not sure that's how I'd describe the Canada win over USA, but.... ;)
I'm not sure that's how I'd describe the Canada win over USA, but.... ;)
10:12AM on 03/01/2010
LOL... enough with the hockey stuff. Most Americans really don't give a crap about it as much as the Canadians do. We should have just forfeited and given it to the people who desired it the most.
LOL... enough with the hockey stuff. Most Americans really don't give a crap about it as much as the Canadians do. We should have just forfeited and given it to the people who desired it the most.
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10:41PM on 02/28/2010

Good For Marty

I'm glad your finally makin the money Marty, but its a shame that it's with a movie like this.
I'm glad your finally makin the money Marty, but its a shame that it's with a movie like this.
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10:25PM on 02/28/2010
Go Avatar, 2.5+bil in 3 months, pretty awesome.
I'm also getting the feeling Alice is gonna underperform, haven't heard much praise about the film itself. Will be awesome if Avatar starts stealing back screens from Alice in a few weeks!!
Go Avatar, 2.5+bil in 3 months, pretty awesome.
I'm also getting the feeling Alice is gonna underperform, haven't heard much praise about the film itself. Will be awesome if Avatar starts stealing back screens from Alice in a few weeks!!
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9:47PM on 02/28/2010

CANADA WINS GOLD!

Fuckin' right JoBlo, Crosby's goal was legendary.

I actually saw Cop Out - was expecting to only chuckle a few times but it surprisingly worked for me. Was expecting a really cliched action comedy but other than having some blatant ones, Smith toyed with the cliches and the interplay between Willis, Morgan, and Scott really works for the most of it.
Fuckin' right JoBlo, Crosby's goal was legendary.

I actually saw Cop Out - was expecting to only chuckle a few times but it surprisingly worked for me. Was expecting a really cliched action comedy but other than having some blatant ones, Smith toyed with the cliches and the interplay between Willis, Morgan, and Scott really works for the most of it.
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9:46PM on 02/28/2010

Crosby

I'm glad The Crazies did well, was supposed to see it tonight, but have to wait now. Shutter Island was also awesome so its nice to see 2 genre pieces do well. On a side not I think Crosby became the single most hated man in America today.
I'm glad The Crazies did well, was supposed to see it tonight, but have to wait now. Shutter Island was also awesome so its nice to see 2 genre pieces do well. On a side not I think Crosby became the single most hated man in America today.
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9:21PM on 02/28/2010

Glad to see...

Shutter Island doing well, deserves it. I wanna see Alice In Wonderland really bad, but will probably go see The Crazies next weekend
Shutter Island doing well, deserves it. I wanna see Alice In Wonderland really bad, but will probably go see The Crazies next weekend
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9:09PM on 02/28/2010

Cop Out sucks balls...

No excuses for how painfully unfunny it is, and how poorly made the movie was over all. Just bad. Bad editing, bad directing... actually no directing, it feels void of anything. I want my money back so bad. What a lazy piece of shit. fuck.
No excuses for how painfully unfunny it is, and how poorly made the movie was over all. Just bad. Bad editing, bad directing... actually no directing, it feels void of anything. I want my money back so bad. What a lazy piece of shit. fuck.
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9:09PM on 02/28/2010
Nice. I freaking loved Shutter Island. Can't wait to watch it again. Even if you know what's going on it's still worth multiple viewings. Such a great haunting score too.
Nice. I freaking loved Shutter Island. Can't wait to watch it again. Even if you know what's going on it's still worth multiple viewings. Such a great haunting score too.
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9:02PM on 02/28/2010
Canada sux lol jk, can't hate on US losing to the country who practically invented the sport. Anyway glad Shutter Island is doing well, still need to see it though. Alice in Wonderland will not bomb btw even if it is from Tim Burton, so ya i'll see it & to me The Mad Hatter looks like Madonna lol
Canada sux lol jk, can't hate on US losing to the country who practically invented the sport. Anyway glad Shutter Island is doing well, still need to see it though. Alice in Wonderland will not bomb btw even if it is from Tim Burton, so ya i'll see it & to me The Mad Hatter looks like Madonna lol
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9:00PM on 02/28/2010
Canada sux lol jk, can't hate on US losing to the country who practically invented the sport. Anyway glad Shutter Island is doing well, still need to see it though. Alice in Wonderland will not bomb btw even if it is from Tim Burton, so ya i'll see it & to me The Mad Hatter looks like Madonna lol
Canada sux lol jk, can't hate on US losing to the country who practically invented the sport. Anyway glad Shutter Island is doing well, still need to see it though. Alice in Wonderland will not bomb btw even if it is from Tim Burton, so ya i'll see it & to me The Mad Hatter looks like Madonna lol
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11:09AM on 03/01/2010
practically invented the sport?? we DID invent the sport
practically invented the sport?? we DID invent the sport
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8:46PM on 02/28/2010

Alice in Wonderland

Does anyone else feel that Alice in Wonderland might bomb ?
Does anyone else feel that Alice in Wonderland might bomb ?
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8:44PM on 02/28/2010
love Shutter Island
love Shutter Island
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8:24PM on 02/28/2010
Congrats to Kevin on his strongest opening ever!
Congrats to Kevin on his strongest opening ever!
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9:50PM on 02/28/2010
Yeah too bad the movie sucks balls.
Yeah too bad the movie sucks balls.
10:20PM on 02/28/2010
I didn't see it so I can't comment, but there's no reason to be mad the movie did well if it wasn't amazing. Kevin is a good guy, and him having success is nice to see for a change. Plus it helps secure funding for Hit Somebody.
I didn't see it so I can't comment, but there's no reason to be mad the movie did well if it wasn't amazing. Kevin is a good guy, and him having success is nice to see for a change. Plus it helps secure funding for Hit Somebody.
7:21PM on 03/01/2010
I just would rather see one of his better movies help him get more recognition though. Oh well its hollywood.
I just would rather see one of his better movies help him get more recognition though. Oh well its hollywood.
8:20PM on 02/28/2010

Wow

People are still going to see the Tooth Fairy?

WHY??
People are still going to see the Tooth Fairy?

WHY??
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9:02PM on 02/28/2010
well might as well ask why people are going to see Avatar, who cares really.
well might as well ask why people are going to see Avatar, who cares really.
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