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Weekend Box-Office: November 11-13, 2011

11.13.2011by:

Immortals stabs competition in the face!

Audiences were looking for some action this weekend, and Tarsem's slick R-rated fantasy flick IMMORTALS was there to supply it. The movie opened to $32 million (far surpassing my own $20M guess) to easily conquer the chart, with the extra price tag of 3D undoubtedly assisting the ripped champion.

Relativity's release also reeled in $36M internationally, which should help get it closer to recouping its cost (previously reported as high as $120M but has now somehow been magically chopped to an official $75M budget).

While it seemed entirely possible for PUSS IN BOOTS to lead the pack for a third week, the charismatic cat instead ended up in a fracas for second place and couldn't repel a pair of Adam Sandlers (one of them repellent) in the ostensible comedy JACK AND JILL. The Sandler yin-yang squeaked by the feline with $26M, just past the $25.5M being estimated for PUSS. (That could change when the actual totals are racked up tomorrow.)

Clint Eastwood directing Leonardo DiCaprio in J. EDGAR might have had awards in its sights, but the movie seemed to miss the mark with both critics and audiences, bringing in just $11.5M and landing behind last week's disappointing performer TOWER HEIST at $13M.

Four of the Top 5 this week are original movies (although that's arguable -- should a biopic be counted as "original"? Discuss!), which is kind of remarkable in these days of constant remakes, sequels and prequels. Of course, "original" isn't necessarily synonymous with "good", but it's still nice to see once in a while.

But considering the Friday holiday, the overall weekend surely could have been much bigger had there been more interesting choices -- a large segment of potential moviegoers were probably otherwise occupied with one of the major new videogames released in just the past couple of weeks. Who's got time to hit the theater when there are Bat-villains to defeat, treasures to find and headshots to score?

It was a slow slide down the list for the rest of the movies in the Top 10, with PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 crossing $100M and REAL STEEL about to depart after six weeks and never hitting nine digits (although it's made around $150M overseas). Next weekend brings a surefire smash (whether you like it or not) when TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN Pt. 1 arrives, and the rhythmic CG sequel HAPPY FEET TWO tries to get some attention while George Clooney's Oscar-friendly drama THE DESCENDENTS opens in limited release.

# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Immortals $32 M
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2. Jack and Jill $26 M
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3. Puss In Boots $25.5 M $108.9 M
4. Tower Heist $13.2 M $43.9 M
5. J. Edgar $11.5 M
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6. A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas $5.9 M $23.2 M
7. In Time $4.1 M $30.6 M
8. Paranormal Activity 3 $3.6 M $100.8 M
9. Footloose $2.7 M $48.8 M
10. Real Steel $2 M $81.7 M

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2:05AM on 11/15/2011

Awesome movie!

this film deserves every penny it earns!

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this film deserves every penny it earns!

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11:47AM on 11/14/2011
If you think jack and jill was a cow patty, wait until the twihards have their way with the box office. All I can say about that is twilight doesnt suck. It swallows and sadly its gonna swallow all the box office revenue. Hopefully it will swallow any of the money that jack and jill will make sending it down the pipes where it belongs.
If you think jack and jill was a cow patty, wait until the twihards have their way with the box office. All I can say about that is twilight doesnt suck. It swallows and sadly its gonna swallow all the box office revenue. Hopefully it will swallow any of the money that jack and jill will make sending it down the pipes where it belongs.
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6:19PM on 11/14/2011
ya but you already expect the twihards to make it number one, so no surprise there.
ya but you already expect the twihards to make it number one, so no surprise there.
10:14AM on 11/14/2011
What the....how did....FUCKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!

The people who went to see Jack and Jill must be the 9% who still approve of Congress. Who eat KFC famous bowls, go to Nickelback concerts, and still think Dane Cook is the funniest comedian ever.

FUCK!
What the....how did....FUCKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!

The people who went to see Jack and Jill must be the 9% who still approve of Congress. Who eat KFC famous bowls, go to Nickelback concerts, and still think Dane Cook is the funniest comedian ever.

FUCK!
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12:26PM on 11/14/2011
HEY!!! I like KFC once in awhile. It's good chicken. As for Jack & Jill....I just don't get it....of course I don't get Nickelback or Dane Cook either?
HEY!!! I like KFC once in awhile. It's good chicken. As for Jack & Jill....I just don't get it....of course I don't get Nickelback or Dane Cook either?
7:43AM on 11/14/2011
Looks like people went to see the wrong Jack and Jill. I, too, am amazed at Sandler's sustained ability to open with $25 mill and then peter out at about $100 mill. Just enough to be considered successful. But you have to account for inflation, which means if the numbers are the same, less and less people are going.
Looks like people went to see the wrong Jack and Jill. I, too, am amazed at Sandler's sustained ability to open with $25 mill and then peter out at about $100 mill. Just enough to be considered successful. But you have to account for inflation, which means if the numbers are the same, less and less people are going.
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2:47AM on 11/14/2011
I'm hoping the only reason Jack and Jill made so much is because the kiddies paid for it just to sneak into Immortals.

Hopefully...
I'm hoping the only reason Jack and Jill made so much is because the kiddies paid for it just to sneak into Immortals.

Hopefully...
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2:13AM on 11/14/2011

HOW THE FUCK did Jack And Jill make 26million?

...the fuck.
...the fuck.
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1:26AM on 11/14/2011
I figured this ungodly Adam Sandler abortion did well after cleaning up everybody's drool and shit this weekend (I'm an Usher haha). Jack and Jill needs to go WAYYYY back up that hill and fuck each other.....However in their case that'd be masterbation....Awful image popped in my head just now...
I figured this ungodly Adam Sandler abortion did well after cleaning up everybody's drool and shit this weekend (I'm an Usher haha). Jack and Jill needs to go WAYYYY back up that hill and fuck each other.....However in their case that'd be masterbation....Awful image popped in my head just now...
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9:51PM on 11/13/2011
Boy people do love their Adam Sandler movie no matter how crappy they look.
Boy people do love their Adam Sandler movie no matter how crappy they look.
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9:12PM on 11/13/2011
In one weekend Jack and Jill grossed double the entire theatrical run for Warrior. Wow.
In one weekend Jack and Jill grossed double the entire theatrical run for Warrior. Wow.
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9:01PM on 11/13/2011
Wow, lighten up everybody, sandler movies suck and i seriously doubt runforrest actually hates america.
Wow, lighten up everybody, sandler movies suck and i seriously doubt runforrest actually hates america.
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8:27AM on 11/14/2011
shouldn't have said it then!
shouldn't have said it then!
11:41AM on 11/14/2011
Its called a joke, absurdist exaggeration
Its called a joke, absurdist exaggeration
7:08PM on 11/13/2011
Good for Immortals. Looks good and should have everyone else convinced that Henry Cavill can carry a film and will be a great Superman.
Good for Immortals. Looks good and should have everyone else convinced that Henry Cavill can carry a film and will be a great Superman.
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4:51PM on 11/13/2011

I enjoy Sandler films...

I don't understand the hate for them... Are they comic gold? No. Oscar worthy? Hell no. They are something to watch for a few laughs... Same goes with the 300 rip off, why do people enjoy it? Because, its created to entertain people. So before everyone starts criticizing Sandler films, ask yourself if it even matters.
I don't understand the hate for them... Are they comic gold? No. Oscar worthy? Hell no. They are something to watch for a few laughs... Same goes with the 300 rip off, why do people enjoy it? Because, its created to entertain people. So before everyone starts criticizing Sandler films, ask yourself if it even matters.
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5:08PM on 11/13/2011
Money aside, few Sandler vehicles have been so derided pre-opening than this one, and for my part, it's the inclusion of Al Pacino as Himself that is the real offense. Sandler is an institution by now, so keep it dumb and people will flock. I think it's sad, because I haven't liked one of his comedies since "The Wedding Singer." Loved "Punch-Drunk Love" and "Funny People," but they're smart, so audiences didn't turn out.
Money aside, few Sandler vehicles have been so derided pre-opening than this one, and for my part, it's the inclusion of Al Pacino as Himself that is the real offense. Sandler is an institution by now, so keep it dumb and people will flock. I think it's sad, because I haven't liked one of his comedies since "The Wedding Singer." Loved "Punch-Drunk Love" and "Funny People," but they're smart, so audiences didn't turn out.
6:26PM on 11/13/2011
So what u are saying HoyleHaw, is that you RunForrest, Iaboni and a bunch of you other band wagon haters, is that you are smarter than the rest of the country because you like the so-called smarter Adam Sandler Comedies.. Yeah OK.. First off, a comedy is suppose to make you laugh period.. If it does that then it is good.. It can be smart.. it can be silly.. it can be ridiculous.. If it makes you laugh than it's job is done. "Punch-Drunk Love" and "Funny People" are great films but far from
So what u are saying HoyleHaw, is that you RunForrest, Iaboni and a bunch of you other band wagon haters, is that you are smarter than the rest of the country because you like the so-called smarter Adam Sandler Comedies.. Yeah OK.. First off, a comedy is suppose to make you laugh period.. If it does that then it is good.. It can be smart.. it can be silly.. it can be ridiculous.. If it makes you laugh than it's job is done. "Punch-Drunk Love" and "Funny People" are great films but far from great comedies. Both are actually pretty sad. People get a fucking life.. You are never gonna be cool because you say you hate something that general audiences like.

6:55PM on 11/13/2011
thanks for not saying you hate america like the runforrest asshole. the intelligence level of some people who visit this site isn't very high so yea you would have been just as well off to write that staement on your wall at home cause it's not going to get through to a lot of people 'round here
thanks for not saying you hate america like the runforrest asshole. the intelligence level of some people who visit this site isn't very high so yea you would have been just as well off to write that staement on your wall at home cause it's not going to get through to a lot of people 'round here
7:11PM on 11/13/2011
Adam Sandler sucks.
Adam Sandler sucks.
10:16PM on 11/13/2011
This isnt about whether or not Sandler is crap or its just a fun flick, its about calling out a bad flick. If you can seriously look at this flick and still enjoy it you have bad taste in movies. Its pretty simple.
This isnt about whether or not Sandler is crap or its just a fun flick, its about calling out a bad flick. If you can seriously look at this flick and still enjoy it you have bad taste in movies. Its pretty simple.
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4:48PM on 11/13/2011
Didn't expect Immortals to do so good. I wonder if it has legs.
Didn't expect Immortals to do so good. I wonder if it has legs.
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4:29PM on 11/13/2011
I'm happy for Immortals. But I cannot believe Jack & Jill made 26 million dollars. Who the FUCK saw that? Sometimes this country really makes me wonder...
I'm happy for Immortals. But I cannot believe Jack & Jill made 26 million dollars. Who the FUCK saw that? Sometimes this country really makes me wonder...
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3:58PM on 11/13/2011
Good for Tarsem. I think he deserves a number one film at this juncture in his career. He's in it for the long haul, ladies and gentleman. As for Puss in Boots, woot woot! I wish I worked for some kind of powerful marketing agency right now cuz I would so market Puss as the adult alternative to Happy Feet 2. It's really pretty hilarious, and I felt guilty because I was enjoying the movie more than the kids.
Good for Tarsem. I think he deserves a number one film at this juncture in his career. He's in it for the long haul, ladies and gentleman. As for Puss in Boots, woot woot! I wish I worked for some kind of powerful marketing agency right now cuz I would so market Puss as the adult alternative to Happy Feet 2. It's really pretty hilarious, and I felt guilty because I was enjoying the movie more than the kids.
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3:32PM on 11/13/2011
Jack and Jill made $26 million. I officially hate America.
Jack and Jill made $26 million. I officially hate America.
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4:35PM on 11/13/2011
I can understand the sentiment, but this is Adam Sandler we're talking about. His movies have always been ridiculous to a degree. I don't see why we need to resort to bashing America to say that this film is shit. After all, America has produced many great films, too.
I can understand the sentiment, but this is Adam Sandler we're talking about. His movies have always been ridiculous to a degree. I don't see why we need to resort to bashing America to say that this film is shit. After all, America has produced many great films, too.
4:42PM on 11/13/2011
Miguelito, it has nothing to do with America producing the film. It's the American AUDIENCES who paid to see this film!
Miguelito, it has nothing to do with America producing the film. It's the American AUDIENCES who paid to see this film!
5:15PM on 11/13/2011
Yeah, american AUDIENCES who are most likely between 10-15 years old.
Yeah, american AUDIENCES who are most likely between 10-15 years old.
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