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Weekend Box-Office: September 9-11, 2011

09.11.2011

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The entire weekend as a whole, was extremely disappointing for Hollywood as it turned out to be the lowest grossing weekend of 2011 so far. That in itself isn't a major surprise since the end of August/early September is known to be the "dump weeks" for crappy studio movies, but Steven Soderbergh's CONTAGION didn't seem to fit that bill and audiences agreed as the film beat most expectations to open in 1st place with $23M, while at the same time, finally knocking THE HELP from the top spot after 3 consecutive weeks at the helm.

The best-reviewed film of the weekend, WARRIOR, didn't fare as well with only $6M in its debut but as part of the lowest weekend gross of the year, it did manage a 3rd place showing. The folks behind the film are confident that the movie will "have legs" and stick around the top ten for weeks to come, but we'll have to wait and see about that. The good news about the other new release of the week, the horribly-reviewed BUCKY LARSON (it literally has 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes), was that audiences didn't buy into Adam Sandler's "shtick" anymore as the film made only $1.5M with an 11th place opening. Stop counting your millions dude, and make sure you actually read the screenplays you're putting your name on...this is getting embarrassing now.

No major surprises in the rest of the top 10, as APOLLO 18 lost the greatest amount of its audience from last weekend (66%) while THE HELP lost the least (40%). THE HELP has grossed $137M since it was released five weeks ago. The 2 films to get knocked out of the top 10 this weekend included DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK ($21M) and THE SMURFS ($136M). It's interesting to note that THE SMURFS have grossed an additional $312M overseas which brings their worldwide total to $457M, which ain't too shabby.

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES also moved into 10th place for the summer movies (which also turns into the top 10 for the entire 2011), surpassing KUNG FU PANDA 2 which now sits in 11th place with $165M. Below is the top 15 from this summer's movies...

1. HARRY POTTER... - $377M
2. TRANSFORMERS 3 - $350M
3. THE HANGOVER 2 - $254M
4. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 4 - $241M
5. FAST FIVE - $210M
6. CARS 2 - $189M
7. THOR - $181M
8. CAPTAIN AMERICA - $173M
9. BRIDESMAIDS - $169M
10. RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES - $168M
11. KUNG FU PANDA 2 - $165M
12. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - $146M
13. THE HELP - $137M
14. THE SMURFS - $136M
15. SUPER 8 - $127M

Next weekend sees the release of 3 new films including the remake of the Dustin Hoffman thriller entitled STRAW DOGS starring Lois Lane and Cyclops, the highly-touted DRIVE starring Ryan Gosling and directed by the man behind BRONSON, as well as a chick flick starring Sarah Jessica Parker called I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT (also co-stars Pierce Brosnan, Christina Hendricks, Olivia Munn, Kelsey Grammer, Seth Meyers, Greg Kinnear, Jane Curtin and Jessica Szohr). BTW, our very own Chris Bumbray already saw DRIVE and thought it kicked major ass (read his review HERE). So which film do you think will finish in the #1 spot next weekend? VOTE HERE!!!

# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Contagion $23.1 M
NEW
2. The Help $8.7 M $137.1 M
3. Warrior $5.6 M
NEW
4. The Debt $4.9 M $21.9 M
5. Colombiana $4 M $29.7 M
6. Rise of the Planet of the Apes $3.9 M $167.8 M
7. Shark Night 3D $3.5 M $14.8 M
8. Apollo 18 $2.9 M $15 M
9. Our Idiot Brother $2.8 M $21.4 M
10. Spy Kids: All the Time in the World $2.5 M $34.2 M

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2:32PM on 09/12/2011
Yikes! FOR THE MOST PART-a laundry list of Box-Office bombs.
Yikes! FOR THE MOST PART-a laundry list of Box-Office bombs.
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12:24PM on 09/12/2011
Good for 'Contagion' and for everyone involved. Glad to see actors I really enjoy having their movies do well.

And for Adam Sandler, he is a complete sellout now and can go fuck himself. I am done watching anymore of his unfunny movies.
Good for 'Contagion' and for everyone involved. Glad to see actors I really enjoy having their movies do well.

And for Adam Sandler, he is a complete sellout now and can go fuck himself. I am done watching anymore of his unfunny movies.
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8:06AM on 09/12/2011
I think that Adam Sandler simply stopped understanding 'funny' a long time ago.

And however unfortunate, I think people stayed away from Warrior bc of its similarities to the Fighter. I know they aren't the same movie, but 'family drama fighting movie' seems a bit old. I still want to see it, though.
I think that Adam Sandler simply stopped understanding 'funny' a long time ago.

And however unfortunate, I think people stayed away from Warrior bc of its similarities to the Fighter. I know they aren't the same movie, but 'family drama fighting movie' seems a bit old. I still want to see it, though.
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2:02AM on 09/12/2011

Saw Contagion this week and...

it was fantastic. An extremely well done thriller/drama. I'm very happy for its B.O. intake. As for Warrior, I am dying to see it but since Drive and Killer Elite are on the way I, sadly, might not get around to seeing Warrior :/
it was fantastic. An extremely well done thriller/drama. I'm very happy for its B.O. intake. As for Warrior, I am dying to see it but since Drive and Killer Elite are on the way I, sadly, might not get around to seeing Warrior :/
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1:23AM on 09/12/2011

Support warrior!

Saw warrior and contagion this weekend and enjoyed both. Warrior had so much humanity and emotion intertwined with bad ass fight sequences. It's totally worth the time and money. Honestly it's the first Oscar worthy contender I've seen this year particularly Tom hardy and nick nolte's performances. Edgerton was incredible too. The script and direction were really well done as well and hopefully this film has legs and gets the recognition it deserves.
Saw warrior and contagion this weekend and enjoyed both. Warrior had so much humanity and emotion intertwined with bad ass fight sequences. It's totally worth the time and money. Honestly it's the first Oscar worthy contender I've seen this year particularly Tom hardy and nick nolte's performances. Edgerton was incredible too. The script and direction were really well done as well and hopefully this film has legs and gets the recognition it deserves.
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12:51AM on 09/12/2011
All I gotta say is that Warrior was amazing. Gritty, great characters, Hardy BADASS, Edgerton too, I f'ing loved that movie so much. See it!
All I gotta say is that Warrior was amazing. Gritty, great characters, Hardy BADASS, Edgerton too, I f'ing loved that movie so much. See it!
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12:59AM on 09/12/2011
Also I think that word of mouth with make Warrior rise. Cause it really is that good.
Also I think that word of mouth with make Warrior rise. Cause it really is that good.
9:47PM on 09/11/2011

Glad that Bucky bombed

I plan to see Warrior this week. I thought the numbers for Warrior and Contagion would be closer, but I guess the public was more attracted to the more recognizable cast of Contagion, whereas the stars of Warrior might only be recognized as "that guy from Inception" and "the guy who was young Uncle Owen in the Star Wars prequels.
I plan to see Warrior this week. I thought the numbers for Warrior and Contagion would be closer, but I guess the public was more attracted to the more recognizable cast of Contagion, whereas the stars of Warrior might only be recognized as "that guy from Inception" and "the guy who was young Uncle Owen in the Star Wars prequels.
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9:39PM on 09/11/2011
I saw Contagion this weekend, and really liked it. Glad to see it did well.
I saw Contagion this weekend, and really liked it. Glad to see it did well.
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9:34PM on 09/11/2011

Warrior

I was also disappointed about Warrior's performance. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and only wish I could have seen it with a bigger audience to capture the amazing effect this movie had. After seeing Hardy's amazing performance I can't wait to see what he brings to Bane in Dark Knight Rises!!
I was also disappointed about Warrior's performance. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and only wish I could have seen it with a bigger audience to capture the amazing effect this movie had. After seeing Hardy's amazing performance I can't wait to see what he brings to Bane in Dark Knight Rises!!
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9:33PM on 09/11/2011

Saw both Contagion and Warrior this weekend...

...and Warrior made up for Contagion's lack of character attachment and then some. Contagion was OK but Warrior is a movie I will watch again and again for years to come. Hopefully good reviews/word of mouth will get it on more screens next week because it was robbed big time.
...and Warrior made up for Contagion's lack of character attachment and then some. Contagion was OK but Warrior is a movie I will watch again and again for years to come. Hopefully good reviews/word of mouth will get it on more screens next week because it was robbed big time.
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8:25PM on 09/11/2011
Lol not a goodyear for Sandler & his Happy MAdison crew & no doubt Jack & Jill will get horrible reviews cause that movie looks terrible & who knew he would go 0 for 2 cause Just Go With It sucked as well.
Lol not a goodyear for Sandler & his Happy MAdison crew & no doubt Jack & Jill will get horrible reviews cause that movie looks terrible & who knew he would go 0 for 2 cause Just Go With It sucked as well.
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7:37PM on 09/11/2011

too bad for warrior...

one of the few rare film in my entire life that almost make me cry !! it was awesome !!!!
one of the few rare film in my entire life that almost make me cry !! it was awesome !!!!
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7:14PM on 09/11/2011
Warrior got me this weekend. With only 6 million, I feel like this will go down as one of the underrated films of the year. I deeply enjoyed it and I've heard nothing but good things from others. Cheers to Drive next week.
Warrior got me this weekend. With only 6 million, I feel like this will go down as one of the underrated films of the year. I deeply enjoyed it and I've heard nothing but good things from others. Cheers to Drive next week.
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6:50PM on 09/11/2011

Well only about 15,000 people were stupid enough to pay $10 for Bucky Larson.

Still too many in my opinion, but I think that put the kibosh on Swardson (who has NEVER been funny), so it's a win-win weekend to me.
Still too many in my opinion, but I think that put the kibosh on Swardson (who has NEVER been funny), so it's a win-win weekend to me.
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7:10PM on 09/11/2011
I disagree. Saw the guy live in 208 and he had me laughing all the way through.
I disagree. Saw the guy live in 208 and he had me laughing all the way through.
8:28PM on 09/11/2011
He was hilarious in grandmas boy & yes his stand up is great also.
He was hilarious in grandmas boy & yes his stand up is great also.
6:19PM on 09/11/2011
Warrior got my ass to the theater for the first time since Cap in July, and damn.. it did not disappoint. I hope it picks up steam from word of mouth and good buzz.
Warrior got my ass to the theater for the first time since Cap in July, and damn.. it did not disappoint. I hope it picks up steam from word of mouth and good buzz.
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6:18PM on 09/11/2011
Super surprised about the weak showing of Warrior. As for next weekend, I hope Drive takes it, I too already saw it and can say it is pretty fucking awesome.
Super surprised about the weak showing of Warrior. As for next weekend, I hope Drive takes it, I too already saw it and can say it is pretty fucking awesome.
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6:16PM on 09/11/2011
WARRIOR deserves so much more.
WARRIOR deserves so much more.
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5:49PM on 09/11/2011
NFL always kills the box office weekends!
NFL always kills the box office weekends!
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6:18PM on 09/11/2011
Huh? There were 0 games on Friday and Saturday.. what are you talking about?
Huh? There were 0 games on Friday and Saturday.. what are you talking about?
9:49PM on 09/11/2011
College football as well, especially since Warrior's target audience is college guys. At least I know thats why I didn't see it this weekend, and will be seeing it during the week.
College football as well, especially since Warrior's target audience is college guys. At least I know thats why I didn't see it this weekend, and will be seeing it during the week.
3:07AM on 09/12/2011
how does the NFL always hurt box office weekends? no games on fri or sat? and i don't think the amount of people going to the games hurts ticket sales...nor, do i think that spending money to get ready to tailgate on sunday morning hurts the box office either...plus there's NFL games during weekends that have been strong in the past...so where exactly does this info come from that NFL weekends always hurt box office? there's lots of NFL weekends to come and i don't think they will hurt the box
how does the NFL always hurt box office weekends? no games on fri or sat? and i don't think the amount of people going to the games hurts ticket sales...nor, do i think that spending money to get ready to tailgate on sunday morning hurts the box office either...plus there's NFL games during weekends that have been strong in the past...so where exactly does this info come from that NFL weekends always hurt box office? there's lots of NFL weekends to come and i don't think they will hurt the box office to come either.
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