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View Full Version : Holy crap, Anger Managment makes 43.5 at this weekends box office!


Rypro 525
04-12-03, 09:27 PM
1 N Anger Management SonR $43,500,000 - 3,551 - $12,250 $43,500,000 $56 / $35 1
2 1 Phone Booth Fox $7,700,000 -48.7% 2,489 +8 $3,093 $26,800,000 $13 / $25 2
3 2 What a Girl Wants WB $7,000,000 -38.8% 2,964 - $2,361 $20,700,000 $25 / $22 2
4 5 Bringing Down the House Dis. $5,100,000 -38.7% 2,830 -80 $1,802 $118,200,000 $33 / $28 6
5 3 A Man Apart NL $4,500,000 -59.2% 2,495 +36 $1,803 $18,300,000 $36 / $18 2
6 4 Head of State DW $4,100,000 -52.2% 2,256 +101 $1,817 $31,100,000 $35.2 / $27 3
7 N House of 1,000 Corpses Lions $3,700,000 - 595 - $6,218 $3,700,000 - / - 1
8 8 Chicago Mira. $3,600,000 -29.5% 2,114 -281 $1,702 $157,200,000 $45 / $30 16
9 6 The Core Par. $3,400,000 -45% 3,019 - $1,126 $25,800,000 $60 / $25 3
10 7 Basic Sony $2,500,000 -53.5% 2,246 -630 $1,113 $24,100,000 - / - 3
11 9 Agent Cody Banks MGM $1,700,000 -53.1% 2,007 -324 $847 $42,600,000 $28 / $25 5
12 12 The Pianist Focus $1,600,000 -23.3% 842 +52 $1,900 $28,800,000 $35 / $10 16
13 16 Bend It Like Beckham FoxS $1,500,000 28.2% 216 +99 $6,944 $4,400,000 - / - 5


I did not expect that at all. Looks like house of 1000 corpses did well as well for that fact that its only in 600 theaters.

Sunday Morning
04-12-03, 09:57 PM
I smell inflated estimates!

In any case, this film is a no brainer to make lots of cash. 2 big stars on over 3500 screens with heavy multimillion dollar advertising campaign in a slapsticky modern comedy.
Whoop de doo. Anger management 2 will be put on the fast track, no doubt.

Bring on the good films that make a lot less money and will stand the test of time :)

Phone booth is making more than I expected. Considering it's a throwaway pot boiler directed by joel schumacher. I enjoyed it for what it was. My man larry cohen should have directed that sucker, though.

inVectiVe
04-12-03, 10:28 PM
I mentioned in the Anger Management thread that ew.com forecast a $45 mil opening, which I actually thought sounded high, but I guess that's why they're pros and I'm not. :)

conscience
04-12-03, 10:57 PM
Glad it made that much.

Overall a good, average, and fun filled comedy.

What were you guys expecting when you went to see this film?

What do you guys expect when you go to see any comedy?

The Antipodean
04-12-03, 11:08 PM
Why is this a "Holy Crap!!!!" moment? Pretty much everyone picked this one to clean up at the box office. It'd only be a surprise if it had bombed, frankly.

bsktballDude1
04-12-03, 11:13 PM
I am not really surprised, it was really packed when I saw it last night. The film was actually pretty funny and had some really hilarious moments in it. Jack, Adam, and Marisa Tomi are all well casted and work well together.

Corvin
04-13-03, 03:45 AM
...does anyone else find it laughable that this thread was made before Saturday night even began?

Seantn
04-13-03, 04:29 AM
...does anyone else find it laughable that this thread was made before Saturday night even began?

He got the estimates from BoxofficeMojo. They take the Friday night gross and estimate the rest of the weeks take, and they are usually pretty close.

Corvin
04-13-03, 04:35 AM
And yet the thread is called "Holy crap, Anger Managment makes 43.5 at this weekends box office!"

My apologies for the mistake.

C.H.U.D.
04-13-03, 04:42 AM
I'm glad to see House of 1000 Corpses is doing well in it's limited release.

I point at Universal and laugh.

Trigger
04-13-03, 04:43 AM
Originally posted by Sunday Morning
I smell inflated estimates!

In any case, this film is a no brainer to make lots of cash. 2 big stars on over 3500 screens with heavy multimillion dollar advertising campaign in a slapsticky modern comedy.
Whoop de doo. Anger management 2 will be put on the fast track, no doubt.

Bring on the good films that make a lot less money and will stand the test of time :)

Phone booth is making more than I expected. Considering it's a throwaway pot boiler directed by joel schumacher. I enjoyed it for what it was. My man larry cohen should have directed that sucker, though. :lol: After reading this post, I had to double check to make sure I was still at DVDTalk and not MoviePoopChute.com. Aside from that, I agree. ;)

Dr. DVD
04-13-03, 01:23 PM
Interesting, my showing of Anger Management was at 9:00 on Friday and there were only about fifty people in it. Then again, it was showing on three screens so no doubt some of them were packed.

LBPound
04-13-03, 01:30 PM
Not surprised at all. When the final estimates come out, I bet it will be even closer to 50 M, which is what I predicted.

Coral
04-13-03, 01:40 PM
No surprise... people like watching crap movies.

clemente
04-13-03, 02:45 PM
Why is this a surprise.
Adam Sandler, whether you like him or not, has huge drawing power. Aside from Little Nicky, his last few films have opened to big dough.

(Not counting Punch Drunk either...cause that wasn't sold as a Sandler comedy)

mdc3000
04-13-03, 03:04 PM
Originally posted by clemente
Why is this a surprise.
Adam Sandler, whether you like him or not, has huge drawing power. Aside from Little Nicky, his last few films have opened to big dough.

(Not counting Punch Drunk either...cause that wasn't sold as a Sandler comedy)

what about Eight Crazy Nights...that didn't open too well either... but of course, it wasn't a live action Sandler flick...

MATT

I hope Phone Booth continues to do good....that movie rules.

Rypro 525
04-13-03, 04:07 PM
For some reason, I didn't think it would do THAT well. Thats why the "holy crap" was put in there.

Dr. DVD
04-13-03, 04:16 PM
While I typically avoid Sandler movies, this one was pretty amusing. Jack Nicholson adds quite a bit IMO, as he is one who is over the top (like he typically is) while Sandler plays it pretty straight.

Chad
04-13-03, 04:22 PM
Add another million to "Anger Management":


By DAVID GERMAIN

(AP) Actor Adam Sandler accepts the Best Movie Actor award during Nickelodeon's 16th Annual Kids' Choice...
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Anger Management" bullied its way to the No. 1 spot with a whopping $44.5 million box office in its debut weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

The Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson comedy revived the box office after four straight slumping weekends as the top 12 movies took in $86.9 million, up 6 percent from the same weekend last year.

"Anger Management" grossed more than the rest of the top 12 combined. Last weekend's No. 1, "Phone Booth," fell to second place with $7.5 million.

Playing in 3,551 theaters, "Anger Management" averaged an impressive $12,532 a cinema. The weekend's other main new release, Rob Zombie's gory horror tale "House of 1,000 Corpses," was No. 7 with $3.4 million in 595 theaters, for a $5,714 average.


"Anger Management" had the highest gross ever for a movie opening in April, beating the previous record of $36.1 million set by last year's "The Scorpion King."

Sandler plays a mild-mannered man railroaded into anger counseling with a therapist, played by Nicholson, who puts him through ordeals that goad him into comic outbursts.

Audiences have gobbled up comedies this year, possibly because they are looking for escape from news about the Iraq war. The $100 million hit "Bringing Down the House" was No. 1 for three straight weekends, and "Head of State" debuted at the top of the box office.

"The comedy genre this year is just incapable of burning out," said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box-office tracker Exhibitor Relations. "People are looking to blow off steam. What better way than seeing a movie that combines Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler?"

In limited release, the low-budget "Better Luck Tomorrow" had a huge first weekend, grossing $398,489 in just 13 theaters for an average of $30,653. Directed by Justin Lin, the film features a cast of unknowns in the story of straight-A, Asian-American teens who, bored with their suburban lives, slide into petty crimes that lead to violence.

MTV Films acquired the movie at last year's Sundance Film Festival, feeling its fresh faces, dark humor, eclectic music and ambivalent ending would appeal to the network's youthful audience.

Asian-Americans made up a bit more than half the audience, but the filmmakers hope it can cross over to a wider crowd as the movie expands to more theaters over the next two weekends.

"These kids could be anybody," said Van Toffler, MTV president. "It's silly to underestimate the eclectic moviegoing tastes of our demographic. The cast doesn't have to look or feel like them for them to want to see it."

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at North American theaters, according to Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc. Final figures will be released Monday.


1. "Anger Management," $44.5 million.

2. "Phone Booth," $7.5 million.

3. "What a Girl Wants," $6.7 million.

4. "Bringing Down the House," $4.6 million.

5. "A Man Apart," $4.5 million.

6. "Head of State," $4 million.

7. "House of 1,000 Corpses," $3.4 million.

8. "Chicago," $3.3 million.

9. "The Core," $3.2 million.

10. "Basic," $2.2 million.


Originally posted by C.H.U.D.
I'm glad to see House of 1000 Corpses is doing well in it's limited release.

I point at Universal and laugh.

:up:

Hopefully this will bring it into wider release soon.

Geofferson
04-13-03, 04:23 PM
WOW!

conscience
04-13-03, 05:27 PM
Originally posted by Dr. DVD
Jack Nicholson adds quite a bit IMO, as he is one who is over the top (like he typically is) while Sandler plays it pretty straight.

NO doubt Jack was the best thing in the movie.

But I cannot stand (and really sick) when people say he is always over the top. (and I know you said typically, but plenty of people on this board say he is always)

You guys must have Batman, The Shining (which Kubrick wanted him OTTOP), and A Few Good Men on the brain.

Check out any of these films to see what a great, non over the top actor he can be:

-Any of his films from the 70s.
-Prizzi's Honor (my personal fave)
-The Crossing Guard
-As Good As It Gets (i do not consider him over the top, his condition maybe)
-The Shooting
-The Border
-The Witches of Eastwick (the perfect devil)
-The Pledge
- and of course About Schmidt

there are plenty more where this list came from.

badger1997
04-13-03, 11:32 PM
Originally posted by Coral
No surprise... people like watching crap movies. :rolleyes: Didn't realize you were appointed the end-all, be-all authority on what movies are crap.

DarthMaul420
04-13-03, 11:36 PM
Originally posted by Sierra Disc
Why is this a "Holy Crap!!!!" moment? Pretty much everyone picked this one to clean up at the box office. It'd only be a surprise if it had bombed, frankly.

I agree, AM came out on a perfect weekend! In the next few months the real competition begins!

DarthMaul420
04-13-03, 11:39 PM
2 1 Phone Booth Fox $7,700,000 -48.7% 2,489 +8 $3,093 $26,800,000 $13 / $25 2


This film was the surprise of the weak

-48.7? How long has it been out???

Mittman
04-14-03, 12:08 AM
Originally posted by DarthMaul420
2 1 Phone Booth Fox $7,700,000 -48.7% 2,489 +8 $3,093 $26,800,000 $13 / $25 2


This film was the surprise of the weak

-48.7? How long has it been out???

You are looking at the percent change from last weekend.

DarthMaul420
04-14-03, 12:37 AM
Originally posted by Mittman
You are looking at the percent change from last weekend.

I know! LOL

I ment at almost 50% this film sank this week.

edytwinky
04-14-03, 03:02 AM
Do many of you find it that surprising that Sandler's movie grossed 40+ million in the first weekend?

techdude0912
04-14-03, 11:33 AM
The movie was ok, some funny parts