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Matthew Chmiel
06-20-09, 09:56 AM
Early estimates for Friday from Deadline Hollywood Daily...

1) The Proposal: $12.5 million
2) The Hangover: $8.3 million
3) Year One: $8 million

The Proposal looks like to have a $32-33 million opening weekend. The Hangover will do about $24-26 million third weekend (a 25% drop from last weekend). Year One will most likely end up around $19-21 million for it's first weekend, a complete shock considering the film is terrible and most were predicting it to tank.

calhoun07
06-20-09, 09:58 AM
If Year One does that well the first week, I expect a HUGE drop off the second week. I had rather high hopes for this...I hoped Ramis would be able to provide us with another winner comedy, regardless of the one dimensional actors in the lead roles. Maybe if he had actual talent to work with.

fumanstan
06-20-09, 10:03 AM
Year One's take doesn't seem like much of a shock. I still thought it would do slightly better then that :shrug:

rexinnih
06-20-09, 10:04 AM
Didn't think the Proposal would be doing that well.

GoldenJCJ
06-20-09, 10:06 AM
If Year One does that well the first week, I expect a HUGE drop off the second week. I had rather high hopes for this...I hoped Ramis would be able to provide us with another winner comedy, regardless of the one dimensional actors in the lead roles. Maybe if he had actual talent to work with.
That's too bad, I had high hopes that it would be a good comedy. Though truth be told, I did get a all-the-best-parts-were-in-the-trailer vibe from it. I'll still catch it on DVD but I was hoping it be bigger for Ramis.


BTW calhoun, your avatar makes me laugh ever time I see it. :up:

Matthew Chmiel
06-20-09, 10:26 AM
Maybe if he had actual screenplay to work with.
Fixed.

RichC2
06-20-09, 11:12 AM
If Year One does that well the first week, I expect a HUGE drop off the second week. I had rather high hopes for this...I hoped Ramis would be able to provide us with another winner comedy, regardless of the one dimensional actors in the lead roles. Maybe if he had actual talent to work with.

a change in cast wouldn't have helped that movie.

calhoun07
06-20-09, 11:12 AM
Fixed.

Yeah, I did see Ramis on TV saying this concept started out as an improv skit he used to do with Bill Murray and John Belushi. Maybe if they made the movie 30 years ago instead it could have turned out better with Murray and Belushi in it, and somebody like those two could definitely bring some great ideas to the table for a decent script.

mdc3000
06-20-09, 12:01 PM
Didn't think the Proposal would be doing that well.

Ryan Reynolds + Sandra Bullock = a license to print money IMO.

Mr. Cinema
06-20-09, 12:48 PM
The Hangover will pass $150 mil this weekend after only 3 weeks. Wedding Crashers took about an extra week to achieve that. I think this can reach $225 mil. Can it get to $250 mil?

Also looks like UP will pass Wall-E's final US total after this weekend.

Defiant1
06-20-09, 12:49 PM
If Year One does that well the first week, I expect a HUGE drop off the second week. I had rather high hopes for this...I hoped Ramis would be able to provide us with another winner comedy, regardless of the one dimensional actors in the lead roles. Maybe if he had actual talent to work with.

Agreed. Year One's demographic is the same as a certain giant robot movie coming out next week while The Proposal and The Hangover have the benefit of targeting different groups and/or have been out for awhile already.

The Proposal's $33M or so opening weekend is above what anyone was predicting. No Sandra Bullock movie has ever opened above $20M before and yes that includes even Speed and Demolition Man.

RichC2
06-20-09, 01:03 PM
Ryan Reynolds + Sandra Bullock = a license to print money IMO.

Even though she isn't a main selling point, I'd be willing to suffer through the movie just for Betty White who I actually think is pretty hilarious.

ConVerse
06-20-09, 01:51 PM
Saw 'The Proposal' on Friday night. I thought it was hilarious. Predictable, of course, but absolutely hilarious.

Darknite39
06-20-09, 02:03 PM
Saw 'The Proposal' on Friday night. I thought it was hilarious. Predictable, of course, but absolutely hilarious.

The trailers that played before the movie were groan-inducing for the most part, but the movie itself was hilarious. Not The Hangover-level hilarity, but definitely worth the price of admission + a DVD/BD purchase later on.

Deftones
06-20-09, 03:17 PM
The Hangover will pass $150 mil this weekend after only 3 weeks. Wedding Crashers took about an extra week to achieve that. I think this can reach $225 mil. Can it get to $250 mil?

Also looks like UP will pass Wall-E's final US total after this weekend.

Todd Phillips is a genius. He took points on the movie instead of getting a fee to direct it. He's going to be rolling in the scratch now!

cranberries fan
06-20-09, 03:59 PM
Dam you "Betty White" Dam you all to Hell!

islandclaws
06-20-09, 04:29 PM
But if we were to dam Betty up, where would she go?

RichC2
06-20-09, 04:55 PM
But if we were to dam Betty up, where would she go?

More importantly, HOW would she go?

SpinalGuffman
06-20-09, 07:08 PM
Those seem like really low totals for June. It feels like there have been fewer event-type movies this year than recent years. Up has no Kung Fu Panda to compete with, and there is an action void that is contributing to Hangover's run. I think 17-29 year old guys are going to Hangover three times because there is nothing else that interesting.

chris_sc77
06-20-09, 07:47 PM
I am amazed Year One did so well. i still think it'll only scrape past $40 but thats gotta be considered a success considering how atrocious it looked.

My Other Self
06-20-09, 09:32 PM
I'm actually a bit surprised Year One pulled in that much, too. I would've expected a lower first weekend total.

Defiant1
06-20-09, 10:39 PM
Those seem like really low totals for June. It feels like there have been fewer event-type movies this year than recent years. Up has no Kung Fu Panda to compete with, and there is an action void that is contributing to Hangover's run. I think 17-29 year old guys are going to Hangover three times because there is nothing else that interesting.

I believe the non-Paramount studios avoided scheduling any big FX movies anywhere near Transformers. There isn't another live action, FX-heavy tentpole movie until Harry Potter comes out on July 17.

calhoun07
06-21-09, 02:11 AM
Even though she isn't a main selling point, I'd be willing to suffer through the movie just for Betty White who I actually think is pretty hilarious.

:up: We are blessed to have Betty White for all this time. Her first role was in 1945. Six decades in film and TV? Here's hoping for a seventh!

BravesMG
06-21-09, 11:56 AM
Final numbers seem to be really slow coming out this weekend. I'm curious to see how Pelham 123 hangs in there and if The Proposal held strong through the weekend.

Highly agree with all of the Betty White love as well. If my wife wanted to see this, I'd happily go just because of White.

Jam Master Jay
06-21-09, 01:07 PM
The numbers for the weekend are up over at Boxofficemojo, I don't know how to post that HTML chart here so someone else can do that, but it's looking like Year One ended up falling to 4th behind The Hangover & UP. Pelham dropped about 50% I believe w/11MM.

Mr. Cinema
06-21-09, 01:44 PM
1 N The Proposal BV $34,114,000 - 3,056 +2,239 $11,163 $34,114,000 $40 1
2 1 The Hangover WB $26,855,000 -18.1% 3,545 +190 $7,575 $152,919,000 $35 3
3 2 Up BV $21,336,000 -30.6% 3,832 -54 $5,568 $224,113,000 $175 4
4 N Year One Sony $20,200,000 - 3,022 - $6,684 $20,200,000 $60 1
5 3 The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Sony $11,300,000 -51.7% 3,077 +3 $3,672 $43,332,000 $100 2
6 4 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Fox $7,300,000 -24.1% 2,962 -403 $2,465 $155,953,000 $150 5
7 7 Star Trek Par. $4,700,000 -13.8% 2,307 -331 $2,037 $239,444,000 $150 7
8 5 Land of the Lost Uni. $3,976,000 -55.8% 2,945 -589 $1,350 $43,672,000 $100 3
9 6 Imagine That Par. $3,100,000 -43.7% 3,011 +3 $1,030 $11,351,000 $55 2
10 8 Terminator Salvation WB $3,070,000 -35.9% 1,920 -730 $1,599 $119,513,000 $200 5
11 9 Angels & Demons Sony $2,800,000 -31.9% 1,888 -548 $1,483 $128,139,000 $150 6
12 10 Drag Me to Hell Uni. $1,920,000 -51.2% 1,627 -646 $1,180 $39,180,000 $30 4

Sessa17
06-21-09, 01:49 PM
I had no clue what the thread title meant & once I opened this thread had to IMDB the Proposal. I had no clue this movie even existed & it's #1.

B5Erik
06-21-09, 02:25 PM
Jeez - look at Star Trek hang on!

RichC2
06-21-09, 04:29 PM
18% drop for Hangover? Impressive.

I had no clue what the thread title meant & once I opened this thread had to IMDB the Proposal. I had no clue this movie even existed & it's #1.

They have been advertising the hell out of that movie.

The Antipodean
06-21-09, 05:33 PM
Wow, that take really hurts for Terminator Salvation, that's a good bit under what T3 did I think. This summer definitely isn't going down in box office history, a lot of middling performers but few smash hits (obviously not everything's going to be a Dark Knight, but still....)

Hokeyboy
06-21-09, 06:30 PM
After the big-budget twin disappointments of WATCHMEN and TERMINATOR: SALVATION, WB must be thanking whatever Gods they worship for THE HANGOVER.

Plus Harry Potter to come.

dino88
06-21-09, 06:44 PM
After the big-budget twin disappointments of WATCHMEN and TERMINATOR: SALVATION, WB must be thanking whatever Gods they worship for THE HANGOVER.

Plus Harry Potter to come.

Wouldn't it be the porcelain god?

Sessa17
06-21-09, 06:45 PM
They have been advertising the hell out of that movie.

I don't know where, I literally don't watch any TV except for sports & don't pay attention or stay in a room when commercials are on. I wait for shows to come to DVD/Blu.

Hokeyboy
06-21-09, 07:43 PM
I don't know where, I literally don't watch any TV except for sports & don't pay attention or stay in a room when commercials are on. I wait for shows to come to DVD/Blu.
You basically answered your own question there.

Fielding Mellish
06-21-09, 08:15 PM
jeez - look at star trek hang on!

qft

Mr. Cinema
06-22-09, 05:09 PM
ACTUALS:

1 N The Proposal BV $33,627,598 - 3,056 +2,239 $11,004 $33,627,598 $40 1
2 1 The Hangover WB $26,753,473 -18.4% 3,545 +190 $7,547 $152,817,015 $35 3
3 2 Up BV $23,492,677 -23.6% 3,832 -54 $6,131 $226,268,932 $175 4
4 N Year One Sony $19,610,304 - 3,022 - $6,489 $19,610,304 $60 1
5 3 The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Sony $12,034,899 -48.5% 3,077 +3 $3,911 $44,067,224 $100 2
6 4 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Fox $7,807,185 -18.8% 2,962 -403 $2,636 $156,459,744 $150 5
7 7 Star Trek Par. $5,511,434 +1.0% 2,307 -331 $2,389 $240,255,340 $150 7
8 5 Land of the Lost Uni. $4,358,945 -51.5% 2,945 -589 $1,480 $44,055,510 $100 3
9 6 Imagine That Par. $3,290,227 -40.2% 3,011 +3 $1,093 $11,541,605 $55 2
10 8 Terminator Salvation WB $3,284,230 -31.4% 1,920 -730 $1,711 $119,727,528 $200 5

Star Trek was actually up over last weekend and Pelham held a little better.

Hokeyboy
06-22-09, 06:01 PM
UP is now on track to becoming Pixar's second highest domestic grosser (unadjusted). I don't think ANYBODY was predicting THAT to happen.

The Bus
06-22-09, 10:20 PM
Hangover is projected to go to $240MM. Who would've thought that?

SpinalGuffman
06-22-09, 11:49 PM
UP is now on track to becoming Pixar's second highest domestic grosser (unadjusted). I don't think ANYBODY was predicting THAT to happen.
Amazing. I do think it is partly because there is no Dreamworks release to compete.

I think Up could hit $300 million and give Transformers/HP a run for biggest of the year.