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Matthew Chmiel
07-16-09, 01:25 PM
No exact numbers for yesterday (the 15th) yet, but everyone is confirming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince did $58 million in it's opening day. Didn't beat this year's Transformers 2 or last year's The Dark Knight, but it could be on it's way to be the highest grossing entry in the series.

Warner Bros. has reported an estimated $58.38 million opening day for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, perhaps slightly lower than expected given the incredible midnight business, but still the fourth-biggest day in history.

After earning $22.5 million in midnight screenings, Half-Blood Prince picked up another $36 million or so during the rest of the day. That figure is well below another Wednesday opener from this Summer, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which earned $46 million during the day after $16 million at midnight. The daytime numbers in that case were presumably helped by people getting off work early for the July 4 weekend. Last year's The Dark Knight earned $48.5 million during its first day, along with $18.5 million at midnight. In its case, daytime grosses were helped by it being a Friday.

The early message seems to be that diehard fans turned out in droves for the midnight screenings, but the majority of the audience is happy to wait a little to see the movie. Expect a drop in box office today (Thursday) to around $30 million and then an increase over the weekend. $200 million by the end of the day on Sunday still looks on the cards, but it'll be close.

Giles
07-16-09, 01:31 PM
damn! I was hoping it would have beat out the opening numbers for the craptastic 'Transformers 2'

islandclaws
07-16-09, 01:43 PM
Impressive. I wish I were excited to see it, but I'm just kinda 'meh' on the whole HP thing, even though I have enjoyed all of the films.

Supermallet
07-16-09, 02:34 PM
I'm betting the higher than average numbers for this entry is due to the extra year the fans had to wait.

Hokeyboy
07-16-09, 02:35 PM
Well, that's it. The HP franchise is over; Twilight is the new rage.

Daytripper
07-16-09, 02:39 PM
Go Pussy Potter GO!

Boba Fett
07-16-09, 02:44 PM
I'm amazed the movies are doing as well as they are. This is the sixth movie in the series and it's still opening to solid numbers. I know there are a lot of fans of the books, but I know many who gave up on the series in its early stages.

Fanboy
07-16-09, 02:47 PM
Well, that's it. The HP franchise is over; Twilight is the new rage.
???

HP has 2 more movies to go and almost outgrossed Twilight's opening weekend in one day (and will likely beat Twilights entire run by the end of the weekend.)

Now, I might be wrong, but I do believe that was a satiric response to the doom and gloom surrounding a $58 million opening day. :lol:

RichC2
07-16-09, 02:47 PM
Well, that's it. The HP franchise is over; Twilight is the new rage.

Remind me to jump off a bridge before that happens.

(Thankfully, Potter should have Twilight's final gross beaten by Sunday.)

Now, I might be wrong, but I do believe that was a satiric response to the doom and gloom surrounding a $58 million opening day. :lol:

Damn dude, that post was there for less than a minute before I altered it :lol:

Fanboy
07-16-09, 02:50 PM
Damn dude, that post was there for less than a minute before I altered it :lol:

Ha. Just noticed you pulled the chute on that one. :lol:

sauce07
07-16-09, 02:50 PM
I'm amazed the movies are doing as well as they are. This is the sixth movie in the series and it's still opening to solid numbers. I know there are a lot of fans of the books, but I know many who gave up on the series in its early stages.

Judging that Deathly Hollows sold 44 million copies, I think the movies will continue to do good.

Ash Ketchum
07-16-09, 04:24 PM
Judging that Deathly Hollows sold 44 million copies, I think the movies will continue to do good.

You mean, like, feed the hungry, house the homeless, heal the sick?

raven56706
07-16-09, 04:52 PM
1 HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE
Warner Bros.

4,275
N/A
N/A $58,175,412

-- / $13,608
$58,175,412 / 1
N/A

The Bus
07-16-09, 05:01 PM
I'm amazed the movies are doing as well as they are. This is the sixth movie in the series and it's still opening to solid numbers. I know there are a lot of fans of the books, but I know many who gave up on the series in its early stages.

It's not possible for it to gain new fans as kids grow up, books are released on paperback, the series is finished, the movies air on TV, the movies arrive on DVD, etc?

MrSmearkase
07-16-09, 05:32 PM
You mean, like, feed the hungry, house the homeless, heal the sick?

:lol:

Matthew Chmiel
07-16-09, 06:19 PM
It's not possible for it to gain new fans as kids grow up, books are released on paperback, the series is finished, the movies air on TV, the movies arrive on DVD, etc?
I've never read the books and I know a slew of people who haven't either but are still interested in the film franchise. I'm waiting for the crowds to die down a bit, but I'll be checking out a showing sometime in the next week or two. I also feel the films have been increasing in quality. While I'd still rank Azkaban as the best one yet, Goblet of Fire and Order of the Phoenix (IMO) were a lot better than the first two entries. There are people out there who have never touched the books, but really enjoy the films. I'd argue to state the same about the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

The same can't be said about a franchise like Twilight. For those who never read the (supposedly awful) novels, if you were someone coming into the film with no experience, you probably left the theater not wanting to see a second entry. That's a franchise that lives or dies by it's fans. It'll do big box office numbers for the (small) budget it's being made under, but it'll never reach cinematic popularity like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, etc.

Matthew Chmiel
07-17-09, 01:41 PM
Numbers for Thursday via ShowBizData:

1. HARRY POTTER 6 WARNER BROS. 4,275 21,930,000 5,130 n/a 80,101,000
2. ICE AGE 3 FOX 4,102 3,503,414 854 -37% 134,304,581
3. TRANSFORMERS 2 PARAMOUNT 4,293 2,400,000 559 -48% 350,114,387
4. BRUNO: DELICIOUS JOURNEYS THROUGH AMERICA FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAKING HETEROSEXUAL UNIVERSAL 2,756 1,984,320 720 n/a 41,215,090
5. PROPOSAL, THE DISNEY 3,158 1,440,000 456 -32% 119,784,000
6. HANGOVER, THE WARNER BROS. 3,002 1,244,000 414 -28% 227,553,780
7. PUBLIC ENEMIES UNIVERSAL 3,336 1,203,050 361 -52% 71,890,970
8. MY SISTER'S KEEPER WARNER BROS. 2,444 627,000 257 -45% 38,672,902
9. UP DISNEY 2,201 590,000 268 -41% 276,416,000
10. I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER FOX 1,858 578,464 311 81% 7,596,376
11. TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 3, THE SONY 1,116 111,605 100 n/a 62,011,051
12. WHATEVER WORKS SONY 320 95,000 297 n/a 3,635,000

Mr. Cinema
07-17-09, 02:06 PM
That's about a 62.5% drop from Wednesday. Just for comparison, TF2 had a 53% drop on day 2, and the last HP film was 58.5%.

Gizmo
07-17-09, 02:08 PM
Gees, Beth Cooper is D-E-A-D.

Matthew Chmiel
07-17-09, 03:08 PM
That's about a 62.5% drop from Wednesday. Just for comparison, TF2 had a 53% drop on day 2, and the last HP film was 58.5%.
I'm not surprised with such a drop considering the large midnight showing.

RichC2
07-17-09, 03:23 PM
^ and lack of higher priced IMAX (til Wednesday) tickets.

bunkaroo
07-17-09, 03:43 PM
I saw HP6 last night at a 9pm showing and it wasn't even close to being full. Probably more like 40% capacity. I know it's a Thursday but kids are out of school right now.

I also think there is going to be a fair amount of bad word of mouth which will hold it back. We'll see.

CertifiedTHX
07-17-09, 04:15 PM
Numbers for Thursday via ShowBizData:

1. HARRY POTTER 6 WARNER BROS. 4,275 21,930,000 5,130 n/a 80,101,000
2. ICE AGE 3 FOX 4,102 3,503,414 854 -37% 134,304,581
3. TRANSFORMERS 2 PARAMOUNT 4,293 2,400,000 559 -48% 350,114,387
4. BRUNO: DELICIOUS JOURNEYS THROUGH AMERICA FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAKING HETEROSEXUAL UNIVERSAL 2,756 1,984,320 720 n/a 41,215,090
5. PROPOSAL, THE DISNEY 3,158 1,440,000 456 -32% 119,784,000
6. HANGOVER, THE WARNER BROS. 3,002 1,244,000 414 -28% 227,553,780
7. PUBLIC ENEMIES UNIVERSAL 3,336 1,203,050 361 -52% 71,890,970
8. MY SISTER'S KEEPER WARNER BROS. 2,444 627,000 257 -45% 38,672,902
9. UP DISNEY 2,201 590,000 268 -41% 276,416,000
10. I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER FOX 1,858 578,464 311 81% 7,596,376
11. TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 3, THE SONY 1,116 111,605 100 n/a 62,011,051
12. WHATEVER WORKS SONY 320 95,000 297 n/a 3,635,000

DVD Talk is in desperate need of a table feature.

--THX

Drop
07-17-09, 10:04 PM
I also think there is going to be a fair amount of bad word of mouth which will hold it back. We'll see.

Well the current DVD review poll shows that the majority of posters who have seen it like it. The critic reviews seem quite high, and I heard a lot of clapping at the end of the midnight showing. I don't see it having a bad word of mouth, maybe not great, but all the Potter fans will want to see it. My girlfriend has already seen it twice and I plan to see it again.

Find out in a few weeks I guess.

cranberries fan
07-17-09, 10:22 PM
HANGOVER is still rollin it------------SWEET!

http://hdiddydollar.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/the_hangover.jpg

Daytripper
07-17-09, 10:47 PM
I saw HP6 last night at a 9pm showing and it wasn't even close to being full. Probably more like 40% capacity. I know it's a Thursday but kids are out of school right now.

I also think there is going to be a fair amount of bad word of mouth which will hold it back. We'll see.


Huh!? Why do you say that? Critic and fan ratings have been extremely high.

Mr. Cinema
07-18-09, 08:20 AM
Per Deadline Hollywood, Harry Potter earned about $26 mil on Friday for a likely $80 mil weekend and a 5-day of $160 mil. HP5 had a 5-day of $140 mil.

Ice Age 2 made $5.9m ($20 m for weekend possibly). TF2 $4.5m ($14m weekend). The Proposal $2.8m ($8.5m weekend). Bruno dropped 81% on Friday for $2.7m and maybe around $8.5m for the weekend.

The Bus
07-18-09, 08:34 AM
Any word on (500)?

mdc3000
07-18-09, 08:55 AM
4. BRUNO: DELICIOUS JOURNEYS THROUGH AMERICA FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAKING HETEROSEXUAL UNIVERSAL 2,756 1,984,320 720 n/a 41,215,090

I know I heard that subtitle being mentioned before release, but I wonder why that website is using it, when in fact the movie ended up being called just BRUNO. (never does that subtitle appear onscreen)

RichC2
07-18-09, 10:13 AM
Because it's Showbizdata, they're "special" (and can't seem to keep their site up on a constant basis.)

Matthew Chmiel
07-18-09, 12:08 PM
Early numbers for yesterday from The Numbers:

1) Harry Potter: $26.8 million
2) Ice Age: $5.6 million
3) Transformers: $4.2 million
4) Bruno: $2.8 million
5) The Proposal: $2.7 million

Harry Potter doesn't have a chance of making $200 million in five days like The Dark Knight or Transformers before it and Bruno dropped 81% from last Friday. Yikes.

NoirFan
07-18-09, 12:22 PM
Taking of Pelham 1 2 3's haul has to be considered a disappointment.

Giantrobo
07-18-09, 02:57 PM
Sooo, the new Gerard Butler/Kathy Higel(sp?) flick....I saw <b>1</b> scheduled showing at one of the AMC's near me for Friday. Today, Saturday, there are -NONE- scheduled at the 3 AMC's near me.

EDIT:

Nevermind...it doesn't open until July 24th. :lol: Whew! I thought it bombed big time.

fumanstan
07-18-09, 02:58 PM
Sooo, the new Gerard Butler/Kathy Higel(sp?) flick....I saw <b>1</b> scheduled showing at one of the AMC's near me for Friday. Today, Saturday, there are NONE scheduled.

What gives? Is "Bomb" even a strong enough word?

Sounds like it was just a preview, the release date isn't until next week.

Giantrobo
07-18-09, 03:02 PM
Sounds like it was just a preview, the release date isn't until next week.

Yeah I was editing my post as you were answering. :lol:

dsa_shea
07-18-09, 03:18 PM
Hopefully the drop in the Bruno numbers means that we will see the DVD/Blu sooner than later.

Matthew Chmiel
07-18-09, 05:59 PM
Closer estimates from yesterday via BOM:

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bgcolor="#f4f4ff"align="center" valign="top"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><b><a href="/movies/?id=bruno.htm">BRUNO</a></b></font><br><font face="Verdana" size="1" color="#333333"><a href="/studio/chart/?studio=universal.htm">Universal</a><br><br></font><font size="2">2,759</font></td><td bgcolor="#f4f4ff"align="center" valign="top"><b><font color="#000080" size="3">$2,883,000</font><br><br><font color="#0000ff" size="2">+45.3%<font color="#00000"> / $1,045</font></font><br><font color="#800080" size="2"><nobr>$44,098,000 / 8</nobr></font></b></td><td bgcolor="#f4f4ff"align="center" valign="top"><br>N/A</font></td><td bgcolor="#f4f4ff"align="center" valign="top"><br>N/A</font></td><td bgcolor="#f4f4ff"align="center" valign="top"><br>N/A</font></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff"align="center" valign="top"><font size="4">5</font></td><td bgcolor="#ffffff"align="center" valign="top"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><b><a href="/movies/?id=proposal.htm">THE PROPOSAL</a></b></font><br><font face="Verdana" size="1" color="#333333"><a href="/studio/chart/?studio=buenavista.htm">Buena Vista</a><br><br></font><font size="2">3,043</font></td><td bgcolor="#ffffff"align="center" valign="top"><b><font color="#000080" size="3">$2,750,000</font><br><br><font color="#0000ff" size="2">+89.4%<font color="#00000"> / $904</font></font><br><font color="#800080" size="2"><nobr>$122,544,000 / 29</nobr></font></b></td><td bgcolor="#ffffff"align="center" valign="top"><br>N/A</font></td><td bgcolor="#ffffff"align="center" valign="top"><br>N/A</font></td><td bgcolor="#ffffff"align="center" valign="top"><br>N/A</font></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#f4f4ff"align="center" valign="top"><font size="4">6</font></td><td bgcolor="#f4f4ff"align="center" valign="top"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><b><a href="/movies/?id=hangover.htm">THE HANGOVER</a></b></font><br><font face="Verdana" size="1" color="#333333"><a href="/studio/chart/?studio=warnerbros.htm">Warner Bros.</a><br><br></font><font size="2">2,667</font></td><td bgcolor="#f4f4ff"align="center" valign="top"><b><font color="#000080" size="3">$2,505,000</font><br><br><font color="#0000ff" size="2">+99.2%<font color="#00000"> / $939</font></font><br><font color="#800080" size="2"><nobr>$230,072,000 / 43</nobr></font></b></td><td bgcolor="#f4f4ff"align="center" valign="top"><br>N/A</font></td><td bgcolor="#f4f4ff"align="center" valign="top"><br>N/A</font></td><td bgcolor="#f4f4ff"align="center" valign="top"><br>N/A</font></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff"align="center" valign="top"><font size="4">7</font></td><td bgcolor="#ffffff"align="center" valign="top"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><b><a href="/movies/?id=publicenemies.htm">PUBLIC ENEMIES</a></b></font><br><font face="Verdana" size="1" color="#333333"><a href="/studio/chart/?studio=universal.htm">Universal</a><br><br></font><font size="2">3,118</font></td><td bgcolor="#ffffff"align="center" valign="top"><b><font color="#000080" size="3">$2,323,000</font><br><br><font color="#0000ff" size="2">+93.1%<font color="#00000"> / $745</font></font><br><font color="#800080" size="2"><nobr>$74,214,000 / 17</nobr></font></b></td><td bgcolor="#ffffff"align="center" valign="top"><br>N/A</font></td><td bgcolor="#ffffff"align="center" valign="top"><br>N/A</font></td><td bgcolor="#ffffff"align="center" valign="top"><br>N/A</font></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#f4f4ff"align="center" valign="top"><font size="4">8</font></td><td bgcolor="#f4f4ff"align="center" valign="top"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><b><a href="/movies/?id=iloveyoubethcooper.htm">I LOVE YOU BETH COOPER</a></b></font><br><font face="Verdana" size="1" color="#333333"><a href="/studio/chart/?studio=fox.htm">Fox</a><br><br></font><font size="2">1,872</font></td><td bgcolor="#f4f4ff"align="center" valign="top"><b><font color="#000080" size="3">$1,000,000</font><br><br><font color="#0000ff" size="2">+72.9%<font color="#00000"> / $534</font></font><br><font color="#800080" size="2"><nobr>$8,596,000 / 8</nobr></font></b></td><td bgcolor="#f4f4ff"align="center" valign="top"><br>N/A</font></td><td bgcolor="#f4f4ff"align="center" valign="top"><br>N/A</font></td><td bgcolor="#f4f4ff"align="center" valign="top"><br>N/A</font></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff"align="center" valign="top"><font size="4">9</font></td><td bgcolor="#ffffff"align="center" valign="top"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><b><a href="/movies/?id=up.htm">UP</a></b></font><br><font face="Verdana" size="1" color="#333333"><a href="/studio/chart/?studio=buenavista.htm">Buena Vista</a><br><br></font><font size="2">1,706</font></td><td bgcolor="#ffffff"align="center" valign="top"><b><font color="#000080" size="3">$970,000</font><br><br><font color="#0000ff" size="2">+64.7%<font color="#00000"> / $569</font></font><br><font color="#800080" size="2"><nobr>$277,381,000 / 50</nobr></font></b></td><td bgcolor="#ffffff"align="center" valign="top"><br>N/A</font></td><td bgcolor="#ffffff"align="center" valign="top"><br>N/A</font></td><td bgcolor="#ffffff"align="center" valign="top"><br>N/A</font></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#f4f4ff"align="center" valign="top"><font size="4">10</font></td><td bgcolor="#f4f4ff"align="center" valign="top"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><b><a href="/movies/?id=mysisterskeeper.htm">MY SISTER'S KEEPER</a></b></font><br><font face="Verdana" size="1" color="#333333"><a href="/studio/chart/?studio=warnerbros.htm">Warner Bros.</a><br><br></font><font size="2">1,967</font></td><td bgcolor="#f4f4ff"align="center" valign="top"><b><font color="#000080" size="3">$900,000</font><br><br><font color="#0000ff" size="2">+42.1%<font color="#00000"> / $458</font></font><br><font color="#800080" size="2"><nobr>$39,579,000 / 22</nobr></font></b></td><td bgcolor="#f4f4ff"align="center" valign="top"><br>N/A</font></td><td bgcolor="#f4f4ff"align="center" valign="top"><br>N/A</font></td><td bgcolor="#f4f4ff"align="center" valign="top"><br>N/A</font></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff"align="center" valign="top"><font size="4">11</font></td><td bgcolor="#ffffff"align="center" valign="top"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><b><a href="/movies/?id=500daysofsummer.htm">500 DAYS OF SUMMER</a></b></font><br><font face="Verdana" size="1" color="#333333"><a href="/studio/chart/?studio=foxsearchlight.htm">Fox Searchlight</a><br><br></font><font size="2">27</font></td><td bgcolor="#ffffff"align="center" valign="top"><b><font color="#000080" size="3">$265,000</font><br><br><font color="#000000" size="2">--<font color="#00000"> / $9,815</font></font><br><font color="#800080" size="2"><nobr>$265,000 / 1</nobr></font></b></td><td bgcolor="#ffffff"align="center" valign="top"><br>N/A</font></td><td bgcolor="#ffffff"align="center" valign="top"><br>N/A</font></td><td bgcolor="#ffffff"align="center" valign="top"><br>N/A</font></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#ffecb0"align="center" valign="top"><font size="4">-</font></td><td 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Artman
07-18-09, 06:15 PM
Looks like Hangover will come out ahead of Star Trek... and no tears for Bruno's implosion.

RichC2
07-18-09, 07:06 PM
Considering Bruno dropped 40% between Friday and Saturday of last week, I don't think anyone is surprised by the massive drop off this week.

cranberries fan
07-18-09, 08:56 PM
http://thecinemaguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/movies-the-hangover-gallery-2-600x400.jpg

Alan: Hey look is that Star Trek over there.

Phil: Yeah what about it?

Alan: They look like there mad at us.

Phil: Why!

Alan: Cause were doing better at boxoffice then them!

Stu: What about them fuck'em!

Alan: That classic.

Phil: Stu never bend classic.

Stu: What.

http://www.collider.com/uploads/imageGallery/Hangover_The/the_hangover_movie_image_ed_helms__1_.jpg

Yeah suck on that Star Trek! Trekkies never win in Vegas!

dsa_shea
07-18-09, 09:08 PM
I've got to say that I really like The Hangover and saw it twice but would have to say that I think that Bruno is just as funny and saw it three times. It is my opinion that ultimately the movie hasn't done as well because of the homophobic feeling of a lot of people in the United States.

Matthew Chmiel
07-18-09, 09:19 PM
I've got to say that I really like The Hangover and saw it twice but would have to say that I think that Bruno is just as funny and saw it three times. It is my opinion that ultimately the movie hasn't done as well because of the homophobic feeling of a lot of people in the United States.
It's funny that you state that.

While the film got a lot of positive reviews from critics, the overall grade from Cinemascore was a C.

For those of you unaware of Cinemascore, they'll pop up at theaters across the country on a film's opening weekend to hand out cards of what you thought of the film. You give the film a grade and rate if you would see it again, purchase the DVD, recommend it to a friend, etc.

The reason for the mediocre score based off Hollywood rumblings is the mainstream wasn't comfortable with the film's rampant male nudity. While Borat only had the one (infamous) scene, this happens to be a frequent occurrence during Bruno. Based off audience reactions during Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Watchmen, I'm sure this one just had people cringing and wanting to leave just due to the amount of penis.

Solid Snake
07-18-09, 09:39 PM
Never seen Bruno, don't want to either.

But...America has to got to let go of freaking out at the sight of the penis.

RichC2
07-18-09, 09:58 PM
...

-ohbfrank-

Daytripper
07-18-09, 10:09 PM
Looks like Hangover will come out ahead of Star Trek... and no tears for Bruno's implosion.


Which would suck because "Star Trek" is SOOOO much better.

cranberries fan
07-19-09, 12:29 AM
Oh come on you guys my post was Original and I can't help it I love Hangover it's been the most fun I have had a movies this year so far.

William Fuld
07-19-09, 12:34 AM
We get it already.

Supermallet
07-19-09, 01:55 AM
Oh come on you guys my post was Original and I can't help it I love Hangover it's been the most fun I have had a movies this year so far.

What gives you the right to rag on Star Trek? When did Star Trek ever let you down?

Son of Odin
07-19-09, 02:11 AM
Which would suck because "Star Trek" is SOOOO much better.

no. hangover was better which is why the word of mouth alone is the reason it's passing star trek. when a comedy passes a good summer blockbuster, there's a good reason why. the hangover will be a classic in 20 years.

Giantrobo
07-19-09, 03:16 AM
It's funny that you state that.

While the film got a lot of positive reviews from critics, the overall grade from Cinemascore was a C.

For those of you unaware of Cinemascore, they'll pop up at theaters across the country on a film's opening weekend to hand out cards of what you thought of the film. You give the film a grade and rate if you would see it again, purchase the DVD, recommend it to a friend, etc.

The reason for the mediocre score based off Hollywood rumblings is the mainstream wasn't comfortable with the film's rampant male nudity. While Borat only had the one (infamous) scene, this happens to be a frequent occurrence during Bruno. Based off audience reactions during Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Watchmen, I'm sure this one just had people cringing and wanting to leave just due to the amount of penis.

Wow. :lol: Someone had mentioned "Homophobia" but all that it sounds more like "Ithyphallophobia".

Super X
07-19-09, 06:59 AM
no. hangover was better which is why the word of mouth alone is the reason it's passing star trek. when a comedy passes a good summer blockbuster, there's a good reason why. the hangover will be a classic in 20 years.

Actually, they're competing for different audiences and Star Trek has had stiffer competition for the type of audience it was going after than The Hangover, which has been competing against a pretty weak batch of comedies this summer.

Also, while I enjoyed The Hangover, I don't foresee it being a classic in 20 years.

Hokeyboy
07-19-09, 09:54 AM
http://thecinemaguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/movies-the-hangover-gallery-2-600x400.jpg

Alan: Hey look is that Star Trek over there.

Phil: Yeah what about it?

Alan: They look like there mad at us.

Phil: Why!

Alan: Cause were doing better at boxoffice then them!

Stu: What about them fuck'em!

Alan: That classic.

Phil: Stu never bend classic.

Stu: What.

http://www.collider.com/uploads/imageGallery/Hangover_The/the_hangover_movie_image_ed_helms__1_.jpg

Yeah suck on that Star Trek! Trekkies never win in Vegas!

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b281/hokeyboy/Funnay_Off_to_the_left.jpg

raven56706
07-19-09, 09:59 AM
seriously .. i didnt get it either

huh?
07-19-09, 11:32 AM
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b281/hokeyboy/Funnay_Off_to_the_left.jpg

exactly

Matthew Chmiel
07-19-09, 01:05 PM
http://members.cox.net/dickdarlington/boxoffice719.png

Quick notes based off the estimates:

- HP6 was $40 million shy of studio hopes the film would be able to gross $200 million in five days. However, despite that, the film is $20 million ahead in it's current five day total from HP5 (which also opened on a Wednesday).

- Bruno is one of the biggest drops we've seen from what was a number one film since February's Friday the 13th.

- The Hangover, at the rate it's going, will most likely sick around the top ten until near the end of the summer.

- I'm surprised that I Love You Beth Cooper only had a -45.8% drop. I thought it would be the one with the -72.7% drop, not Bruno.

The Antipodean
07-19-09, 01:27 PM
Guess mainstream America wasn't quite ready for the Bruno Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Males Visibly Uncomfortable in the Presence of a Gay Foreigner in a Mesh T-Shirt.

cranberries fan
07-19-09, 03:56 PM
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b281/hokeyboy/Funnay_Off_to_the_left.jpg

http://skeptico.blogs.com/photos/uncategorized/p1_owens_apologize.jpg

Why are you guys a bunch sour puss's, I am bad I guess everyone here went to Harvard University and studied the fine arts of literature.

http://librarystorytime.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/creativewriting.jpg

^^My post is commonly know as Creative Writing!^^

Ash Ketchum
07-19-09, 04:02 PM
Ummm, I think you mean creative spelling. Big difference.

invisiblegt
07-19-09, 04:31 PM
Why are you guys a bunch sour puss's, I am bad I guess everyone here went to Harvard University and studied the fine arts of literature.

I'll be quite honest; I did not study the fine arts of literature. I can, however, assure you that my credentials are top-notch, as I’ve just graduated from Harvard College Yale. I aced every semester, and I got an ‘A.’

Does English happen to be your first language? If not, and you paid for your course, well... I'd ask for my money back.

JumpCutz
07-19-09, 04:43 PM
^^My post is commonly know as Creative Writing!^^

:whofart:

NoirFan
07-19-09, 04:55 PM
Why is there a picture of Terrell Owens in this thread?

Supermallet
07-19-09, 05:07 PM
Why are you guys a bunch sour puss's, I am bad I guess everyone here went to Harvard University and studied the fine arts of literature.

Why? Because ever since The Hangover came out you've littered threads with massively oversized promo pics from the movie and progressively less interesting comments. I'd expect that sort of behavior from a studio shill.

Blu Man
07-19-09, 05:49 PM
Suck it Harry Potter!!! You don't fuck with The Dark Knight!! Shove that wand up your ass Harry, you can't beat Batman!!!

Daytripper
07-19-09, 07:36 PM
no. hangover was better which is why the word of mouth alone is the reason it's passing star trek. when a comedy passes a good summer blockbuster, there's a good reason why. the hangover will be a classic in 20 years.

It's all subjective. But word of mouth also carried "Star Trek" to 250M and counting. No one expected it to earn that much. And the only reason it too won't be considered a classic in 20 years is because it's a franchise and will get lost amongst it's predecessors and sequels. "Star Trek" also has a higher user rating on IMDB. It's at #100, "The Hangover" is at #154. And "Trek" as a 95% RT rating and "Hangover" is at 79%.

HN
07-19-09, 08:03 PM
Suck it Harry Potter!!! You don't fuck with The Dark Knight!! Shove that wand up your ass Harry, you can't beat Batman!!!
dude, decaf

mdc3000
07-19-09, 08:30 PM
I'm hoping word gets out on (500) DAYS OF SUMMER - from those per screen averages it seems to be... I saw a packed matinee this afternoon and after a second viewing it's still one of my favourite movies of 2009 - I also saw THE HURT LOCKER this afternoon and I'd rank it as my favourite of the year so far - they need to expand that shit now.

Mr.Briggs
07-19-09, 08:53 PM
According to an article on the front page of comcast.net Half Blood Prince set the all time record by $15 Million (passing Spider-Man 3) for worldwide box office taking in $237 Million outside of the US & Canada for a total of $396.7. This could be the first Potter movie to take in a $Billion (Sorcerer's Stone did $975 Million worldwide).

rexinnih
07-20-09, 07:46 AM
Good for Potter!

Solid Snake
07-20-09, 07:54 AM
Even better for WB!

Shilex
07-20-09, 08:11 AM
Yay money for studios! :)

RichC2
07-20-09, 08:16 AM
I'm hoping word gets out on (500) DAYS OF SUMMER - from those per screen averages it seems to be... I saw a packed matinee this afternoon and after a second viewing it's still one of my favourite movies of 2009 - I also saw THE HURT LOCKER this afternoon and I'd rank it as my favourite of the year so far - they need to expand that shit now.

Strong per theater avg. as it may be, it's the next week or so that determines if "(good) word got out".

The Proposal officially outgrossed Terminator Salvation (domestic) this weekend.

Wonder how many people had that one down in their Summer BO Predictions :lol:

Daytripper
07-20-09, 08:24 AM
I'm hoping word gets out on (500) DAYS OF SUMMER - from those per screen averages it seems to be... I saw a packed matinee this afternoon and after a second viewing it's still one of my favourite movies of 2009 - I also saw THE HURT LOCKER this afternoon and I'd rank it as my favourite of the year so far - they need to expand that shit now.

No kidding! I'm raving about "The Hurt Locker" so much to anyone and everyone, that it's studio should pay me for PR. Thing is, the people I'm telling said it's not playing anywhere near them. Yet.

Giles
07-20-09, 09:15 AM
now everyone go see 'Yoo-Hoo Mrs. Goldberg' what a great documentary film

Giles
07-20-09, 09:15 AM
Strong per theater avg. as it may be, it's the next week or so that determines if "(good) word got out".

The Proposal officially outgrossed Terminator Salvation (domestic) this weekend.

Wonder how many people had that one down in their Summer BO Predictions :lol:

:lol: good!

The Bus
07-20-09, 11:34 AM
when a comedy passes a good summer blockbuster, there's a good reason why. the hangover will be a classic in 20 years.

You mean like 1989's top-grossing (and now-classic) comedy, Look Who's Talking?

Groucho
07-20-09, 11:49 AM
now everyone go see 'Yoo-Hoo Mrs. Goldberg' what a great documentary filmFinally, the long-awaited behind the scenes look at Jumpin' Jack Flash.

chris_sc77
07-20-09, 12:12 PM
You mean like 1989's top-grossing (and now-classic) comedy, Look Who's Talking?

Yeah or My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

mhg83
07-20-09, 04:18 PM
Suck it Harry Potter!!! You don't fuck with The Dark Knight!! Shove that wand up your ass Harry, you can't beat Batman!!!

batman movie series total gross: domestic $1,449,683,452. worldwide $2,631,234,002

Harry Potter movie series total gross: u.s. $1,570,764,497 worldwide $4,690,978,623

More like Suck it Batman! You don't fuck with the chosen one!!! Shove the batmobile up your ass Bruce, you cant beat Harry Potter!!!

Hokeyboy
07-20-09, 04:22 PM
batman movie series total gross: domestic $1,449,683,452. worldwide $2,631,234,002

Harry Potter movie series total gross: u.s. $1,570,764,497 worldwide $4,690,978,623

More like Suck it Batman! You don't fuck with the chosen one!!! Shove the batmobile up your ass Bruce, you cant beat Harry Potter!!!
They're about equal domestically, and let's face it only the USA really counts. :rock:

Mr.Briggs
07-20-09, 08:47 PM
They're about equal domestically, and let's face it only the USA really counts. :rock:

They're just about equal as of right now in the USA. Half Blood Prince has a few bucks more to make seeing as it's only been out 5 days. And then after both halves of Deathly Hallows make a gazillion each it won't even be a contest.

Drexl
07-21-09, 06:50 AM
Yeah or My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

Or Meet the Fockers, which outgrossed The Incredibles in 2004.

That's too bad about Bruno.

starman9000
07-21-09, 07:00 AM
They're about equal domestically, and let's face it only the USA really counts. :rock:

Yep, only the USA really counts, and HP is still "winning"...with less movies. :rock:

fumanstan
07-21-09, 09:31 AM
What about inflation -ohbfrank-

starman9000
07-21-09, 09:40 AM
What about inflation -ohbfrank-

Let's not bring logic into this.