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islandclaws
06-16-12, 10:26 AM
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From Deadline:

1. Madagascar 3 (DreamWorks Anim/Paramount) Week 2 [4,263 Theaters] PG
Friday $9.9M (-52%), Weekend $33.5M, Cume $118.4M

2. Prometheus (Fox) Week 2 [3,442 Theaters] R
Friday $6M (-72%), Weekend $20.5M, Cume $89.1M

3. Rock Of Ages (New Line/Warner Bros) NEW [3,470 Theaters] PG13
Friday $5.5M, Weekend $15.5M

4. That’s My Boy (Columbia/Sony) NEW [3,030 Theaters] R
Friday $5M, Weekend $14M

5. Snow White & The Huntsman (Universal) Week 3 [3,701 Theaters] PG13
Friday $3.9M, Weekend $12.5M, Cume $121.3M

6. Men In Black 3 (Columbia/Sony) Week 4 [3,135 Theaters] PG13
Friday $2.9M, Weekend $9.5M, Cume $152.2M

7. The Avengers (Marvel/Disney) Week 7 [2,582 Theaters] PG13
Friday $2.3M, Weekend $7.8M, Cume $585.7M

8. Best Exotic Marigold (Fox Searchlight) Week 7 [1,184 Theaters] PG13
Friday $675K, Weekend $2.3M, Cume $36.1M

9. Moonrise Kingdom () Week 4 [178 Theaters] PG13
Friday $625K, Weekend $2.0M, Cume $6.6M

10. What To Expect (Lionsgate) Week 5 [1,216 Theaters] PG13
Friday $500K, Weekend $1.5M, Cume $38.9M

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I'm glad to see Prometheus hold #2... but that drop isn't too good, even if it's expected of most sci-fi films. At least it'll pass $100m with ease.

Surprised Sandler bombed so hard. I figured he'd be able to get a decent OW with an R-rated comedy, even if it did look lame as hell.

Maxflier
06-16-12, 10:45 AM
A Sandler movie can't bomb hard enough as far as I'm concerned. I can't imagine anyone in Hollywood that is less funny than that guy and his tired act.

Mr. Cinema
06-16-12, 10:46 AM
Hopefully Prometheus won't drop as hard as the early estimates. Sometimes Deadline's early numbers are off a few million.

MIB 3 quietly passes $150+ million. Given the troubled production and 10 year break from part 2, I think finishing up with nearly $170 million US isn't too horrible. It has played very well overseas, but it also cost a shitload of money, so they'll probably need solid home video numbers.

I think The Avengers will eek out $600 million. And I'm thrilled That's My Boy is bombing.

davidh777
06-16-12, 10:48 AM
Damn, I should have used Father's Day as a theme for the weekend baseball thread

d2cheer
06-16-12, 10:57 AM
Hopefully Prometheus won't drop as hard as the early estimates. Sometimes Deadline's early numbers are off a few million.



Yea the 70% drop is big one...and not going to look good for it.

wm lopez
06-16-12, 11:31 AM
Is ROCK OF AGES a bomb?

Artman
06-16-12, 11:53 AM
Hopefully Prometheus won't drop as hard as the early estimates.

Also the previous Friday includes the midnight $$ as well. The drop will be in the 65% range... not unexpected by anyone. Following wks level off around 50%. 120ish domestic gross.

My Other Self
06-16-12, 12:28 PM
Is $14M for an R-rated Sandler comedy a bomb by studio expectations? The budget couldn't have been that much right?

Jaymole
06-16-12, 12:34 PM
Is $14M for an R-rated Sandler comedy a bomb by studio expectations? The budget couldn't have been that much right?

Do you have to question it? Can't you just let me enjoy the satisfaction of knowing his movie bombed...please!!!

PopcornTreeCt
06-16-12, 12:34 PM
Is $14M for an R-rated Sandler comedy a bomb by studio expectations? The budget couldn't have been that much right?

The weekend take wouldn't even pay for Sandler's paycheck so yeah I'd say it's bad.

Bluelitespecial
06-16-12, 01:18 PM
I'll have to go see That's My Boy before next week, it will probably disappear fast. I was hoping Rock of Ages would have done better, but its appeal is probably limited.

sauce07
06-16-12, 01:30 PM
I think this will be the end of Sandler doing R rated movies, they all seem to bomb.

Mr. Cinema
06-16-12, 01:53 PM
I think this will be the end of Sandler doing R rated movies, they all seem to bomb.
I wish it was the end of Adam Sandler.

Mr. Cinema
06-16-12, 01:54 PM
Boxoffice.com is estimating a 63% drop for Prometheus, which is an $18.8 million weekend.

JumpCutz
06-17-12, 12:09 PM
is rock of ages a bomb?

yes.

Throwing Copper
06-17-12, 02:35 PM
Rock of Ages won't be in theaters very long.

TheMovieman
06-17-12, 03:20 PM
Yea the 70% drop is big one...and not going to look good for it.

To be fair, that 70% drop is Friday to Friday which included midnight sales.

wm lopez
06-17-12, 05:24 PM
Rock of Ages won't be in theaters very long.
Looks like Julianne Hough will be coming back to DANCING WITH THE STARS since her movies seem to bomb.

Kurtie Dee
06-17-12, 06:05 PM
I think The Avengers will eek out $600 million. And I'm thrilled That's My Boy is bombing.

BOMOJO has Prometheus at only a 60% drop now. It's a small victory, but a victory nonetheless.

Also, sorry for being 'that guy', but it's "eke" not "eek" and you'd only use "eke" if The Avengers wasn't going well and had to really scrape to be successful, since it's like, what, number 2 all-time domestic now, you could say that it "kept climbing" to reach 600 million, maybe.

Sorry, it's Father's Day, and I've had my beer ... ;)

Hokeyboy
06-17-12, 09:01 PM
^Number 3 all-time domestic ;) Still got to cross Cameron's juggernauts, which it most likely won't...

JesseCuster
06-17-12, 09:22 PM
^Number 3 all-time domestic ;) Still got to cross Cameron's juggernauts, which it most likely won't...

You say the sentence "Joss Whedon was the director of the 3rd highest grossing film of all time." and you kind of have to pinch yourself if you're a Whedon fan. Jesus Christ. :)

WeylandYutani
06-17-12, 09:38 PM
^Number 3 all-time domestic ;) Still got to cross Cameron's juggernauts, which it most likely won't...

It could if Marvel decides to go through with that rumoured re-release of Whedon's 3-hour cut in September.

My Other Self
06-17-12, 11:03 PM
It could if Marvel decides to go through with that rumoured re-release of Whedon's 3-hour cut in September.I doubt it would be able to pull in enough during a re-release to pull in that kind of dough. I remember when The Dark Knight was put out in IMAX in January 2009 to help boost it past Titanic.

With this the movie is still too fresh in a lot of people's minds. I'd check out a 3 hour cut in theaters only because I was such a fan but I couldn't see it bringing in the money to land at #2 or #1 all-time.

Matthew Chmiel
06-17-12, 11:51 PM
I doubt it would be able to pull in enough during a re-release to pull in that kind of dough. I remember when The Dark Knight was put out in IMAX in January 2009 to help boost it past Titanic.
The Dark Knight's IMAX re-release was in a handful of theaters. It was a very limited release on Warner's part to raise Academy Award awareness and NOT to help sail past Titanic. If Disney gives The Avengers a re-release in August, it'll be on a wide scale.

I bet Prometheus would've held more if word of mouth wasn't mixed. I saw it again last night to a nearly sold-out auditorium. I still stand by my original review: it's a visually engaging film that's crippled due to poor screenwriting.

Rock of Ages and That's My Boy won't stay in theaters for long. Warner must be shitting themselves as their first two, large summer films have flopped domestically. If it wasn't for The Dark Knight Rises in July, their summer might've set them in the red. Losing Alan Horn to Disney was the worst thing for the studio and we'll see that within the next year or two.

Brave well be number one next weekend and Madagascar 3 will see a solid drop as its target audience won't be there anymore. Brave's reviews are far better than Cars 2, but its not their finest hour by a long shot.

My Other Self
06-17-12, 11:57 PM
The Dark Knight's IMAX re-release was in a handful of theaters. It was a very limited release on Warner's part to raise Academy Award awareness and NOT to help sail past Titanic.I was being facetious. I realized WB claimed it was to raise awareness for the Academy Awards but it was silly at that point for them to even do it since the movie itself was such a phenomenon the the year before.

The talk was at the time is that WB really wanted TDK to have the throne and I don't dispute that.

Matthew Chmiel
06-18-12, 12:02 AM
I was being facetious. I realized WB claimed it was to raise awareness for the Academy Awards but it was silly at that point for them to even do it since the movie itself was such a phenomenon the the year before.
To cut the bullshit, Warner has taken care of IMAX and vice versa.

IMAX had nothing on the release schedule for 2009 until Watchmen as The Day the Earth Stood Still underpreformed and the Jonas Brothers concert film was a one-week limited engagement in digital-only IMAX theaters.

IMAX needed programming. Warner wanted The Dark Knight to get awards recognition and... well... extra cash never hurt anyone. Warner took IMAX's weak programing schedule to their advantage. It didn't do that well, but again, it wasn't in that many theaters. None of the theaters here in Vegas did it and that's when we actually had 15/70 IMAX theaters.

My Other Self
06-18-12, 12:07 AM
None of the theaters here in Vegas did it and that's when we actually had 15/70 IMAX theaters.Which surprises me since it played here and we typically do not get true IMAX films until after the Bay Area is done with them. It's very seldom we get day-and-date IMAX releases.

When I saw the re-release in January '09, it was at the Digital IMAX theater, which was surprising since that theater does have day-and-date IMAX releases.

What else was playing at that time that the Digital IMAX would've selected to show it over something else?

Charlie Goose
06-18-12, 12:46 AM
I've only seen bits of Madagasgar and none of M2, but I have to admit that M3 looks pretty funny. Just the CIRCUS POLKA DOT AFRO bit makes me laugh.

Zee
06-18-12, 12:55 AM
I went to the 7:15 show of Rock of Ages tonight (curiosity, worked on the show in New York, have friends in the movie) and I was the ONLY PERSON IN THE THEATER. Opening weekend. Holy crap.

Why So Blu?
06-18-12, 01:04 AM
I've only seen bits of Madagasgar and none of M2, but I have to admit that M3 looks pretty funny. Just the CIRCUS POLKA DOT AFRO bit makes me laugh.

Wow, that's the most awkward part of the whole trailer.

onebyone
06-18-12, 10:05 PM
Weekend Actuals (http://boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/)

1. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted - $34,055,474, -43.5% Total $119,006,006
2. Prometheus - $20,712,174, -59.4%, Total $89,370,301
3. Rock of Ages- $14,437,269
4. That's My Boy - $13,453,714
5. Snow White and the Huntsman - $13,265,635, -42.5% Total $122,062,670
6. MIB 3 - $10,047,575, -27.7% Total $152,726,558
7. Marvel's The Avengers - $8,905,467, -20.8% Total $586,794,371
8. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - $2,283,218, -30.1% Total $35,216,713
9. Moonrise Kingdom - $2,237,726, +43.5% Total $6,839,462
10. Battleship - $1,248,150, -45.2% Total $62,151,820

Artman
06-18-12, 10:20 PM
What a bloodbath... I can sorta understand Rock of Ages failure to connect with it's marketing, but That's My Boy was a disaster...

Matthew Chmiel
06-18-12, 10:52 PM
Which surprises me since it played here and we typically do not get true IMAX films until after the Bay Area is done with them. It's very seldom we get day-and-date IMAX releases.

When I saw the re-release in January '09, it was at the Digital IMAX theater, which was surprising since that theater does have day-and-date IMAX releases.

What else was playing at that time that the Digital IMAX would've selected to show it over something else?
IMAX theaters can always be programmed to play non-IMAX content. My friends and I saw the Friday the 13th remake in the digital IMAX auditorium at a local Regal cinema as there was no legitimate IMAX content that was profitable until Watchmen.

PopcornTreeCt
06-18-12, 11:31 PM
I think they should've billed Rock of Ages as a Tom Cruise movie. He wasn't even in the earlier spots and then finally they started showing him more and more as they realized that showing Alec Baldwin in a wig wasn't going to work. I would blame the marketing. Was it the same firm that worked on John Carter?

Mr. Cinema
06-19-12, 08:41 AM
Some worldwide numbers:

Prometheus: $217.9 million
Snow White: $246.6 m
MIB 3: $544.3 m
Avengers: $1.4 billion
Battleship: $297.7 m
Dark Shadows: $210.1 mil

RichC2
06-19-12, 09:10 AM
Rock of Ages looks terrible, so apparently the ads represent the movie accuartely. You can only polish a turd so much. No matter who the lead.