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Old 01-17-09, 09:16 AM   #1
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Weekend Box Office: 1/16-1/19 "You Wont Believe What's No. 1" Edition

http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/sm...mlk-estimates/
"Biggest MLK Weekend Ever!: PAUL BLART: MALL COP and NOTORIOUS prove to be unbeatable 1-2 punch; Eastwood’s GRAN TORINO and HOTEL FOR DOGS battle for #3; MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3-D targets $22.5M!"

EXCLUSIVE STEVE MASON EARLY FRIDAY ESTIMATES
1. NEW - Paul Blart: Mall Cop (Sony) - $9.5M, $3,022 PTA, $9.5M cume
2. NEW – Notorious (Fox Searchlight) - $9M, $5,495 PTA, $9M cume
3. NEW - My Bloody Valentine 3-D (Lionsgate) - $7.5M, $2,960 PTA, $7.5M cume
4. Gran Torino (Warner Bros) - $6.5M, $2,187, $57.49M cume
5. NEW – Hotel For Dogs (Dreamworks/Paramount) - $4.7M, $1,437 PTA, $4.7M cume
6. Bride Wars (Fox) - $3.55M, $1,100 PTA, $29.37M cume
7. Defiance (Paramount Vantage) - $2.9M, $1,621 PTA, $3.24M cume
8. Marley & Me (Fox) - $2.3M, $779 PTA, $128.7M cume
9. The Unborn (Rogue) - $2.2M, $933 PTA, $25.43M cume
10. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Paramount) - $1.7M, $765 PTA, $98.72M cume
11. Bedtime Stories (Disney) - $1.65M, $630 PTA, $100.55M cume
12. Slumdog Millionaire (Fox Searchlight) - $1.3M, $2,234 PTA, $38.13M cume

EXCLUSIVE STEVE MASON EARLY 4-DAY ESTIMATES
1. NEW - Paul Blart: Mall Cop (Sony) - $36M, $11,450 PTA, $36M cume
2. NEW – Notorious (Fox Searchlight) - $29M, $17,705 PTA, $29M cume
3. Gran Torino (Warner Bros) - $26.65M, $8,967, $77.64M cume
4. NEW – Hotel For Dogs (Dreamworks/Paramount) - $26.32M, $8,046 PTA, $26.32M cume
5. NEW - My Bloody Valentine 3-D (Lionsgate) - $22.5M, $8,879 PTA, $22.5M cume
6. Bride Wars (Fox) - $14.91, $4,619 PTA, $40.73M cume
7. Defiance (Paramount Vantage) - $12.47M, $6,970 PTA, $12.81M cume
8. Marley & Me (Fox) - $10.58M, $3,584 PTA, $136.98M cume
9. Bedtime Stories (Disney) - $9.3M, $3,551 PTA, $108.2M cume
10. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Paramount) - $7.5M, $3,347 PTA, $104.52M cume
11. The Unborn (Rogue) - $7.92M, $3,357 PTA, $31.15M cume
12. Slumdog Millionaire (Fox Searchlight) - $5.59M, $9,605 PTA, $42.42M cume



Those are some pretty big numbers for Notorious although considering the type of film it is I would bet its gonna be pretty front-loaded.
And I cant even talk about Paul Blartt: Mall Cop. The success of this garbage is wholly depressing and makes me want to move to another country.

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Old 01-17-09, 09:34 AM   #2
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Re: Weekend Box Office: 1/16-1/19 "You Wont Believe What's No. 1" Edition

ugh.... the taste of the American public just disgusts me.
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Old 01-17-09, 09:43 AM   #3
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Stupid is as stupid does

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Old 01-17-09, 09:46 AM   #4
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Re: Weekend Box Office: 1/16-1/19 "You Wont Believe What's No. 1" Edition

eh it's the middle of January not really a good time for quality movies to reign the box office. Wasn't like Meet the Spartans #1 around this time last year?
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Old 01-17-09, 09:48 AM   #5
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Re: Weekend Box Office: 1/16-1/19 "You Wont Believe What's No. 1" Edition

I'll take a movie like Paul Blart over Meet the Spartans any day.
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Old 01-17-09, 09:56 AM   #6
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Re: Weekend Box Office: 1/16-1/19 "You Wont Believe What's No. 1" Edition

I hope My Bloody Valentine 3-D does a little better when the weekend is finished....
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Old 01-17-09, 10:13 AM   #7
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Re: Weekend Box Office: 1/16-1/19 "You Wont Believe What's No. 1" Edition

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I hope My Bloody Valentine 3-D does a little better when the weekend is finished....
Me too, although I'm questioning why they didn't wait until it got a little closer to the actual holiday to release it. Hotel for Dogs better not beat it. That's all I'm sayin'.
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Old 01-17-09, 10:22 AM   #8
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Me too, although I'm questioning why they didn't wait until it got a little closer to the actual holiday to release it. Hotel for Dogs better not beat it. That's all I'm sayin'.
oh who ya kiddin' it's Disney, with dogs.... aimed at kids' - it aint' rocket science
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Old 01-17-09, 10:44 AM   #9
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I plan on checking out Gran Torino a little later today and Double Feature My Bloody Valentine (non-3D) and The Unborn next week. Gran Torino will be my first movie this year snd I can already guess it's better than the last movie I seen lasy year (The Spirit)
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oh who ya kiddin' it's Disney, with dogs.... aimed at kids' - it aint' rocket science
No. Disney occasionally makes quality movies. Hotel For Dogs is from Nickelodeon.
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Old 01-17-09, 11:03 AM   #11
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No. Disney occasionally makes quality movies. Hotel For Dogs is from Nickelodeon.

opps - my bad
let me rephrase that - it features kids and dogs, there are poop jokes - it's a hit
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Old 01-17-09, 11:11 AM   #12
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ugh.... the taste of the American public just disgusts me.
Week after week, month after month, I click in this thread expecting thisthis week to be the one where the latest shitfest from Hollywood isn't #1. I'm usually disappointed

Also disappointed to see The Wrestler not crack the Top 10, because it opened wider this week.
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Old 01-17-09, 11:24 AM   #13
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Paul Blart #1? Who goes to see this crap? Looks like a straight to video release in the unfunny previews.
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Old 01-17-09, 11:30 AM   #14
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Ebert gave it three stars

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/...IEWS/901149986

My Bloody Valentine was kind of lame. I had a feeling it wouldn't be number 1 but I thought Notorious would be.
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Old 01-17-09, 11:49 AM   #15
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Me too, although I'm questioning why they didn't wait until it got a little closer to the actual holiday to release it. Hotel for Dogs better not beat it. That's all I'm sayin'.
they didn't want to compete with the friday the 13th remake.
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Also disappointed to see The Wrestler not crack the Top 10, because it opened wider this week.
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they didn't want to compete with the friday the 13th remake.
Duh. I don't know why I forgot that. Hell, Derek Mears told me that when I saw him last week at the MBV premiere. Yea, F13th would have killed them.
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Have to admit I didn't think Mall Cop would do any kind of business. Seem to be big numbers for January, nice.
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PG-13 most of the time beats out R films,It's a shame....
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Paul Blartt is PG though so I guess it has that helping it. It'd be like a nightmare for me though. an 87 minite long PG-rated nightmare. Even though I have no interest in Notorious and My Bloody Valentine its not a bad thing to see R-rated films doing very well this month. Gran Torino is also still doing very nicely as well.
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Why wouldn't I believe? What did you expect to beat it? I've seen countless ads for Paul Blart and I don't even watch tv.
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Why wouldn't I believe? What did you expect to beat it? I've seen countless ads for Paul Blart and I don't even watch tv.
Yeah, I agree. I think it was easy to predict Blart would make a lot of dough.
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I'll take Paul Blart over the likes of "Gran Torino" any day.
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