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Old 08-08-09, 02:10 PM   #1
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Box Office 8/7-8/9: G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra $lithers to the Top

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1. G.I. JOE PARAMOUNT 4,007 22,373,000 5,583 n/a 21,733,000
2. JULIE AND JULIA SONY/COLUMBIA 2,354 6,477,000 2,751 n/a 6,477,000
3. G-FORCE DISNEY 3,482 3,022,000 868 -48% 79,334,482
4. FUNNY PEOPLE UNIVERSAL 3,008 2,607,000 867 -70% 35,158,320
5. HARRY POTTER 6 WARNER BROS. 3,455 2,543,000 736 -53% 267,463,284
6. UGLY TRUTH, THE SONY 2,975 2,229,000 749 -50% 64,317,132
7. PERFECT GETAWAY, A MGM 2,159 2,089,000 968 n/a 2,089,000
8. ALIENS IN THE ATTIC FOX 3,108 1,298,000 418 -55% 13,590,893
9. ORPHAN WARNER BROS. 2,270 1,197,000 527 -51% 32,288,893
10. 500 DAYS OF SUMMER FOX 817 1,181,000 1,446 35% 9,798,563
11. HANGOVER, THE WARNER BROS. 1,690 1,016,000 601 -35% 259,626,153
12. TRANSFORMERS 2 PARAMOUNT 1,948 948,000 487 -34% 391,648,514
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Old 08-08-09, 02:16 PM   #2
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Re: Box Office 8/7-8/9: G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra $lithers to the Top

So, that'll put GI Joe at about a 60 million dollar opening, right? Not bad for this late in the summer.
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Old 08-08-09, 02:23 PM   #3
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Re: Box Office 8/7-8/9: G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra $lithers to the Top

Yeah, the estimates are around $55-$60 mil. With all the early buzz not being too good, this one had a chance of doing very poorly with its opening. I read that the production budget is about $175 million, so they needed this kind of number. Who knows how much it'll drop next weekend, but this certainly has a chance at $150 million when it's finished.
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Old 08-08-09, 02:40 PM   #4
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Re: Box Office 8/7-8/9: G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra $lithers to the Top

Pretty good numbers for Joe. I'm down for a sequel as long as it's got more Snake Eyes vs. Storm Shadow.

Looks like Funny People is imploding. I better go see it before it disappears.
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Old 08-08-09, 02:46 PM   #5
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Re: Box Office 8/7-8/9: G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra $lithers to the Top

Glad to hear Joe did well. Hope it holds up, audiences seem to like it. Can't wait to see it later this weekend.
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Old 08-08-09, 03:02 PM   #6
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Re: Box Office 8/7-8/9: G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra $lithers to the Top

Considering all the horrible buzz the movie had to endure, a 55-60 million opening weekend is really really good in my opinion

With the circumstances around the movies release, im sure expectations at Paramount are in check, and hopefully they realize a 2nd movie is definitely viable and learn from their mistakes.
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Old 08-08-09, 03:16 PM   #7
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Re: Box Office 8/7-8/9: G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra $lithers to the Top

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Considering all the horrible buzz the movie had to endure, a 55-60 million opening weekend is really really good in my opinion
Haha. The ups and downs of that really long 'GI Joe Non-Reviews' thread is pretty funny.
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Old 08-08-09, 04:22 PM   #8
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Re: Box Office 8/7-8/9: G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra $lithers to the Top

This is the movie Transformers 2 wanted to be...just dumb goofy fun with wall-to-wall action. Instead TF2 was mostly loud, and I walked out with a mild headache...no such pain when I walked out of G.I. Joe. Surprised I enjoyed the film as much as I did.

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Old 08-08-09, 05:08 PM   #9
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Re: Box Office 8/7-8/9: G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra $lithers to the Top

You mean TF2...T2 and the T2 moniker ONLY belong to one film that film is Terminator 2.
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Old 08-08-09, 06:22 PM   #10
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Re: Box Office 8/7-8/9: G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra $lithers to the Top

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Pretty good numbers for Joe. I'm down for a sequel as long as it's got more Snake Eyes vs. Storm Shadow.
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Old 08-08-09, 06:26 PM   #11
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Re: Box Office 8/7-8/9: G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra $lithers to the Top

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Why? It's never stated Storm Shadow died. I'm sure they'd bring him back in some way.
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Old 08-08-09, 06:32 PM   #12
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Why? It's never stated Storm Shadow died. I'm sure they'd bring him back in some way.
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Why would they need to spell it out for you? He got stabbed in the chest, electrocuted and fell a very long way down. Unless he is superhuman in some way, I think he's a goner.
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Old 08-08-09, 06:54 PM   #13
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Re: Box Office 8/7-8/9: G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra $lithers to the Top

Poor poor Universal. They've catered to adult audiences these past few months and what has it got them. Nothing at all. Looks like we will be seeing more children's material and less adult material from yet another studio. Oh well maybe they kinda deserve it after the things they pulled with The Boat that Rocked.
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Re: Box Office 8/7-8/9: G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra $lithers to the Top

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Why would they need to spell it out for you? He got stabbed in the chest, electrocuted and fell a very long way down. Unless he is superhuman in some way, I think he's a goner.
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In a film THAT out there, you don't think there's some way they'd bring him back? KillerCannibal saw the film too so his request was legitimate. There was already discussion in one of the GI Joe threads on how he'll probably be back. Granted there's a lot of other characters they can use, but c'mon. In a GI Joe movie, like this, anything is possible.
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Old 08-08-09, 07:18 PM   #15
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Re: Box Office 8/7-8/9: G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra $lithers to the Top

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Why would they need to spell it out for you? He got stabbed in the chest, electrocuted and fell a very long way down. Unless he is superhuman in some way, I think he's a goner.
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Storm Shadow died at LEAST twice in the comics and came back. There's a reason that he fell into the water (no body, no evidence). I have no doubt he'll be back
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Re: Box Office 8/7-8/9: G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra $lithers to the Top

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Why would they need to spell it out for you? He got stabbed in the chest, electrocuted and fell a very long way down. Unless he is superhuman in some way, I think he's a goner.
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Storm Shadow died at LEAST twice in the comics and came back. There's a reason that he fell into the water (no body, no evidence). I have no doubt he'll be back
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Plus, let's not forget that he fell into freezing water. Something tells me that the sub-zero temps will somehow "preserve" his body, or something like that, long enough for someone in a recon sub to pick him up and thaw his ass out. The makers know fans want more SE vs. SS, so I'm sure they'll make it happen.
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Old 08-09-09, 12:39 AM   #17
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Old 08-09-09, 12:28 PM   #18
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Re: Box Office 8/7-8/9: G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra $lithers to the Top

Box Office Mojo:

1 N G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Par. $56,200,000 - 4,007 - $14,025 $56,200,000 $175 1
2 N Julie & Julia Sony $20,100,000 - 2,354 - $8,539 $20,100,000 $40 1
3 3 G-Force BV $9,804,000 -44.0% 3,482 -215 $2,816 $86,116,000 - 3
4 2 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince WB $8,880,000 -50.4% 3,455 -938 $2,570 $273,800,000 $250 4
5 1 Funny People Uni. $7,866,000 -65.3% 3,008 +1 $2,615 $40,417,000 $75 2
6 4 The Ugly Truth Sony $7,000,000 -46.9% 2,975 +93 $2,353 $69,088,000 $38 3
7 N A Perfect Getaway Uni. $5,765,000 - 2,159 - $2,670 $5,765,000 $14 1
8 5 Aliens in the Attic Fox $4,000,000 -50.1% 3,108 +2 $1,287 $16,293,000 $45 2
9 6 Orphan WB $3,730,000 -50.4% 2,270 -480 $1,643 $34,822,000 - 3
10 12 (500) Days of Summer FoxS $3,725,000 +34.1% 817 +551 $4,559 $12,343,000 - 4
11 8 The Hangover WB $3,400,000 -34.5% 1,690 -381 $2,012 $262,010,000 $35 10
12 10 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen P/DW $3,000,000 -36.0% 1,948 -678 $1,540 $393,701,000 $200 7
13 9 The Proposal BV $2,874,000 -41.7% 1,870 -565 $1,537 $154,799,000 $40 8
14 7 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Fox $2,550,000 -53.9% 1,727 -1,030 $1,477 $187,751,000 $90 6
15 11 The Collector Free $1,477,000 -58.7% 1,270 -55 $1,163 $6,553,000 - 2
16 14 The Hurt Locker Sum. $1,260,000 -34.0% 535 +12 $2,355 $8,987,000 - 7
17 13 Public Enemies Uni. $992,000 -60.7% 906 -714 $1,095 $95,496,000 $100 6
18 16 Up BV $620,000 -47.2% 431 -295 $1,439 $287,387,000 $175 11
19 19 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Fox $460,000 -17.6% 329 -20 $1,398 $174,850,000 $150 12
20 21 Star Trek Par. $421,000 +28.6% 375 +147 $1,123 $255,310,000 $150 14

G.I. Joe's overseas total is $44 million.
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Old 08-09-09, 12:35 PM   #19
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So $100 million worldwide in its first weekend is certainly respectible.

Actually, overseas numbers are higher than I would have expected.
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Old 08-09-09, 01:07 PM   #20
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I just don't see G.I. Joe getting the word of mouth to sustain. Transformers 2 was a lesser film, but it opened so huge it didn't have to worry about word of mouth. While Joe had its problems, I would like to see a sequel.
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I expect District 9 to destroy GI Joe next weekend.
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I expect District 9 to destroy GI Joe next weekend.
Really? It doesn't feel like there's much buzz around that movie at all to me. Joe will probably fall to ~25 mil, and my very uneducated off the cuff guess would only throw out ~10-15 for District 9. Of course, I don't have any interest in it so it's probably my own bias.
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Really? It doesn't feel like there's much buzz around that movie at all to me. Joe will probably fall to ~25 mil, and my very uneducated off the cuff guess would only throw out ~10-15 for District 9. Of course, I don't have any interest in it so it's probably my own bias.
Outside of internet forums, District 9 has VERY little buzz. No one I know even knew it existed until I talked about it. Little to no marketing for this one.

I would be surprised to see it oust Joe from #1 next weekend.
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Old 08-09-09, 01:16 PM   #25
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I just don't see G.I. Joe getting the word of mouth to sustain. Transformers 2 was a lesser film, but it opened so huge it didn't have to worry about word of mouth. While Joe had its problems, I would like to see a sequel.
Depends what you mean by sustain. All movies drop in their second weekend, and most of the action type blockbusters drop fairly heavily. It's obviously not going to do Transformers 2 kinda of money, but a strong opening weekend should be enough to green light a sequel. But it's obviously not going to do $30-40 million next weekend either.
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