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Old 04-27-03, 12:28 PM
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YES! "The Real Cancun" tanks at the box-office

"The Real Cancun" grossed just 2.3 million at the box-office this weekend. Making around $1017 per screen (according to boxofficemojo.com). And on 2261 screens, this qualifies it as an all out bomb. YES!!! Sure, it will turn a profit. But my point is, apparently no one wants reality TV to come to the theatres. And I, for one, am ready for it to leave TV too. Enough already!
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Good. Now if only people could ignore the next inane Adam Sandler "film" and flock to see the Coen brothers' Intolerable Cruelty, I could die in peace.
Old 04-27-03, 01:10 PM
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Re: YES! "The Real Cancun" tanks at the box-office

Originally posted by Daytripper
Sure, it will turn a profit. But my point is, apparently no one wants reality TV to come to the theatres. And I, for one, am ready for it to leave TV too. Enough already!
If it's turning a profit, then clearly someone DOES want reality TV to come to the theaters.

I don't really care either way, though.
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I wouldn't be too sure that this will turn out to be profitable, at least not at theaters. With a reported budget of $7.5 mil, plus another $15 mil plus for prints and advertising (they did advertise the hell out of it), New Line won't make much off this theatrical run. It'll probably take in less than $5 mil overall. They will likely recoup a good deal on video though, if they hype the DVD as having "the footage we couldn't show you in theaters!" and aim for the Girls Gone Wild crowd.
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Thanks be, a small sign that American audiences won't automatically eat whatever sh*t is shoveled down their throat.
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Looks like Confidence bombed, too.
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I'm tired of this Spring Break college crap, now it's a disgrace to Hollywood.

What's next Mtv's "Real World: The Movie"?
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Not sure why you guys care so much whether it bombs or not. Doesn't really affect what i see or do at all.
Old 04-27-03, 02:12 PM
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Originally posted by fumanstan
Not sure why you guys care so much whether it bombs or not. Doesn't really affect what i see or do at all.
If it had opened big it would have affected what would be coming out down the line....why waste 50 mil on a innovatove action/drama/comedy whathave you flick when you can spend 5 on a reality movie and make the same amount back in profits.

So it would have effected you....luckily, it bombed.
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Originally posted by fumanstan
Not sure why you guys care so much whether it bombs or not. Doesn't really affect what i see or do at all.
yeah seriously - who cares if it bombs. just dont go see it. let them lose money or whatever. this doesnt affect me.
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Originally posted by TheMadMonk
Looks like Confidence bombed, too.
Confidence was in less than 2000 Theaters.... I wouldn't call making $4,750,000 a bomb for not being in that many theaters.
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Originally posted by Bill Geiger
Confidence was in less than 2000 Theaters.... I wouldn't call making $4,750,000 a bomb for not being in that many theaters.
I didn't realize it was in that few theaters. Either way, the way they have been promoting it, I expected better numbers.
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THANK YOU ALL MOVIE-GOERS! Avoid that movie at all costs. We do not need to see a trend of "reality movies" now.
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Originally posted by atari2600
yeah seriously - who cares if it bombs. just dont go see it. let them lose money or whatever. this doesnt affect me.
Um, I care if it bombs. That's why I posted the thread. And I didn't go see it. Turns out, nobody did. This is a movie discussion group is it not? People talk about all aspects of film here. And many people are interested in box-office numbers.
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'Identity' Takes Top Box-Office Spot

Here's the full Box Office report:


LOS ANGELES (AP) - The slasher yarn "Identity" hacked its way to a No. 1 debut at the box office, taking in $17 million in its first weekend and displacing "Anger Management" as the top movie.

"Anger Management" slipped to second place after two weekends in the top spot. The Adam Sandler-Jack Nicholson comedy grossed $16 million, pushing its 17-day total to $104.5 million.

The weekend's other new wide releases debuted weakly. The con-men romp "Confidence," with Edward Burns and Dustin Hoffman, came in at No. 5 with $4.75 million.

"It Runs in the Family," a comic drama starring Kirk and Michael Douglas and other members of their clan, opened at No. 9 with $3 million.


"The Real Cancun," a big-screen variation of MTV's "The Real World" produced by that show's creators, took in $2.3 million to finish in 10th place.

Overall revenues rose, with the top 12 movies grossing $78.6 million, up 9 percent from the same weekend a year ago. For the year, though, the box office is lagging about 7 percent behind 2002's revenues.

Business should heat up next weekend as "X2: X-Men United" opens, with box-office analysts saying the sequel's debut could exceed the $54.5 million first-weekend haul of "X-Men" in July 2000.

But next weekend's overall box office likely will fall well below the numbers for the same period a year ago, when "Spider-Man" debuted with a record $114.8 million.

"'X2' is probably going to do great business, but it's a tough comparison when you look at the year ago numbers of 'Spider-Man,'" said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box-office tracker Exhibitor Relations.

Sony, the studio behind "Spider-Man," had this weekend's No. 1 and 2 movies in "Identity" and "Anger Management."

"We're having a very good weekend," said Rory Bruer, president of Sony Pictures Releasing. "We really figured 'Identity' would open fairly strong, but this is far better than anticipated."

"Identity," whose ensemble cast includes John Cusack, Ray Liotta and Amanda Peet, is a thriller about travelers stranded in a rainstorm at a motel where guests are bumped off one by one.

Playing in 2,733 theaters, "Identity" averaged a solid $6,220 a cinema. Among other new movies, "Confidence" averaged $2,539 in 1,871 theaters, "It Runs in the Family" did $2,486 in 1,207 cinemas, and "The Real Cancun" came in at $1,017 in 2,261 theaters.

Among limited-release debuts, Al Pacino's thriller "People I Know" opened in five theaters with a $6,800 average. Pacino plays a publicist caught up in a murder mystery.

Matt Dillon's directing debut "City of Ghosts," in which he co-stars with James Caan in a thriller about insurance con men on the lam in Cambodia, averaged $6,269 at six theaters.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at North American theaters, according to Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc. Final figures will be released Monday.



1. "Identity," $17 million.

2. "Anger Management," $16 million.

3. "Holes," $13 million.

4. "Malibu's Most Wanted," $7.7 million.

5. "Confidence," $4.75 million.

6. "Bulletproof Monk,""$4.65 million.

7. "What a Girl Wants," $3.35 million.

8. "Phone Booth," $3.1 million.

9. "It Runs in the Family," $3 million.

10. "The Real Cancun," $2.3 million.
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Originally posted by Daytripper
Um, I care if it bombs. That's why I posted the thread. And I didn't go see it. Turns out, nobody did. This is a movie discussion group is it not? People talk about all aspects of film here. And many people are interested in box-office numbers.
This being a movie discussion group and people's interest box office numbers has no effect on why you care so much whether it bombs. No need to be defensive.

Anyway, even if it did succeed or do reasonably well.. it still barely affects me. Sure there would be a few more similar movies down the line, but i dont think its anything that would prevent other movies from being made. Oh well, whatever.
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Originally posted by Bill Geiger
Confidence was in less than 2000 Theaters.... I wouldn't call making $4,750,000 a bomb for not being in that many theaters.
Which to me also helps answer the quesion "why do you care if Cancun bombs?" In reality I don't care a whole lot either way, but something to think about... If this bomb wasn't playing in 2200+ screens, films like Confidence and It Runs in the Family would've had more available screens. Granted, neither of these films are of great interest to ME. But, there may be people in smaller markets like where I live that may have been interested in these films and not had a chance because Cancun was playing instead. If Cancun was a huge success then studios would flood the multiplexes with the same sort of stuff. The big blockbusters aren't going anywhere, so what would get pushed aside? The smaller films, which are hard enough to come by as is, at least to those of us living in smaller markets.
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Originally posted by fumanstan
This being a movie discussion group and people's interest box office numbers has no effect on why you care so much whether it bombs. No need to be defensive.

Huh!? That makes no sense whatsoever. Look, when people respond with something like "Who cares?" or "Why does it matter?", that's borderline trolling IMO. I think I responded appropriately, thank you.
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Listen, you sillies. If you don't care how The Real Cancun did at the box office, why did you click on the thread? Just to crap? Apparently so!
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From what I read, A lot of advertisers are deciding NOT to buy commercial time during reality shows are avoiding it like the plauge because of it what it says about it's products. This is a good sign that Reality TV will be dwindling down a great amount if the ad space isn't going to be sold.
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From what I read, A lot of advertisers are deciding NOT to buy commercial time during reality shows are avoiding it like the plauge because of it what it says about it's products. This is a good sign that Reality TV will be dwindling down a great amount if the ad space isn't going to be sold.
Glad to hear that! Can I get an amen brother?
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Jesus Christ people. Looks like a waste to film to me and I am glad people didn't decide to see this. Who wants to watch Reality Theater when they can get the same at home? Whoever greenlight this is getting fired. The numbers are higher than I expected. Only horny men that are 17 probably went and saw tis film because they weren't old enough to buy real pornography. And from what I hear from word of mouth, those 17 year olds aren't going to tell their buddies. I expect a thousand theater drop off with a gross next weekend without it hitting a million. People have the right to talk about numbers because it is fun. We are interested in the buisness aspect, too and if it doesn't affect you well then, leave this post and don't write a stupid reply crying and arguing with me because I am tired of you people always looking for posts and go "HAHA", time to be the evil guy on this thread. So, now I leave time for the evil guy with his ridiculous complaint on why the movie doesn't affect him because really the film doesn't affect me either but I am not going to trash someone's thread because it didn't.
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Originally posted by Tyler_Durden
Good. Now if only people could ignore the next inane Adam Sandler "film" and flock to see the Coen brothers' Intolerable Cruelty, I could die in peace.
I'm gonna go see the next "inane" Adam Sandler movie now just to piss you off. But seriously, why complain about movies that some other people like. Adam Sandler has an audience and his movies do well enough for them to keep getting made. If you don't like him, just don't go see his movies.
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