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Old 09-04-04, 11:30 AM
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The Weekend Box Office Thread for Labor Day Weekend 2004

Here are Friday's numbers, taken from www.boxofficemojo.com

Everything is REALLY Close and REALLY low.

Except HERO, which - while dropping 64% from Last Friday, still has about the biggest gap on the entire list.

Nice to see Collateral and Bourne Supremacy still raking in the cash.

Oh, and on a side note... I can't believe people actually paid to see Paparazzi.

TWLWTitle (Click to view daily chart)StudioWeekend Gross% ChangeTheater Count/ChangeAverageTotal GrossCost*Week #
11HeroMira.$11,534,000-35.9%2,092+61$5,513$35,256,000$31 / -2
23Without a PaddlePar.$9,400,0009.5%2,756+26$3,410$40,240,000$19 / $253
32Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood OrchidSGem$8,000,000-37.6%2,905-$2,753$23,852,000- / -2
4NPaparazziFox$7,850,000-2,115-$3,711$7,850,000- / -1
54The Princess Diaries 2: Royal EngagementBV$7,315,000-9.5%3,139-192$2,330$85,279,000- / -4
6NWicker ParkMGM$6,750,000-2,598-$2,598$6,750,000- / -1
76CollateralDW$6,500,0000.5%2,348-380$2,768$88,916,000$65 / $405
8NVanity FairFocus$6,121,000-1,051-$5,823$7,259,000$23 / -1
9NThe CookoutLions$6,100,000-1,303-$4,681$6,100,000- / -1
109The Bourne SupremacyUni.$5,369,00015.6%1,718-361$3,125$164,824,000$75 / $357
115Exorcist: The BeginningWB$4,615,000-34.8%2,452-361$1,882$38,150,000$80 / $253
1213Garden StateFoxS$3,900,00039.7%813+68$4,797$16,022,000$2.5 / -6
1314Napoleon DynamiteFoxS$3,650,00075.2%886+180$4,119$27,107,000$0.4 / $1013
147Alien vs. PredatorFox$3,100,000-36.8%1,944-936$1,594$76,952,000$60 / $354
158Open WaterLions$3,050,000-35.9%1,929-780$1,581$28,128,000$0.5 / $205
1612The Manchurian CandidatePar.$2,665,000-6.1%1,085-399$2,456$62,572,000$80 / $356
1710Suspect ZeroPar.$2,550,000-26%1,501+1$1,698$7,256,000$27 / -2
1811Super Babies: Baby Geniuses 2Triu$2,400,000-26.2%1,276-$1,880$6,682,000- / -2
1916Spider-Man 2Sony$1,500,000-4.8%807-379$1,858$369,868,000$200 / $5010
2015The VillageBV$1,084,000-42.6%751-809$1,443$112,199,000$60 / $406
2118I, RobotFox$925,000-26.4%551-452$1,678$141,891,000$120 / $458
2221The NotebookNL$812,00038.4%562+81$1,444$78,465,000$29 / $2511
2317Yu-Gi-Oh! The MovieWB$665,000-51.2%1,103-1,017$602$19,232,000- / -4
2424Maria Full of GraceFL$519,00034.9%119-4$4,361$4,602,000- / -8
2525We Don't Live Here AnymoreWIP$468,00032.7%190+100$2,463$1,403,000$3 / -4
-36Before SunsetWIP$308,000138%197+109$1,563$5,147,000$2.7 / -10
-30Harold and Kumar Go to White CastleNL$185,000-5.2%129-41$1,434$18,120,000$9 / $206
-28NicotinaAren$114,600-46.1%57-39$2,010$977,000- / -3



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Old 09-04-04, 11:34 AM
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Talk about emptiplexes .... Hero will probably head the Fri-Sun chart with less than 8M, a take that on some weekends wouldn't even get you in the top 10.

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Originally posted by marty888
Talk about emptiplexes .... Hero will probably head the Fri-Sun chart with less than 8M, a take that on some weekends wouldn't even get you in the top 10.
Yeah, probably ~ $7.4m. Slow... Slllooowww weekend
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No shocker. This is the worst weekend of them all. It's like this every year.
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I wonder when there will be a year where an actual good movie is released on the Labor Day weekend....
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never. It's a dumping ground for a reason. It signals the end of summer and because of that people do not want to be at a theater, they would rather be at the beach, the park, enjoying it.

wow, simply terrible weekend numbers.
Old 09-05-04, 12:53 PM
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Updated with Weekend Estimates.

It's really nice to see movies that would be considered "arthouse" normally (Hero, Napoleon, and Garden State) pulling their weight. Apparently Garden State's soundtrack is doing phenomenally well on top of that.

Also, quite surprising that Hero only dropped 51.1%, for some reason I figured it would be a bit steeper than that.

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Kinda sad when none of the 4 new releases can top the Anacondas sequel.
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Originally posted by RyoHazuki
Kinda sad when none of the 4 new releases can top the Anacondas sequel.
If any of the four new releases were of any higher quality themselves, than I'd be with you...but as it is, its a wash.
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Updated with 4 day estimates.

The % change always came off as irrelavent (counting 4 days (3 days + holiday) change vs. the previous weekend (3 days).) but it's there just the same.

Without a Paddle is holding up incredibly strong.
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Wow for Without A Paddle and The Bourne Supremacy
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Originally posted by RichC2
Updated with 4 day estimates.

The % change always came off as irrelavent (counting 4 days (3 days + holiday) change vs. the previous weekend (3 days).) but it's there just the same.

Without a Paddle is holding up incredibly strong.

Without A Paddle has a "strong" teen girl following due to the actors in the movie. So it's not totally surprising to see it doing well.
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The theaters aren't actually that empty on Labor Day weekend; Sunday night and Monday morning are extremely busy, usually. Those times probably account for most of the movies' take this weekend. Labor weekend people go to theaters and most of the time don't even know what they'll watch; this probably explains the increases on some older films. Some are just watching anything, others are catching up on what they missed.
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I saw Open Water on Sunday and was shocked to see the theater rather crowded.
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I used my MovieCash to see AvP before it expired and was shocked that there were 6 other people in there. Maybe they used their MovieCash too
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It's great to see Collateral hang in there, hopefully it will make it to 100 million. Garden State keeps moving along too, and hopefully word of mouth will continue to spread for that film.
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Final Figures for Weekend Sep 3 - 6, 2004
TW LW Title Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count Change Average Total Gross Cost* Week #
1 1 Hero Mira. $11,514,779 -36% 2,092 61 $5,504 $35,237,282 $31 / - 2
2 3 Without a Paddle Par. $9,014,918 5% 2,756 26 $3,271 $39,854,910 $19 / $25 3
3 2 Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid SGem $8,008,188 -37.50% 2,905 - $2,756 $23,860,466 - / - 2
4 N Paparazzi Fox $7,855,111 - 2,115 - $3,714 $7,855,111 - / - 1
5 4 The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement BV $7,537,330 -6.80% 3,139 -192 $2,401 $85,500,804 - / - 4
6 N Wicker Park MGM $6,819,393 - 2,598 - $2,624 $6,819,393 - / - 1
7 6 Collateral DW $6,480,801 0.20% 2,348 -380 $2,760 $88,897,193 $65 / $40 5
8 N Vanity Fair Focus $6,268,925 - 1,051 - $5,964 $7,406,660 $23 / - 1
9 N The Cookout Lions $6,219,794 - 1,303 - $4,773 $6,219,794 - / - 1
10 9 The Bourne Supremacy Uni. $5,314,115 14.40% 1,717 -362 $3,095 $164,769,215 $75 / $35 7



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Originally posted by bsktballDude1
It's great to see Collateral hang in there, hopefully it will make it to 100 million.
It's tracking exactly the same as Vanilla Sky, so I would imagine they should be able to squeak it past the 100mil mark the same way.
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Never knew that Labor Day weekend was so bad.

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