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Old 03-19-05, 01:07 PM
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Weekend Box Office 3/18-3/20

Here are Friday numbers...

The Ring Two

The horror sequel earned $15.5 million Friday, a few hundred grand more than the The Ring made in its entire opening weekend in October of 2002, so we can consider this an acceptible first day. The Ring earned $4.8 million Friday and had an above average (for a horror film) 3.2 internal multiplier. With a much higher opening and sequel-itis at work, we can tone that down a bit to your standard horror multiplier of 2.7, which gives The Ring Two a very solid $41.9 million opening weekend.

Ice Princess

Disney's Ice Princess grossed a disappointing $2.2 million Friday. The film skews young, so it should have a decent internal multiplier, but the presence of other family-friendly films like Robots and The Pacifier don't help its cause. We'll be nice and give Ice Princess a 3.1 multiplier, good for a $6.8 million weekend.

Notable Holdovers

Robots drops an alarming 46.3% from a week ago, but it's not entirely the end of the world. It should recover nicely over the rest of the weekend to around a 35% decline.

Hostage falls 45.7% from last Friday and the Bruce Willis flop should have an overall decline for the weekend of around 40%.
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46% drop for Robots doesn't really strike me as "alarming."
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Well, most family films generally hold up better than that. And besides Ice Princess, there wasn't really any (new) direct family competition...hmmm dissapointing for Robots, but hopefully it'll still end up in the 125mill range, with a much larger international take.
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Originally Posted by fumanstan
46% drop for Robots doesn't really strike me as "alarming."
Actually 46% is a very alarming drop for an animated movie. Even Shark Tale only dropped 34% in its second weekend.
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Well I'll be goint to Robots now that the brats have thin out.
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since most like the normal boxofficemojo format, i did the best i could to clean up friday's #'s....

1 THE RING TWO
3,332 $14,900,000
-- / $4,472
$14,900,000 / 1

2 ROBOTS
3,776 $5,415,000
157.6% / $1,434
$50,457,000 / 8

3 THE PACIFIER
3,181 $3,625,000
166.5% / $1,140
$63,365,000 / 15

4 ICE PRINCESS
2,501 $2,130,000
-- / $852
$2,130,000 / 1

5 HITCH
2,703 $2,045,000
178.8% / $757
$154,890,000 / 36

6 HOSTAGE
2,183 $1,780,000
153.6% / $815
$15,294,000 / 8

7 BE COOL
2,660 $1,745,000
157.3% / $656
$43,148,000 / 15

8 MILLION DOLLAR BABY
2,210 $1,110,000
145.4% / $502
$87,032,000 / 94

9 DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN
1,279 $710,000
135.8% / $555
$45,975,000 / 22

10 CONSTANTINE
1,670 $640,000
86.6% / $383
$68,697,000 / 29

looks like a very nice take for the ring 2, despite critical panning.
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Originally Posted by Baron Of Hell
Well I'll be goint to Robots now that the brats have thin out.
Oil can?
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Originally Posted by mikeporter
Actually 46% is a very alarming drop for an animated movie. Even Shark Tale only dropped 34% in its second weekend.
Well, we're looking at Friday numbers alone. Shark Tale dropped 39.4% between Fridays. Ice Age dropped 43.4% between Fridays.
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Noooooo...these good RIng 2 #s will probably mean that they'll be a Ring 3
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Originally Posted by Dabaomb
Noooooo...these good RIng 2 #s will probably mean that they'll be a Ring 3
Well, let's wait for week 2 before we worry.
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Ring 2 dropped a bit on Saturday, typical for sequels, especially ones that aren't particularly good.

Scorscese finally has a movie under his belt that's broken $100m, Congrats to him.

I don't see a Ring 3 happening, personally, but if there is... Man I hope they replace Ehren Kruger.
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Originally Posted by fumanstan
Well, we're looking at Friday numbers alone. Shark Tale dropped 39.4% between Fridays. Ice Age dropped 43.4% between Fridays.
I stand corrected. Looks like Robots dropped almost 40% this weekend. Still an alarming drop for an animated movie.
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It's hard to call 39.5% "alarming". I mean even the good animated movies usually drop somewhere in the 30's in their first weekend. Alarming would be 50-60%
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Originally Posted by mikeporter
I stand corrected. Looks like Robots dropped almost 40% this weekend. Still an alarming drop for an animated movie.
If it's not Disney/Pixar or Dreamworks, I expect a big drop.
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Ice Age made more than $40 million in its second week. Robots made about $22 million. I'd say Robots is a dissappointment.
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Originally Posted by Jericho
It's hard to call 39.5% "alarming". I mean even the good animated movies usually drop somewhere in the 30's in their first weekend. Alarming would be 50-60%
Yeah, that's the way i see it as well. Pretty much only the Pixar films are around the 30% drop rate their second weekend. Robots is certainly somewhat of a dissapointment, but its not like a disaster or anything.
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Wonder why robots didn't open bigger?
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Yeah I am so surprised that Robots has been such disappointment. I guess families are at home watching the Incredibles on a Friday night and not seeing Robots in the theater.
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I think that The Incredibles DVD release does definately weaken the performance of Robots. That's exactly how it was when I was a kid. Especially the first week of owning a movie, I'd watch it a good ten times. Of course, I was watching Die Hard movies, T2, and whatnot. But same thing.
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Originally Posted by RichC2
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Scorscese finally has a movie under his belt that's broken $100m, Congrats to him.
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Inflation will do that eventually.
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Top Ten for Weekend of March 18-20, 2005
Rank Film % Drop Estimated Gross ($) Cumulative Gross ($)

1 The Ring Two New $36.0 $36.0
2 Robots -40% $21.8 $66.9
3 The Pacifier -31% $12.5 $72.3
4 Ice Princess New $7.0 $7.0
5 Hitch -25% $6.6 $159.4
6 Be Cool -43% $5.8 $47.2
7 Hostage -43% $5.8 $19.3
8 Million $ Baby -21% $4.1 $90.0
9 Diary of a Mad Black Woman -49% $2.5 $47.8
10 Constantine -40% $2.5 $70.4
11 Upside of Anger New $1.9 $2.2
12 Man of the House -45% $1.0 $18.1
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Shame Ice Princess was such a flop...well, not really.

Does Miss Conegeniality 2 open next weekend? It should do a healthy Easter number.
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I thought The Ring was a sure bet to open above $40M.
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The word of mouth is going to fucking murder that little film called The Ring Two. It's not a "new" genre film where even if it does have a bad WOM, it's weekend-to-weekend drop won't go into excess of 50%, The Ring Two is going to drop hard. It's a sequel in which people expected it to be good, but the movie ended up being anything but.

As with every sequel, there are highered expectations, and it seems that The Ring Two is being a considered a failure to most people (in which it is).

If the film is able to pass the $100 million mark, I'll be shocked; but it seems that it'll top out around $70-80 million. It's not going to have the legs that the original did.
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I'm surprised no religous movies were put out by Hollywood for this Easter weekend.

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