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Old 03-26-05, 04:50 PM
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Weekend Box Office 3/25-3/27

I guess people decided to go see Bernie Mac and Ashton Kutcher instead of Sandra Bullock. At least we can look forward to next week when Sin City opens.

Two tired-looking comedies check in to the box office this weekend and both find a decent amount of success in a marketplace devoid of that sort of thing.

Guess Who

The pseudo-update of Guess Who's Coming To Dinner took in a very good $8.2 million Friday, easily outpacing all other films in the marketplace. Really the first comedy targeted at teens and adults since Hitch seven weekends ago, the duo of Fox sitcom stars Bernie Mac and Ashton Kutcher clicked with audiences, at least for one weekend. Johnson Family Vacation, which similarly opened on Easter weekend, scored a 2.9 internal multiplier last year. Easter has traditionally taken a bite out of the weekend somewhat, so a 2.8 is probably best case scenario here, indicating a $23 million Friday-to-Sunday for Guess Who.

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous

The other comedy released this weekend, the critically-slaughtered sequel to 2000's Miss Congeniality, inexplicably opened on Thursday, earning $3.1 million. That, along with Guess Who, may have kneecapped its Friday figure, where it took in an estimated $5.6 million. In its favor for a positive internal multiplier is that it's a date movie and that the original was well-received. Against it are Guess Who, the sequel-factor and Easter. We'll cop out and call it 2.5 to give the Sandra Bullock sequel $14 million for the weekend and $17 million in four days.

Notable Holdovers

The Ring Two plunges a mammoth 64.8% from last Friday, signalling the death knell for this franchise. Look for a 60% decline from its total last weekend.

Ice Princess drops 35%, indicating decent legs with the target audience. A weekend decline as low as 25% could be in store for the Disney flick.
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not sure why the OP doesn't like to post the actual #'s, but here you go...

1 GUESS WHO
3,147 $8,000,000/$8,000,000

2 MISS CONGENIALITY 2: ARMED AND FABULOUS
3,233 $5,500,000/$8,650,000

3 THE RING TWO
3,341 $5,300,000/$49,585,000

4 ROBOTS
3,431 $4,890,000/$79,261,000

5 THE PACIFIER
3,102 $3,235,000/$80,981,000

6 ICE PRINCESS
2,501 $1,500,000/$11,109,000

7 HITCH
2,233 $1,465,000/$163,624,000

8 HOSTAGE
1,977 $1,325,000/$23,388,000

9 BE COOL
1,883 $955,000/$50,503,000

10 MILLION DOLLAR BABY
1,710 $880,000/$92,456,000
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Man...

The only movie even worth being in the Top 10 is Million Dollar Baby.
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Originally Posted by invisiblegt
Man...

The only movie even worth being in the Top 10 is Million Dollar Baby.
Totally disagree. Hostage is a solid movie, pretty underrated actually & Willis is always worthy of being in a top 10 movie unless it's a Whole 9 Years related film.
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I do have to agree, Hostage is a Top Ten worthy film upon reflection.

A fairly enjoyable movie, aside from being predictable and somewhat disjointed.

(Aside from that... Nothing else is Top Ten material.)
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Hey i like Be Cool i have not seen Hostage i think i will wait for the dvd of this movie..
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Originally Posted by invisiblegt
Man...

The only movie even worth being in the Top 10 is Million Dollar Baby.

I disagree.
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There's usually a glut of movies that I have lined up, wanting to see. Lately, I've really had to stretch to go see anything. I've only seen the bottom 4 on the list and really don't have any interest in the others until I buy my niece Robots and Ice Princess on DVD. I went to see The Upside of Anger today and kinda liked it, but I really hope it picks up in the next little while. I have way too much time on my hands and need movies to go see, dammit!!
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Originally Posted by scott shelton
I disagree.
Disagree in that you don't feel that Million Dollar Baby deserves to be in the top ten, or disagree in that you feel there is another (or multiple) movies that deserve to be in the top ten?
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Originally Posted by invisiblegt
Disagree in that you don't feel that Million Dollar Baby deserves to be in the top ten, or disagree in that you feel there is another (or multiple) movies that deserve to be in the top ten?

Sorry...

I meant I disagree that BABY is the only good thing on the list.
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Originally Posted by scott shelton
Sorry...

I meant I disagree that BABY is the only good thing on the list.
Well then, I hope I'm not too terribly rude in asking what other films you believe deserve a spot in the top ten, Hostage notwithstanding.

Guess Who
Miss Congeniality 2
The Ring 2
Robots
The Pacifier
Ice Princess
Hitch
Hostage*
Be Cool
Million Dollar Baby*

*deserving
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I think all the movies that are on the top 10 list deserve to be there If the general public is interested in watching them, then no reason for me to criticize. Especially films like Hitch, The Pacifier, and Robots. They wouldn't be making that much if there wasn't a general interest in them.

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Eh, who is anybody to say what's "deserving" anyway? I mean, yeah, most of the movies on that list look like crap to me, but I recognize I'm not "Joe Six Pack." If you're going to be outraged at the tastes of mainstream America, you're going to be outraged for a long time... I just shrug and move on.
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"Million Dollar Baby" is clearly the only thing worth seeing. "Hostage" will be on dvd in about 6 weeks...
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I went to see The Pacifier with my (much much) younger brother and sister and it's not terrible. It's NOT a movie for adults, not even close, so I'm not sure why it's getting all the criticism. Well, no, I'm sure it's because it has Vin "But You Liked Me in SPR" Diesel. Sure, it's extremely low on believability, but it has an alright fight sequence and a decent message.

And Be Cool I thought was actually funny, if less stellar than its predecessor.

So does anyone here disagree with critics and like a panned movie?
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1 Guess Who
3,147, New, $21.0/$21.0

2 Miss Congeniality 2
3,233, New, $14.5/$17.6

3 The Ring Two
3,341, -61%, $13.8/$58.1

4 Robots
3,431, -38%, $13.0/$87.4

5 The Pacifier
3,102, -32%, $8.5/$86.3

6 Hitch
2,233, -34%, $4.3/$166.5

7 Hostage
1,977, -31%, $4.1/$26.2

8 Ice Princess
2,501, -46%, $3.7/$13.3

9 Be Cool
1,883, -52%, $2.9/$52.4

10 Million Dollar Baby
1,710, -35%, $2.6/$94.2

11 The Upside of Anger
167, -33%, $1.3/$4.0

12 Constantine
1,005,-48%, $1.2/$72.7
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NEW Oldboy $75,000 5 $15,000 $0.07

Off to a solid start.
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Originally Posted by RichC2
NEW Oldboy $75,000 5 $15,000 $0.07

Off to a solid start.
Is this movie getting nationwide release?
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