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Will EIII:ROTS break Box Office records?

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Weekend (Spiderman $114M)
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7.89%
Opening Day (Spiderman 2 $40.4M)
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Single Day (Shrek 2 $44.7M)
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2.63%
All three
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35.09%
At least two
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15.79%
Maybe one
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11.40%
None
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15.79%
Depends upon how many times twikoff goes to see it.
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Will EIII:ROTS break Box Office records?

Old 04-28-05, 01:57 AM
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Well, I don't think it's going to break 114 million in an opening weekend. Maybe if opening day was ona Friday and the film is very, very good. But you have to remember, opening on a Thursday always will affect the weekend totals, negatively I might add. Though I do believe it adds to the box office in the long run.

I can only see it breaking 40 million opening day, and even with some luck, 44 million on a single day. But opening weekend is out of reach.
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I can only hope it breaks records but i dont think it will be huge. Unless alot of reviewers praise it....
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Originally Posted by Terrell
Well, I don't think it's going to break 114 million in an opening weekend. Maybe if opening day was ona Friday and the film is very, very good. But you have to remember, opening on a Thursday always will affect the weekend totals, negatively I might add. Though I do believe it adds to the box office in the long run.

I can only see it breaking 40 million opening day, and even with some luck, 44 million on a single day. But opening weekend is out of reach.
Another thing to consider is that the two previous Star Wars movies weren't shown in as many theaters as some of the other recent megablockbusters. AOTC was only shown in 3,100+ theaters (TPM less than 3,000) compared to over 3,600 for Spider-Man and 4,100+ for Spider-Man 2 and Shrek 2. I certainly don't expect ROTS to be shown in 4,000+ theaters.

So while I don't expect it to break any of the opening day/weekend records, from a per-theater average perspective, I expect it to come close.
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Yeah TomOpus I too am from San Diego and have noticed that the AMC theaters near Fashion and Mission Valley just keep on adding more midnight shows. In a way it is real crazy.
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Originally Posted by jediwindu
Yeah TomOpus I too am from San Diego and have noticed that the AMC theaters near Fashion and Mission Valley just keep on adding more midnight shows. In a way it is real crazy.
Mission Valley now has 4 sold out shows with a 5th added. Fashion is now up to 4 screens!

I'll be stopping by Mission Valley this weekend to pick up my ticket. I'm gonna see if they know if they will use the DLP theater.

Today I went and saw Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe and there was the trailer for ROTS in DLP. It's not often a trailer gets a rousing ovation... so the public is getting primed for this.
Old 04-30-05, 12:21 AM
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I have my doubts it'll break box office records.

For a couple of reasons:

1. Spider-Man incredibly lucked out because the movie came out the first weekend of May 2002, in a way a "feel good" movie that got audiences to watch in droves.

2. Given the tepid public and critical response to the first two Star Wars prequels, I'm not sure if Revenge of the Sith will bring in the large number of viewers that can break Spider-Man's first-weekend record.
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The local AMC has 6 midnight screenings sold out. 6 out of 9.

I think when the early reviews come in next week is when we'll really be able to get a feel for how big this can really get.
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I like ROTS chances for the weekend record more than the other two...there is nothing, absolutely nothing competing with it...I wouldn't be surprised if it got 75 percent or more of total box office sales that first weekend.
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None. After the last two films, I know several people who are waiting for the DVD or bypassing this entirely...some of whom were die-hard fans before 1999.
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Numbers should be rolling in shortly, so I'll bump this so there's a place to talk about it.
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All three. This movie is actually very good not to mention its the last film. It will be a blockbuster.
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I don't think there was any doubt of whether or not it would be a blockbuster. (Just try keeping people away.) But I don't think it will beat Spider-Man's opening weekend. Eventhough it's a far superior movie.

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i voted "none" but after seeing the midnight show last night it's got a shot to make some major money. we had 4 sold out shows and they added another one and it was sold out in 20 minutes....20 friggin minutes. there where still people wandering around looking for someone selling tickets.
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Thread just started... RotS breaks record for midnight showings - $17 million

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=423348
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Originally Posted by TomOpus
Thread just started... RotS breaks record for midnight showings - $17 million

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=423348
though to be fair that really isn't an accurate take on what the total box office will be......the fanaticals will be out in force but that doesn't mean John Q. Public will be
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Due to the $50M+ first day haul, the Single Day and Opening Day records are shattered on the first day.
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I predicted all three, the weekend will be tougher because of the Thursday opening, but it will still do it. As I also stated at the beginning of this thread, the box office will surprise a lot of people. Its the final Star Wars and its brillant, very good combo. The word of mouth with episodes 1 and 2 were mixed, people and critics are loving this film.
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Originally Posted by Daytrip
though to be fair that really isn't an accurate take on what the total box office will be......the fanaticals will be out in force but that doesn't mean John Q. Public will be
What do you have to say now ?
Old 05-20-05, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Quake1028
What do you have to say now ?
I gotta agree with you. It was kinda flawed to assume that just the fanboys would be in full force for midnight showings. A lot of "Joe Q. Public" wanted to be part of it "just because" it's the last Star Wars movie, regardless of how they felt about the previous 2 movies.
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Goldberg should've used the "Make Votes Public" option so all the people who picked "All Three" could the ones who didn't.

From post #10

Originally Posted by Rogue588
I'll go with all three.


'Star Wars' Grosses $50M in Single Day

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The last of the "Star Wars'' movies has done what no movie in history has ever accomplished - sold $50 million worth of tickets in a single day.

"Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith'' grossed $50,013,859 from showings at 3,661 theaters and more than 9,000 screens around the country Thursday, including special midnight shows, according to box-office tracker Exhibitor Relations.

That beat the one-day record set in May 2004 by "Shrek 2,'' which sold $44.8 million on a single Saturday - its fourth day in theaters.

The George Lucas film, which features the transformation of Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker into the evil Darth Vader, also beat the opening day record held by "Spider-Man 2,'' which grossed $40.4 million when it opened on a Wednesday last June.

"Fifty million is a good opening weekend, let alone a single day,'' said Paul Dergarabedian, president of Exhibitor Relations. "This is the box-office equivalent of a 100-year flood.''

It is almost assured the film will push well past the $100 million mark for its opening weekend.

The only question is - how far?

"The sky's the limit on how well this film could do,'' Dergarabedian said.
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Originally Posted by QuiGonJosh
I think it can break all three of those records, and ya know why?

It doesn't have fuckin Spider-Man to compete with, in fact, it doesn't have anything in the vacinity to compete with! It will rule the box office!

$400mil is a sure thing.
Oh yeah!!!

I never imagined $50mil opening day! Even that was above what I thought it could do! Could $500mil be a possibility? Maybe.
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Box Office Mojo is predicting $108M for the Fri/Sat/Sun tally of Episode III.

Looks like it's $6M shy of topping Spiderman's $114M opening weekend.

I voted for At least two, and it looks like I was right (if you count the records on the original poll).
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Just the Amstar Theater alone in Macon, GA. sold out 7 screens for the midnight showing alone. It has it on four screens now. They opened up the last two screens Wednesday afternoon around 2 pm and sold the last two out by 11pm.

I am not sure what the other theater did for Macon.

I voted all three and I still think it has a shot at the weekend total, but even if it fails $6 million short and pulls in $106 million that is incrediible considering a $50 million opening day.
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Records Broken
-Biggest Single Day
-Biggest Opening Day
-Biggest Thursday
-Biggest Two-Day Total
-Biggest Three-Day Total
-Biggest Four-Day Total
-Biggest First Three-Days of Opening
-Fastest to $100 million (tied with "Spider-Man" and "The Matrix Reloaded"): 3 days
-Fastest to $150 million: 4 days

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Old 05-22-05, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by QuiGonJosh
Records Broken

-Fastest to $150 million: 5 days
Actually, that's 4 days, if the weekend estimates are even close to accurate.

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