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Old 05-20-05, 07:35 AM
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Weekend Box Office May 19th-22nd

From boxofficeprophets.com:

And it's off! Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith hit busy theatres at midnight on Wednesday with suprising force.

The Hollywood Reporter says the final installment in the George Lucas epic grossed between $16.5 and $17 million *from midnight screenings only*. That's why studios love fanboys. Midnight showings were available at about 2,900 screens according to Fox's president of domestic distribution.

As Reagen Sulewski reported yesterday at BOP, midnight screenings for event films like this one usually rake in about $5-7 million. Revenge of the Sith has benefited from an increased number of fanboys since 1999, good reviews, and an increase in ticket prices. Star Wars Epidsode III now has an excellent chance to beat the one-day box office record currently held by Shrek 2 at $44.8 million. Attack of the Clones grossed $30.1 million on opening day in 2002, but that number also included midnight showings. The third in the series should have no problem beating that number.

At this point I'm not sure if this is excellent news for the blockbuster, or if fanboys for this one were just more ravenous than usual.

Check back tomorrow when I'll have the box office numbers for the Sith's first full day of release.
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I contributed my $$ for a midnight show. Let's see how it does.
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Old 05-20-05, 09:38 AM
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Hey, this is only the Thursday night box office! MISLEADING THREAD TITLE!!






Sorry, someone was gonna say it eventually, might as well get it out of the way.
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Originally Posted by Seantn
Hey, this is only the Thursday night box office! MISLEADING THREAD TITLE!!






Sorry, someone was gonna say it eventually, might as well get it out of the way.
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Old 05-20-05, 03:02 PM
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Thursday May 19th Box Office Total:

1) Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
3,661
$50,013,859 --/$13,661
$50,013,859/1

2) Monster-In-Law
3,424
$1,485,000 -5.4%/$434
$29,660,00/7

3) Kicking and Screaming
3,455
$690,855 -4.8%/$200
$23,475,005/7

4) Crash
1,876
$541,727 -7.5%/$289
$22,102,805/14

5) Unleashed
1,957
$466,000 -19.9%/$238
$13,726,754/7

6) Kingdom of Heaven
2,870
$406,495 -33.5%/$142
$37,681,207/14

7) House of Wax
3,004
$327,992 -11.9%/$109
$23,624,420/14

8) The Interpreter
2,005
$251,125 -25.9%/$125
$62,492,465/28

9) The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
2,211
$202,309 -39.2%/$92
$44,847,749/21

10) Mindhunters
1,040
$105,000 -31.4%/$101
$2,556,322/7
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$50 mill? Holy crap!
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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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I think Star Wars: RotS will be #1 this weekend. I just have this feeling...
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$50mil?!?!?!?! HOLY SHIT!!!!
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I'm just gonna go out on a ledge here and predict at least a $400mil tally. This ones gonna be huge!
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Old 05-20-05, 05:57 PM
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So much for those people who were "turned off" by the previous 2 and weren't going to see the 3rd one. If it doesn't drop much the rest of this weekend, then it may have enough juice to reach Phantom Menace's $430 mil total.
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Well, I've seen it three times already and counting... I'm sure the box office isn't gonna flat line on this one anytime soon... I hope it makes truckloads more.

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I think Star Wars: RotS will be #1 this weekend. I just have this feeling...
Stepping out on a big limb there devilshalo.
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Originally Posted by devilshalo
I think Star Wars: RotS will be #1 this weekend. I just have this feeling...


Who woulda thunk it?
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guess no one is seeing the exorcist this weekend
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... or next weekend
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guess no one is seeing the exorcist this weekend
Because Warner only put it in 100 theaters or so (if that many).
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50 mill.................
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Well, I've seen it three times already and counting... MATT
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I wouldn't be surprised if Episode 3 doesn't do well, I'm figuring maybe $74m from Thurs through Sunday, I mean after a $50m opening theres really only $24m more to go before $74m.
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...with Monster-in-Law neck and neck at #2.
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haha Mindhunters was such a big flop
Why is that funny?
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I wouldn't be surprised if Episode 3 doesn't do well, I'm figuring maybe $74m from Thurs through Sunday, I mean after a $50m opening theres really only $24m more to go before $74m.
You've got to be kidding.
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