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Old 06-25-05, 04:23 PM
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Weekend Boxoffice 6/24-6/26

Weeekend Estimates from boxofficemojo.com

1 Batman Begins WB $26,770,000 -45.1% ($121,697,000)
2 Bewitched Sony ($20,200,000)
3 Mr. and Mrs. Smith Fox $16,750,000 -35.7% ($125,438,000)
4 Herbie: Fully Loaded BV $12,750,000 ($17,787,000)
5 George A. Romero's Land of the Dead Uni. $10,233,000
6 Madagascar DW $7,300,000 -32.0% ($160,056,000)
7 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Fox $6,250,000 -37.7% $358,606,000
8 The Longest Yard Par. $5,475,000 -33.6% ($141,895,000)
9 The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl (3D) Dim. $3,425,000 -48.8% $30,469,000
10 Cinderella Man Uni. $3,270,000 -41.3% $49,592,000

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is this estimate like your guess, or the real studio estimates?
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Originally Posted by REL77
is this estimate like your guess, or the real studio estimates?
No. Matome is pretty good at predicting the box office estimates every weekend. You should see how he predicts the outcome of sporting events. It's fantastic.
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Originally Posted by matome
Friday Estimates:

#1 "Batman Begins" $8.2 million ($103.1 million)
#2 "Bewitched" $7.7 million
#3 "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" $5.1 million ($113.8 million)
#4 "George A. Romero's Land of the Dead" $4.27 million
#5 "Herbie: Fully Loaded" $4.20 million ($9.2 million)
#6 "Madagascar" $2.2 million ($154.9 million)
#7 "The Longest Yard" $1.66 million ($138.0 million)
#8 "Star Wars: Episode III- Revenge of the Sith" $1.65 million ($354.0 million)
#9 "The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl" $1.0 million ($28.0 million)
#10 "Cinderella Man" $950K ($47.2 million)
Nice to see Batman still holding it in there. It should have no problem crossing $150 million, but it'll probably not make more than $160-170 million (sadly).

Nice to see Mr. and Mrs. Smith have some legs. That'll top out around $150 million or so.

Land of the Dead, you'll make a (small) profit during this theatrical run, but we will see you at Halloween on DVD.
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Originally Posted by REL77
is this estimate like your guess, or the real studio estimates?
oops, nope they're the studio estimates and I've edited the post to reflect that.


Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel
No. Matome is pretty good at predicting the box office estimates every weekend. You should see how he predicts the outcome of sporting events. It's fantastic.
Yep, I picked the Spurs to win Game 7 the other night!
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Ouch. Cinderella Man is getting slobberknockered.
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Originally Posted by RyoHazuki
Ouch. Cinderella Man is getting slobberknockered.
Yep, no Beautiful Mind run here. This should definitely have been released later in the year. And in this case, unlike the Cruise media circus, I do believe his phone-throwing escapade may have turned people off from seeing the film. Bad timing, Russell.
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Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel
Land of the Dead, you'll make a (small) profit during this theatrical run, but we will see you at Halloween on DVD.
Rock on! I can't wait to see what the unrated dvd looks like, considering what they got away with already.
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I know nowadays everything is to capitalize on the dvd, but it would have been nice to see Land of the Dead on the big screen during Halloween instead of Summer.
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I can't wait for the dvd of a great movie like BATMAN BEGINS than the crap of LAND OF THE DEAD for Halloween.
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Maybe they'll finally stop making zombie movies.
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Stop making zombie movies? Eat his brain!

Zombie fans, this is a funny link: http://hungryzombie.blogspot.com/
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A bit of useless trivia. Star Wars has just gone over 4 billion dollars in all-time box office receipts.

The 'James Bond' franchise currently sits at #2 with total worldwide earnings for the 20 films standing at $3.6 billion. 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy is third with $2.9 billion, 'Harry Potter' sits at fourth with $2.6 billion, and the 'Jurassic Park' franchise rounds out the top five with its worldwide mark of $1.9 billion.

Counting the $9 billion the SW brand name has earned worldwide in total merchandise sales, George Lucas' six-film saga has tallied more than $13 billion since 1977.

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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
Maybe they'll finally stop making zombie movies.
Why?
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1 Batman Begins WB $26,770,000 -45.1% ($121,697,000)
2 Bewitched Sony ($20,200,000)
3 Mr. and Mrs. Smith Fox $16,750,000 -35.7% ($125,438,000)
4 Herbie: Fully Loaded BV $12,750,000 ($17,787,000)
5 George A. Romero's Land of the Dead Uni. $10,233,000
6 Madagascar DW $7,300,000 -32.0% ($160,056,000)
7 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Fox $6,250,000 -37.7% $358,606,000
8 The Longest Yard Par. $5,475,000 -33.6% ($141,895,000)
9 The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl (3D) Dim. $3,425,000 -48.8% $30,469,000
10 Cinderella Man Uni. $3,270,000 -41.3% $49,592,000

Bad Saturday drop for Land of The Dead. Doesn't bode well for it's legs. Bewitched also had a Saturday drop.
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I wonder if this was (adjusted for inflation) one of the lowest June weekends for box office $$$ in a number of years?

Kind of surprising because it was really HOT in the Northeast this weekend...not the kind of hot you want to go have a BBQ in, but the kind of hot you want to stay inside over...
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Please remember folks...

Land of the Dead is playing on almost 1,000 less screens than Bewitched, Herbie and Mr.& Mrs. Smith.
Also, the above mentioned films are all PG and PG-13 which equals FAMILY FILMS. You can't take children to see Land of the Dead.

I've hated Universal's choice to move Land of the Dead to June instead of October since it was announced. Big mistake. It would have cleaned up at the box-office if it was released around Halloween.

And yes, I can't wait for the Unrated DVD.
I would have rather waited until February of 2006 to see the DVD and had the film make $40 million with a proper release.

Oh well, Universal played their cards and left poor George A. Romero holding the bag.

Such a pity...

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No, I think the drop was because the majority of people didn't think the film was that good.
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^^^I think it was more to do with front load. Everyone who wanted to see it badly enough saw it on friday. everyone else just shambled to the theatre.

(much more excited to see the LOTD DVD than crap like Batman Returns - Thats for you WM LOPEZ)
that sort of comment wasn't funny when WM Lopez did it and only causes flame wars and thread derailing.

I don't see why its take in is anything bad? Like you said Zombie, it was on much fewer screen count than anything else that opened big this weekend. As for universal playing their cards. The bump up was a good marketing standpoint. Who's to say it would have been any better in october? the audiance for land of the dead isn't that which will be seeing bewitched and would consist of folks who saw batman the week of release already.

Universal had confidence in its product and they bumped it up. They did a lot of promoting for it. I mean, how many ads for this did you see in the span of a 30 minute program? I would say atleast 4. Add in radio spots and banner ads and so forth. They did everything they could have possibly done. Universal played every card they had minus one. If they feel the film is a failure, then the only fault is on the prints made and how many theatres had it playing. Romero's only bag holding is on the product.

This will be a huge seller on dvd. So it's no worry there. Universal sees that box office takes are down in general because of the big DVD market. So it makes perfect sense to release a dvd of this around october so they could cash in at the prime time for video rentals and purchases for a scary movie.

Waiting for a dvd release till feb. with an october release would have been decent sells numbers, but not nearly as much as a october dvd release window has in potential. Very smart move on their part.
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I wouldn't feel bad for poor George Romero. Universal gave his movie a Summer release, they pitted it against two movies (Bewitched & Herbie) that have performed unspectacularly this weekend, and then advertised the heck out of it. How much more "proper" of a release can you get?
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The "Land of the Dead would have done better in October" debate isn't a very strong one...sure, it may have finished 1st or 2nd instead of 5th in October, but chances are it would have made about the same box office $$$. Plus "The Fog" is scheduled for October release, and I think there's a pretty good argument that it's better to release LOTD now as the only horror picture on the market than wait until October and compete with a more "mainstream" horror picture.
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I'm sorry for my comments towards WM LOPEZ's comments about the Land of the Dead Unrated DVD release.
I was only playing around with him. I wouldn't want to start a flame war. Again, I'm sorry.

Jackskeleton, JoeMolotov and Shannon Nutt - you all made some great points regarding LOTD's release.

I guess I just get all worked up because I just want Romero to suceed and have a hit. He's my favorite director (need I say it...my idol) and I just want to see him working on films on a regular basis again. I don't want to wait another long period of years for him to be able to direct again.

I guess it all boils down to the final product he produces. I didn't hate Bruiser, but I didn't love it either.
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Not bad for Batman.
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Glad to see Batman still at the top
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
The "Land of the Dead would have done better in October" debate isn't a very strong one...sure, it may have finished 1st or 2nd instead of 5th in October, but chances are it would have made about the same box office $$$. Plus "The Fog" is scheduled for October release, and I think there's a pretty good argument that it's better to release LOTD now as the only horror picture on the market than wait until October and compete with a more "mainstream" horror picture.
Agreed.

Don't forget SAW 2 coming out in October as well.

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