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Old 12-24-05, 05:03 PM
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the church crowds are helping Narnia....kinda like they did for The Passion. Unless Kong gets a big jump today, it will likely finish #2. But it'll end up with a nice total at the end of its run. Its great success overseas can't hurt either.
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Looks like Narnia is the winner of this holiday season. Still have to see it.
Old 12-24-05, 05:12 PM
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Yeah, I'll be checking out Narnia soon and doesn't hurt that I got a free ticket from some DVD (don't remember which one).
Old 12-24-05, 05:31 PM
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And Narnia is viewed as the family friendly film that wont have the ADD kid shaking in their seat
Old 12-24-05, 05:57 PM
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And Narnia is viewed as the family friendly film that wont have the ADD kid shaking in their seat
Narnia and Potter weigh in at 2:12 and 2:30. From a sheer box office perspective, it would seem that the extra half hour has really hurt Kong. The reviews were great, the word of mouth was great....the only negative out in the air is that the movie is 3 hours long.
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Originally Posted by clemente
the word of mouth was great....
Really...

While some around me are euphoric, the majority of the reactions have been in the "meh" category.
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Originally Posted by scott shelton
Really...

While some around me are euphoric, the majority of the reactions have been in the "meh" category.
I agree. Other than various magazine critics and lots of people posting here, the average joe's I have spoken with that have seen it are just blah about it. Actually most of my major movie friends who consider themselves critics feel the same.
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Saturday estimates from showbizdata:

1) CHRONICLES OF NARNIA 5.0
146.6

2) KING KONG 4.9
100.4

3) FUN WITH DICK AND JANE 2.7
15.6

4) CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN 2 2.0
11.3

5) MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA 1.5
7.4

6) FAMILY STONE 1.5
23.0

7) MUNICH 1.1
2.5

8) HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE 1.0
259.2

9) SYRIANA .7
27.5

10) RINGER, THE .7
3.1


Merry Christmas!
Old 12-25-05, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by brianluvdvd
I agree. Other than various magazine critics and lots of people posting here, the average joe's I have spoken with that have seen it are just blah about it. Actually most of my major movie friends who consider themselves critics feel the same.
the average joe's are stupid though. Those are the ones who think Armageddon is the best movie ever made.
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Those are some anemic Saturday numbers, but I guess everyone was too busy doing their last minute holiday shopping, than go to the movies.
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I was thinking the same thing. Big nosedive from Friday.
Old 12-25-05, 12:58 PM
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Christmas Eve is always a pretty slow day. I think those numbers were pretty expected.
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yeah. Christmas day usually gets a 90% increase. The eve numbers are always low.
Old 12-25-05, 03:50 PM
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the average joe's are stupid though. Those are the ones who think Armageddon is the best movie ever made.
You are right again, Mr. Elitist. How dare the other people have different opinion from your favorite movie.
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Do you think it's possible the goodly christians will stay at home with their families or go to church, while the heathens go to the movie and worship their false ape idol?
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Just got back from Walk the Line (I know, I'm late) but crowded theater. Great movie.
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Originally Posted by matrixrok9
You are right again, Mr. Elitist. How dare the other people have different opinion from your favorite movie.
He said best, not favorite. In this way most people don't have as educated of an oppinion than a big film fan like any of us. I wouldn't call them stupid but we get the point.
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Originally Posted by The Ferret
He said best, not favorite. In this way most people don't have as educated of an oppinion than a big film fan like any of us. I wouldn't call them stupid but we get the point.
What do people need to be educated about? There's nothing wrong with treating movies as simply entertainment and having no interest in the artisitc merit of a film.

I don't understand why an average joe being "stupid" has anything to do with a ho-hum reaction to King Kong. It just sounds like more excuses for the less then anticipated US box office gross.
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Originally Posted by The Ferret
He said best, not favorite. In this way most people don't have as educated of an oppinion than a big film fan like any of us. I wouldn't call them stupid but we get the point.
I'll help you look for the.....THE SARCASM DETECTOR!
Old 12-26-05, 12:52 PM
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12/23 - 12/26

1) King Kong $31,433,000
$118,737,000

2) The Chronicles of Narnia $30,102,000
$163,544,000

3) Fun with Dick and Jane $23,500,000

4) Cheaper by the Dozen 2 $14,775,000

5) The Family Stone $10,850,000
$30,050,000

6) Memoirs of a Geisha $10,200,000
$13,289,000

7) The Ringer $8,400,000

8) Rumor Has It $7,470,000

9) Wolf Creek $5,939,000

10) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire $5,720,000
$262,435,000

11) Munich $5,711,000
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Good to see Kong squeak out ahead of Narnia, IMHO.
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Kong had a nice Sunday and Monday total. Right now, it's about $8 million behind Batman Begins at this point (13 days). I think it can still reach $200 million, but anything more than that will be tough. That will certainly help its Oscar chances.
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That will certainly help its Oscar chances.
Boxoffice results (ie. popularity) affecting Oscar outcomes.... another reason why the Oscars mean nothing.
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Originally Posted by matrixrok9
I'll help you look for the.....THE SARCASM DETECTOR!
Sarcasm detectors don't exist... you must have been misinformed.
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Originally Posted by fumanstan
What do people need to be educated about? There's nothing wrong with treating movies as simply entertainment and having no interest in the artisitc merit of a film.
I just meant the average person's feelings about a movie isn't always a good indicator of whether or not one of us would like a movie. I guess in the case of something like King Kong it doesn't really matter.

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