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Old 01-14-06, 05:57 PM
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Box Office: 1/13 - 1/15

FRIDAY'S ESTIMATES

1. GLORY ROAD - 4.5 (NEW)
2. LAST HOLIDAY - 3.7 (NEW)
3. HOSTEL - 3.2 (28.3)
4. HOODWINKED! - 2.7 (NEW)
5. FUN WITH DICK AND JANE - 2.6 (86.5)
6. TRISTAN & ISOLDE - 2.5 (NEW)
7. THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, THE - 2.3 (253.5)
8. KING KONG - 1.8 (197.2)
9. BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN - 1.6 (26.7)
10. MUNICH - 1.4 (29.3)
Old 01-14-06, 06:17 PM
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Oy, King Kong is trying to squeeeeeze out 200m.

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Old 01-14-06, 07:06 PM
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doesnt look like it'll end up being a high grossing weekend. Im looking forward to glory road though.
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A lot of those movies are soclose. It's very hard to call what movie will finish where at this point.
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Originally Posted by Libby
doesnt look like it'll end up being a high grossing weekend. Im looking forward to glory road though.
That's because the selection of films out there, in a nutshell, sucks.

Four films opened wide this weekend. Three of them have gotten all terrible reviews from critics whereas Glory Road has barely gotten mixed reviews. Out of all four of those films to be released yesterday, Glory Road is the only one that has a shot of making more than $40 million in it's entire theatrical run (never a good sign, then again, it's January).

Most of the people who saw Hostel did so last weekend, and like any genre film, you can see it'll have a 50% decline this weekend. However, Lionsgate broke even during the week, so anything now is purely profit for them.

However, Brokeback Mountain, still continues to make good money on the limited amount of screens it's on. Everything else, continues to suffer.

King Kong should be able to squeeze out twenty-five million more dollars out of it's theatrical run, as should Fun With Dick and Jane and The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.

[I'm checking out Brokeback Mountain tonight. I should be able to catch Munich and The Producers before the semester starts up again on Tuesday. After that, I'll be caught up on all of the 2005 releases still out there I want to see in theaters besides Match Point which has not opened in Vegas yet.]

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Fun With Dick and Jane jumped over Kong and Narnia. wow. That's pretty surprising.
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Originally Posted by Jackskeleton
Fun With Dick and Jane jumped over Kong and Narnia. wow. That's pretty surprising.
Not really. Word of mouth from audiences has been strong on the film and it's a quick 90 minutes compared to the nearly two-and-a-half hour Narnia and the over three-hour Kong.

It's only surprising because I'd rather see Narnia (a film I thought was decent) or Kong (a film that I thought was good, but too long) again and again then ever watching the shitfest that was Dick and Jane.
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Looks like Jim Carrey is going to add another $100 million earner to his resume.
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Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel
It's only surprising because I'd rather see Narnia (a film I thought was decent) or Kong (a film that I thought was good, but too long) again and again then ever watching the shitfest that was Dick and Jane.

That's the same reason I'm surprised. as for advance buzz it wasn't really actually all there. I would think it would mainly be because of that 90 minute factor. More turn around. quality wise, it's total shit.
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There are good films that don't make squat, so it all evens out.
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Originally Posted by Jackskeleton
That's the same reason I'm surprised. as for advance buzz it wasn't really actually all there. I would think it would mainly be because of that 90 minute factor. More turn around. quality wise, it's total shit.
Not only that, the advanced buzz was all negative due to the inflating budget and the numerous reshoots. This should've been another Town and Country disaster on our hands, but it was the complete opposite.

And quality wise, it's beyond total shit.
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Originally Posted by Libby
doesnt look like it'll end up being a high grossing weekend.

The thread doesn't reflect that this is a four day weekend.
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Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel
Not only that, the advanced buzz was all negative due to the inflating budget and the numerous reshoots. This should've been another Town and Country disaster on our hands, but it was the complete opposite.

I gotta be honest, there was no advance buzz on the film.
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Originally Posted by scott shelton
The thread doesn't reflect that this is a four day weekend.
But the box office will still take a (big) drop come Monday, mostly because, 90% of the people in America will not have the day off tomorrow.
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Nice to see indie or low release films like Brokeback Mountain getting a push up the top 10.
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Hey, a film about an underdog sports team. How novel. Let's go see that!
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Originally Posted by scott shelton
The thread doesn't reflect that this is a four day weekend.
Four? Three days for some people. . .
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Hey, a film about an underdog sports team. How novel. Let's go see that!
It's the inspirational coach angle that gives it it's originality.
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Originally Posted by rkndkn
Four? Three days for some people. . .

... And four for others. Including Hollywood.
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Originally Posted by scott shelton
... And four for others. Including Hollywood.
I know, God bless Hollywood. I'm going to the movies tomorrow whilst you others work...muhahaha.

Nonetheless, pretty bland numbers. It is January though and I guess Glory Road ain't Coach Carter.
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Yep, hitting the movies tomorrow as well,hoping to finally catch Narnia.
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Surprised as well that Dick and Jane continues to do pretty well. I didn't think it was as shitty as others around here, but it certainly wasn't Carrey or Parisot at the top of their games. As far as Narnia still in the top 10, I am stunned...how can people keep flocking to this mediocre picture and yet Kong struggles when it delivers... frustrating... also I can't believe ANYONE went to see Last Holiday...I wish people would stop paying to see Queen Latifah in these shitfests (bringing down the house, beauty shop etc.).

I went to Hostel (loved it), Munich a second time (Love it) and Brokeback Mountain. BM was overrated IMO but I'd still say it's a solid 4 out of 5 star picture...glad to see those 3 doing decent business.

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Capote earned $425,000 this weekend putting it over $13 million. Hoffman's Best Actor Oscar win will only fuel the movie's success.
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Originally Posted by jaeufraser
It is January though and I guess Glory Road ain't Coach Carter.
No star power. Samuel L. Jackson puts buts in seats.
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Originally Posted by Josh Hinkle
No star power. Samuel L. Jackson puts buts in seats.
No, the urban angle to the film put butts in seats.

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