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Old 03-13-06, 10:56 AM
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Was this the worst week in movie history?

I think this may have been the worst box-office top-10 in the history of all cinema:

1. Failure to Launch
2. The Shaggy Dog
3. The Hills Have Eyes
4. 16 Blocks
5. Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion
6. Eight Below
7. Aquamarine
8. Ultraviolet
9. The Pink Panther
10. Date Movie
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Old 03-13-06, 11:00 AM
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Not all of them are that bad.
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Old 03-13-06, 11:02 AM
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America sure loves bad movies. It's no wonder CRASH was named Best Picture.
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Old 03-13-06, 11:16 AM
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Traditionally we should have seen some post-Oscar resurgence from the big winners this weekend, but since nobody really cared about any of the movies that won (not to mention the Best Picture winner is already out on DVD), that was not the case this year. Looks like the only one to get any kind of boost at all was Tsotsi, and that was probably only because it opened on a few more screens.
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Old 03-13-06, 11:27 AM
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I think you're right, 2006 ain't looking too good.
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Old 03-13-06, 01:25 PM
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that is an ugly top ten, even if one or two of them are "ok" movies.
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Old 03-13-06, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Jason Bovberg
America sure loves bad movies. It's no wonder CRASH was named Best Picture.
Oddly enough, not that many people went to see it...
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Old 03-13-06, 01:48 PM
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Sooo, none of the movies appeal to my personal tastes so that must mean they all suck and America loves bad movies...

Ok, I get it.
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Old 03-13-06, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by lordwow
Oddly enough, not that many people went to see it...
and it still made a very nice profit for Lions Gate, earning about 9 times its budget during its theatrical run in the US.
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Old 03-13-06, 02:10 PM
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There's a few good movies in there, and I still want to see Hills Have Eyes, but no - this is not the worst week in movie history. Of the movies released, one or two will be remembered as a fairly decent movie and the others will be forgotten - nothing will remembered as truly awful in a few months or years - it isn't a top 10 where all 10 movies are Pluto Nash and Gigli.

That said, it's a pretty standard Late Feb/Early March box office lineup. And, I dunno, it certainly isn't another Erin Brokovich Screwed My Dog Skip kind of thing.

and it still made a very nice profit for Lions Gate, earning about 9 times its budget during its theatrical run in the US.
I think he's referring to this weekends re-release. Crash isn't a movie I'd really go out of my way to see in theaters, it's prefectly suited to DVD, good flick though. And it did pull in a hefty sum at the box office last year. And is it just me, or does that ECW New Year Revolution box cover look a lot like, I dunno, a gay porn bondage video cover?

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Old 03-13-06, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
Sooo, none of the movies appeal to my personal tastes so that must mean they all suck and America loves bad movies...

Ok, I get it.
No, most of the movies suck so that must mean they suck and America loves bad movies.

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Old 03-13-06, 02:12 PM
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It's kind of a strange month for film. A lot of the newer releases really aren't catching my eye (certainly not enough to shell out $10+ to sit in a theater to see 'em) and those Oscar films that I would normally seek out about now, I know will be on DVD in a matter of weeks - so why bother going to the theater to see them?

"V for Vendetta" should turn things around. I predict next weekend's take will at least be "healthy."
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Old 03-13-06, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by NatrlBornThrllr
No, most of the movies suck so that must mean they suck and America loves bad movies.

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Riiiiightttt.....
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I don't see what those movies sucking has anything to do with America's bad taste. People go to the movies every weekend, that's what's currently playing.
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Old 03-13-06, 03:11 PM
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Where's the awesome movie you released?

What?

You don't have your own movie?
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Old 03-13-06, 03:14 PM
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16 Blocks was a really good movie, the other one The Hills have eyes was so-so. others i havent seen (ultraviolet) others I dont want to see (failure to launch, shaggy dog, date movie etc)
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Old 03-13-06, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
I don't see what those movies sucking has anything to do with America's bad taste. People go to the movies every weekend, that's what's currently playing.
My point isn't about taste, per se, it's about how bad most movies are right now.

Most of what's playing right now sucks a lot more than any other week that I can remember.
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no, no it wasn't at all.
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Old 03-13-06, 04:44 PM
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This week was bad:
http://www.the-numbers.com/charts/we.../20010921.html

Two weeks after 9-11, the only new wide release was Glitter at number 11. Keanu Reeve's Hardball was number one with $8,058,338. Combined box office for the top ten was $39,168,070. Sure, there are a few good movies in there, but they're only still around because there was nothing else worthwhile out there to knock them out of the top ten.

1 Hardball $8,058,338 (2nd weekend)
2 Others, The $5,083,004 (7th weekend)
3 Glass House, The $4,407,767 (2nd weekend)
4 Musketeer, The $3,549,955 (3rd weekend)
5 Rush Hour 2 $3,520,978 (8th weekend)
6 Two Can Play That Game (3rd weekend)
7 Rat Race $2,939,170 (6th weekend)
8 Rock Star $2,933,530 (3rd weekend)
9 Jeepers Creepers $2,774,511 (4th weekend)
10 American Pie 2 $2,688,600 (7th weekend)

11 Glitter $2,414,596 (Debut)
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Old 03-13-06, 05:38 PM
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Yeah, that one's pretty bad, but I still think this week's was worse.

Originally Posted by Jackskeleton
no, no it wasn't at all.
Jack, what then, would you say was worse?
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It should be pointed out that the movie industry is losing money to pirating, and that is what has caused movies to bring in so little money. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. That is all.
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1. The Watcher - $6 million, 2nd weekend
2. Bait - $5 million, 1st weekend
3. Bring It On - $5 million, 4th weekend (good movie number one)
4. Nurse Betty - $4.5 million, 2nd weekend
5. Space Cowboys - $2.5 million, 7th weekend
6. The Cell - $2.5 million, 5th weekend
7. What Lies Beneath - $2.5 million, 9th weekend
8. Almost Famous - $2.3 million, 1st weekend (good movie number two)
9. Scary Movie - $2 million, 11th weekend
10. Duets - $2 million, 1st weekend
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I've always been amazed by the people who just "show up" or decide what to see once they get to the theater. Maybe I'm weird like that, but I'm very particular about what I will and will not see on the big screen....certain filmmakers, if I "gotta see it 20ft tall", and horror (I like the audience participation aspect), I figure if no one goes to see it, they'll stop makin' it. Between the cost and the bullshit that has to be dealt with (children/teenagers, cellphones) I'd rather just wait a few months and rent it.
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Where's the awesome movie you released?

What?

You don't have your own movie?
Hear that everybody? You have to make movies in order to have opinions on them. Somebody notify the administration of this development so they can begin the process of shutting down the forums.

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Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel
September 15th - 17th, 2000
1. The Watcher - $6 million, 2nd weekend
2. Bait - $5 million, 1st weekend
3. Bring It On - $5 million, 4th weekend (good movie number one)
4. Nurse Betty - $4.5 million, 2nd weekend
5. Space Cowboys - $2.5 million, 7th weekend
6. The Cell - $2.5 million, 5th weekend
7. What Lies Beneath - $2.5 million, 9th weekend
8. Almost Famous - $2.3 million, 1st weekend (good movie number two)
9. Scary Movie - $2 million, 11th weekend
10. Duets - $2 million, 1st weekend
Different strokes, I suppose. I've owned five of those films.
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