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Weekend Box Office Thread for 4/21/06 - 4/23/06

Old 04-22-06, 11:35 AM
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Weekend Box Office Thread for 4/21/06 - 4/23/06

1 Silent Hill 8.280 NEW NEW 2926 2,830 8.280
2 Scary Movie 4 5.801 193% -69% 3673 1,579 56.464
3 The Sentinel 4.825 NEW NEW 2819 1,712 4.825
4 Ice Age 2 3.354 128% -58% 3540 947 158.384
5 The Benchwarmers 2.305 185% -44% 3094 745 42.338
6 The Wild 1.990 140% -52% 2854 697 15.899
7 Take the Lead 1.323 121% -45% 2413 548 26.616
8 American Dreamz 1.200 NEW NEW 1500 800 1.200
9 Inside Man 0.980 93% -55% 2015 486 78.582
10 Thank You for Smoking 0.844 148% -46% 1020 827 13.844
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Old 04-22-06, 11:57 AM
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Another week, another horror movie I have no interest in seeing at the top. It's like printing money with those things lately...
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Old 04-22-06, 07:12 PM
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Pretty ho-hum wknd for box office. The fireworks will start in two wks with MI3.
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Old 04-22-06, 10:14 PM
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Nice to see some pretty good numbers for Silent Hill. I had a hard time guessing what The Sentinel would make. Would people come out for Michael Douglas and Jack Bauer kind of sort of maybe? I guess not.
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Old 04-23-06, 12:12 PM
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Those are some week numbers for a whole weekend. When was the last time a top movie didn't even crack the double digits?
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Old 04-23-06, 12:18 PM
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Those aren't the numbers for the whole weekend - just friday
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Old 04-23-06, 12:20 PM
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Here are the full #s from Box Office Mojo, btw

1 Silent Hill $20,200,000
2 Scary Movie 4 $17,034,000 (total $67,697,000)
3 The Sentinel $14,650,000
4 Ice Age: The Meltdown $12,800,000 ($167,863,000)
5 The Wild $8,050,000 ($21,958,000)
6 The Benchwarmers $7,300,000 ($47,145,000 )
7 Take the Lead $4,250,000 ($29,556,000)
8 American Dreamz $3,690,000
9 Inside Man $3,668,000 ($81,233,000)
10 Friends with Money $3,551,000 ($5,333,000)
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Old 04-23-06, 01:19 PM
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"American Dreamz" certainly tanked. Wasn't the box-office prediction around 7.5M? Anyway, saw it and thought it was o.k. at best. Guess word of mouth is killing it. I went with a group of friends to see it and none of us really liked it.
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I wonder if this bodes well for a Silent Hill sequel? My thinking is that its numbers will be pretty impressive worldwide as Gans is known internationally, I think.
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Old 04-23-06, 03:52 PM
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I wonder if this bodes well for a Silent Hill sequel?

Silent Hill 2: Silent But Deadly!!!
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Old 04-23-06, 03:56 PM
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"American Dreamz" certainly tanked. Wasn't the box-office prediction around 7.5M? Anyway, saw it and thought it was o.k. at best. Guess word of mouth is killing it. I went with a group of friends to see it and none of us really liked it.
Interestingly enough, while many critics loved the film, most moviegoers hated the film. That tells me--

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--the disconnect between the entertainment industry and the average American.

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Old 04-23-06, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by RayChuang
Interestingly enough, while many critics loved the film, most moviegoers hated the film. That tells me--

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--the disconnect between the entertainment industry and the average American.

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For the record, more critics didn't like the film than one's who did (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/american_dreamz/). And, strangely enough, I didn't find too many positive reviews there where they loved it. I was bummed I didn't ejoy this movie. I loved "About a Boy" and "In Good Company".
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I gave American Dreamz 1/2 star, or a grade of F+, it was wanted to be so smarmy and high-handed, but utterly failed as a satire, much less a comedic look at the banalization of TV viewers who soak up reality TV fanfare such as American Idol, or put up with a president who is presented as a dullard being controlled by his VP. Seriously, save your money, it's a total waste of time. The 1/2 star was for the hottie middle eastern female cousin of Omar.
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Too bad Thank You For Smoking is tanking - it really is good. The afternoon showing my mom and I went to had only about ten people in the theater.
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Old 04-23-06, 08:34 PM
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Good to see "Inside Man" passing $80 million. Looks like it may top out around $90 million. "Silent Hill's" 10% drop on Saturday spells out short legs....especially with M:I3 looming.
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Old 04-24-06, 12:15 PM
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I'm just ecstatic to see the return of the R rated horror movie again....about time!
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AMERICAN DREAMZ was another Hollywood liberal movie bashing George Bush, so I'm glad it tanked.
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Originally Posted by Dr. DVD
I wonder if this bodes well for a Silent Hill sequel? My thinking is that its numbers will be pretty impressive worldwide as Gans is known internationally, I think.
I sure hope so!
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Sony apparently only paid $14m for US Distribution rights. Bodes well for them, at least, supporting a sequel.
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Old 04-24-06, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by wm lopez
AMERICAN DREAMZ was another Hollywood liberal movie bashing George Bush, so I'm glad it tanked.
The funny thing is, the president in American Dreamz was smarter than Bush despite being a caricature of the man himself.
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Old 04-24-06, 10:42 PM
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I think the main killer for american dreams was that no one who watches American Idol wants to hear about Politics and no one who wants to see political satire wants to see a film even remotely related to american idol material.
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