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Old 08-26-06, 04:48 PM
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Weekend Box Office Discussion 8/25-8/27

Friday's numbers from Showbizdata:

1. INVINCIBLE BVI 2,917 5,439,000 1,865 n/a 5,439,000
2. BEERFEST WARNER BROS. 2,964 2,612,000 881 n/a 2,612,000
3. TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY SONY 3,370 2,559,000 759 -37% 122,240,000
4. ACCEPTED UNIVERSAL 2,917 2,065,000 708 -43% 16,694,000
5. IDLEWILD UNIVERSAL 973 2,063,000 2,120 n/a 2,063,000
6. LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE FOX SEARCHLIGHT 1,430 2,020,000 1,413 31% 17,559,869
7. STEP UP BVI 2,647 1,965,000 742 -44% 46,220,000
8. SNAKES ON A PLANE NEW LINE 3,555 1,812,000 510 -72% 22,143,000
9. WORLD TRADE CENTER PARAMOUNT 3,021 1,720,000 569 -45% 50,837,000
10. BARNYARD: THE ORIGINAL PARTY ANIMALS PARAMOUNT 3,003 1,451,000 483 -30% 50,704,000
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Looks like the Summer box office explosion is over.
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Originally Posted by Deftones
Looks like the Summer box office explosion is over.

Did we even have one this year? I think I only saw two movies.
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My poor Snakes.
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Snakes, we hardly knew thee.

At least the DVD should be out by November at the rate it's going.
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Damn, SoaP is actually a fun movie. Too bad. Hopefully it'll do well on video.
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Yeah no more big box offices for a while.

Invincible should win this week. It's by far the best movie out of the new releases
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Snakes must be setting a record for the biggest percentage drop ever for being the #1 movie the week before.
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72% drop?!? Geez, that's just free-fall.
Old 08-26-06, 07:23 PM
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Although no one posted POTC2 numbers for Friday, I believe that it is now #6 Domestic gross ($404,635,000) and #5 Worldwide gross($926,100,000).
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Little miss sunshine still going strong. GREAT!
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Originally Posted by Deftones
Looks like the Summer box office explosion is over.
.... now it's more like an end-of-season implosion.
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Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel
Snakes, we hardly knew thee.

At least the DVD should be out by November at the rate it's going.
Dec. 5th, if rumors are true. I think POTC 2 comes out the same day, so more carnage for Snakes' revenues, I'm guessing.
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Snakes is going down faster than a Thai hooker... dammit.

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Awesome, since Snakes on a Plane tanked at the boxoffice, that means it's still hip to reference it on Internet forums.

SoaP4Ever!
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I think the public got wise the last time there was a movie with a lot of internet buzz that they know it's just hype. And that they may not like it which was the case with THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT.
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Originally Posted by wm lopez
I think the public got wise the last time there was a movie with a lot of internet buzz that they know it's just hype. And that they may not like it which was the case with THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT.
No, from what it seems, most people are enjoying Snakes. Even the critics!
Old 08-27-06, 12:27 AM
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Originally Posted by wm lopez
I think the public got wise the last time there was a movie with a lot of internet buzz that they know it's just hype. And that they may not like it which was the case with THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT.
I seriously doubt very many people were making that connection. I'd never even thought about that until you brought it up.
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It actually just turned out that people were only interested in talking about Snakes, not seeing it. The movie is doing about as well as people expected it to do before all the internet hype began.

I remember when I first was hearing about Snakes on a Plane, everyone said how it would be awful and wouldn't make money...Then the hype began about how it'd be a "so-bad-it's-good" film and would make tons of money and people would see it from sheer curiousity of how bad it was....Then the movie comes out, is actually a decent film (and extremely fun/enjoyable!) and nobody really cares.
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1 N Invincible BV $17,029,000 - 2,917 - $5,837 $17,029,000 - 1
2 2 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Sony $8,000,000 -41.8% 3,370 -371 $2,373 $127,684,000 $72.50 4
3 7 Little Miss Sunshine FoxS $7,500,000 +33.7% 1,430 +739 $5,244 $23,024,000 $8 5
4 N Beerfest WB $6,500,000 - 2,964 - $2,192 $6,500,000 - 1
5 5 Accepted Uni. $6,476,000 -35.4% 2,917 +3 $2,220 $21,118,000 $23 2
6 3 World Trade Center Par. $6,393,000 -41.4% 3,021 +23 $2,116 $55,557,000 $65 3
7 4 Step Up BV $6,187,000 -39.1% 2,647 +8 $2,337 $50,419,000 $12 3
8 N Idlewild Uni. $5,892,000 - 973 - $6,055 $5,892,000 - 1
9 1 Snakes on a Plane NL $5,860,000 -57.6% 3,555 - $1,648 $26,012,000 $33 2
10 6 Barnyard: The Original Party Animals Par. $5,433,000 -28.3% 3,003 -224 $1,809 $54,710,000 $51 4
11 8 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest BV $4,006,000 -23.1% 1,701 -576 $2,355 $407,571,000 $225 8
12 N How to Eat Fried Worms NL $3,950,000 - 1,870 - $2,112 $3,950,000 - 1

Nothing too exciting this weekend. Super-Bombtacular numbers for How to Eat Fried Worms. I guess people didn't want to know. Snakes dropped a lot. Pirates of the Caribbean is finally out of the Top 10.
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Hurray for Little Miss Sunshine, saw it Saturday and it's easily in my top 3 of the year so far.
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Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel
No, from what it seems, most people are enjoying Snakes. Even the critics!
Really? Most of what I read was negative, citing hype vs. substance. Roeper panned it.
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Go Ricky Bobby!
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Originally Posted by Brain Stew
Really? Most of what I read was negative, citing hype vs. substance. Roeper panned it.
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/snakes_on_a_plane

Looks like most critics enjoyed it.
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Originally Posted by Sierra Disc
Hurray for Little Miss Sunshine, saw it Saturday and it's easily in my top 3 of the year so far.
Damn! Is it really up to 23 mil so far? I didn't even realize it was playing in enough theaters yet to earn that kinda jack.

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