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Old 02-10-07, 10:21 PM
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Weekend Box Office Thread (2/9 - 2/11)

Friday's Estimates

1. NORBIT $10,750,000
2. HANNIBAL RISING $4,900,000
3. BECAUSE I SAID SO $2,785,000
4. THE MESSENGERS $2,375,000
5. EPIC MOVIE $1,255,000
6. NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM $1,250,000
7. SMOKIN' ACES $1,190,000
8. PAN'S LABYRINTH $1,000,000
9. DREAMGIRLS $810,000
10. STOMP THE YARD $675,000

Looks like Thomas Harris may have finally succeeded in milking Silence of the Lambs for all it was worth. The black-man-dressing-as-a-fat-black-woman comedy, however, still has a lot of steam left in it. Tyler Perry will be pleased.
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To be honest, I'm surprised Hannibal Rising made $4 million yesterday. I was assuming it would make that much total during the entire weekend.
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Originally Posted by Joe Molotov
Friday's Estimates

Looks like Thomas Harris may have finally succeeded in milking Silence of the Lambs for all it was worth.
Yep. Maybe they'll bring back a geriatric Hopkins as Lecter for the next one to spice things back up. Attack people from a wheelchair.
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Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel
To be honest, I'm surprised Hannibal Rising made $4 million yesterday. I was assuming it would make that much total during the entire weekend.
They've really been pimping it all over the TV for the past two weeks. I thought name-recognition alone would bring in more people than that, but I guess without Anthony Hopkins, they weren't able to drum up much excitement.

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I really can't believe that number for Norbit. That's looking at a 25-30 million opening weekend, and probably cruising to a 100+ total. I would have said that Norbit was going to tank terribly, and obviously I would have been very wrong.
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Obviously discriminating moviegoers are racing to their local theaters to see just how bad these movies are - according to Rotten Tomatoes:

2% - Epic Movie
7% - Because I Said So
16%- Hannibal Rising
9% - Norbit

(...makes that 45% for Museum look good!)
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According to boxofficereport.com's early weekend estimates, "Pan's Labyrinth" only had a 6% drop from last weekend. That's great news. Word of mouth has been phenominal for this film.
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1 N Norbit P/DW $33,740,000 - 3,136 - $10,758 $33,740,000 - 1
2 N Hannibal Rising MGM/W $13,350,000 - 3,003 - $4,445 $13,350,000 - 1
3 2 Because I Said So Uni. $9,041,000 -31.1% 2,529 +3 $3,574 $25,626,000 - 2
4 1 The Messengers SGem $7,200,000 -51.1% 2,529 +1 $2,846 $24,724,000 $16 2
5 4 Night at the Museum Fox $5,750,000 -10.0% 2,702 -301 $2,128 $232,146,000 - 8
6 3 Epic Movie Fox $4,450,000 -47.1% 2,806 -34 $1,585 $35,474,000 - 3
7 5 Smokin' Aces Uni. $3,793,000 -38.0% 2,199 -20 $1,724 $30,854,000 $17 3
8 8 Pan's Labyrinth PicH $3,549,000 -3.6% 1,143 +61 $3,104 $26,591,000 $19 7
9 7 Dreamgirls P/DW $3,093,000 -22.7% 2,284 -513 $1,354 $97,119,000 - 9
10 10 The Queen Mira. $2,510,000 -5.3% 1,564 -286 $1,604 $49,035,000 - 20
11 6 Stomp the Yard SGem $2,400,000 -40.8% 2,045 -124 $1,173 $59,123,000 $13 5
12 9 The Pursuit of Happyness Sony $2,400,000 -19.1% 1,777 -456 $1,350 $160,537,000 $55 9
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Originally Posted by Joe Molotov
The black-man-dressing-as-a-fat-black-woman comedy, however, still has a lot of steam left in it.
Yes I can't wait for his return as "Big Momma" in Daddy's Little Girls.
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They should make a movie with Norbit, Madea, Big Momma, and The Klumps and just end it all.
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Very, very shocked at how much money Norbit made.
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Yes I can't wait for his return as "Big Momma" in Daddy's Little Girls.
That's a Tyler Perry film, but as far as I know it does not have Madea in it.
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There's clearly a large audience for men dressing as overweight black women, which really skeeves me out about the society we live in.
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Originally Posted by RichC2

5 4 Night at the Museum Fox $5,750,000 -10.0% 2,702 -301 $2,128 $232,146,000 - 8
Geez, the damn thing won't go away
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10% drop? What are we back in, the early 90's?
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Originally Posted by marty888
Obviously discriminating moviegoers are racing to their local theaters to see just how bad these movies are - according to Rotten Tomatoes:

2% - Epic Movie
7% - Because I Said So
16%- Hannibal Rising
9% - Norbit

(...makes that 45% for Museum look good!)
NEVER underestimate the power that teens have over the weekend box office. After all, they need a place to hang out in for 2 hours so they can text each other and throw popcorn.
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Proof that January and February are dead months for movies when Norbit makes that much!
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Originally Posted by Simpson Purist
Very, very shocked at how much money Norbit made.
Well said, I am still in shock from seeing that number!
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Originally Posted by clemente
There's clearly a large audience for men dressing as overweight black women, which really skeeves me out about the society we live in.
Yup, there definitely is. Dave Chappelle said when he was pitched a movie about basically doing the same thing, he said no, and the studio told him that all the big black comedians do it, therefore he should.

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They should make a movie with Norbit, Madea, Big Momma, and The Klumps and just end it all.
MadTV did a skit of this a while back, and they included the White Chicks as well.
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Eddie's Back!!!!!! :d
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Eddie's Back!!!!!! :d
Too bad its the bad Eddie that no one wanted back.

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