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Old 03-03-07, 12:10 PM
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Box Office 3/2-3/4 WILD HOGS #1

I guess I thought Zodiac would do better.... I was hoping Wild Hogs would do worse, and everything else I didn't really care about.

1. WILD HOGS BVI 3,287 11,620,000 3,535 n/a 11,620,000
2. ZODIAC PARAMOUNT 2,362 4,031,000 1,707 n/a 4,031,000
3. GHOST RIDER SONY 3,608 3,043,000 843 -48% 86,291,000
4. NUMBER 23, THE NEW LINE 2,759 2,162,000 784 -63% 20,657,000
5. BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA BVI 3,159 1,997,000 632 -42% 51,102,000
6. NORBIT PARAMOUNT 2,827 1,652,000 584 -43% 78,154,000
7. MUSIC AND LYRICS WARNER BROS. 2,644 1,511,000 571 -42% 35,286,000
8. BLACK SNAKE MOAN PARAMOUNT 1,252 1,371,000 1,095 n/a 1,371,000
9. RENO 911! : MIAMI UNIVERSAL 2,702 1,235,000 457 -70% 13,895,000
10. BREACH UNIVERSAL 1,496 976,000 652 -48% 22,916,000
Old 03-03-07, 12:29 PM
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Zodiacs fewer screens and longer running time is a reason for it. Plus, even though the movie looks terrible, Wild Hogs does have alot of star power behind it.
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But even for a 2 hour, 40 minute run time, I expected more. It's not on 1,000 screens, it still has a decent number of theaters showing it.
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Yeah, I couldn't believe it when I found out Zodiac was pushing three hours. That and an R rating kinda kills it's mass market opportunity. Also, even though I'm sure it's good, the trailers didn't really seem that impressive.
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I didn't expect Zodiac to do too well, it hasn't had a huge advertising campaign, and it's a topic that has been covered numerous times before and has not been able to generate much interest.

Fincher flicks generally don't do that great out the gate, they usually find their home on video (The Game, Fight Club).
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Wild Hogs looks awful. After this weekend, Wild Hogs and Norbit will have both opened to over $30 million. Yikes.
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Originally Posted by Kocheese99
Zodiacs fewer screens and longer running time is a reason for it.
Yeah, my local theaters are only showing it 3 times a day due to the running time versus Wild Hogs which is playing 6 times a day. The R rating certainly doesn't help broaden the appeal of the movie, but a lot of it does have to do with the running time.
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"Wild Hogs" making more than $30 million opening weekend makes me want to quit movies!
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What's the deal with nobody on this site liking comedies with some slapstick in it?
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Wild Hogs at least appeals to the older segment of society... Its the type of film my mother in law and baby boomers will go see.
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Originally Posted by scott1598
"Wild Hogs" making more than $30 million opening weekend makes me want to quit movies!
people go to the movies to laugh with WILDHOGS, no wants to sit for 2 hours and 40 minutes to see a depressing movie like Zodiac. simple as that. would you take your family to go see Zodiac? Zodiac will do good on dvd. WildHogs will kick ass for awhile because of Tim Allen who joe six pack can identify with.
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Disappointed to see that Black Snake Moan isn't doing better. I was hoping its success might spur on a whole new wave of copycat movies featuring scantily clad women chained to radiators.

I guess the name Samuel L Jackson and the word "snake(s)" just doesn't make for big boxoffice.
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Originally Posted by bloopbleep
Tim Allen who joe six pack can identify with.
which is ironic considering "Joe Somebody" tanked. and the day people identify with a former drug addict who was in jail is the day i quit movies!

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Then quit movies already! Nobody will ever believe you unless you follow through with your threats, ya know
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Originally Posted by scott1598
and the day people identify with a former drug addict who was in jail is the day i quit movies!
Are we talking about Tim Allen or Robert Downey, Jr.?
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Originally Posted by Ronnie Dobbs
Are we talking about Tim Allen or Robert Downey, Jr.?

Both fit the bill.
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When I saw Zodiac this afternoon the theatre was sold out.
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Originally Posted by resinrats
What's the deal with nobody on this site liking comedies with some slapstick in it?

It's more a question of liking good comedies with some slapstick in it .....
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Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
Wild Hogs looks awful. After this weekend, Wild Hogs and Norbit will have both opened to over $30 million. Yikes.

Thats just it, the trailor didn't look all that great but the kids and my wife wanted to see it; the movie is actually pretty damn funny. Still I didn't think it would do this well...
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Originally Posted by marty888
It's more a question of liking good comedies with some slapstick in it .....

If you have not seen it you really can't make that judgement.
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Originally Posted by d2cheer
If you have not seen it you really can't make that judgement.
I was invited to a free screening and watched it for about thirty minutes until my friend and I got bored of it and we snuck into the the theater nearby to see Reno 911! The first thirty minutes was pretty boring. It was like a sitcom plot stretched out. Seriously.
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Originally Posted by scott1598
which is ironic considering "Joe Somebody" tanked. and the day people identify with a former drug addict who was in jail is the day i quit movies!
people identify with his Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor character from Home Improvement and also that even though he served two years and four months in jail ,he paid for his crimes and was given a second chance. In America people like to hear stories about doing something good with second chances.
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Originally Posted by scott1598
which is ironic considering "Joe Somebody" tanked. and the day people identify with a former drug addict who was in jail is the day i quit movies!

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who said sarcasm was a dead art...
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Saturday:

1. WILD HOGS BVI 3,287 17,325,000 5,271 n/a 28,945,000
2. ZODIAC PARAMOUNT 2,362 5,533,000 2,343 n/a 9,564,000
3. GHOST RIDER SONY 3,608 5,352,000 1,483 -41% 91,643,000
4. BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA BVI 3,159 4,161,000 1,317 -33% 55,263,000
5. NORBIT PARAMOUNT 2,827 3,008,000 1,064 -34% 81,162,000
6. NUMBER 23, THE NEW LINE 2,759 2,917,000 1,057 -49% 23,574,000
7. MUSIC AND LYRICS WARNER BROS. 2,644 2,395,000 906 -34% 37,681,000
8. BREACH UNIVERSAL 1,496 1,691,000 1,130 -41% 24,607,000
9. RENO 911! : MIAMI UNIVERSAL 2,702 1,591,000 589 -59% 15,486,000
10. BLACK SNAKE MOAN PARAMOUNT 1,252 1,588,000 1,268 n/a 2,959,000

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