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Old 03-24-07, 11:33 AM
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Weekend Box Office Discussion 3/23-3/25

FRIDAY estimates courtesy of Showbizdata:

1. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (TMNT) WARNER BROS. 3,110 8,701,000 2,798 n/a 8,701,000
2. 300 WARNER BROS. 3,280 6,061,000 1,848 -40% 147,891,000
3. SHOOTER PARAMOUNT 2,806 4,772,000 1,701 n/a 4,772,000
4. WILD HOGS BVI 3,401 4,138,000 1,217 -25% 113,566,000
5. HILLS HAVE EYES II, THE FOX ATOMIC 2,447 3,910,000 1,598 n/a 3,910,000
6. PREMONITION SONY 2,831 3,256,000 1,150 -49% 25,336,000
7. LAST MIMZY, THE WARNER BROS. 3,017 2,810,000 931 n/a 2,810,000
8. REIGN OVER ME SONY 1,671 2,559,000 1,531 n/a 2,559,000
9. PRIDE LIONS GATE 1,518 1,241,000 818 n/a 1,241,000
10. DEAD SILENCE UNIVERSAL 1,806 1,150,000 637 -60% 10,920,000
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Looks like a decent opening for Ninja Turtles.
Old 03-24-07, 02:44 PM
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I actually expected more from Hills 2, even though I didn't think it deserved it. They've been advertising the crap out of it the past few weeks. Looks like it won't make as much as the first one for sure.
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Expect a big jump for TMNT today. I saw it early this afternoon and the theater was pretty full.
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Does this mean we can expect a CGI version of Biker Mice From Mars or Battletoads soon?
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Does this mean we can expect a CGI version of Biker Mice From Mars or Battletoads soon?
No because they weren't as popular as TMNT.
Old 03-24-07, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Seantn
I actually expected more from Hills 2, even though I didn't think it deserved it. They've been advertising the crap out of it the past few weeks. Looks like it won't make as much as the first one for sure.
It's opening will be on par with the first remake, which was about $15 million. But I think this one will have a huge drop, considering it's getting worse reviews than TCM: The Beginning.

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I was in line for 300 tix and everyone in front of me was getting Turtles tix.
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Looks like TMNT will end up doing about what the original Turtles movie did opening weekend, at ~$25 Million. We'll see if it can match the original's $135 Million total run though.
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Originally Posted by Joe Molotov
Looks like TMNT will end up doing about what the original Turtles movie did opening weekend, at ~$25 Million. We'll see if it can match the original's $135 Million total run though.
I doubt it. Plus, $135 million is a lot different - fifteen years later.
Old 03-25-07, 03:20 AM
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Oh god no. TMNT is actually doing well? Oh brother.
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The commercials for Hills Have Eyes 2 reminded me of that horrible movie The Cave for some reason.
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Weekend Estimates:

1 N TMNT WB $25,450,000 - 3,110 - $8,183 $25,450,000 $34 1
2 1 300 WB $20,510,000 -37.6% 3,280 +10 $6,253 $162,354,000 $65 3
3 N Shooter Par. $14,500,000 - 2,806 - $5,167 $14,500,000 - 1
4 2 Wild Hogs BV $14,362,000 -24.6% 3,401 +41 $4,222 $123,815,000 - 4
5 N The Last Mimzy NL $10,200,000 - 3,017 +2,140 $3,380 $10,200,000 - 1
6 3 Premonition Sony $10,100,000 -42.5% 2,831 - $3,567 $32,191,000 $20 2
7 N The Hills Have Eyes 2 FoxA $10,000,000 - 2,447 - $4,086 $10,000,000 - 1
8 N Reign Over Me Sony $8,000,000 - 1,671 - $4,787 $8,000,000 $20 1
9 N Pride LGF $4,000,000 - 1,518 - $2,635 $4,000,000 - 1
10 4 Dead Silence Uni. $3,468,000 -55.8% 1,806 +1 $1,920 $13,243,000 $20 2
11 5 I Think I Love My Wife FoxS $2,765,000 -51.3% 1,794 +18 $1,541 $10,044,000 - 2
12 6 Bridge to Terabithia BV $2,331,000 -55.1% 2,010 -1,081 $1,159 $78,881,000 - 6

WB is having a fantastic month.
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Originally Posted by RichC2
WB is having a fantastic month.
That's good news for HD-DVD.
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ummm forget that..... but did anyone notice Wild Hogs made $14 million this weekend......

incredible!
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I hope 300 will make it past $200 million, it looks to have a good chance to do so.
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Nice numbers still for 300.
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Originally Posted by Joe Molotov
Looks like TMNT will end up doing about what the original Turtles movie did opening weekend, at ~$25 Million. We'll see if it can match the original's $135 Million total run though.

The original also had a small budget of 13.5 million.
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Looks like 300 will end up about $100 million shy of their "expected" number.

Nice numbers for Ninja Turtles, glad to see one of my childhood favorites resurrected for a new generation.
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Originally Posted by raven56706
ummm forget that..... but did anyone notice Wild Hogs made $14 million this weekend......

incredible!

Yup, and in honor of everyone on the board that has been bad mouthing without seeing it, I went again today!! I laughed even harder this time. I actually expected that to be what its opening weekend would be!
Old 03-25-07, 11:48 PM
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It's opening will be on par with the first remake, which was about $15 million. But I think this one will have a huge drop, considering it's getting worse reviews than TCM: The Beginning.
Looks like the drop happened on it's first weekend! Only made 10 million. Obviously it didn't have a huge budget, so it's not a flop, but i've been seeing this film advertised everywhere non stop (quite a bit more than part 1 was), and apparently people just weren't interested. Add in the fact that you are right, it'll have a huge drop off next weekend, and i'd say "The Hills Have Eyes" franchise will probably stop right here. Might make 20-25 million total.
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Originally Posted by Seantn
Looks like the drop happened on it's first weekend! Only made 10 million. Obviously it didn't have a huge budget, so it's not a flop, but i've been seeing this film advertised everywhere non stop (quite a bit more than part 1 was), and apparently people just weren't interested. Add in the fact that you are right, it'll have a huge drop off next weekend, and i'd say "The Hills Have Eyes" franchise will probably stop right here. Might make 20-25 million total.
This one will kill that franchise pretty much in the exact same way that TCM: The Beginning has ended Leatherface's new run. The reviews on this have been downright horrible. I barely sat through TCM: The Beginning and I loved the first remake. This one will be a rental, but I'm expecting the very worst. And I also loved the Hills 1st remake.

In its only defense, having 5 other new releases open probably didn't help. Neither did 300, which is still the main R-rated draw right now.
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That's good news for HD-DVD.
Wrong forum, and totally pointless... WB is format neutral.



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Originally Posted by fitprod
Wrong forum, and totally pointless... WB is format neutral.



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I'm pretty sure he knows that, and I think he meant that it's good for HD DVD that these won't be BD exclusives.

Besides, anyone who mentions the DVD would be in the wrong forum too.
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Originally Posted by fitprod
Wrong forum, and totally pointless... WB is format neutral.



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It's actually an inside joke to those of us embroiled in the format war

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