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Weekend Box Office Thread - April 6th - 8th, 2007

Old 04-07-07, 11:15 AM
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Weekend Box Office Thread - April 6th - 8th, 2007

There's been some early projections coming in.

http://www.fantasymoguls.com/forum/posts/list/31.page

EXCLUSIVE FANTASYMOGULS.COM EARLY 3-DAY ESTIMATES
1. Blades of Glory (Paramount) - $20.8 million [$66.1 million cume]
2. Meet the Robinsons (Buena Vista) $17 million down [$52.2 million cume]
3. Are We Done Yet? (Sony) $16 million [$20.3 million cume]
4. Grindhouse (Weinstein Co) - $13 million [$13 million cume]
5. The Reaping (Warner Bros) $9.1 million [$11 million cume]

6. 300 (Warner Bros) - $7.5 million [$192.5 million cume]
7. Wild Hogs (Buena Vista) - $6.3 million [$144.9 million cume]
8. TMNT (Warner Bros) - $5.4 million [$47.2 million cume]
9. Shooter (Paramount) - $5.2 million [$36 million cume]
10. Firehouse Dog (Fox) $4 million [$5.25 million cume]


Sometimes FantasyMogul can be way off, but I think it's about right in line (maybe Grindhouse can get to $16m or so)...
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Wonder if there'll be a delay since its a holiday weekend.
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I can't believe Ice Cube's movie will beat Grindhouse.
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Given these are early estimates, GH could beat Done, but it'll be close. OTH, since AWDY is a family movie, its Saturday will probably beat Grindhouse... Will be interesting to see what the real estimates from sites like Box Office Mojo put up tomorrow.

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well they're less estimates and more flat out guesses. That said, everybody seems to be taking the weekend off .
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Well, Showbiz Data has their Friday numbers up...

http://www.showbizdata.com/

Please note, that ShowBIZ Data is the first to publish daily box office grosses every day.
1. BLADES OF GLORY PARAMOUNT 3,372 8,887,000 2,636 -26% 54,276,000
2. MEET THE ROBINSON BVI 3,413 6,892,000 2,019 -8% 42,037,000
3. ARE WE DONE YET? SONY 2,877 5,373,000 1,868 n/a 9,663,000
4. GRINDHOUSE WEINSTEIN CO. 2,624 5,030,000 1,917 n/a 5,030,000
5. REAPING, THE WARNER BROS. 2,603 3,877,000 1,489 n/a 5,876,000

6. 300 WARNER BROS. 3,004 2,891,000 962 -14% 187,948,000
7. WILD HOGS BVI 3,200 2,363,000 738 -4% 140,984,900
8. SHOOTER PARAMOUNT 2,806 2,009,000 716 -17% 33,359,000
9. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (TMNT) WARNER BROS. 3,120 1,833,000 588 -27% 43,608,000
10. FIREHOUSE DOG 20TH CENTURY FOX 2,566 1,553,000 605 n/a 2,813,000
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Also take into account that Are We Done Yet is showing at some theatres up to 5 times a day, while Grindhouse can only be shown 3 times, so I wouldn't be disappointed with that amount of $$$$...
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^ Yes, but many were thinking around $25-30m for Grindhouse (and thus taking the #1 spot for the weekend), so it is slightly disappointing... Now it'll most likely be #4 (behind AWDY).
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Firehouse Dog? I have no idea what that is.
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shame about Grindhouse, hate seeing people take a chance and bomb, especially when its so damn good.
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Firehouse Dog? I have no idea what that is.
Well, there's this dog, you see, and then he's at a firehouse.
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I think Blades of Glory can earn more than $11 million over the next 2 days...

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Wow I didn't think Grindhouse would do that bad...
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3hr 30m (w/ real trailers) of advertised b-grade goodness over Easter weekend is a tough sell.
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this was what i was expecting for Grindhouse. It can only be shown every 4 hours or so, in my area most theaters only have it on one screen, this is about right. i expect it to hang in their a few weeks
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Grindhouse is also one of those films should do well on video.
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I think that Grindhouse will be around for awhile. It'll at least do the regular Tarantino or Rodriguez BO of 60 million or so.
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Grind House is a longer movie too. over 3 hours. At our nearest theater its only being shown Showtimes: (1:40), (5:30), 9:15 because of its length. were are we done yet is being played
Showtimes: (12:45), (3:05), (5:30), 7:50, 10:00


So i would say grind house is doing pretty good. It will stay in theaters long too.
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I think it'll drop fairly hard, actually. I'd be surprised if it made more than $35m... Sin City (shorter by an hour) dropped 51% (wk2) then 53% (wk3). It's going to be tough staying in theaters for a "long time" with the summer blockbusters coming around the corner soon...

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Bad results for Grindhouse. I hoped this would pay off but I guess not. I am kind of stunned.
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I'm not surprised. I (like others) thought it would be 2 60 minute features, but when people find out it's over 3 hours, maybe they will have second thoughts.
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Horrible numbers for Grindhouse so much for opening in the 25-30 range.
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I think a big problem for Grindhouse is a lot of people still don't know what the hell to make of it. Average Joe Moviegoer doesn't know what grindhouse films are, he just knows he thought Pulp Fiction was cool and might want to see this. As often as QT and RR have been hitting the talk show circuit to promote and explain the film I still don't think much of America is getting it. That being said, I'd expect a long and fruitful shelf life on DVD.
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Originally Posted by onebyone
I hoped this would pay off but I guess not.

Why does everyone care about how much money the studios make? If you want to see it, do that.
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It matters because if it had made money then studios would be more willing to take chances in the future, but now we're going to get even more 'safe' movies.

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