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Old 06-23-07, 10:18 AM
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Weekend Box Office 6/23-6/25 (Evan Not So Mighty Edition)

FRIDAY:

1. EVAN ALMIGHTY UNIVERSAL 3,602 11,133,000 3,091 n/a 11,133,000
2. 1408 MGM 2,678 7,541,000 2,816 n/a 7,541,000
3. FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER 20TH CENTURY FOX 3,957 6,085,000 1,538 -72% 83,557,000
4. OCEAN'S THIRTEEN WARNER BROS. 3,565 3,518,000 987 -41% 83,183,000
5. KNOCKED UP UNIVERSAL 2,905 3,382,000 1,164 -25% 101,699,000
6. SURF'S UP SONY 3,531 2,069,000 586 -28% 42,699,000
7. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END BVI 3,329 1,992,000 598 -37% 281,852,000
8. SHREK THE THIRD DREAMWORK 3,505 1,711,000 488 -35% 303,433,000
9. NANCY DREW WARNER BROS. 2,612 1,516,000 580 -46% 13,181,000
10. MIGHT HEART, A PARAMOUNT 1,355 1,179,000 870 n/a 1,179,000

I'm not sure Evan Almighty will get a big increase today, but it appears this will be the first Summer disaster, which many predicted. The production budget was near $200 million and Universal has marketed this film to death, which probably adds another $100 million.

I really want to see 1408, which looks like it will have a solid opening. Knocked Up passes $100 million and Fantastic Four 2 has a huge Friday drop. Looks like Pirates 3 will barely creep past $300 million.
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Well, I'm taking the family to see Fantastic Four today. I'm surprised the drop is that big as even the FF detractors admit it's better than the first movie - and those that liked the first movie really liked this one.
Old 06-23-07, 10:33 AM
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I can't say I'm that surprised. I don't feel that Steve Carell is the big star some people think he is, at least not yet.
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I don't think its Steve Carrel's fault that Evan Almighty isn't doing enormous numbers (which I never anticipated it to.), the material looked weak and the trailers were terrible - of course, the target audience this time was families with religious ties.

And he isn't a big star, but he is entertaining in my book.

No surprise with the F4 drop, should level off to a 60% or so drop this weekend, standard for overblown, mediocre action movies.
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I picked Evan Almighty to be the flop of the summer,so far i have guessed correctly considering this is a $200 million dollar,most expensive made comedy ever.
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No big surprises here. Glad to see 1408 doing pretty well. I'd like to try to see it this weekend. Evan could have been predicted by anyone. No comedy that costs $200m just to produce, let alone marketing costs, could recoup that amount. It would have to have mega-hit written all over and Almighty didn't even have half that. Carrell is funny, but he's no Carrey (at the top of his game).
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What were they thinking when they spent that much money anyway? I don't understand it. There is no excuse in the world for it to have a budget that big. That would be a good opening had they not blown up the budget like that. They shot themselves in the foot.

If the studios would stop making sequels to Jim Carrey movies without Jim Carrey, that would be great thanks.

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Maybe I was not looking in the right places, but I never saw any advertising for Evan Almighty. I did not see the usual Internet banners and forced ads that other movies get and I saw literally zero trailers on TV or at the theater. I had to watch the trailer online today, and it actually looked good, but not a must see movie. A $30 million opening seems reasonable for how the movie looked. Obviously this opening is not on par with the movie's budget though.
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Wow, I had no idea Evan had that large of a budget. From the trailers I thought the movie looked entertaining. It's something i'd watch, but not rush to theaters opening day for.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
Looks like Pirates 3 will barely creep past $300 million.
It's done $847 million worldwide, so that ain't too shabby. No wonder they get cooler DVD sets overseas.
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To be honest, I was expecting Evan Almighty to only do $23 million (or less) this weekend while 1408 took in around $19 million (which I may be right on).

I'm actually shocked (and quite releaved) that Fantastic Four took such a hit. Good fucking riddance.

But let's be honest, this is the calm before the storm. Live Free or Die Hard, Sicko, Ratattouile, and Transformers all come out in the next week. DreamWorks and Paramount, I think, are doing the right thing by releasing Transformers on Monday night. It's going to kill Live Free or Die Hard right in it's tracks.
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Originally Posted by fryinpan1
Maybe I was not looking in the right places, but I never saw any advertising for Evan Almighty. I did not see the usual Internet banners and forced ads that other movies get and I saw literally zero trailers on TV or at the theater. I had to watch the trailer online today, and it actually looked good, but not a must see movie. A $30 million opening seems reasonable for how the movie looked. Obviously this opening is not on par with the movie's budget though.
How could that be? I saw trailers everywhere. I saw them on PG-13 movies. I saw them on kids movies. I saw them on TV a lot (Of course, I watch The Office any chance I get, but it wasn't just during that show. The ads are on a lot of networks.) Hell, I no more than 3 minutes ago had to close a forced ad for the movie at IMDB. We must travel in all different places.

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Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel
I'm actually shocked (and quite releaved) that Fantastic Four took such a hit. Good fucking riddance.
Nice. Well, I'm taking my family to see Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer in just a few minutes. I'm glad it's still showing on as many screens as it is so that we can see it when we want to.
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How could that be? I saw trailers everywhere.
EXACT same here. I can't get away from the ads for this thing.
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Wow, I didn't think that FF2 would drop that bad... but it did have a good week it took in around 20 million... maybe that had something to do with it... Still it should make it budget back and top out around 140 mill...
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Originally Posted by B5Erik
Nice. Well, I'm taking my family to see Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer in just a few minutes. I'm glad it's still showing on as many screens as it is so that we can see it when we want to.

We loved it; by far one of the best movies of the summer for us.
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Originally Posted by B5Erik
Nice. Well, I'm taking my family to see Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer in just a few minutes. I'm glad it's still showing on as many screens as it is so that we can see it when we want to.
You should actually take your family to see Surf's Up. Let's actually support the family films that are actually good so more of those kind can get made and not support those headed for the lowest common denominator.

[Then again, what do I know, I got dirty looks from friends of mine when I said Sky High and Curious George were two of the most underrated family films of the past decade.]
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Originally Posted by d2cheer
We loved it; by far one of the best movies of the summer for us.

it is, I loved it too. Fantastic Four 2 is a great family movie and one of my favorite comic book movies. too bad for the drop, but expected with all these movies crammed together. its gonna hurt the studios.


-Spider-Man 3

a week break

-Shrek the Third
-Pirates 3

a week break

-Knocked Up
-Ocean's Thirteen
-Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
-Evan Almighty
-Live Free or Die Hard (early opening Wednesday_)
-Ratatouille
-Transformers

a week break

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

a week break

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
The Simpsons Movie
The Bourne Ultimatum

a week break

Rush Hour 3, stardust


Releasing Fantastic four one week then evan almight which being a PG movie is gonna steal some of Fantastic Four's family audience, then Evan Almighty is gonna have a hard time as is Fantastic Four since the next friday Pixars flick comes out, so Evan Almighty doesnt have anytime to make any money. None of these movies have a change to make any money, So expect Big openings and big drops the next week. I think THe movie studios screw them selves thinking they have to open everything in the summer.
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Originally Posted by RichC2
No surprise with the F4 drop, should level off to a 60% or so drop this weekend, standard for overblown, mediocre action movies.
Yep, the second wknd will perform more like a traditional wknd, with Sat being the biggest day. Unlike the opening wknd where the opening day is the biggest, thus making the following Fri look worse.

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I'm actually shocked (and quite releaved) that Fantastic Four took such a hit. Good fucking riddance.
You don't want a chance for a third one? Tim Story as I understand it has jumped onto another project, so there will probably be a different director.
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Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel
You should actually take your family to see Surf's Up. Let's actually support the family films that are actually good so more of those kind can get made and not support those headed for the lowest common denominator.
Yes, let's all support more animated penguin movies!!!
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Wow, looks like no one was interested in seeing A Mighty Heart. I know it didn't play on that many theatres but that still sucks.
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Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel
You should actually take your family to see Surf's Up. Let's actually support the family films that are actually good so more of those kind can get made and not support those headed for the lowest common denominator.


I'd much rather support Fantastic Four, which has received very positive reviews here. Surf's Up looks like utter crap to me. I wouldn't really consider Fantastic Four a "family film" anyway.
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Originally Posted by Artman
You don't want a chance for a third one? Tim Story as I understand it has jumped onto another project, so there will probably be a different director.
The franchise, IMO, is dead for now. Tim Story and company screwed whatever great ideas that came before it. I would've killed for the film that Peyton Reed pitched with George Clooney as Reed Richards taking place in the sixties, but that will never take place.

I'd much rather support Fantastic Four, which has received very positive reviews here. Surf's Up looks like utter crap to me. I wouldn't really consider Fantastic Four a "family film" anyway.
I thought Surf's Up looked like crap too, until I saw the last theatrical trailer which showed that the film was a mockumentary. Not on par with PIXAR's output, but leaps and bounds better than Sony's last entry (Open Season) and light years ahead of the shit DreamWorks has been putting out for the past five years. It's smarter and more in-tune than most family films that have come out recently, but there are still execution problems that I'm over to overlook due to the nature of the film.
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The people bashing Surf's Up clearly haven't talked to someone who's seen it. Best family film of the summer thus far (I'm excluding Ratatouille because it doesn't open until the 29th...but it was brilliant), and to the above, when you see F4, you'll know it's a family film...seriously, the thing could have been rated G without much alteration.

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