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Old 08-18-07, 11:21 AM
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Weekend Box Office Thread - 8/17/07 - 8/19/07 - Superbad Edition.

Friday's Numbers (from ShowBizData):

1. SUPERBAD SONY 2,948 12,205,000 4,140 n/a 12,205,000
2. RUSH HOUR 3 NEW LINE 3,778 6,368,000 1,686 n/a 73,303,000
3. BOURNE ULTIMATUM, THE UNIVERSAL 3,686 5,687,000 1,543 n/a 150,507,000
4. INVASION, THE WARNER BROS. 2,776 2,005,000 722 n/a 2,005,000
5. SIMPSONS MOVIE, THE 20TH CENTURY FOX 3,162 1,831,000 579 n/a 160,272,000
6. STARDUST PARAMOUNT 2,565 1,567,000 611 n/a 15,397,000
7. HAIRSPRAY NEW LINE 2,389 1,199,000 502 n/a 97,569,000
8. I KNOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK & LARRY UNIVERSAL 2,799 1,034,000 369 n/a 107,906,000
9. UNDERDOG BVI 2,551 1,000,000 392 n/a 29,083,000
10. BECOMING JANE MIRAMAX 1,186 894,000 754 n/a 7,014,000

My sister, who I tend to have common taste with, commented that Stardust was cute, but wasn't nearly as good as it could have been, so it seems I'll be waiting for video on that one. Death at a Funeral also opened in limited release, will hopefully be seeing that and Superbad this weekend.

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Old 08-18-07, 11:28 AM
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That's a gigantic drop for Rush Hour 3.
Old 08-18-07, 11:44 AM
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Invasion bombed, I expected it to have an "ok" opening of at least double what it's making.
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Sweet news for Superbad. Invasion looks to be doing way worse than I thought it would. RH3 looked like shit, so that large drop isn't much of a surprise.
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Awesome. Superbad was amazing. I'm going to see it again today.
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Nice take for Superbad
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rush hour 3 wasnt that bad. honestly all 3 are average movies. part 3 is just like the first 2 so i wouldnt say its not good.

i am also suprized about invasion, but isnt this like the 4th or so remake of this movie?
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The problem is probably that this remake is aimed at audiences 30+ who are more than likely familiar with the original. If this had Jessica Biel in it and was marketed by LGF, it would've done well. It would've been terrible, but would've done well.
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Nice haul for the Simpsons, it good to see its still doing well.
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i actually thought "Superbad" would do better. this had such great buzz and so far great reviews that i thought it would have more titanic #'s. don't get me wrong approx. $40 mil is great, but for some reason i thought it would be higher considering the demographic.
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Glad to see Superbad on top!
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Originally Posted by scott1598
i actually thought "Superbad" would do better. this had such great buzz and so far great reviews that i thought it would have more titanic #'s. don't get me wrong approx. $40 mil is great, but for some reason i thought it would be higher considering the demographic.
it did 33% more than knocked up did on it's opening night. to me, that's pretty impressive, especially if word of mouth is good. It's still an R-Rated comedy, which will do incredibly well if it has the same legs as knocked up.
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Invasion hopefully ends the remake of this story.
There has been a movie of this story beginning in the 50's and then 70's and 90's.
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Originally Posted by scott1598
i actually thought "Superbad" would do better. this had such great buzz and so far great reviews that i thought it would have more titanic #'s. don't get me wrong approx. $40 mil is great, but for some reason i thought it would be higher considering the demographic.
Yeah Knocked Up did $30.8 million opening weekend on a similar number of screens. 2900 screens is a decent opening, but doesn't compare to Harry Potter, Shrek, Pirates, etc of 4200 or so. So I'm not even sure it would be physically possible to have mega blockbuster numbers on the first weekend...
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Well it doesnít really matter to me personally if Superbad is #1 at the Box Office because I have no interest in seeing it. Iíve never cared for the High School atmosphere & even through Iím glad Seth Rogen is having a successful career; his movies just arenít my cup of tea. Iíve never been a fan of Judd Apatowís work but he seems like a nice enough guy.

Iím glad The Simpsons: Movie is still taking in the dough at the Box Office. Invasion looks dull & boring from the previews & reviews Iíve seen & I also hope this is the last we see of this story on film.

Rush Hour 3 will be played too death on TBS.
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SATURDAY:

1. SUPERBAD SONY 2,948 10,381,000 3,521 n/a 22,586,000
2. RUSH HOUR 3 NEW LINE 3,778 8,821,000 2,335 -48% 82,124,000
3. BOURNE ULTIMATUM, THE UNIVERSAL 3,686 8,134,000 2,207 -40% 158,641,000
4. SIMPSONS MOVIE, THE 20TH CENTURY FOX 3,162 2,629,000 831 -38% 162,901,000
5. STARDUST PARAMOUNT 2,565 2,235,000 871 -33% 17,632,000
6. INVASION, THE WARNER BROS. 2,776 2,112,000 761 n/a 4,117,000
7. HAIRSPRAY NEW LINE 2,389 1,833,000 767 -25% 99,402,000
8. UNDERDOG BVI 2,551 1,595,000 625 -33% 30,678,000
9. I KNOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK & LARRY UNIVERSAL 2,799 1,489,000 532 -34% 109,395,000
10. BECOMING JANE MIRAMAX 1,186 910,000 767 -15% 7,924,000
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1 N Superbad Sony $31,200,000 - 2,948 - $10,583 $31,200,000 $20 1
2 1 Rush Hour 3 NL $21,830,000 -55.5% 3,778 - $5,778 $88,153,000 $140 2
3 2 The Bourne Ultimatum Uni. $18,986,000 -42.3% 3,701 +15 $5,129 $163,806,000 $110 3
4 3 The Simpsons Movie Fox $6,675,000 -40.8% 3,162 -390 $2,111 $165,117,000 $75 4
5 N The Invasion WB $6,000,000 - 2,776 - $2,161 $6,000,000 - 1
6 4 Stardust Par. $5,244,000 -42.8% 2,565 +25 $2,044 $19,087,000 $70 2
7 5 Hairspray (2007) NL $4,270,000 -33.2% 2,389 -416 $1,787 $100,573,000 - 5
8 6 Underdog BV $3,613,000 -43.1% 2,551 -462 $1,416 $31,692,000 - 3
9 8 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix WB $3,540,000 -34.8% 1,955 -630 $1,810 $278,646,000 $150 6
10 7 I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Uni. $3,500,000 -40.5% 2,258 -541 $1,550 $110,383,000 $85 5
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nice take for Superbad!

1 mil more than Knocked Up opening. Hopefully it has as strong as legs
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Originally Posted by The Bus
That's a gigantic drop for Rush Hour 3.


it didnt have that big of a drop., Hope Stardust stays in the top ten and has some legs. Favorite movie this summer. Glad Superbad did great.
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There was a Saturday drop for Superbad which doesn't bode particularly well for legs, but fwiw, I thought the movie was fantastic.
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Originally Posted by RichC2
There was a Saturday drop for Superbad which doesn't bode particularly well for legs, but fwiw, I thought the movie was fantastic.

Pretty much every movie these days has a Saturday drop on its opening weekend. I wouldn't read much into it.
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Knocked Up didn't.
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Originally Posted by Jericho
Pretty much every movie these days has a Saturday drop on its opening weekend. I wouldn't read much into it.
That really isn't true at all. However, Superbad had midnight showings, my local theater didn't have that for Knocked Up, so that makes a Saturday drop more acceptable.
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congrats Apatow..his name is associated with this movie..i am happy he is getting his due for getting dicked over for Freaks and Geeks/Undeclared.
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Apparently Superbad's weekend haul was substantially (comparatively) higher than predicted, scoring $32.8m instead of $31.2 suggesting a $10.1m Sunday, which would be a fantastic drop ($300k) for an opening Saturday to Sunday.

The fact there were Midnight showings made the friday gross a little uneven, but otherwise this flick could possibly match Knocked Ups $148m.

Edit: Wrong again, it made $33,052,411, nearly $2m more than initially estimated. It had a very strong Sunday (down only 1.7% from Saturday).

Top 20 Actuals:

1 N Superbad Sony $33,052,411 - 2,948 - $11,211 $33,052,411 $20 1
2 1 Rush Hour 3 NL $21,353,361 -56.5% 3,778 - $5,652 $87,676,529 $140 2
3 2 The Bourne Ultimatum Uni. $19,874,370 -39.6% 3,701 +15 $5,370 $164,694,690 $110 3
4 3 The Simpsons Movie Fox $6,829,648 -39.4% 3,162 -390 $2,159 $165,271,443 $75 4
5 N The Invasion WB $5,951,409 - 2,776 - $2,143 $5,951,409 $80 1
6 4 Stardust Par. $5,651,343 -38.4% 2,565 +25 $2,203 $19,493,894 $70 2
7 5 Hairspray (2007) NL $4,502,455 -29.6% 2,389 -416 $1,884 $100,805,456 - 5
8 6 Underdog BV $3,848,791 -39.4% 2,551 -462 $1,508 $31,927,488 - 3
9 8 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix WB $3,656,379 -32.7% 1,955 -630 $1,870 $278,762,117 $150 6
10 7 I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Uni. $3,601,545 -38.7% 2,258 -541 $1,595 $110,484,335 $85 5
11 12 Becoming Jane Mira. $2,935,129 +1.1% 1,186 +585 $2,474 $9,083,790 - 3
12 N The Last Legion Wein. $2,746,312 - 2,002 - $1,371 $2,746,312 - 1
13 9 No Reservations WB $2,363,459 -38.7% 1,604 -449 $1,473 $36,518,274 - 4
14 10 Daddy Day Camp SonR $1,950,823 -42.7% 2,332 - $836 $8,918,854 - 2
15 11 Transformers P/DW $1,948,099 -39.8% 1,206 -597 $1,615 $306,487,922 $150 7
16 13 Ratatouille BV $1,643,850 -30.7% 1,403 -432 $1,171 $196,620,846 $150 8
17 N Death at a Funeral MGM $1,282,973 - 260 - $4,934 $1,282,973 - 1
18 16 El Cantante PicH $640,627 -54.3% 374 -163 $1,712 $6,686,803 - 3
19 14 Hot Rod Par. $571,780 -74.3% 811 -1,796 $705 $13,106,020 - 3
20 15 BRATZ LGF $439,599 -69.0% 533 -976 $824 $8,893,678 - 3

Two other pieces of interest:

46 N The 11th Hour WIP $60,853 - 4 - $15,213 $60,853 - 1
50 N The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters PicH $51,493 - 5 - $10,298 $51,493 - 1

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