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Old 09-01-07, 12:28 PM
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Weekend Box Office Thread-8/31-9/3/07-"Halloween Comes Early edition"

Didn't see anyone start a thread yet...Halloween looks like it is coming in line more or less with expectations, which are in the the low 20s...

Results for Friday 8/31

1. HALLOWEEN MGM 3,472 10,879,000 3,133 n/a 10,879,000
2. SUPERBAD SONY 3,002 3,478,000 1,159 -39% 80,318,985
3. BALLS OF FURY FOCUS FEATURES 3,052 3,390,000 1,111 n/a 6,360,000
4. BOURNE ULTIMATUM, THE UNIVERSAL 3,290 2,625,000 798 -29% 192,047,275
5. RUSH HOUR 3 NEW LINE 3,408 2,054,000 603 -42% 113,924,000
6. MR. BEAN'S HOLIDAY UNIVERSAL 1,765 1,541,000 873 -52% 14,455,170
7. NANNY DIARIES, THE MGM 2,636 1,412,000 536 -47% 11,548,304
8. DEATH SENTENCE 20TH CENTURY FOX 1,822 1,362,000 748 n/a 1,362,000
9. WAR LIONS GATE 2,277 967,000 425 -72% 13,752,161
10. STARDUST PARAMOUNT 1,766 750,000 425 -33% 28,751,236
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death sentence tanked
Old 09-01-07, 12:39 PM
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to Halloween being #1
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Low numbers all around but I’m sad that Death Sentence tanked, it looked like it had some potential. Hopefully DVD sales will fair better. I fully expected Halloween taking the #1 spot at the Box Office. I know it’s received some pretty awful reviews but naturally being the ‘see it for myself’, person that I am, I’ll be buying it (along with Death Sentence) on DVD.

The summer is officially over.
Old 09-01-07, 01:21 PM
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Halloween is exceeding expectations, supposed to make 35-38 mil over 4 days where it was predicted to make 20-22 mil
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I haven't seen the theatrical cut of Halloween yet, so I won't say whether or not I'm glad it's going to be tops. Shame for Death Sentence though, I saw it last night and thought it was a lot of fun, if not very believeable.
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I wonder if Halloween would have done better if it opened in mid to late october...
I am sure it doesn't even matter cause its doing so good but it might have been able to pull in even more, at least in opening weekend, if released then...
Looks like MGM/Weinstien finally have another hit....
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Was there a lot of publicity for Death Sentence?? I would think I would be in the movie's target audience but I didnt even know it was coming out until I saw a review of it at another board.
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For some reason I thought Death Sentence was last week.

To be honest, "from the director of Saw" is not how you get me to see a movie.
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Halloween comes early, but it's like opening your bag after trick or treating and finding you got nothing but toothpaste and candy corn.
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Or a razor blade in your apple..
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Originally Posted by Rogue588
Or a razor blade in your apple..
Don't forget going to see this movie is a skull f-cking brains waste of time!
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Originally Posted by Jackskeleton
Halloween comes early, but it's like opening your bag after trick or treating and finding you got nothing but toothpaste and candy corn.
I went and saw Superbad this weekend. I wasn't as impressed with it as some people clearly were, but it was probably a far better choice than anything opening this weekend. Now bring on 3:10 to Yuma.
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Originally Posted by Jackskeleton
Halloween comes early, but it's like opening your bag after trick or treating and finding you got nothing but toothpaste and candy corn.
Or a Bible verse... we used to do those -ha ha!
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I'm really glad that Halloween is doing well so far.

I know almost nothing about Death Sentence but I kinda wanted to see it. I never saw a trailer but I did see the poster and thought it looked really cool. I was thinking about going and seeing it with almost no knowledge and having a completey fresh experience. And then I saw "from the director of Saw" and I thought, well maybe not.

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To be honest, "from the director of Saw" is not how you get me to see a movie.
I totally agree Bus.
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Originally Posted by Joe Molotov
Now bring on 3:10 to Yuma.
It sneaks tomorrow (Sunday). I'm seeing it.
Old 09-02-07, 12:56 AM
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Originally Posted by misterchimpy
Didn't see anyone start a thread yet...Halloween looks like it is coming in line more or less with expectations, which are in the the low 20s...
How exactly do you figure an 11 million dollar Friday on a 3-day weekend equals a low 20 million dollar opening? This is definitely exceeding expectations, and is on track to be the biggest labor day weekend opening to date.
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Halloween's sucess so far kind of blows away Eli Roth's theory that Hostel 2 bombed because the workprint was leaked, as well as the declairation that the hardcore horror genre is dead.
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Originally Posted by jaeufraser
How exactly do you figure an 11 million dollar Friday on a 3-day weekend equals a low 20 million dollar opening? This is definitely exceeding expectations, and is on track to be the biggest labor day weekend opening to date.
Well we'll find out shortly, but it's actually been the pattern as of late that often a movie will drop from its Friday opening...that seems especially true for sequels, and ones with poor reviews. Not really sure why, maybe core audience is there the first day. The Simpsons for example, did $30 million on Friday, and dropped to $23 million on Saturday.

And then we should see a further drop on Sunday. Also, iirc, Labor Day not a huge movie day since it is a travel day, and also because it is a school night, lol. So, I don't think you can multiply friday's box office by 4 to get the totals, but as I said, we'll find out shortly.

I would agree that it is doing better than expectations though, probably will end up in the mid to high 20s.

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I don't think $30MM for the extended weekend is out of the question. Too bad it doesn't deserve its success.
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Originally Posted by The Bus
To be honest, "from the director of Saw" is not how you get me to see a movie.
Yeah, they kind of lost there reputation after making that boring as fu*k, Dead Silence.
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Saturday results, via showbizdata.com

1. HALLOWEEN MGM 3,472 8,499,000 2,448 n/a 19,378,000
2. SUPERBAD SONY 3,002 4,287,000 1,428 -36% 84,605,985
3. BALLS OF FURY FOCUS FEATURES 3,052 4,090,000 1,340 n/a 10,450,000
4. BOURNE ULTIMATUM, THE UNIVERSAL 3,290 3,836,000 1,166 -30% 195,883,275
5. RUSH HOUR 3 NEW LINE 3,408 3,285,000 964 -34% 117,209,000
6. MR. BEAN'S HOLIDAY UNIVERSAL 1,765 2,240,000 1,269 -42% 16,695,170
7. NANNY DIARIES, THE MGM 2,636 1,890,000 717 -33% 13,438,304
8. DEATH SENTENCE 20TH CENTURY FOX 1,822 1,454,000 798 n/a 2,816,000
9. WAR LIONS GATE 2,277 1,375,000 604 -60% 15,127,161
10. STARDUST PARAMOUNT 1,766 1,140,000 646 -30% 29,891,236
11. HAIRSPRAY NEW LINE 1,604 1,051,000 655 -26% 110,522,000

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Weekend Estimates

1 N Halloween (2007) MGM/W $26,503,000 - 3,472 - $7,633 $26,503,000 - 1
2 1 Superbad Sony $12,200,000 -32.4% 3,002 +54 $4,063 $89,035,000 $20 3
3 N Balls of Fury Rog. $11,604,795 - 3,052 - $3,802 $14,565,522 - 1
4 2 The Bourne Ultimatum Uni. $10,183,000 -18.4% 3,290 -389 $3,095 $199,603,000 $110 5
5 3 Rush Hour 3 NL $8,560,000 -26.9% 3,008 -400 $2,845 $120,416,000 $140 4
6 4 Mr. Bean's Holiday Uni. $5,930,000 -40.0% 1,765 +51 $3,359 $18,930,000 - 2
7 6 The Nanny Diaries MGM/W $5,108,000 -31.7% 2,636 +7 $1,937 $15,259,000 - 2
8 N Death Sentence Fox $4,180,000 - 1,822 - $2,294 $4,180,000 - 1
9 5 WAR LGF $3,610,000 -63.2% 2,277 - $1,585 $16,449,000 - 2
10 8 Stardust Par. $3,008,000 -22.3% 1,766 -573 $1,703 $31,017,000 $70 4

And at #18, Ratatouille finally crossed $200 Million.

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Halloween's sucess so far kind of blows away Eli Roth's theory that Hostel 2 bombed because the workprint was leaked, as well as the declairation that the hardcore horror genre is dead.
You thought "Halloween" was 'hardcore horror'? Um...no.
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Originally Posted by Joe Molotov
10 8 Stardust Par. $3,008,000 -22.3% 1,766 -573 $1,703 $31,017,000 $70 4
Glad to see Stardust is at least *sort of* hanging in there with only a 22.3 percent drop.

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