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Weekend Box Office Thread - 9/21/2007 - 9/23/2007 - Evil prevails.

Old 09-22-07, 12:24 PM
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Weekend Box Office Thread - 9/21/2007 - 9/23/2007 - Evil prevails.

Friday's Results (Estimated):
1. RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION SCREEN GEMS 2,828 9,285,000 3,283 n/a 9,285,000
2. GOOD LUCK CHUCK LIONS GATE 2,612 4,991,000 1,911 n/a 4,991,000
3. BRAVE ONE, THE WARNER BROS. 2,755 2,132,000 774 -54% 19,817,000
4. EASTERN PROMISES FOCUS FEATURES 1,404 1,879,000 1,338 1,018% 2,681,000
5. 3:10 TO YUMA LIONS GATE 2,902 1,777,000 612 -36% 33,342,000
6. SYDNEY WHITE UNIVERSAL 2,102 1,749,000 832 n/a 1,749,000
7. MR. WOODCOCK NEW LINE 2,237 1,550,000 693 -45% 12,271,000
8. SUPERBAD SONY 2,305 981,000 426 -41% 114,052,000
9. BOURNE ULTIMATUM, THE UNIVERSAL 2,009 842,000 419 -33% 218,227,000
10. ACROSS THE UNIVERSE SONY 276 679,000 2,460 231% 1,629,000
11. RUSH HOUR 3 NEW LINE 1,620 599,000 370 -34% 134,525,000


I honestly didn't know there was that much demand for a Resident Evil 3, to its credit, it is apparently a huge step up from #2 (which means so much with so little wording.) Impressive to see Across the Universe crack the top 10 with only 276 theaters, at the same time, it wasn't a huge haul.
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Damn, that's a pretty impressive Friday for RE. All that marketing/commercials must have worked.
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People want to see Across the Universe....Quit F'in around and expand it into more theatres will ya Sony.

Not bad for RE3. Just watched the first two last week and to my surprise the first one wasnt nearly as good as I remembered it to be and was somewhat of a bore while Resident Evil apocalypse I found to be much more entertaining and enjoyable than I remembered it to be. At least it had a lot of action.


BTW , does anyone know when the last time was that All of the top 5 movies were rated R....

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Old 09-22-07, 01:12 PM
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Nice job RE. Let's see what the final tally will be.
Old 09-22-07, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by chris_sc77
BTW , does anyone know when the last time was that All of the top 5 movies were rated R....
I don't know, but thats great to see. I didn't see RE yet but took in Transformers last night on the IMAX which was very cool.
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Looks like RE3 will crack 20 Mil this weekend. Chuck will crack 10 Mil thanks to Jess's undie scene.
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RE3 is doing way better than I would have ever thought. I saw Eastern Promises last night. Seems to be doing decent numbers, but not quite as big as I might have hoped.
Old 09-23-07, 11:45 AM
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Resident Evil 4 is pretty much guaranteed. Both previous RE movies opened with similar grosses and also dropped heavily in their second weekend, but then do huge sales on DVD and make tons overseas.
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I actually thought Good Luck Chuck would make more (Despite bad reviews and all)
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I sincerely hope the drop off for Across The Universe is huge. And hopefully Eastern Promises will do better as word of mouth spreads.
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Originally Posted by Suprmallet
I sincerely hope the drop off for Across The Universe is huge.
You are so off my Arbor Day card list, it's not even funny.


Fie on you, sir. Fie.
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Sorry, but that's how I feel. Julie Taymor needs to learn that she is not god's gift to cinema.
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^IS there a better female director out there? I don't think so. Yes her movie are highly stylized but I think Titus is one of the best directed films ever and Frida was well done as well.
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Sunday/weekend estimates:

1. RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION LIONS GATE 2,828 6,139,000 2,171 n/a 24,000,000
2. GOOD LUCK CHUCK SCREEN GEMS 2,612 3,719,000 1,424 n/a 14,000,000
3. BRAVE ONE, THE WARNER BROS. 2,755 1,886,000 685 -41% 25,115,000
4. 3:10 TO YUMA LIONS GATE 2,902 1,856,000 640 -20% 37,910,000
5. EASTERN PROMISES FOCUS FEATURES 1,404 1,496,728 1,066 830% 6,548,728
6. SYDNEY WHITE UNIVERSAL 2,102 1,224,120 582 n/a 5,323,120
7. MR. WOODCOCK NEW LINE 2,237 1,130,000 505 -42% 15,700,000
8. SUPERBAD SONY 2,305 744,000 323 -39% 116,171,000
9. BOURNE ULTIMATUM, THE UNIVERSAL 2,009 604,680 301 -30% 220,159,680
10. ACROSS THE UNIVERSE SONY 276 538,000 1,949 191% 2,996,000
11. RUSH HOUR 3 NEW LINE 1,620 511,000 315 -37% 136,136,000

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Originally Posted by Suprmallet
Sorry, but that's how I feel. Julie Taymor needs to learn that she is not god's gift to cinema.
And Joe Roth needs to learn that he's not only the worst studio exec-turned-director-turned studio exec ever, he's also the Anti-Christ. So what's your point?
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not bad, 25k
Old 09-23-07, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Deftones
Damn, that's a pretty impressive Friday for RE. All that marketing/commercials must have worked.
I didn't see a single ad for it on TV and the only movie trailer I saw was months ago. Basically, I had no idea it was coming out this weekend.
Old 09-23-07, 05:15 PM
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I saw tons of ads for it, and bus station ads, and trailers in the theater. The teaser was in theaters since February with Ghost Rider.
Old 09-23-07, 06:03 PM
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Weekend Estimates:

1 N Resident Evil: Extinction SGem $24,000,000 - 2,828 - $8,486 $24,000,000 - 1
2 N Good Luck Chuck LGF $14,000,000 - 2,612 - $5,359 $14,000,000 - 1
3 1 The Brave One WB $7,425,000 -44.9% 2,755 - $2,695 $25,115,000 - 2
4 2 3:10 to Yuma (2007) LGF $6,350,000 -28.9% 2,902 +235 $2,188 $37,911,000 $55 3
5 21 Eastern Promises Focus $5,747,000 +950.5% 1,404 +1,389 $4,093 $6,549,000 - 2
6 N Sydney White Uni. $5,323,000 - 2,104 - $2,529 $5,323,000 - 1
7 3 Mr. Woodcock NL $4,975,000 -43.2% 2,237 +6 $2,223 $15,700,000 - 2
8 4 Superbad Sony $3,100,000 -39.3% 2,305 -605 $1,344 $116,171,000 $20 6
9 7 The Bourne Ultimatum Uni. $2,793,000 -32.3% 2,009 -602 $1,390 $220,160,000 $110 8
10 5 Dragon Wars Free $2,513,000 -50.2% 2,246 -31 $1,118 $8,435,000 - 2
11 9 Rush Hour 3 NL $2,205,000 -33.2% 1,620 -588 $1,361 $136,094,000 $140 7
12 6 Halloween (2007) MGM/W $2,165,000 -55.5% 2,338 -713 $926 $54,588,000 - 4
13 17 Across the Universe SonR $2,050,000 +207.0% 276 +253 $7,427 $2,996,000 - 2
14 8 Balls of Fury Rog. $1,747,000 -47.4% 1,832 -926 $953 $31,315,000 - 4
15 10 Mr. Bean's Holiday Uni. $1,736,000 -36.3% 1,702 -68 $1,019 $30,751,000 -

Originally Posted by resinrats
I didn't see a single ad for it on TV and the only movie trailer I saw was months ago. Basically, I had no idea it was coming out this weekend.
I've seen non-stop ads for this movie on TV, both this and Good Luck Chuck were advertised ad nauseum on cable.

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Old 09-23-07, 06:52 PM
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The resurrection of the 'R' rating...LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT !!!
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3:10 To Yuma is doing pretty darned well. BRING ON MORE WESTERNS!!!
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3:10 To Yuma is doing pretty darned well. BRING ON MORE WESTERNS!!!
Well, the Assassination of Jesse James is up next. So we'll see how it fares. Can Pitt do better than Crowe/Bale?
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Originally Posted by devilshalo
Well, the Assassination of Jesse James is up next. So we'll see how it fares. Can Pitt do better than Crowe/Bale?
On the merits if its a good film, we'll see. But finacially I don't think so. 3:10 to Yuma has more action and bigger stars and a more digestible story. Assassination... will be longer, more arty, and less action than Yuma, so its audience will be limited.

But it does look great, finally saw a trailer for it in front of Elah.
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Originally Posted by Zodiac_Speaking
On the merits if its a good film, we'll see. But finacially I don't think so. 3:10 to Yuma has more action and bigger stars and a more digestible story. Assassination... will be longer, more arty, and less action than Yuma, so its audience will be limited.

But it does look great, finally saw a trailer for it in front of Elah.
They just lost a large chunk of the Ďmovie goingí audience.

Iím not a huge Brad Pitt fan but Iím looking forward to seeing The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (fu*king, long a** title) because it was filmed in Canada, & in my hometown of Winnipeg no less. The Story also intrigues me as well & Iím a sucker for stories about Jesse James. Iím going to see it when it comes to DVD because I donít go to the theatres anymore (wait for the DVD). Of course if I did go & see it in theatres Iíd probably have the only theatre to myself.

Brad Pitt might be an A-List actor but after Babelís Box Office performance it shows that doesnít mean much.
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Originally Posted by nateman241
Brad Pitt might be an A-List actor but after Babelís Box Office performance it shows that doesnít mean much.


For the type of film it was, Babel did quite well in worldwide box office. (135m). But I would agree Pitt didn't start earning his paycheck until Troy (both it and Mr and Mrs Smith grossed nearly 500m). I don't see a profitable future for Jesse James though...

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