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Old 09-30-07, 05:40 PM
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The Rock's 'Game Plan' beats 'Kingdom' (Box Office Weekend 9/28-9/30)

Originally Posted by CNN
BOX OFFICE TOTALS
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Media By Numbers LLC. Final figures will be released Monday.

1. "The Game Plan," $22.7 million.
2. "The Kingdom," $17.7 million.
3. "Resident Evil: Extinction," $8 million.
4. "Good Luck Chuck," $6.3 million.
5. "3:10 to Yuma," $4.2 million.
6. "The Brave One," $3.8 million.
7. "Mr. Woodcock," $3 million.
8. "Eastern Promises," $2.9 million.
9. "Sydney White," $2.7 million.
10. "Across the Universe," $2.05 million.
I took my daughter to go see "The Game Plan" and I enjoyed it. I think that the two DVDTalk Reviewers that saw it were unfair with their reviews (but that's for another thread). Good to see that it won out over "The Kingdom."

We saw a matinťe yesterday, and it was about 50% full (optimistic).

Here are the full numbers:

1 N The Game Plan BV $22,675,000 - 3,103 +2,295 $7,307 $22,675,000 - 1
2 N The Kingdom Uni. $17,694,000 - 2,793 - $6,335 $17,694,000 - 1
3 1 Resident Evil: Extinction SGem $8,000,000 -66.2% 2,828 - $2,828 $36,790,000 - 2
4 2 Good Luck Chuck LGF $6,300,000 -53.9% 2,612 - $2,411 $23,569,000 - 2
5 4 3:10 to Yuma (2007) LGF $4,160,000 -32.4% 3,006 +104 $1,383 $43,904,000 $55 4
6 3 The Brave One WB $3,760,000 -48.6% 2,837 +82 $1,325 $30,875,000 - 3
7 7 Mr. Woodcock NL $3,000,000 -39.1% 2,195 -42 $1,366 $19,631,000 - 3
8 5 Eastern Promises Focus $2,892,000 -48.9% 1,408 +4 $2,053 $11,234,000 - 3
9 6 Sydney White Uni. $2,685,000 -48.3% 2,106 +2 $1,274 $8,565,000 - 2
10 13 Across the Universe SonR $2,050,000 +5.1% 339 +63 $6,047 $5,510,000 - 3
11 N Feast of Love MGM $1,754,000 - 1,200 - $1,461 $1,754,000 - 1
12 9 The Bourne Ultimatum Uni. $1,746,000 -39.2% 1,461 -548 $1,195 $222,789,000 $110 9
13 8 Superbad Sony $1,650,000 -47.0% 1,517 -788 $1,087 $118,874,000 $20 7

to Bourne for still scraping up $$$!
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Originally Posted by Goldberg74
I took my daughter to go see "The Game Plan" and I enjoyed it. I think that the two DVDTalk Reviewers that saw it were unfair with their reviews (but that's for another thread). Good to see that it won out over "The Kingdom."
I'm glad you enjoyed it, but I thought it was a complete steaming pile. In fact, I find it disheartening that so many people could watch the trailer for "The Game Plan" and think it looked good enough to spend money on.

"The Kingdom" was a much better film --- better than I had anticipated, because I haven't been a big Peter Berg fan up until now.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Salty
I'm glad you enjoyed it, but I thought it was a complete steaming pile.
So are you saying that you saw it?... and that you paid money for it?
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Originally Posted by Mr. Salty
...a complete steaming pile
you smelled what The Rock was cookin?
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Originally Posted by GuessWho
you smelled what The Rock was cookin?
I think he means it was a bunch of roody poo.
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Originally Posted by Goldberg74
So are you saying that you saw it?... and that you paid money for it?
Against my will, yes. But I didn't have to pay for it.
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Nothing special about this weekend. I am slightly happy that The Game Plan was #1 because The Kingdom's advertisements were going way overboard.

That and any movie about the Middle East that has nothing to do with our current events is just plain retarded if you ask me.
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Originally Posted by Doughboy
I think he means it was a bunch of roody poo.
But it still laid the smackdown on The Kingdom's candy ass.
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i really liked the Kingdom, my Sister took her kids to gameplan and they all really liked the movie
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
Nothing special about this weekend. I am slightly happy that The Game Plan was #1 because The Kingdom's advertisements were going way overboard.

That and any movie about the Middle East that has nothing to do with our current events is just plain retarded if you ask me.
Why would it be retarded?

I think it can be a plus to take things out of the real world and not attempt for a true to life depiction.
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Funny that Berg and The Rock did a movie together and are now competing at the box office... unfortunately the performance of The Game Plan means we'll get at least another one of these 'big tough guy becomes a babysitter/dad' movies from disney (perhaps starring Jason Statham)... after the turd that was 'The Pacifier' and the horrible trailer for 'TGP' I'm surprised people still went...it just shows that families will go see anything.

Would people please get their asses to the theatre to see The Kingdom!
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Nothing really interesting this week, donít go too the theatres anyway but I donít think Iíll ever have The Game Plan, in my DVD collection.

Iím slightly glad that The Game Plan beat The Kingdom at the Box Office. I might buy The Kingdom when itís on DVD but it looks kind of dull (for my tastes) & Iíve never been that much of a Berg fan either.

Iím getting kind of sick of those pretentious, bland looks, non-engaging films. What I mean by Bland looks is the colors in the film; it's so dull & boring.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
Nothing special about this weekend. I am slightly happy that The Game Plan was #1 because The Kingdom's advertisements were going way overboard.

That and any movie about the Middle East that has nothing to do with our current events is just plain retarded if you ask me.

I agree about the Kingdom's ads, when I am told that the last 30 minutes are so riviting etc... does nothing to make me want to see it. AND it makes me think that up until the last 30 minutes I really don't need to see.

That said I do want to see the Kingdom but will wait for DVD.
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^But the last 30 minutes really ARE that riveting and worth the price of admission.
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I'm with you Goldberg. It's pretty good for that type of movie, because The Rock brings a lot more panache to a role like that than Vin Diesel or most guys ever will. We saw it with a couple of other families and I'd say The Rock made the movie for the adults.
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Another weak week. I don't think I'll be visting a theater until Oct. 19th for 30 Days of Night. Oh, fall, how I hate you.
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I shed a tear when I see movies like The Game Plan get any viewers at all.

I plan to see Kingdom sometime this weekend.

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